Nvidia and AMD addressed the great GPU shortage today, revealing it might take many months earlier than you’ll simply discover a card like the RTX 3080 on cabinets. They didn’t say how a lot a renewed Trump import tax on graphics cards may impression their prices — however now, Nvidia companions EVGA and Zotac could have performed that for us
Both graphics card producers have now raised their prices throughout the board, with EVGA following Asus’s lead by openly admitting at the top of its website that it’s making these changes. Zotac, on the different hand, seems to have quietly raised prices not as soon as, however twice in latest weeks — and because of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, we will present you ways each firm’s prices have modified (at their very own shops, anyhow).
Here’s EVGA’s assertion, only for posterity:
Due to ongoing occasions, EVGA has made worth changes on the GeForce RTX 30 Series merchandise. This change was crucial on account of a number of elements and might be efficient January 11, 2021. EVGA has labored to cut back and reduce these prices as a lot as doable. For those that are presently in the EVGA.com Notify Queue system or Step-Up Queue, EVGA will honor the unique MSRP pricing by way of April 16th, 2021 in case your buy place is processed earlier than this date.
Like EVGA suggests, its worth hikes aren’t that drastic — solely a $70 enhance on most playing cards, and it’s good that they’re honoring their trade-up program for just a few months. The RTX 3060 Ti is simply $460, the similar a pal of mine just lately paid at a Central Computers retailer for that actual card in the SF Bay Area.
Zotac, on the different hand, has raised the worth of even its most simple playing cards by $90-$100, and excess of that for 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 issues except yow will discover one, after all. For that, once more, here’s the latest guidance we have from AMD and Nvidia.