Prices for AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards appear to have fallen below MSRP in Europe after the current revisions.
German retailer lowers cost of dedicated AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT cards in what could become a trend in European markets
Mindfactory is now offering the Sapphire reference model, the Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming GDDR6 graphics card, for €999, which has been reduced from €1,049. What’s most surprising about the price drop is that the card saw more than one price drop in ten days.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX variants don’t have the same price drops, which begs the question of why this most popular selling card doesn’t cost less in comparison. Most XTX models have been priced well above the manufacturer’s retail price of €1,149. It is believed that AMD is having inventory issues and that retailers are increasing cost out of greed and user demand.
However, the discounts are not due to aggressive sales tactics. We are seeing a decline in Germany due to the exchange rate between European and US currencies. You can now find AMD RX 7900 XT graphics cards for around €1,019 to €1,039, a difference of up to €30 in European markets. But is there another reason for AMD to allow more product cuts?
AMD is getting all the way to the end of 2022 with prices dropping. We recently reported on the company’s low cost AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor. It was believed that the largest number of sales figures were to be collected before Intel launches the new Raptor Lake processors that will be launched during CES 2023.
The processor saw the most significant cost cut, being released for $699.99 and discounted just before Black Friday and Cyber Monday to $549.99 on global online retailer Amazon. Since then, many retailers have lowered the cost of Zen 4 processors, with companies like Newegg, Best Buy and Microcenter joining Amazon to reduce prices for the series of chips. Does this mean that AMD is trying to cash in as much as possible to help lower inventories of AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards in the current market so that they can ramp up manufacturing on their coveted GPU?
News sources: Mindfactory, VideoCardz