As we approach the next generation of PC hardware in just a couple of months, current-gen components seem to be selling for unbelievably low-prices, such as the RTX 3090 Ti. The perpetual rise of hyper-inflation combined with the aftermath of the global chip shortage, not to mention yesteryear’s scalper mania, has been devastating for the economy everywhere, and has led to common PC parts costing a leg and an arm.
However, the recent crypto crash and a slump in overall demand for the hardware has led to an unexpected change in the market. Seemingly overnight, the same graphics cards that used to sell for more than double their MSRPs are now selling close to their actual price. Even crazier, some SKUs are seeing such a radical falloff in their demand that manufactures are being forced to sell them at below retail prices, just to clear their inventories.
RTX 3090 Ti for less than MSRP
Such is the case with today’s subject, the RTX 3090 Ti. NVIDIA‘s current BFGPU, released last year, has an official price tag of around $2000 USD. Today, that price has dropped to a whopping $1149 on the EVGA Store. That’s right, you can secure a top-of-the-line EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 GAMING graphics card for just $1149 USD.
That’s an unprecedented discount for something that costs almost double officially. And the fact that it’s a high-end FTW3 variant is just the cherry on top. Historically, this GPU in specific has costed well over $2000 on EVGA’s website. Looking back about three months, we can see in the graph below, that the highest EVGA’s RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 has gone for is $2152 USD, which makes its current price a 46.6% decrease. Essentially, the card is $1000 off the MSRP right now.
EVGA is also offering free shipping on this GPU, if the deal wasn’t already sweet enough for you. It’s safe to say that with the ever-closing launch of the RTX 40-series GPUs, all AIBs are now trying to clear their stock to prepare for the next-gen SKUs as fast as possible. This has resulted in a great situation for patient gamers who’ve suffered two years to get their hands on a GPU that’s reasonably priced.
The RTX 3090 Ti is going to be relevant for years to come due to the sheer powerhouse it is. Buying it right now just before the next BFGPU from NVIDIA drops is not a poor purchasing decision at all. If you’re in the market for a top-spec GPU, look no further.