Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has just released
the latest GPU market statistics report, showing that in the third quarter of 2022, GPU shipments will experience the largest decline since 2009. The third quarter of previous years is the high point of annual orders, this abnormal situation is a good illustration of the current harsh environment facing the market.
The bad news is that the average price of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards is rising, at least at retail. The good news is that prices for Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards continue to drop. The prices of some Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards have increased significantly. For example, RTX 3090 / RTX 3090 Ti has increased by more than 30%, RTX 3080 Ti has increased by 25%, and RTX 3080 12GB has increased by nearly 15%. The cheapest RTX 3080 is also 6% higher than last month.
In contrast, the prices of most Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards are constantly declining, such as RX 6750/6700 XT, RX 6650, and RX 6600 have fallen by 10% or more, and RX 6800 XT has also fallen by nearly 5%. It does look like a clearance sale. Of course, there are exceptions, such as RX 6950 XT, which rose slightly by 4%.
TomsHardware believes that AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 graphics card is currently the best choice for players with limited budgets and cost-effectiveness. According to our previous tests, the energy consumption ratio of Radeon RX 6600 is also the best among the previous generation of graphics cards.