Graphics Card Availability Drops as NVIDIA (Reportedly) Halts Production, Prices Rise for 6th Straight Month

Graphics card prices continued to rise for the sixth continuous month as NVIDIA reportedly halted the production of its GeForce RTX 30 series lineup (most notably the 3080/3090) to avoid a hangover. Data compiled by 3DCenter indicates that both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs saw a notable increase in market prices in the second half of October.

Looking at the above chart, you can see that the prices of NVIDIA’s Ampere graphics cards grew to 188% over MSRP while AMD’s RDNA 2 parts soared to 201% (over the MSRP). That’s a gain of roughly 20% for both vendors. Looking at the availability, the supply of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series cards dropped sharply, with the 3080 Ti being the most “in-stock” SKU. A few RTX 3070s and 3060 Tis were also available. The RTX 3080 and 3090 were the most scarce. On AMD’s side, the availability was somewhat better, but this was offset by higher overall market prices.

Taking a look at the subcontinental market, things aren’t very different. There are only one or two listings of the GeForce RTX 3080, with the 3060 and 3070 series forming the bulk of the stock with a few overpriced 3080 Tis.

On AMD’s side, we’ve got a few listings of the Radeon RX 6900 XT and multiple RX 6600 and 6700 series SKUs. The intensity of the component shortages is highlighted by the number of items in stock vs OoS:

Out of over 500 graphics card listings, only 76 are in stock. The rest of the 453 remain out of stock. Just crazy!

Areej Syed

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