Graphics card prices in the EU fell by 25% in March, but still 25% above MSRP

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Well, let's see if those price drops really reach people, and if so, if the availability's there. Sure, the article says it's the average of best prices for the cards (warning, only GERMAN etailers, although it says US in the first paragraph...), availability's there and all... but we have already seen how this does NOT translate to what you see when you actually try to buy a card. Experienced the last two years, anybody? I've grown weary on such claims and "studies"... I just checked, out of curiosity, for instance, the 3080TI. Stated at € 1399 at the sauce (3d center's site and stats), searched for it on geizhals. Indeed, there's a single offer (with a huge green marked discount of -20%), which fits the category, but actually is "ready in 2 to 4 days"... so not at all, and the second listing's almost €100 more expensive (and not shipping right away either).
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The model(s) i still have on my wishlist are still pretty high here in the netherlands. Asus Rog Strix 3060 Ti - €699 Asus Rog Strix 3070 - €799 Believe the lowest for the 3070 Strix was €700 at launch. 3070 Noctua Edition is currently €784, which seems a steal. Shame the shroud is brown tinted as well.
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+25% my ass, average is still between +50 and +100%
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AMD gpus fell quite a bit. 6700xt can be found at 730€ and 6600xt at 420€ so its almost there.
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At this point, I aint buying even at MSRP. They are on their way out and to be honest I never intended on buying a 3000/6000 GPU (the power draw is just ridiculous on those gpus, my 1080 uses 190W, a 3080 uses 330W). Maybe the 6800. BTW, Poland has 3060 at 530 EURO, 3080 at 1000+ Euro (retail, with VAT). But Scalpers are moving on so probably sub MSRP prices are coming soon.
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Hopefully, prices will go back to normal by the summer time. But with RDNA3 and Ada Lovelave so close, buying Ampere and RDNA2 at MSRP is not a good deal.
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I see 3060 at 550-600€. Shouldn't this entry card cost like 300€ ?
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Horus-Anhur:

Hopefully, prices will go back to normal by the summer time. But with RDNA3 and Ada Lovelave so close, buying Ampere and RDNA2 at MSRP is not a good deal.
I remember people ware saying exact same thing right before ampere and rdna2 release.
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Undying:

I remember people ware saying exact same thing right before ampere and rdna2 release.
That's because it's been true for a couple of decades now. Except for this gen, because of mining. We can only hope there isn't another resurgence of mining with these upcoming cards.
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Horus-Anhur:

That's because it's been true for a couple of decades now. Except for this gen, because of mining. We can only hope there isn't another resurgence of mining with these upcoming cards.
Or amd and nvidia stay with their msrp for next gen cards even though i think 4080 will not be 699$ after they saw they can charge more.
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Undying:

Or amd and nvidia stay with their msrp for next gen cards even though i think 4080 will not be 699$ after they saw they can charge more.
I've seen somewhere that nVidia has some plans to keep Ampere for a while, as a lower entry point. And Ada as the high end. If this is true, prices won't come down. But on the other hand, the market will probably be flooded with cards from mining rigs.
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There's availability, but prices are indeed still a bit high.
Horus-Anhur:

Hopefully, prices will go back to normal by the summer time. But with RDNA3 and Ada Lovelave so close, buying Ampere and RDNA2 at MSRP is not a good deal.
Yeah, at this point it seems to me that it would only make sense to buy a card from a good sale, considering they are pretty old already, with new ones appearing later this year, presumably. 25-35% over the (long lost) MSRP doesn't quite match my idea of a good discount.
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tty8k:

I don't see a reason why miners won't do the same for the 4k series, if it brings the expected 2x performance. PC Gaming for cheap is gone, I think we should get used to spend the equivalent of a used car price, unfortunately. Or just simply give up, aren't we all old bastards by now, at least on this forum? Go fishing .. or something
Supposedly, Ethereum will change to a Proof of Stake model, sooner rather than later.
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Horus-Anhur:

Supposedly, Ethereum will change to a Proof of Stake model, sooner rather than later.
Thats also been delayed i've heard.
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Fingers crossed, I've been eyeing up a Sapphire Toxic 6900 XT as it seemed to be the only thing that was remotely close to MSRP lately. But if cards more closely applicable to my needs are dropping back to reasonable prices then I'll hold off a while longer.
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Horus-Anhur:

Supposedly, Ethereum will change to a Proof of Stake model, sooner rather than later.
It has been turning into proof of stake for years, with the date getting postponed time after time. I reckon some people are somehow making money by continuously spreading the rumous of the change, despite it never happening.
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Everything still has absurd prices at shops here. I however am not sure if GPUs just cost 1000-1500€ now, though, or if that's inflated prices.
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I shall buy when prices are at or below MSRP, not before.
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BLEH!:

I shall buy when prices are at or below MSRP, not before.
I feel if prices hit msrp its time to buy. They rarely go below.
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Horus-Anhur:

Supposedly, Ethereum will change to a Proof of Stake model, sooner rather than later.
My understanding is that ETH was supposed to go proof of stake a few times already and has not managed to do so. I remember reading about the reasons why it won't happen but my memory is a bit weak about it. One thing I DO want to mention is that if you search ETH and proof of stake, most of the videos is "how many millions people will make if they buy eth". That is what happened before the market crashed, that is what happened before Bitcoin crashed. Why? Because You don't spend time and money to promote something that will make other people rich, you shut up and buy it for yourself. You do hype the shit out of anything you want to get rid off thou. But lets see, its a source of great entertainment for me.