Nvidia now has complete control of the GPU’s roost against AMD, with Team Green dominating its rivals to an unprecedented level, at least in Newegg’s graphics card sales rankings.
Tom’s hardware He pointed out that the top 10 best-selling graphics cards listed by US retailers are GeForce models at the time of writing.
actual, Overall Top 20 Models With one exception, they are all Nvidia products. This is the 15th AMD entry, MSI Mech Radeon RX 6600. In other words, 95% of the top 20 graphics cards are made by Nvidia, all of which are Ampere (RTX 3000) GPUs, except for the 17th RTX 2060.
Also noteworthy is that the top dog seller is the very expensive Nvidia GPU, the RTX 3070 Ti, with those three models in the top three, followed by the 3060 Ti, followed by the RTX 3050. .. Of course, it’s an affordable option, but the sixth is the RTX3080Ti.
Given that the 4th RTX3060Ti is actually a bit more expensive than the 2nd place RTX3070Ti (both gigabyte cards), it’s a bit strange here, but the latter Significant price cut to $ 700And since the former is currently only offered by third-party sellers, Newegg probably sold it quite cheaply until very recently when it was out of stock.
Analysis: Real head scratcher, no doubt
This is certainly an amazing situation. Nvidia’s dominance in desktop GPUs is well established in the reports. Generally, the market share is around 80%, which is high in the 70’s, but now Newegg has a new level of ownership of Team Green.
So what’s happening here? Of course, the price of Nvidia graphics cards has fallen recently, and as a result, there are now some attractive deals, but AMD’s price tags have also fallen, as well as Team Red’s attractive price cuts.
Its RX6600 – the only AMD GPU that has reduced the top 20 – isn’t too far from MSRP right now, and is just over 10% cheaper than the most affordable RTX 3060 in Newegg’s rankings at the time of writing. As we’ve observed in the reviews, both of these cards are fairly uniform in terms of overall performance. In fact, the RX 6600 isn’t much more expensive than the RTX 3050 at the top of the list (10% higher for AMD GPUs).
It’s not clear why AMD’s RX6000 products aren’t in the top 20 so compelling right now. Tom’s suggests that this may depend on Nvidia’s mindshare, but as already mentioned, Team Green always has its benefits. And there’s no real reason that something has changed in that regard lately.
Perhaps there is a strong demand for the more powerful Nvidia RTX 3000 model, and pricing is finally starting to normalize, so these buyers are starting to move. Still, the extent of Nvidia’s dominance here isn’t explained, but it’s a bit annoying, further down the price range, and overall.
Not surprisingly, you can’t have too much inventory in a single source. This is, after all, just a snapshot of the market from one retailer. For a little more game. Existing graphics cards (ie, RX 6900, 6700, and 6600) that these improved models step up to, especially as new RDNA 2 updates, including the RX 6950 XT, are rumored to be imminent. ) Need to lower the price. ).
This is all good news for gamers looking for even lower GPU prices …