GPU price drops are coming bigger and faster – but be careful


Graphics card prices are continuing to fall, and in more cases they’re dropping below their recommended pricing (MSRP), with prices on the second-hand market positively plunging downwards in some cases – thanks to something of a perfect storm around crypto-mining (we’ll return to that point later).

First off, let’s look at the raw stats as published by Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab), which has been regularly keeping tabs on average prices for current-gen GPUs (RTX 3000 and RX 6000) in the US, for both retail and eBay (used) sales, and just aired a fresh bunch of numbers as of mid-June.

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