A new EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 restock was spotted online selling for just $200 past its MSRP. Similarly, another GPU was spotted online just a few weeks ago, selling for the same price. The thing was, the GPU was exactly the same!
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
As it turns out, the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 is one of the least marked-up GPUs in the market compared to other GPUs. As of the moment, the marketplace is filled with GPUs costing over twice their original SRP. Although the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti is generally priced over the $1,000 price point, it still remains one of the most powerful GPUs in the market.
The $200 markup, however, isn't the same for other NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs and has only been spotted with the EVGA version. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti was spotted by a restock tracker Twitter account selling for just $1,399.99 on Amazon.
GPU Prices 2021
Although this might still seem quite big for some, this is actually one of the rare moments that a high-powered NVIDIA GPU is being sold not too far from its original SRP. Although there is still a $200 markup, this is not the same as other GPUs that go past $500 their MSRP.
An article by arsTechnica noted that although the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti MSRP is priced at just $1,199.99, there will still be a huge difficulty in finding a GPU at its MSRP. The same is true today, with other GPUs being sold at largely marked-up prices.
AMD vs. NVIDIA
While the competition used to be between AMD and NVIDIA, the main competition now is basically with the supply of GPUs, scalpers, and cryptominers. Both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs are extremely difficult to purchase due to the limited global chip supply along with the heightened demand for the GPU.
Gamers used to compete against each other for GPUs but due to the hype of cryptocurrency, more and more people are starting to mine cryptocurrency. Mining cryptocurrency requires massive hash rates, and this is something that GPUs are capable of providing.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Price
This, however, means that there are fewer GPUs left for gamers to buy. Since crypto miners are buying up massive amounts of GPUs, what's left for gamers is even affected by scalpers coming into the picture.
Scalpers buy out significant amounts of GPUs and sell them for higher prices. Due to this, it's now extremely difficult to find a GPU being sold at its MSRP. It seems that as of the moment, the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti price is set at $1,399 same as before. However, there is still no guarantee that the same price would be given for the same model and brand of GPU later on.
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Written by Urian B.