Speculation about the upcoming release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 series and rumors of new GPUs in 2019 for AMD Radeon has led to further significant declines in graphics card prices in recent months.
The price of Nvidia and AMD graphics cards down 18% from two months ago
Many players are putting off upgrading their teams until the next generation arrives and the kryptonite business is in the doldrums. This has led to a healthy build-up of GPU inventory in the’Add-inboard’ channel, which has brought prices back to normal. We saw the first real drop in GPU prices in March, with an overall price decline of about 25%. Prices stagnated somewhat over the next two months, as accumulated demand from players offset the decline in demand for cryptomoney.
Vega 56 and GTX 1080 prices drop
In the last month and a half, however, we have seen the short-term stagnation end with a sharp drop in prices for the NVIDIA and AMD graphics card range of up to 18% from the end of May to now, indicating a continuation of the downward trend in prices.
Prices should continue to fall over the coming months as NVIDIA prepares to introduce its new GeForce family of graphics cards.
All this is, of course, wonderful news for players who have been hit with terrible prices and an almost non-existent supply of graphics cards for almost 9 months before March. This month and August is likely to be the best time to purchase a graphics card, either that or wait for the next generation directly.