Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition GPUs are now in stock in the UK at MSRP
For the first time in what feels like a lifetime, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 Ti are available at their UK MSRPs of £649 and £369. Nvidia has restocked their Founders Edition GPU models, allowing PC gamers to buy both of these graphics cards at a reasonable price.
It wasn’t long ago that Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics cards were selling for £1,000 or more, making Nvidia’s original MSRP of £649 feel like a bargain. This is especially true when considering the RTX 3080 Ti’s MSRP of £1049. The RTX 3080 Ti is not a £400 upgrade.
Today, inflated GPU prices are slowly becoming a thing of the past, as huge volumes of graphics cards have landed on the used market, causing the value of used graphics cards to plummet (more info here) and for a lot of downward pressure to be placed on new GPUs. Graphics cards aren’t selling as fast as they used to, and that has forced manufacturers and retailers to rethink their pricing.
With the cryptocurrency market imploding and demand for graphics cards lowering, the GPU market is entering a phase of correction. Pricing is normalising and value is returning to the GPU market. The question today isn’t “When will GPUs become available at MSRP?”, the question is now “How far will GPU prices fall?”.