A ZOTAC Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti restock was just spotted online selling for $400 less than the GPU's original SRP! The GPU is now selling at a price below the $1,000 mark!
ZOTAC Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti SRP
A certain restock tracker gave a notification through a tweet announcing that a ZOTAC Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti which was being sold for just $999! While this might still be quite a steep price, as compared to other GPUs, it is reportedly selling for just $400 over its SRP!
The GPU situation, although there have been some improvements, is still very difficult for most buyers since some of them are being sold for even over twice their original SRP! Luckily, there have been a few GPUs that are now selling for although a markup, not as big as they were originally selling.
Prices of GPUs
An example of this is a previously spotted EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti that was selling for just $200 past its SRP! This is an extremely rare occurrence in the GPU world and although there is no assurance that prices will start to drop, it is a comforting sight for gamers that haven't seen these types of prices in a while.
The good thing is, when it comes to CPUs, the situation has finally improved. While there haven't been any GPUs selling at their SRPs for a while, recent CPUs were seen selling for their original SRP after quite a while.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Price
Just recently, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X was just spotted selling for its exact SRP. Although this still does not mean that all CPUs will now be sold at their SRPs, this gives a comforting sight as gamers might be able to see CPUs sell at their SRPs every once in a while.
According to PCMag, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti SRP should be at $599. Although when the GPU previously launched, or the whole NVIDIA 3000 series launched, it was hard to imagine why GPUs would fetch such high prices.
How to Buy Affordable GPUs
Now, things are made worse with prices going through the roof making it harder and harder for gamers to purchase. As of the moment, one technique that some gamers are doing is giving up on building their own PCs.
PC building used to be something that enthusiasts and gamers would do to make sure they get the most out of their money by sourcing out the PC parts and building the unit themselves. Nowadays, because certain parts like GPUs are very expensive, it is actually more practical to buy ready-made units that already pack a decent GPU.
For those that want to avoid purchasing GPUs from scalpers, another alternative would be to buy a gaming laptop that includes a decent GPU. This way, the buyer can save and have a decent GPU at the same time as opposed to buying GPUs at a high marked up price.
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Written by Urian B.