According to a new 3dcenter report, the charts would have started to be priced closer to MSRP (the official starting price). However, they caution that the process of being in real prices again could take a long time to see and admit that it is difficult to determine why prices are falling.
But the truth is that it is, the best offer for an RTX 3070 (MSRP of $ 500) right now is $ 990, which means an increase from the normal price of almost 100%. This is already crazy prices but remember that until not long ago the prices were 300% increase compared to the MSRP, that is to say that the graphs tread the 1500 and up to 200 dollars in some cases.
Light at the end of the tunnel
This price drop may be due to the fact that Ethereum mining is languishing and now investment in graphs to mine does not get the money back so soon. The value of the cryptocurrency has fallen and the difficulty of mining it has increased, so it is very likely that many people have stopped their continuous purchase of charts to mine.
According to 3dcenter, availability is no longer a problem, at least in Germany where there is stock of practically all graphics except for the 3060 Ti from Nvidia and the 6800 XT from AMD. Then the problem “only” would be the high prices, something that could be improved if the mining trend continues to be down.
On the other hand, it should also be remembered that several producers of these components such as AMD revealed that there would be an improvement in inventory from the middle of the year thanks to the construction of more factories. We just hit those dates so we may really start to see the light of the tunnel by the end of the year.