Nvidia and AMD today fixed the major GPU deficiencyIt can take many months before you find a card like the RTX 3080 on store shelves. she Not say how much a renewed Trump import tax on graphics cards could affect their prices – but now Nvidia partners EVGA and Zotac may have done it for us
Both graphics card manufacturers have now increased their prices across the board, with EVGA following Asus openly admit at the top of his website that it makes these adjustments. Zotac, on the other hand, seems to have quietly increased prices not just once, but twice in the past few weeks – and thanks to the Internet archive’s wayback machine, we can show you how the prices of both companies have changed (at least in their own branches).
Here’s what EVGA said, just for posterity:
Due to ongoing events, EVGA has made price adjustments for the products of the GeForce RTX 30 series. This change was necessary for several reasons and will take effect on January 11, 2021. EVGA has worked to reduce and minimize these costs as much as possible. For those currently on the EVGA.com Notify Queue system or in the Step-Up Queue, EVGA will meet the original MSRP price through April 16, 2021 if your purchase item is processed before that date.
As EVGA suggests, the price increases aren’t that drastic – just a $ 70 increase on most cards, and it’s nice that they are sticking to their trade-up program for a few months. The RTX 3060 Ti is only $ 460, just like a friend who recently paid for that exact card at a Central Computers store in the SF Bay Area.
Zotac, on the other hand, has raised the price of even its simplest cards by $ 90 to $ 100, far more than the RTX 3090:
- from $ 440 to $ 500 and now $ 530 for an RTX 3060 Ti
- from $ 540 to $ 600 and now $ 640 for an RTX 3070
- from $ 750 to $ 780 and now $ 840 for an RTX 3080
- from $ 1550 to $ 1580 and now $ 1900 for an RTX 3090
None of this matters unless you can naturally find one. For that again Here is the latest guide from AMD and Nvidia.