A few weeks ago, the website 3dcenter.org calculated the list price / performance ratio using a proprietary 4K performance index of graphics cards from Nvidia’s and AMD’s current generations. Geforce RTX 3070 was used as a reference card with a ratio of 100 percent. Read below what fair prices will look like based on these calculations.
As graphics card prices this year are almost constantly falling – especially due to the recent cryptocurrency – the operators of 3dcenter.org took the trouble a few weeks ago to calculate how much the graphics cards from the current generations of Nvidia and AMD should actually cost after manufacturers deliberately set RRPs too high last year. For this, 3dcenter.org used a self-developed 4K index to calculate the prices, which is composed of a long list of collected data.
Which graphics cards are considered overpriced, which are cheap?
The Geforce RTX 3070 from Nvidia was taken as a reference point, which therefore has a list price / performance ratio of 100 percent, so the suggested retail price of 499 US dollars is considered reasonable. Based on this calculation, it stands out that the upper-class cards around the RTX 3090 and 3080 are significantly overpriced, while the mid-range and entry-level GPUs are offered at a fair list price. With the Geforce RTX 3060 Ti, the performance even exceeds the price, so it is actually sold too cheaply, which is said to be one of the reasons why many board partners did not have the graphics card in stock for months and could easily sell more expensive models in their place.
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The situation in the GPU market has even changed so drastically that Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3080 12 GiB is no longer produced and therefore should no longer be delivered to on-board partners, such as the Twitter user “Zed__Wang” or “MEGAsizeGPU”. recently claimed. The reason he gives is the falling price of the Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, which is now said to be on par with the RTX 3080 12 GiB. For the latter, however, Nvidia had never officially confirmed an EIA.
As already described, the 3090 cards are overpriced. Street prices are currently above $ 1,000, while a fair price for both cards is said to be well below that. However, anything below a Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is within ten percent of the perfect list price / performance ratio for the Geforce RTX 3070, which means a slight overprice in most cases. On AMD’s side, the relationship between performance and list price is only clearly wrong with the high-end model Radeon RX 6950 XT and the entry-level Radeon RX 6400 card. Here the deviation is 33 percent. The list prices of the RX 6800 and 6800 XT are the fairest in the 3dcenter evaluation. In general, AMD’s mid-range cards come out best.
|MSRP in US dollars||Performance / List||Fair price in US dollars|
|Geforce RTX 3090 Ti||1,999||41%||814|
|Geforce RTX 3090||1,499||50%||750|
|Geforce RTX 3080 Ti||1,199||61%||731|
|Geforce RTX 3080 12GiB||–||–||687|
|Geforce RTX 3080 10GiB||699||94%||659|
|Geforce RTX 3070 Ti||599||90%||541|
|Geforce RTX 3070||499||100%||499|
|Geforce RTX 3060 Ti||399||109%||433|
|Geforce RTX 3060||329||100%||329|
|Geforce RTX 3050||249||91%||228|
|Radeon RX 6950 XT||1,099||67%||735|
|Radeon RX 6900 XT||999||70%||695|
|Radeon RX 6800 XT||649||99%||643|
|Radeon RX 6800||579||96%||555|
|Radeon RX 6750 XT||549||85%||467|
|Radeon RX 6700 XT||479||92%||441|
|Radeon RX 6650 XT||399||84%||333|
|Radeon RX 6600 XT||379||84%||317|
|Radeon RX 6600||329||81%||267|
|Radeon RX 6500 XT||199||71%||140|
|Radeon RX 6400||159||67%||107|
However, it should always be remembered that not only the performance costs, but also extra material, such as highly developed printed circuit board designs, sometimes large cooling solutions and other features that incur additional costs for the printing partners. What is certain is that prices will continue to fall, and the board partners still have about three months to get rid of their large stock of Ampere / RDNA2 graphics cards before Nvidia’s and AMD’s next GPU generations are expected to knock on the door this fall. .