Since the beginning of the year, the price of graphics cards has fallen sharply. However, the French market suffered a less significant decline than across the Atlantic, where prices are sometimes halved.
A few days ago, our colleagues from Tom’s Hardware revealed a very significant drop in the price of graphics cards in the United States, of 57% since January and 14% since June. If this trend is also palpable in France, we have not felt such a significant drop in prices among French retailers.
Graphics cards down 34% in France
To get to the bottom of it, we analyzed prices collected meticulously by Cowcotland every week since the rise in the price of graphics cards. Thus, based on their statements made at a French retailer, we see that prices are down 34% on average since the beginning of the year, and 10% compared to last month.
AMD suffers the biggest drop, with -36% year-to-date and -13% from June, while Nvidia graphics cards have seen their prices drop 34% year-to-date and 6% since the beginning of June.
The Radeon RX 6600 has seen its price drop by half!
The prize for the biggest discount goes to AMD’s Radeon RX 6600, available today from €299, whereas at the beginning of the year it cost nearly €589. That’s a drop of 49%. Another card which suffered a vertiginous drop, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which came close to €1,650 at the start of the year and has just fallen below the symbolic bar of €1,000 (-40%).
Among the greens, the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB saw the biggest price drop (-43%). It is now available at 999 €, while its price flirted when it came out with the bar of 1760 €. The GeForce RTX 3060 also saw its price drop heavily, dropping from €659 at the start of the year to €379 (-43%).
This drop in prices, caused by the fall in the price of cryptocurrencies and better availability of components, should not stop anytime soon, to the point that Nvidia would consider postponing the release of the GeForce RTX 4000s and reducing its GPU orders from from TSMC.