Jump to content

Welcome to ExtremeHW

Welcome to ExtremeHW, register to take part in our community, don't worry this is a simple FREE process that requires minimal information for you to signup.

 

Registered users can: 

  • Start new topics and reply to others.
  • Show off your PC using our Rig Creator feature.
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get updates.
  • Get your own profile page to customize.
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Take advantage of site exclusive features.
  • Upgrade to Premium to unlock additional sites features.
IGNORED

The used GPU market: What to expect (price analysis)


UltraMega

Recommended Posts

I spend a lot of time on ebay looking for and buying used parts. I figured I'd put together a list of what the current prices for common used GPUs are since the GPU market is so whack. 

 

Each GPU will get a cost per frames score based on Shadow of the Tomb Raider (raster) 1440p benchmarks found here. The cost per frame number will be rounded and include approximate tax and shipping fees. 

 

I made these two charts to show the current used market landscape, and compared it the 4090 and 7900XTX.

 

 

 

chart1.jpg

Chart2.jpg

 

You can see a few trends; like AMD being cheaper per frame, though this would probably look different if we were looking at RT performance. There are also some cards to be avoided, like the 3060, 3070 Ti, 3080 Ti, 3090 Ti, 6500 XT, and the 6750 XT. With the exception of the 3060 Ti, on the Nvidia side there is a price premium for any Ti card compared to it's actual performance even in the used market. For AMD, value stays flat in different tiers for the most part, with the 6500 XT and 6750 XT being outliers. 

Edited by UltraMega
  • Thanks 4

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If I'm reading that graph correctly, looks like the RX6000 series cost per frame is the lowest?  Neat way to look at things! 🙂  

Owned

 Share

CPU: Ryzen 7900x
GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 7900XTX
PSU: Cooler Master 850w Platinum
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte B650 Aorus AX
SSD/NVME: Solidigm P41 Plus 2TB Gen4 NVME
RAM: G.Skill Flare X DDR5-6000
CASE: HAF700 Berserker
Full Rig Info

Too much

Owned

 Share

CPU: AMD Opteron 180 @ 3.0GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Asus A8N SLI
RAM: 4x1GB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 2.5-3-3-6
PSU: eVGA 600BQ
GPU: Sapphire HD5870
SOUNDCARD: Asus Xonar DG
OPTICAL: DVDRW with Lightscribe
SSD/NVME: 64GB HP 2.5" SSD
Full Rig Info

Too much

Owned

 Share

CPU: AMD Athlon 1100MHz
MOTHERBOARD: ECS K7S5A
RAM: 2x256MB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 133MHz / CAS2
PSU: Antec 350w
GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
SOUNDCARD: Creative Live! 5.1
OPTICAL: LG 16x DVD-ROM
OPTICAL 2: IOMagic 48x16x48 CDRW
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, pioneerisloud said:

If I'm reading that graph correctly, looks like the RX6000 series cost per frame is the lowest?  Neat way to look at things! 🙂  

 

Over all, yes for the most part, but particularly in the low end and with a few exceptions. The 3060 Ti is very close in value to the RX6600 - RX6700 XT. In the mid/high end, the 3070 has a slightly better value than the RX6800 and RX6800 XT.

  • Thanks 2

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, UltraMega said:

 

Over all, yes for the most part, but particularly in the low end and with a few exceptions. The 3060 Ti is very close in value to the RX6600 - RX6700 XT. In the mid/high end, the 3070 has a slightly better value than the RX6800 and RX6800 XT.

Yeah.  Those are very interesting results.  So 3060Ti or RX6600/6700 (depending on budget).  And then 3070 at the higher end.  That's not what I would have expected at all, but that's kinda neat!

Owned

 Share

CPU: Ryzen 7900x
GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 7900XTX
PSU: Cooler Master 850w Platinum
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte B650 Aorus AX
SSD/NVME: Solidigm P41 Plus 2TB Gen4 NVME
RAM: G.Skill Flare X DDR5-6000
CASE: HAF700 Berserker
Full Rig Info

Too much

Owned

 Share

CPU: AMD Opteron 180 @ 3.0GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Asus A8N SLI
RAM: 4x1GB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 2.5-3-3-6
PSU: eVGA 600BQ
GPU: Sapphire HD5870
SOUNDCARD: Asus Xonar DG
OPTICAL: DVDRW with Lightscribe
SSD/NVME: 64GB HP 2.5" SSD
Full Rig Info

Too much

Owned

 Share

CPU: AMD Athlon 1100MHz
MOTHERBOARD: ECS K7S5A
RAM: 2x256MB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 133MHz / CAS2
PSU: Antec 350w
GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
SOUNDCARD: Creative Live! 5.1
OPTICAL: LG 16x DVD-ROM
OPTICAL 2: IOMagic 48x16x48 CDRW
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

i'd like to see a used price v ppd thats updated regularly..

Owned

 Share

CPU: 10900k
MOTHERBOARD: EVGA z490 DARK
RAM: 32GB 3600mhz G.Skill
GPU: EVGA 2080 SUPER
SSD/NVME: 970 EVO plus 1TB
CASE: Thermaltake Core x71
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2696 v3
CPU 2: Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2696 v3
MOTHERBOARD: Lenovo SDK0E50510
RAID CONTROLLER: Dell H200E
HDD: 15x4TB MD1000
SSD/NVME: 10x512GB Samsung SSD (Cache) MD1000
OPERATING SYSTEM: Unraid 6.11.5
GPU: GTX 980 (ETF)
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not shocking. 6600 XT has been the go-to 1080p card I think with the 3060 and 3050 being terrible value to performance by comparison. As for higher end, I think the 6800 XT, 6900 XT, 3080 still make the most sense.

 

Anyway, is eBay the only factor in these graphs as far as the "now pricing", because I can get a 6950 XT right now for the same price as a 3080. (in the $700s).

Showcase

 Share

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB DDR4-3600 (@ 3733 14-8-14-14-21-35 1T GDM)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
SSD/NVME: x2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB
SSD/NVME 2: Crucial MX500 1TB
PSU: Corsair RM1000x
MONITOR: LG 48" C1
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K, Core i9-10900K, Core i3-13100, Core i9-13900KS
GPU: various
RAM: Corsair 32GB DDR3-2400 | Oloy Blade 16GB DDR4-3600 | Crucial 16GB DDR5-5600
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Z97 Deluxe | EVGA Z490 Dark | EVGA Z790 Dark Kingpin
SSD/NVME: Samsung 870 Evo 1TB | Inland 1TB Gen 4
PSU: BeQuiet Straight Power 12 1500W
CASE: Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 - bench mode
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10 LTSC
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: M1 Pro
RAM: 32GB
SSD/NVME: 1TB
OPERATING SYSTEM: MacOS Ventura
CASE: Space Grey
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Sir Beregond said:

Not shocking. 6600 XT has been the go-to 1080p card I think with the 3060 and 3050 being terrible value to performance by comparison. As for higher end, I think the 6800 XT, 6900 XT, 3080 still make the most sense.

 

Anyway, is eBay the only factor in these graphs as far as the "now pricing", because I can get a 6950 XT right now for the same price as a 3080. (in the $700s).

I based it on my experience with ebay, so some of them might be the lowest "buy it now" price, or some might be a little lower than that (plus tax) if it seems like there's a lot of availability, meaning sellers are likely to accept a lower offer. A lot of the "but it now" listing accept offers and usually they will accept a lower offer if it's not far off from what they're asking. 

  • Thanks 1

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Did you all see the latest best buy clearance prices?   3090 $700, 3080 $420.  I mean sheeeeesh.  

  • Respect 1

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800X3D
MOTHERBOARD: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus
RAM: 2x16 TridentZ 4400
GPU: 3080ti FE
SSD/NVME: 500GB 970 Evo Plus
PSU: Super Flower Leadex SE 1000W Platinum
CASE: InWin 315
WC CPU BLOCK: Heatkiller IV Basic Acryl Clean
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: 7950x
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock B650E Taichi
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 6400 (2x16GB)
SSD/NVME: WD Black SN850X 2TB
PSU: Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1600W
WC CPU BLOCK: Optimus Foundation AM5 Nickel
CASE: 011 XL White
WC RADIATOR: MO-RA3 360 Core
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Nikado7 said:

Did you all see the latest best buy clearance prices?   3090 $700, 3080 $420.  I mean sheeeeesh.  

If you can actually find any in-stock FE cards. I believe those deals are FE only.

Showcase

 Share

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB DDR4-3600 (@ 3733 14-8-14-14-21-35 1T GDM)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
SSD/NVME: x2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB
SSD/NVME 2: Crucial MX500 1TB
PSU: Corsair RM1000x
MONITOR: LG 48" C1
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K, Core i9-10900K, Core i3-13100, Core i9-13900KS
GPU: various
RAM: Corsair 32GB DDR3-2400 | Oloy Blade 16GB DDR4-3600 | Crucial 16GB DDR5-5600
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Z97 Deluxe | EVGA Z490 Dark | EVGA Z790 Dark Kingpin
SSD/NVME: Samsung 870 Evo 1TB | Inland 1TB Gen 4
PSU: BeQuiet Straight Power 12 1500W
CASE: Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 - bench mode
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10 LTSC
Full Rig Info

Owned

 Share

CPU: M1 Pro
RAM: 32GB
SSD/NVME: 1TB
OPERATING SYSTEM: MacOS Ventura
CASE: Space Grey
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

FE only, I was tempted with that 3080 price, they were already sold out.  But hey, some Ebay sellers are offering a "Discount" if you buy more than 1! (at $559.99)  They also include a nice note:

Quote

Literally not used yet, I ordered too many lol. No original box as I can’t find them but I’m still looking. There are no returns. Just too many scammers

 

I really want the scalper market to go down in flames.

  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Price on used GPUs are actually going up. They have gone up maybe 10% since I made those charts. 

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On ebay, the RTX 3080 10GB models are averaging between $475 & $575 before tax/shipping. Problem is most are mining cards and some look a bit rough.(1 actually had rust) And most don't even state they were used for mining,guessing on the fact they have multiples for sale.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
On 17/02/2023 at 15:41, UltraMega said:

Price on used GPUs are actually going up. They have gone up maybe 10% since I made those charts. 

 

Just a minor update to this:

 

I've thought about making updated charts but the prices have actually not changed much at all. I've bought maybe 10 or so GeForce 3070 GPUs at about the same price over the span of about a year and a half.

 

Same has been generally true for the used CPU market. 6 months ago I sold a Ryzen 3600 on ebay for $60. Last week I sold one for $70. 

 

 

With the exception of cards that had just come out when I made the charts and have gotten official price drops since, things have barely changed. Seems like inflation and high prices on new GPUs is keeping the used market unusually stable. 

 

On a side note, Newegg's prices for their used cards now more closely match what you find on ebay. 

Edited by UltraMega
  • Respect 1

Owned

 Share

CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster Z 5.1 home theater
MONITOR: 4K 65 inch TV
Full Rig Info
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. ExtremeHW uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products and services. ExtremeHW has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law. For more information please see our Privacy Policy