Nvidia’s RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti graphics cards plus the 3080 Ti have dropped to new lows in terms of their respective US asking prices.
As Wccftech (opens in new tab) spotted, the flagship RTX 3090 Ti actually fetched $1,100 for an EVGA model on Newegg, although unfortunately it’s already sold out. However, at the time of writing, there is still a RTX 3090 Ti Ultra Gaming Graphics Card from EVGA (opens in new tab) (with a faster boost speed than the base model) available from Newegg for $1,150, which is $50 cheaper than the recent low we’ve seen for this GPU (when sold directly by the manufacturer).
As for the RTX 3090, the same Ultra Gaming Version (opens in new tab) of that EVGA graphics card has been reduced to $960 (again, this is in stock, at least as we write this).
And we’ve seen the lowest price so far for the RTX 3080 Ti, which can now be had for $800 from Newegg (another EVGA product), and it’s even cheaper at Best Buy, where there’s an MSI 3080 Ti for $100. 740 (opens in new tab).
That MSI RTX 3080 Ti price represents a 31% drop, and mind you, the entry-level EVGA RTX 3090 Ti has dropped from an MSRP of $2,150 to $1,100, which is very close to half the price right now. in the market. WE.
Hefty price cuts are also being implemented in other regions and for example in the UK you can now buy an RTX 3080 Ti for £849. As Wccftech further notes, in China some of Nvidia’s high-end Ampere models have prices that are around 35% to 45% below the MSRP, and even further down the RTX 3000 range there are 10% to 15% being reduced from the recommended prices.
It seems clear enough that asking prices are hitting new lows – certainly in the case of the 3080 Ti and Ampere GPUs above that – but before you rush off to add a product to your cart, remember that even bigger discounts are thought to be on the horizon.
This forecast comes courtesy of Taiwan Economic Daily, which predicts price-cutting action that will “far exceed” the movement we witnessed last month, and in fact, this latest batch of price drops is certainly in line with that forecast. Note that AMD prices are also dropping, and there is already evidence of this, with models like the RX 6900 XT now reduced to $700 in the US (opens in new tab)and about 40% below its MSRP in China.
With bigger drops to come, we can envision the RTX 3090 Ti dropping below the $1,000 mark, and there’s the prospect of some seriously good value deals on the RTX 3080 models, which means being patient can pay off. Though keep in mind these deals will only become so tempting because they have to be, before more powerful RTX 4000 models hit town – and RDNA 3 GPUs for AMD too, of course. However, Nvidia in particular needs to shift this current-gen stock with some speed, as we’ve heard regularly lately.