The prices of high-end graphics cards have been falling like dominos, showing no signs of respite. The fastest GPU on the planet vis-à-vis the RTX 3090 Ti can now be had for just $1,349, a massive dip from its launch price of $1,999. The Zotac Gaming AMP Extreme Holo variant is a factory overclocked variant with a boost clock of 1,890 MHz, marginally higher than the FE card. Generally, the AMP Extreme SKUs fall in the midrange, offering an average overclocking potential and a mediocre power supply.
The ASRock variant of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is still going for $699 (down from $999) and is another excellent deal on graphics cards. If you’re a Red fan and can’t wait for the 7900 XT (or simply won’t be able to afford it), then this is a solid option for 4K gaming.
Ironically, most of NVIDIA’s budget and midrange GPUs are still priced over their MSRPs. The RTX 3060 Ti, for example, starts at $479 on Newegg, $79 over its official MSRP of $399.
Similarly, the RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 are also going over their MSRPs by at least $100. There are rumors of an impending price cut to these SKUs later this month but I’m still skeptical. Both NVIDIA and AMD have reportedly delayed the launch of their next-gen midrange offerings to 2023, giving them ample time to drain excess inventory.