New good news for anyone looking to get a GeForce RTX 3000. Asus has just announced that its graphics cards will soon be available at a price 25% lower than the current price. This decline does not come out of nowhere. Indeed, the United States has just canceled the increase in the import tax from China which was put in place by the Trump administration in 2021.
Will we soon have graphics cards a reasonable price? A few months ago, this question would have received only a very pessimistic answer. But today, things are very different, since for several months, the GPU market has been shaken by steadily lower prices. On eBay, in particular, the RTX 3000s are now selling for 25% less than three months ago. And this is just one number among many. In total, prices have never been so low for over a year.
Other good news: things are not going to stop there. Asus, manufacturer of Nvidia’s RTX 3000, has just announced a further 25% price drop. As The Verge reports, this would therefore bump the RTX 3060 12GB up to 412 dollars (373 euros) the RTX 3070 8 GB at 619 dollars (560 euros)and the RTX 3080 12 GB at 1125 dollars (1018 euros). This drop will take place as of April 1, 2022, according to the firm.
The price of the RTX 3000 will drop further in April
Admittedly, this has everything from an April Fool’s joke. But this is not the case, because as Asus explains, this drop is the result of “Duties lifted on Chinese imports by the Office of the United States Trade Representative”. Little throwback. In 2021, Donald Trump and his administration announce the establishment ofa 25% tax on all graphics cards imported from China. Therefore, manufacturers, including Asus, have increased their prices accordingly.
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However, on March 23, the United States decided to end this measure, thus giving free rein to sellers to lower their prices. That being said, it is better to be cautious. First, Asus will lower its MSRP, which does not mean that resellers will follow suit. Moreover, if there is a drop in prices, stocks will not be provided any more. In other words, it will certainly always be very difficult to find a graphics card.