NVIDIA Founders Edition, prices increase to 100 euros. Blame the “exchange rate”

NVIDIA has raised the price of the GeForce RTX 3000 Founders Edition for sale on its site to 100 euros. When asked about this, the American company replied: “Our indicative prices are in US dollars and are subject to the exchange rate fluctuation. This caused a small realignment in some countries. Please check your local product page for the most up-to-date prices including EU regional taxes.

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NVIDIA created Founders Edition versions of the models GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3090, not the RTX 3060 and it will be the same for the RTX 3050 which will arrive in the next few days. The Founders Edition Price List it goes from 2% to about 6.5%.which means that the prices range from 10 euros for the RTX 3060 Ti to 100 euros for the RTX 3090. Here is a table that sums it all up:

Previous price New price Price increase Percentage increase (rounded)
GeForce RTX 3060Ti 429 euros 439 euros +10 euro +2%
GeForce RTX 3070 519 euros 549 euros +30 euros +6%
GeForce RTX 3070Ti 619 euros 649 euros +30€ +5%
GeForce RTX 3080 719 euros 759 euros +40 euros +5.5%
GeForce RTX 3080Ti 1199 euros 1269 euros +70€ +6%
GeForce RTX 3090 1549 euros 1649 euros +100€ +6.5%

Of course, it must be said that NVIDIA website products are out of stock, so as not to run the risk of paying more for them (we laugh so as not to cry…), but in any case when they are there it is probably the only place to buy them at “human” prices. This increase is yet another bad news for the already decimated GPU market (shortage, mining and scalpers), still far from being back to normal.

Among other things, the price increase for the Founders Edition comes after the announcement of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, a video card that should be released at the end of January but which has apparently been postponed due to alleged problems with BIOS and hardware. . Not bad because the first prices broadcast are “frightening”.