The last couple of years have been nothing but supply crunches for gamers. The strained supplies of next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony turned a lot of eyes to PC gaming as the solution. Unfortunately, video cards also felt the same pinch, so now PC builders were also left stranded. As a result prices spiked to the sky, with pricetags in the thousands of dollars for NVIDIA 30-series video cards, which trickled down into ridiculousness like GTX 1050 Ti’s being “on sale” for $300.
Supply is starting to come back up to level, but we really haven’t seen prices drop accordingly. Thankfully that’s going to start to change according to this latest press release from ASUS, which is heralding price decreases starting this spring:
Fremont, California (March 28, 2022) — As a result of the latest tariff lift on Chinese imports from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Gamers and PC enthusiasts will see lower prices on ASUS GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphic cards starting on April 1st, 2022. ASUS is among the first to pass these savings on to its consumers. Lower prices will affect entry level GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, mid-range RTX 3070 and high performance RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards. Consumers should expect prices to decline up to 25% on different models throughout the springtime.
25% is a pretty promising start, and if there’s a tariff lift then that should similarly affect all manufacturers of the same NVIDIA RTX 30-series cards. Spring has just sprung, so in our opinion we can expect a happier Christmas time for 2022 year-end than we did last year.
Now… we wait.