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NVIDIA cancels GeForce RTX 3080 12GB production due to GPU price drop

It would seem that the drastic drop in the price of GPUs has collateral damage, knowing that Nvidia would have been forced to stop production of your GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB graphics card, a chart that launched in January of this year. The reason is none other than this GPU was placed at the same price as a superior GPU from the same manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3080Ti. With prices that will continue to drift, it is clear that this model no longer has a place on the market.

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Xtreme
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Xtreme

What would be the fair price of GPUs that are already at the end of their life?

Based on the price/performance ratio offered by the GeForce RTX 30703DCenter has created a list of what the “Right price” of the GeForce RTX 30 series, where for example the most basic GPUs, the GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, should have a respective price of 228, 329 and 433 dollars. For reference, currently the cheapest RTX 3050 is around $330 / 340 eurosa price that makes no sense for a low-end GPU.

In the most extreme case, it is stated that the fair price of the GeForce RTX 3090 would be $750while that of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti should be $815GPUs currently selling for $1,500/€1,719 and $1,650/€2,000 respectively.

Fair price of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs

Without going any further, let us recall the rumors according to which NVIDIA would have delayed the launch GeForce RTX 4090, RTX 4080 and RTX 4070. All these graphics they would arrive a month later than expectedindicating that the company needs this extra time to clean up excess stock Current GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, and adjust pricesto make way for a new generation of next-gen GPUs.

Added to this is the price of used GPUs. With a mining market looking hit and sunk, thousands of GPUs used they started hitting the market with prices attractive enough to make users forget to wait for the new generation of GPUs.

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