Newegg Bundles Monitors And Motherboards With GPUs To Mask GeForce And Radeon Price Gouging | HotHardware

Graphics card prices are insane right now, a direct result of the shortage created by cryptocurrency miners snatching up cards quicker than retailers than stock their shelves. This has led to huge markups on practically every mid-range and high-end GPU product, usually through third-party sellers. The solution? That is a point of debate, and interestingly enough, Newegg has begun bundling other hardware with graphics cards. This raises a question—is Newegg essentially masking the price gouging that is taking place, or trying to allocate a portion of inventory to gamers?

That will surely be debated too. We have mixed feelings about this ourselves, based on the bundles we have seen so for. For example, one of the bundles has Newegg tossing in a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus motherboard for ‘free’ with the purchase of an overpriced Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 3GB of GDDR5 memory. Or “had,” we should say, because it’s currently sold out.

Normally a card of this caliber would sell for around $200, but Newegg has/had it listed for $410—blech! However, the assuming you wanted to build an Intel Coffee Lake system, the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus motherboard is currently on sale for $150. So, the bundle is selling $350 worth of hardware for $410. Or looked at another way, it’s like paying $260 for the graphics card. That’s not bad in the current climate.

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