This is not an April Fool’s joke, however this price reduction will not be for us, but for the US . Indeed, ASUS has confirmed that it is cutting the price of its graphics cards by up to 25% in an emailed statement. It is specified that all ranges will be affected, from entry-level to high-end. The reason for this reduction comes mainly from the fact that the US has lifted import duties on components from China . Thus, importing becomes a less expensive process. A problem that we do not have in Europe.
US lifts import duties on components from China, ASUS GPU prices drop
“Following the latest tariff waiver on Chinese imports from the United States Trade Representative’s Office, gamers and PC enthusiasts will see lower prices on ASUS GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards starting April 1, 2022. »
Said an ASUS representative.
However, this statement obviously concerns only NVIDIA GPUs. As ASUS also makes AMD GPUs and soon Intel, one can wonder if AMD GPUs will also see their prices drop or not.
“The price drop will affect entry-level GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, mid-range RTX 3070, and high-performance RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards”
Wrote the representative of ASUS.
Similarly, if ASUS does this, we can easily imagine competing brands doing the same, at least to remain competitive against ASUS.