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Graphics card prices have dropped a whopping 57% since January, yay!

Graphics card prices are dropping everywhere: retail, second hand markets, and GPUs used for crypto mining. GPU prices are DOWN.

@anthony256
Published Jul 3, 2022 9:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jul 26 2022 9:12 PM CDT

The price of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards have been dropping for a while now, being a combination of a few things... but now we have some firmer numbers: GPU prices have dropped by around 57% since January 2022 alone.

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In a new piece, Jarrod Walton @ Tom's Hardware reports that graphics card prices are dropping all over the place in both retail and second-hand markets. There's a bunch of data there that shows that retailers are offering their usual deals and promotions (free games) which saw graphics card prices dropping by an average of 3% over the last month.

But when we look to eBay, a much larger 14% drop in graphics card prices has been noted... and then for previous-gen graphics cards that drop is bigger at 17% in the last month. Graphics cards are now selling at below MSRP, but with GPUs being used in crypto mining farms... it's a tricky position to be in. Still, lower graphics card prices are a fantastic thing to see.

Now, let's take a different look at things: NVIDIA is reportedly wanting to cut their orders for next-gen 5nm GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" GPUs with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). But TSMC has NVIDIA pushed over a barrel: they made NVIDIA pay up front, as they were defecting from Samsung and needing TSMC to build their next-gen Ada Lovelace GPUs.

TSMC could give NVIDIA a single concession: allowing them to delay the first shipments by 1 quarter, or shift them into Q1 2023.

But, NVIDIA would then be responsible for finding replacement customers for any vacated production capacity. If this happened, it gives NVIDIA a chance to get rid of the "enormous channel inventory and used GPUs dumped into the market by miners, wants to cust orders for the next-generation 5nm RTX 40 series" that I covered in the same article, above.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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