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GPU price finally dropping

Xdrive05

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There’s a $329 MSI RTX 3050 on newegg right now. I paid about $50 more for my Gigabyte gaming OC version a couple months ago in a shuffle, so the prices are definitely coming down.

You really want the 3050 and 6600 to be in that mainstream pricing bracket to signal a healthy PC gaming future. They’re not quite there yet, but we’re moving in the right direction. Actual MSRP would do it.

Every man, woman and child should be able to have an awesome 1080p experience with modern games at a good price.
 
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manfestival

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That EVGA page has a ton of products at near retail pricing. Though prices are going down at the time when the market hits a drop anyways. Only difference is that there is rejoicing for the pricing dropping to retail... which is funny and sad at the same time. Anyways these evga cards seem fairly priced but most of them are 3080 12GB tier and up. The water cooler stuff is probably the best priced stuff.
 

winjer

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NVIDIA says GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards are now in stock, announces “Restocked & Reloaded” campaign


GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards are now available! Get the ultimate play with immersive ray tracing, a huge AI performance boost with NVIDIA DLSS, game-winning responsiveness with NVIDIA Reflex, and AI-powered voice & video with NVIDIA Broadcast. Check back here, or directly with our partners, for great new options.

 

Gamerguy84

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Just looked around and prices still too hi for my tastes. Sounds like it's not too far off though which is good.

Need to update my daughter's PC. She doesn't need the absolute latest, greatest card but something to last a few years.

I'd like a 6800, non XT, or 3070. Those would do fine.
 

lukilladog

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Every man, woman and child should be able to have an awesome 1080p experience with modern games at a good price.

LOL no, Pc gamers should be able to move on from the resolution used by 9 year old consoles, we are dealing with stagnation and regression (by means of dlss and similar) here.

Ps.- It´s really lame that Nvda stock had to take a deep dive and panicking shareholders in order for Nvidia to address PC consumers directly again... but it´s awesome at the same time :messenger_grinning_squinting:
 

Danknugz

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crazy last night i looked up current prices on the 3090ti and they actually were listed for msrp more or less on both newegg and amazon. whether msrp is fair price now that's another story.
 

Reallink

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I just reserved a 12 gb 3080 at microcenter. They have 25 in stock and got a price drop from $1,300 to $1,000

If you're jumping at the chance to buy a $1000 - $1300 3080, why didn't you just buy one 2 years ago? $1000 3080's were readily available for like the first 4-6 months. You're paying a stupid premium for a now vintage card 2 years late.
 
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Danknugz

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If a 3090 is not able to play a current game at 4k resolution with a reasonable frame rate... Yeah, the game's optimization is highly questionable.
i don't game a lot so this might just be what i've noticed, and not sure what elden ring uses as it's engine but it seems that the unity engine in general has issues with 4k at 60fps and above.
 
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SlimySnake

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If you're jumping at the chance to buy a $1000 - $1300 3080, why didn't you just buy one 2 years ago? $1000 3080's were readily available for like the first 4-6 months. You're paying a stupid premium for a now vintage card 2 years late.
Not really. I have been looking to buy a 3080 for the last 1.5 years and was never able to find it anywhere for anything below $1,500.

And no, I would never buy a $1,300 3080. Only thinking at getting this $1,000 one because it has 12 GB. It only gives a 3 fps boost, but might be more future proof than the 10 GB version.
 
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Pejo

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This is good news. I'm still doing okay with my 2070 TI. You can tell it wasn't meant to play current gen stuff in 4k though, and the fans get LOUD when I really push it, despite the performance being ok in-game. Maybe I just need better cooling.

Anyways, my next upgrade will be to a 10GB card, so 3080 or above, but I'm not spending more than 800, so I still have to wait a while for them to come down.
 
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OZ9000

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Many retailers are still price gouging with the GPUs.

At this point I may as well wait for the RTX 4000 series.
 

SlimySnake

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This is good news. I'm still doing okay with my 2070 TI. You can tell it wasn't meant to play current gen stuff in 4k though, and the fans get LOUD when I really push it, despite the performance being ok in-game. Maybe I just need better cooling.

Anyways, my next upgrade will be to a 10GB card, so 3080 or above, but I'm not spending more than 800, so I still have to wait a while for them to come down.
There is a $829 3080 thats the cheapest non-founders edition one you can find. There is another one thats $869 which was in stock a few days ago.


 
I plan on waiting for the 4 series for a new build and whatever vr headset is the best in the near future. Hopefully holidays. I think we might see a GPU price "crash" We might be experiencing a giant overestimation of demand due to crypto crash thus flooding the used and new market. Well see what etherium does. But things are looking up for pc gaming finally.
 
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Pejo

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Wow, I would have never checked Best Buy, thanks for the heads up.
 

Kabelly

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alright canada drop them prices!
 

Dream-Knife

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That EVGA page has a ton of products at near retail pricing. Though prices are going down at the time when the market hits a drop anyways. Only difference is that there is rejoicing for the pricing dropping to retail... which is funny and sad at the same time. Anyways these evga cards seem fairly priced but most of them are 3080 12GB tier and up. The water cooler stuff is probably the best priced stuff.
The problem is the cards available seem to be the cards no one wants.
LOL no, Pc gamers should be able to move on from the resolution used by 9 year old consoles, we are dealing with stagnation and regression (by means of dlss and similar) here.

Ps.- It´s really lame that Nvda stock had to take a deep dive and panicking shareholders in order for Nvidia to address PC consumers directly again... but it´s awesome at the same time :messenger_grinning_squinting:
Keep in mind those 9 year old consoles promised 1080p, but often delivered lower at 30fps.
Not really. I have been looking to buy a 3080 for the last 1.5 years and was never able to find it anywhere for anything below $1,500.

And no, I would never buy a $1,300 3080. Only thinking at getting this $1,000 one because it has 12 GB. It only gives a 3 fps boost, but might be more future proof than the 10 GB version.
There is no future proofing in electronics.
 

SlimySnake

Gold Member
Amazon has the 3080 12 GB for $999.


Got this today from Microcenter. They have price match guarantee for the first month so i figured I can always get them to price match it if it drops lower or return it for a cheaper 3080 model if it becomes available in a month. Really want that $800 one.

Upgraded from my 2080. Amazing performance. Almost double in every game except for Cyberpunk which only got a 60-70% boost. Was running it at 40 fps using Pscyho RT lighting at 1440p dlss quality, but jumping to 4k dlss quality only gets me 30 fps. might have to downgrade some settings, but my god 1440p dlss is so blurry in this game compared to 4k.

Matrix went from 13-18 fps to around 40-48 in native 4k. Very impressive gains. Is it worth a thousand in 2022? I dont think so, but the UE5 performance gives me hope that this card will last a good 3 years like my 2080 did.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
Amazon italy is still super overpriced, wtf...my country really is the cesspool of shit prices here in europe...

Can you guys advice me with some super serious and reliable european seller?
 
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Ozriel

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If you're jumping at the chance to buy a $1000 - $1300 3080, why didn't you just buy one 2 years ago? $1000 3080's were readily available for like the first 4-6 months. You're paying a stupid premium for a now vintage card 2 years late.

Because people hoped to buy it at MSRP then. and that was before Ethereum took the prices to crazy levels.

Also worth noting that the $1k 3080s now are the 12Gb variant, so better hardware than the launch version.
 

JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Unfortunately, the card everyone wants, the Geforce 3080 with an MSRP of $699 is nowhere to be found. It's still outstanding news that GPUs are now in stock and people can come reasonably close, but 10 GB 3080s still remain scarce.
 

JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
If you're jumping at the chance to buy a $1000 - $1300 3080, why didn't you just buy one 2 years ago? $1000 3080's were readily available for like the first 4-6 months. You're paying a stupid premium for a now vintage card 2 years late.
I don't know dude. I wasn't aware that people had the power to predict the future and would have known that it would a year and a half for GPUs to become available for better prices than the crazy prices.

It always amazes me that people can ask questions like this, when... with a little bit of thinking... most would figure out that the world is very different now than it was in Sep. of 2020.

And as others have pointed out, the 10GB cards are still hard to come by, which were the cards with the MSRP of $699. The 12GB cards never had an MSRP. $1000 is still expensive, but it's at least with a light year of being close to where MSRP "should" be.
 

Kabelly

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which one? cheapest 3080 12 GB is $999 everywhere.
for me i think the $200 premium is enough for me to just bite. in sad CDN dollars after tax I paid 1447 (1147 USD). It's a lot but i kind of also have saved a lot of money for this build for the past couple of months. Also the 10GBs were going for the same price here just yesterday as the price I bought the 12GB today. Which I tehcnically got a bit cheaper. So I don't mind paying for the extra two gigs lol. i've still got like like a grand left i can spend with the money i saved specifially for the build.

im tired of waiting. they got my ass.

I'm going for an LG C1 build. Those just went on sale today too (but they always do). I think this pc is just calling to me. I want Elden Ring.

edit: for the past couple of months I couldn't see a 3080 for less than $2000CDN so I think I'm okay with this drop
 
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SlimySnake

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for me i think the $200 premium is enough for me to just bite. in sad CDN dollars after tax I paid 1447 (1147 USD). It's a lot but i kind of also have saved a lot of money for this build for the past couple of months. Also the 10GBs were going for the same price here just yesterday as the price I bought the 12GB today. Which I tehcnically got a bit cheaper. So I don't mind paying for the extra two gigs lol. i've still got like like a grand left i can spend with the money i saved specifially for the build.

im tired of waiting. they got my ass.

I'm going for an LG C1 build. Those just went on sale today too (but they always do). I think this pc is just calling to me. I want Elden Ring.

edit: for the past couple of months I couldn't see a 3080 for less than $2000CDN so I think I'm okay with this drop
Lol same. 12 gb gives an average of 3 fps over the 10 gb which probably isn’t worth the $200 premium but i don’t see the other gpus becoming available. Especially the founders edition. Nvidia never restocked those.

The LGCX and C1 are an amazing TV for pc gaming. Games look so good on the big oled screen and gsync is a life saver. Enjoy!
 

Reallink

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I don't know dude. I wasn't aware that people had the power to predict the future and would have known that it would a year and a half for GPUs to become available for better prices than the crazy prices.

It always amazes me that people can ask questions like this, when... with a little bit of thinking... most would figure out that the world is very different now than it was in Sep. of 2020.

And as others have pointed out, the 10GB cards are still hard to come by, which were the cards with the MSRP of $699. The 12GB cards never had an MSRP. $1000 is still expensive, but it's at least with a light year of being close to where MSRP "should" be.

Doesn't have anything to do with predicting the future, either you were willing to pay $1000+ for this level of performance or you weren't. You guys decided you were not a year and a half ago, but now that the mfgs and retailers have normalized batshit prices, you've decided you are. I'm just pointing out you lost nearly 2 years use and relevancy for nothing, only to pay an even more exorbitant price premium when they're about to be discontinued. In a typical market the 12GBs would be $699 or less (to fluff up sales as the series is aging and nearing replacement) while the 10GBs would be $599 or less. See the Super series and 1080 memory upgrade for examples of how this is supposed to work. "Gamers" have only themselves to blame for all the predatory practices in the medium, no convictions.

Not really. I have been looking to buy a 3080 for the last 1.5 years and was never able to find it anywhere for anything below $1,500.

And no, I would never buy a $1,300 3080. Only thinking at getting this $1,000 one because it has 12 GB. It only gives a 3 fps boost, but might be more future proof than the 10 GB version.

You weren't looking too hard, $1000 was the "scalper price" from around Oct '20 through at least Jan/Feb '21. You could also buy the prescalped models like the $900 - $1000 MSI Suprim directly from retailers with relatively little fanfare. Prices didn't go to the literal moon until around Q2/Q3 of '21.
 
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Kabelly

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Lol same. 12 gb gives an average of 3 fps over the 10 gb which probably isn’t worth the $200 premium but i don’t see the other gpus becoming available. Especially the founders edition. Nvidia never restocked those.

The LGCX and C1 are an amazing TV for pc gaming. Games look so good on the big oled screen and gsync is a life saver. Enjoy!
Yea I wouldn't have bought the 12GB since most other versions are still going for like $200 more as you said. The Tis are out of the question. I'm not paying that much for that little return.

I'm excited though. Still on a 1080p display. Been wanting to jump into next gen and the LG OLEDs seemed like a real upgrade. I've never actually experience 100fps so it'll be an interesting jump.
 

JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Yea I wouldn't have bought the 12GB since most other versions are still going for like $200 more as you said. The Tis are out of the question. I'm not paying that much for that little return.

I'm excited though. Still on a 1080p display. Been wanting to jump into next gen and the LG OLEDs seemed like a real upgrade. I've never actually experience 100fps so it'll be an interesting jump.
A 1080p display? Yeah, upgrade that shit ASAP. So much performance is being wasted with that monitor.
 

SlimySnake

Gold Member
You weren't looking too hard, $1000 was the "scalper price" from around Oct '20 through at least Jan/Feb '21. You could also buy the prescalped models like the $900 - $1000 MSI Suprim directly from retailers with relatively little fanfare. Prices didn't go to the literal moon until around Q2/Q3 of '21.
lol sure.
 

Kabelly

Member
A 1080p display? Yeah, upgrade that shit ASAP. So much performance is being wasted with that monitor.
Well this is my first gaming PC build in general. So I'm still playing with just a base PS4 too. Was starting to get a bit tired of the performance though. Especially when Sekiro came out. I figured if I was going to upgrade I'd just go all out.
 

lukilladog

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Imagine the people that bought a 3050 a week or two ago... and now you can get the 3060 for the same price (huge slash today at Newegg)... so screwed. That line that says Smart people buy when things start to go up, not down, is making more sense than ever.
 
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I’m still so happy I bought a Radeon VII back in the day. It was the shittiest GPU I’ve ever owned (sounded like a damn 747 taking off when under load), but then I was able to sell it for more than double what I paid for it, 2 years later.
 

manfestival

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Amazon has the 3080 12 GB for $999.


Got this today from Microcenter. They have price match guarantee for the first month so i figured I can always get them to price match it if it drops lower or return it for a cheaper 3080 model if it becomes available in a month. Really want that $800 one.

Upgraded from my 2080. Amazing performance. Almost double in every game except for Cyberpunk which only got a 60-70% boost. Was running it at 40 fps using Pscyho RT lighting at 1440p dlss quality, but jumping to 4k dlss quality only gets me 30 fps. might have to downgrade some settings, but my god 1440p dlss is so blurry in this game compared to 4k.

Matrix went from 13-18 fps to around 40-48 in native 4k. Very impressive gains. Is it worth a thousand in 2022? I dont think so, but the UE5 performance gives me hope that this card will last a good 3 years like my 2080 did.
Seems like you got yourself something solid right there. There is no "MSRP" for the 12GB since it was introduced that way purposely to take advantage of the market. So people assume that the MSRP is somewhere from 900-1000. Lots of people are viewing them as overpriced 3080s so I think they are sitting more often because of that. In a way they are that but they are still an improvement(albeit minor) over the original 3080.

Bought my 6800 xt a couple of months after launch and it hurt but it is what it is. I also sold my 2080 during that time frame so the transaction hurt far less. Recently made some other upgrades to my system and I am beyond pleased with my computer at the moment. Therefore, I want to just be happy for all of those that can experience this level of gaming regardless of where you are at in this and hopefully those prices keep dropping for everyone.
 

JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Well this is my first gaming PC build in general. So I'm still playing with just a base PS4 too. Was starting to get a bit tired of the performance though. Especially when Sekiro came out. I figured if I was going to upgrade I'd just go all out.
Im actually jealous. These upgrades you’re getting are going to be such game changers in terms of experience.
 

mcjmetroid

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Looking for a new card. I'm thinking 3080 but is the TI version worth it for the increase in price or is the original 3080 good enough?
What about 10Gb vs 12GB?

Any experts on this?
 
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