After months of dealing with graphics card shortages and price spikes due to unsustainable demand from cryptocurrency miners, some very welcome headlines have recently come our way:
- AMD CEO Sees “Leveling Off” in Cryptocurrency Mining Demand
- Cryptocurrency Mining Sales Cool in Q3, Says NVIDIA
This is leading to a return of almost normal graphics card prices. Cards in the $150-$250 price range are still slightly overpriced, but not to the extent that they are non-purchasable. The price inflation in that price bracket is down to $20-$50, which is enormously better than the $200-$300 price increase we were seeing in the middle of year. For cards that are above $250, prices are pretty much back to pre-crypto-insanity levels.
AMD’s cards are known to be much better at cryptocurrency mining, and they had been most in demand during much of last year. With demand returning to normal, we are happy to have the RX 570 and 580 are now back in stock, and at sane prices. We’ve also added the RX Vega 64 to our recommendations, which is also available for a good price.
With the GPUs back in stock, gamers looking to buy or upgrade their PCs should have a much happier time. Now, if only Intel’s Coffee Lake would follow suit…