Graphics card prices plummeted due to both market supply and demand and performance constraints

Recently, the global graphics card prices have fallen. It is reported that NVIDIA has notified its partners that the production cost of graphics cards has dropped by 8% to 12%, which may cause the price of graphics card terminals to drop. There is a decline, causing players to pay attention.

The latest graphics card price trends show that both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series and the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series are at their lowest prices since January 2021. The Radeon RX 6500 XT was once lower than the official suggested retail price at the German retailer Mindfactory in February.

“TomsHardware” reported that the price of Huida’s top GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card in the German market has dropped from 3,199 euros in May 2021 to only 1,999 euros. The price of AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT has also dropped simultaneously, and the price of AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT with single/dual fan cooling has dropped to 169 and 179 euros. This is about 26.2% lower than the official suggested retail price in Germany of 229 euros including 19% VAT.

Market analysis points out that the price of graphics cards in Germany has fallen recently. In addition to supply and demand reasons, the Radeon RX 6500 XT uses Navi 24 core, 6nm process, 16MB wireless temporary storage, 16 CUs, 1024 stream processors, and 4GB GDDR6 display memory. , The speed is 18Gbps, because the PCIe 4.0 interface has only four channels, the display memory capacity is 4GB, and it does not support 4K H.264 / H.265 encoding and AV1 decoding. It may have a greater impact on performance or usage, and the performance is much lower than expected. Radeon RX The 6500 XT’s specs are inherently inadequate, or an important factor in the price drop.

In addition to the German market, the technology media “Hardware Unboxed” pointed out that the price of ASUS TUF Gaming OC graphics cards equipped with Huida GeForce RTX 3080 in Australia plummeted by 35% in one day, compared with the quoted price of 2,299 Australian dollars, it dropped to 1,499 Australian dollars in just one day. past decline. From China, board card manufacturers ASUS, Gigabyte, etc. have cut the price of each graphics card by more than RMB 100, and MSI may follow suit. None of the above manufacturers would comment.

Previous analysis pointed out that the main reason for the price reduction of graphics cards is that in addition to Huida, which has the highest market share, it also purchases Samsung and TSMC processes to meet market demand. Samsung is increasing its production capacity, and the RTX 30 and RTX 40 series can be effectively supplied under twice the wafer supply. , to relieve the shortage of GPUs in the market, and the processor giant Intel Alchemist GPU will also be launched. Although it remains to be seen to determine the supply, the addition of a third supplier should improve the shortage. In addition, Ethereum 1.0 and 2.0 are expected to merge in the second quarter. Although it may lead to the rise of other cryptocurrencies, it will somewhat reduce the demand for Ethereum mining, which will reduce the demand for GPUs in cryptocurrency and cause the price of graphics cards to drop.

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