After a seemingly endless period of being unable to find a modern graphics card in stock without having to pay an outrageous markup, supplies are finally stabilizing to the point that we’re starting to actually see “sane” pricing creep into the mainstream. NVIDIA is touting this good fortune for gamers and has its full range of GeForce GTX 10 Series Founders Edition cards available from its online store.
The Founders Editions of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ($699), GTX 1080 ($549), GTX 1070 TI ($449), GTX 1070 ($399), and GTX 1060 ($299) are available to ship within a week’s time, limit 2 per customer. Just a few months ago, GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti graphics card were selling for over $1,000 and $1,200 respectively due in part to incredible demand for cryptocurrency mining. So, let us throw our hands in the air to celebrate this return to [somewhat] normalcy.
But it’s not just NVIDIA’s own cards that have seen prices fall to near-normal levels. Custom third-party cards are also seeing price reductions across the board. Here’s a quick and dirty rundown of third-party graphics card prices from various retailers around the web:
GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)
EVGA – $229 @ Newegg, $210 @ Amazon
ASUS – $229 @ Newegg
GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
EVGA – $299 @ Newegg, $299 @ Best Buy, $299 @ Amazon
ASUS – $299 @ Newegg
MSI – $299 @ Newegg
GeForce GTX 1070
EVGA – $449 @ Newegg, $469 @ Amazon
Zotac – $449 @ Newegg
NVIDIA FE – $399 @ Best Buy
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Zotac – $499 @ Newegg, $499 @ Amazon
EVGA – $499 @ Newegg
GeForce GTX 1080
Zotac – $549 @ Newegg, $549 @ Amazon
NVIDIA FE – $549 @ Best Buy
We have to remember, however, that we’re still paying close to MSRP (or MSRP) for cards that in some cases have been around for roughly two years. At this stage in their lifecycle, we’d expect to be scoring some mega-hot deals on such “aged” hardware. And we also have to remember that NVIDIA has a new family of Turing-based GeForce GTX 11 series graphics cards coming this summer, so you might want to hold off on plunking down a few hundred dollars (or more) on a fancy new graphics cards unless you absolutely need one right now.