MSI is allegedly dropping the price of some RTX 3000-series cards


Rumor mill: It’s onerous to not really feel depressed by the fixed information of graphics playing cards turning into costlier and more durable to seek out, so right here’s a extra uplifting report: MSI is allegedly set to scale back the worth of a few of its RTX 3000 line—by virtually $100 within the case of the RTX 3080.

The declare comes from the Board Channels discussion board (by way of VideoCardz), which has proved dependable on earlier events however ought to nonetheless be taken with a wholesome dose of salt. Based on the machine-translated publish, the MSI graphics card manufacturing unit has adjusted the worth of some Ampere playing cards this month.

Essentially the most important change will allegedly be on mid- to high-specification fashions of MSI’s RTX 3080 and 3080 Ti playing cards; they’re lowered by 300 to 600 yuan ($47 to $94). The remainder of the road isn’t going to be that less expensive: the RTX 3070/Ti costs are dropping by 100 to 300 RMB ($16 to $31), and the RTX 3060/Ti are down 100 to 200 RMB ($15 to $31). The one card that gained’t see any value alterations is the RTX 3090.

Whereas that each one sounds good, assuming it’s true, the publish begins by saying that a few of MSI’s RTX 3000 merchandise have really elevated in value this month. The identical person additionally stories that Sapphire has made its AMD RX 6000 sequence costlier, including $80 to the price of the RX 6900, $63 to the 6600XT, and $55 to the RX 6600. The rise strains up with a current report of AMD including 10% to the worth of its RDNA 2 GPUs after producer TSMC raised prices.

Graphics card costs and availability have worsened in current months following a short interval the place issues had been beginning to search for. A lot of the issue stems from the worldwide chip scarcity, which Nvidia believes will alleviate subsequent 12 months. We’ve additionally heard that Nvidia and Zotac are urging the federal government to drop Trump-era China tariffs on playing cards. Let’s hope it makes a distinction.

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