Graphics card prices are rising again as supply for RTX 30 and RX 6000 series get worse

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Sep 20, 2021 3:53 PM

We’ve been hearing all sorts of reports and analyses regarding the graphics card market for months now, looking at the current trend of prices and availability of GPUs in Europe. Things seemed to be looking up for a while, but with new constraints on supply prices have once again begun to rise before the end of the year.

The new report comes once again from 3DCenter, who have been monitoring the prices and availability of graphics cards in Germany since the start of the year. Although it is indicative of the situation in Germany, it is likely not too far off from the current state of the GPU market globally, especially in Europe.

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As you can see, graphics card prices have risen since August by around 10% for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs. This is due to graphics card availability continuing to decline since July. As the report mentions, if the trend continues this way then we could see GPUs being sold for twice their MSRP by Q4 2021.

Thankfully, it is unlikely to ever hit the huge 304% over MSRP spike that we saw back in May, but it seems like we might be having to wait a while until supply starts to pick back up again before we see the inflated prices start to drop again.

There have been reports that TSMC has raised their prices of their 7nm process, which theoretically would affect prices of graphics cards as well. It’s possible that we are now seeing the consequences of that decision now, but we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out over the coming months. For now though, maybe it’s still not a great idea to upgrade your PC just yet.

What do you think? What has GPU availability been like in your region? Has it gotten better or worse? Let us know!

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15:17 Sep-21-2021

Prices are crazy all over the world. I was fortunate enough to get a 3080 FE at msrp a little while ago. Sold my 5700 for 400 quid afterwards so I basically got the 3080 for less than half its price which is insane.

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08:44 Sep-21-2021

"Graphics card prices are rising again"... The NeverEnding Story... 😅

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08:36 Sep-21-2021

The funny thing is if i sell my GTX 1080 i could very easily sell it for near about the exact same amount as what i purchased it for. except that means i need to get a new gpu and that will cost me more than double for a RTX 3070 let alone the 3080 which i sorta had my eyes on.


That being said what do you guys think will the arrival of the RTX 4000 series or the AMD 7000 series be cheaper (relatively speaking that is i mean why on earth would they make it cheaper when there is more than enough demand) or have a considerable performance boost to justify the literal 2X-3X increased current cost

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18:53 Sep-20-2021

I kinda regret selling my old RX 580... I could have easily got almost $500 for it now.

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19:49 Sep-20-2021

Exactly what I did with my 5600xt. With that money I got a 2080 somehow, almost brand new. Got a 1070 too for my brother for 140 euros just before all the craze.

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11:16 Sep-21-2021

And I sold a 2080Ti for £550 or so before RTX 3000 series launched. I backed out of selling the other one (had a SLI setup) when I saw that the 3080 launch was botched... If you think you made a loss - there's someone out there who made an even bigger loss 🤣

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18:37 Sep-20-2021

Prices on my local store went up 5 to 15% in a matter of 2 weeks, they are salling a 3070 for 1500 bucks :/

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18:38 Sep-20-2021

i just dont see this situation getting better this year, it might get worse near christmas

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08:38 Sep-21-2021

aye coming holidays are probably gonna see alot of cost increases as many people finally build or buy themselves a pc.

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18:06 Sep-20-2021

I doubt it will ever get better because companies are hesitant to invest billions in new fabs for a limited-time increase in demand. Its not like everything is already electronics based and with advent of smart-tech everything will require more chips right? I guess they expct us to do arithmetic on an abacus or go to the river banks to do laundry once the supposed demand dies down. Miserly imbeciles.

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17:19 Sep-20-2021

bit of a strange one in the UK, Scan and OCUK have both gone up in price across the board for GPU as far as i can see. however both of them are now running "this week only deals" which actually make those specific "sale" cards considerably cheaper than back at their cheapest "non-sale" price in June

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