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Despite decent availability, Nvidia and AMD GPU prices showing no real intent of coming down

AMD or Team Red and Nvidia or Team Green battle it out for GPU supremacy

Around six months ago in June of 2021, there were positive indications that suggested that graphics card prices could be coming down gradually. However, that obviously didn't pan out as expected and the latest report from German media outlet 3DCenter shows that the general trend of high prices has continued into 2022.

And although AMD does see a slight dip, Nvidia prices have stayed almost unchanged. The average prices of the cards from both Green and Red camps are still nearly double at +89% and +85% above MSRP levels respectively.

AMD vs Nvidia price trend entire 2021

The report has been prepared using data from the major German retailers like Mindfactory, Caseking, Computeruniverse, and more, and only the current-gen AMD and Nvidia cards, ie, Radeon RX 6000 (RDNA 2) and Nvidia GeForce 3000 series (Ampere), are considered.

Another worrying trend has also been reflected in this chart. During Q4 of 2021 in the months of October to early December, there was a hefty improvement in the availability of the cards. However, the prices, instead of falling actually went up indicating that the end of chip shortage, expected around 2023, may also not bring the low GPU prices that a lot of gamers desire.

The graphics card prices in fact seem to be in almost perfect tune with Ethererum rates instead. Hopefully, upcoming Intel's ARC GPUs could finally give the market the much-needed shakeup it needs.

Source and image: 3DCenter

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