3DCenter released another comprehensive review of retail video card market in Germany and Austria. The data about the price of GeForce RTX 30-series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 gas pedals from the retailers was collected since the beginning of the year & ; when the prices of new (and not so new) graphics solutions began to rise rapidly.
While video cards have noticeably fallen in price since May's «peak» price spike and have been steadily declining since then, the drop has noticeably slowed in the past couple of weeks, and in some cases the cards have even gone back up slightly in price.
For example, AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs went up in price by 3 percent in two weeks, while NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000s fell in price by the same percentage. It is important to note that the average price of NVIDIA graphics cards was partially affected by the relatively recent release of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti models.
Note that prices in Germany and Austria should not be directly compared with the cost of graphics cards in other regions. However, in general we can note that the supply of European stores with video cards has significantly improved. In many regions, retailers are forced to pay dearly to local distributors who do not wish to decrease their profits, and retailers themselves do not mind profiting from the deficit & ; therefore the price drop is slower than gamers would like.