GPU prices fall, Asus graphics cards expected to drop in April

Recently, the graphics card market has been affected by the decline in GPU costs and the decline in demand for cryptocurrencies, and prices have continued to decline. According to data, the price of graphics cards has been the lowest since January 2021. According to media reports, the board leader ASUS expects to reduce the price of graphics cards in April.

Foreign media “TomsHardware” reported that GPU prices, whether NVIDIA or AMD, are on a downward trend, even the lowest prices since January 2021, and graphics card prices have also loosened. An email from ASUS, a major domestic board card manufacturer, confirmed that the price reduction of graphics cards will begin in April, covering entry-level, mainstream and high-performance graphics card models.

Foreign media have reported that since entering 2022, the average prices of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series have declined, and the price trend report shows that neither Huida GeForce RTX 30 series or AMD Radeon RX 6000 series will drop to January 2021. The lowest in the month, in addition to the graphics card supply situation which is the best since the beginning of 2021 and continues to improve, retailers in North America or Europe have more stocking, and the demand for cryptocurrency has decreased recently, and the demand for mining graphics cards has decreased.

ASUS is one of the largest graphics card brands, and this price reduction plan is quite valuable for market reference. In January and April 2021, ASUS raised the price of graphics cards on the grounds of tariffs, components and high market demand, and then led the price trend of the graphics card market. At present, ASUS graphics cards have two product lines, NVIDIA and AMD, and there should be Intel graphics cards next. But this price cut announcement only mentions NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.

Although the reason for Asus’ price reduction is tariff adjustment, it should not be the only reason. In addition, the price reduction is not a one-off, and not all manufacturers have reduced the entire range of products. It remains to be seen how much the price of terminal products will drop. Combining all aspects of information, the price of graphics cards will gradually fall in the future, which seems to be an inevitable trend.

Graphics Cards slashed in price! Ethereum miners set off a wave of ETH mergers and escapes?

In the past two years, due to factors such as the global COVID-19 epidemic and the surge in demand for cryptocurrency mining, graphics cards have been out of stock and premium due to imbalances in supply and demand and insufficient production capacity. However, recently, the quotations of high-performance graphics cards in the market have begun to dive, and they have even fallen by more than 35%.

Regarding the overall sharp price reduction of graphics cards, some comments pointed out that it may be caused by the imminent transition of Ethereum to the PoS consensus mechanism. At that time, the graphics cards of miners will no longer be able to earn Ether through computing power. Selling, eventually trending towards a situation where supply rises and demand falls.

According to the “Hardware Unboxed” channel of the mining KOL with 859,000 followers, the price of the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC sold in the Australian market dropped from the original 2,299 Australian dollars to 1,499 Australian dollars in one night, and the price fell by 35% in one day. %.

The mining KOL “Red Panda Mining”, which has 211,000 followers, also stated in a video that compared with the prices of display cards sold on eBay in mid-March and February, all display card offers showed a downward trend. The largest decline was more than 20%, and the average decline came to 8.8%.

According to BitInfoCharts data, the current Ethereum mining revenue is 0.0419 USD/Day: 1 MH/s, a decrease of 85.88% from the May 2021 high of 0.282 USD/Day: 1 MH/s.

According to data from 2Miners.com, the current mining difficulty of Ethereum is 12.76 P, which is a 59.5% increase in difficulty compared to the peak of 8 P in May 2021.

ETH 2.0 is expected to usher in the mainnet merger in June
Expected to upgrade Bellatrix in June this year, the hard fork that merged Ethereum 1.0 and 2.0, the current chain will be merged with the new PoS beacon chain. After the merger, traditional GPU mining will no longer be possible on Ethereum and will be replaced by PoS validator protection and will receive transaction fee rewards at the start of the merger.

The difficulty bomb used to “freeze” mining activities on Ethereum is also coming in June this year. Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko previously said that the difficulty bomb will no longer exist after the transition is completed. in the Ethereum network.

Testnet Kiln has also been officially launched recently as a combined testnet.

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.

NVIDIA RTX 3050 officially released

A while ago, the much-anticipated CES2022 show was officially held. Our old friends brought the RTX3050 and RTX3090 TI two air graphics cards, really “exciting”!

RTX 3050 as NVIDIA positioning $300 light chase entry-level graphics card, naturally more attention to everyone.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU Review | TechSpot

Parameters, RTX 3050 by 8nm core process manufacturing, core GA106-150, CUDA processor 2560, RT Cores for 20 (second generation), Tensor Cores for 80 (third generation), base frequency 1552MHz, acceleration frequency 1777MHz, memory capacity 8GB, memory type GDDR6, memory bit width 128-bit, memory bandwidth 224GB / s, TGP 130W.

In fact, it can be said that the 3050 is a castrated version of the 3060. Although it is the same GA106 core, there is a significant reduction in the number of CUDA, RT Cores/Tensor Cores, and memory capacity, bandwidth, and bit width.

However, the main purpose of the RTX 3050 is to replace the old dessert-class graphics cards, but also to give gamers a lower entry-level light tracing and DLSS and other features of the threshold, so at the right price, still has a certain degree of competitiveness.

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specs Overview

Overall, the RTX 3050 doesn’t score very well, for example, in 3D MARK benchmark tests without light tracing, the GTX 1070 from years ago can still be compared to it.

However, thanks to NVIDIA’s DLSS technology, the actual performance of the game is acceptable. Overall, it can run games below 2K resolution at 60 fps smoothly, if it is the latest 3A masterpiece, some compromises need to be made on the settings, such as lowering the resolution to 1080P and setting the rest of the settings to medium to achieve a good frame rate level.

Desktop NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti/RTX3050 get new rumored specs after  nearly a year - VideoCardz.com : r/nvidia

According to some other test data, the overall performance is slightly higher than GTX 1660 SUPER.