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Graphics Card Prices Slid Another 14% in June, Down 57% Since January

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Graphics card prices continue to drop, both at retail and for aftermarket used cards sold on eBay. We’ve pulled together the data for the current prices, and the GPU mining exodus is in full force. eBay prices for the best graphics cards (meaning current generation hardware) fell by 14% on average since June 1, and previous-gen cards dropped by 17% on average. Retail prices aren’t dropping as quickly, and many places are making noise about “graphics card Deals” in an apparent attempt to clear inventory at the highest price possible. We tracked a 3% drop in retail prices on average, with prices on a few cards even increasing slightly.

Changes since the start of 2022 are even more dramatic, falling 57% on average. Retail availability of most graphics cards at the start of the year was close to non-existent. GPU mining was still profitable, and anyone that really wanted a modern graphics card immediately generally had to turn to eBay and pay exorbitant prices. Things have changed, and many miners are likely operating at a net loss right now. The solution for many is to sell off their used graphics cards as quickly as possible, and the resulting downward price trend is clear to see.

Graphics Cards — 2022 Price Change
eBay Price on July 1 eBay Price on Jan 1 Retail Price on July 1 GPU MSRP eBay YTD Change Retail vs eBay Price Retail vs MSRP
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab) $1,387 $1,670 $2,000 20% -17%
GeForce RTX 3090 (opens in new tab) $1,043 $2,918 $1,459 $1,500 -64% 40% -3%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (opens in new tab) $921 $1,992 $1,075 $1,200 -54% 17% -10%
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB (opens in new tab) $812 $800 N/A ($800?) -1% 0%
GeForce RTX 3080 (opens in new tab) $707 $1,783 $800 $700 -60% 13% 14%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab) $587 $1,244 $698 $600 -53% 19% 16%
GeForce RTX 3070 (opens in new tab) $495 $1,179 $580 $500 -58% 17% 16%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab) $433 $1,007 $470 $400 -57% 9% 18%
GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in new tab) $365 $761 $390 $330 -52% 7% 18%
GeForce RTX 3050 (opens in new tab) $299 $328 $250 10% 31%
Radeon RX 6950 XT (opens in new tab) $1,125 $1,060 $1,100 -6% -4%
Radeon RX 6900 XT (opens in new tab) $703 $1,527 $850 $1,000 -54% 21% -15%
Radeon RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab) $637 $1,387 $690 $650 -54% 8% 6%
Radeon RX 6800 (opens in new tab) $529 $1,282 $600 $580 -59% 13% 3%
Radeon RX 6750 XT (opens in new tab) $526 $540 $550 3% -2%
Radeon RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab) $391 $898 $450 $480 -56% 15% -6%
Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab) $360 $380 $400 6% -5%
Radeon RX 6600 XT (opens in new tab) $273 $659 $360 $380 -59% 32% -5%
Radeon RX 6600 (opens in new tab) $252 $578 $275 $330 -56% 9% -17%
Radeon RX 6500 XT (opens in new tab) $175 $186 $200 6% -7%
Radeon RX 6400 (opens in new tab) $150 $160 $160 7% 0%

Most GPUs are now selling below their official MSRPs, if you’re willing to take a chance on eBay. Nvidia‘s top-tier RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090, and RTX 3080 Ti are joined by AMD‘s RX 6900 XT, RX 6700 XT, RX 6600 XT, and RX 6600 with pricing that’s 20%–30% below the MSRP. That’s particularly surprising for the RTX 3090 Ti, considering it’s only a few months old now and generally cost over $2,000 at launch, but the MSRP was wildly inflated at launch as well. Some people are likely feeling some terrible buyer’s remorse.

Nvidia‘s RTX 3080 — both the 10GB and 12GB models, if we assume a $800 MSRP for the latter (Nvidia never gave an official MSRP for it) — are basically right at MSRP these days, as are the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3070. It’s only the bottom three RTX 30-series GPUs that still tend to sell for more than the official starting price, with about a 10% markup on the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060, and a 20% markup on the RTX 3050.

AMD‘s GPUs by comparison are all at or below MSRP if you go through eBay, with the exception of the RX 6950 XT. The number of RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT cards currently sold on eBay remains trivial, however, so don’t pay too much attention to those. Also, the retail price on the RX 6950 XT is currently 6% lower than the typical eBay price.

Retail prices in general remain higher than eBay prices, sometimes significantly so. Outside of the RX 6950 XT and RTX 3080 12GB, you can expect to pay on average 13% more to purchase a new card at retail. However, that’s skewed somewhat by the RTX 3090 and RX 6600 XT that currently sell for 40% and 32% more at retail right now. AMD has officially discontinued the latter, replacing it with the new RX 6650 XT, while Nvidia has effectively halted production on the RTX 3090 and replaced it with the 3090 Ti.

Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA2 GPUs: eBay Pricing for June 2022
GPU Avg eBay Price QTY Sold Last Price Monthly Change Gross Sales FPS/$
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab) $1,538 107 $1,829 -15.9% $164,599 0.0861
GeForce RTX 3090 (opens in new tab) $1,098 885 $1,438 -23.7% $971,588 0.1153
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (opens in new tab) $956 499 $1,134 -15.7% $476,914 0.1291
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB (opens in new tab) $835 40 $959 -13.0% $33,389 0.1492
GeForce RTX 3080 (opens in new tab) $728 1134 $899 -19.0% $825,915 0.1596
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab) $620 634 $710 -12.6% $393,296 0.1678
GeForce RTX 3070 (opens in new tab) $518 1472 $641 -19.3% $761,996 0.1927
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab) $461 1324 $579 -20.4% $610,046 0.1986
GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in new tab) $379 646 $424 -10.6% $244,556 0.1854
GeForce RTX 3050 (opens in new tab) $304 124 $315 -3.3% $37,756 0.1689
Radeon RX 6950 XT (opens in new tab) $1,069 10 $1,600 -33.2% $10,693 0.1284
Radeon RX 6900 XT (opens in new tab) $767 176 $875 -12.4% $134,908 0.1692
Radeon RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab) $625 228 $767 -18.6% $142,393 0.1978
Radeon RX 6800 (opens in new tab) $551 148 $655 -15.9% $81,547 0.2010
Radeon RX 6750 XT (opens in new tab) $513 5 $511 0.3% $2,565 0.1973
Radeon RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab) $407 421 $477 -14.7% $171,322 0.2353
Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab) $368 43 $400 -8.0% $15,817 0.2172
Radeon RX 6600 XT (opens in new tab) $299 417 $350 -14.6% $124,570 0.2613
Radeon RX 6600 (opens in new tab) $258 221 $290 -11.1% $56,989 0.2586
Radeon RX 6500 XT (opens in new tab) $171 52 $192 -11.0% $8,868 0.1784
Radeon RX 6400 (opens in new tab) $153 3 $151 1.8% $460 0.1543
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