The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU is selling online with up to a 35 percent discount in Germany. The news comes after one of the largest online retail sites in the region, Mindfactory.de, listed Radeon RX 6500 XT for a price way below its launch price of €299. It is big news for PC enthusiasts as buying a GPU at MSRP has become almost impossible in the last two years.
Ever since the beginning of the pandemic and the subsequent chip shortage, GPU prices have skyrocketed. Older cards like Nvidia GTX 1650, 1660 Super and even the GTX 1060 saw a massive price increase during the same period. With scalping and crypto mining also in the mix, the GPU market saw one of the highest price inflations in recent history. However, with the pandemic slowing down and supply chain easing across the globe, prices of electronics like GPUs are falling rapidly
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According to Tom’s Hardware, the single fan 6500XT GPU variant is selling at a price tag of €169. Meanwhile, the dual-fan GPU variant is selling for €179, discounted from its original price of €205. The prices mentioned here are available in the Mindstar special offer section, the outlet reports. At the time of writing, a Powercolor Radeon RX 6500XT is selling for €218, which is still below the GPU’s launch price.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Price Fall Continues
The sharp price decrease for the AMD Radeon 6500 XT could be due to multiple reasons. The first and most apparent reason could be the easing of pressure on the supply chain. Electronic companies are facing a relatively small supply shortage, with production in factories returning to an almost pre-covid level. The second reason could be that the Radeon RX 6500 XT is not a popular GPU. It entered the market as a potential rival to Nvidia‘s RTX 3050. Unfortunately, reviewers dismissed the 6500XT as a serious opponent to Nvidia‘s offering. However, there have also recently been reports that GPU prices are falling across the board, so this reason might not be highly accurate.
Finally, the reason could be that Ethereum mining is moving from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake in the summer of this year, meaning there will be no reason for mining and less demand for GPUs. Therefore, it is safe to say that a big GPU crash is also probably on its way. The good news is, with Nvidia and AMD GPU prices in the free fall and Intel GPUs also probably on their way, people will soon have many options while building their next gaming PC.