No more waiting
Praise the gaming gods, the time of scarce graphics cards is finally over! Gamers around the world can breathe a sigh of relief, as a trend in graphics cards that many of you have been eagerly waiting for can be observed: Falling prices.
But that's not all. In the last few weeks, many models approached the manufacturer's MSRP for the first time in years. An effect that is likely to be amplified by the current Bitcoin and Ethereum trends.
We' ve taken a closer look at the current movements and reveal the reasons for the ongoing trend, how the prices of popular models have developed in recent months, and why buying a new graphics card may soon become a reality for many of you.
The last few years
There's no other way to put it, gpu prices over the last 2 years have been brutal. Even before Covid, Bitcoin miners were giving us gamers a hard time and were driving up the prices of graphics cards.
The Corona pandemic then took the problem to a whole new level. Many countries were on lockdown for extended periods of time and the demand for gaming and gaming equipment increased tremendously. Combined with disrupted supply chains, graphics cards became hotly contested and unaffordable in the months that followed.
As if that wasn't bad enough, this shortage (as always) called in plenty of scalpers who found every graphics card available, bought them, and then resold them for a much higher price. The prices exploded!
Now, however, it looks like graphics card prices are recovering for the first time in a long period of time. How is that possible?