The gaming GPU market is slowly but steadily improving. AMD and Nvidia GPU prices are now only 25% above MSRP and are expected to fully recover by the second half of 2022.
This isn’t ideal for 2020 graphics cards, but it’s still a significant improvement over 2021 when costs were hovering around 3x MSRP. Apart from the price reduction, these graphics cards are now freely available in retailers all over the world, with a variety of alternatives to choose from.
This is bad news for the scalping community, which was hoping to sell their scalped cards at a greater price in the future because of the increased demand in the crypto and gaming markets.
This price decline is occurring far sooner than anticipated. The majority of hardware businesses expected that price inflation would endure until at least 2023, but studies now show that we could be approaching MSRP levels as early as mid-2022.
Box, a British store, told TechRadar in an interview:
Given that the market’s boom is coming to an end, I expect GPU price to return to where it used to be. Things should start to recover to more appealing pricing by the end of April or the beginning of May.
So, if you’re still waiting for the new graphics cards, we recommend keeping your wallets in your pockets until at least Q3 2022 to get a fair deal.