Meanwhile, the partial ban on crypto mining in China has led to a massive drop in the price of graphics cards, and not just in Asia. While the RTX 3060 still cost well over 1000 US dollars in the end customer market in China in May, the AIC are now already supplying this card to the larger buyers again in part for well under 500 US dollars, which clearly indicates an easing and also pushes the end customer price in China to about 700 US dollars. And there’s more good news for the regular mainstream gamer, as NVIDIA plans to ramp up production and supply of the GeForce RTX 3060 even further.
I had written recently that NVIDIA will limit and even stop production of the older GeForce RTX 20-series cards in order to focus more on the RTX 30-series, with a special focus on the GeForce RTX 3060. The GeForce RTX 3060 is known to target the mainstream gaming segment with an MSRP of under 400 Euros at the time. However, the mishap with the leaked driver and the crypto lock bypass in particular caused prices to quickly go up and availability to go down.
Let’s hope that the delivered chip quantities from July will be enough to push the prices down even further and make the offer better. The player will be happy.