There are signs that NVIDIA’s motherboard partners urgently need to clear their inventory of high-end GeForce RTX 30 series “Ampere” graphics cards in order to make way for the upcoming new cards. At $1149, it’s almost a cut from the list price ($2149). That’s nearly $1,500 less than the card retailed for before the Q2 2022 “mining crash”.
This may be a limited-time discount though. The company’s other RTX 3090 Ti cards are currently priced a little higher, with the faster FTW3 Ultra cards selling for $1,199 and the FTW3 Black for $1,399. Prices for high-end graphics cards have been dropping vertically over the past few months, with the Radeon RX 6900 XT often under $1,000; the RX 6950 XT is priced around $1,000.