Getting your hands on an AMD or Nvidia graphics card is next to impossible right now. The world is currently facing a widespread silicon shortage on an unprecedented scale, impacting the pricing and availability of microelectronics of all types. And as we’ve all come to realize, GPUs have been disproportionately affected.
The current GPU shortage means that more and more gamers are turning to the second-hand market in order to upgrade or complete their gaming rigs. As a diehard PC gamer ever since the original Doom came out in 1993, I’ve bought and sold my fair share of computer hardware over the years. But up until now, buying and selling graphics cards has been a nightmare due to the prevalent eBay scams and flaky Craigslist meetups. In other words — been there, done that.
This all changes today, with the introduction of GPUs at Swappa. Keep reading to learn how to get the best deals on a new or gently used graphics card — and how Swappa keeps you safe while doing so.
Swappa makes buying and selling GPUs safe and easy
Swappa completely changes the way we buy and sell new and gently used graphics cards. Unlike eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace, Swappa has real people who work around the clock to keep scams and junk out and make sure that each and every sale goes through smoothly.
Here’s why Swappa is a better way to get a graphics card:
- Verified listings: Real people review GPU listings before they go live. This means Swappa keeps out the scams you’ll see on other sites, making it easy to score the best deals on your next GPU.
- Easy to browse GPU catalog: We’re gamers just like you, so we understand what matters most when finding a graphics card. The Swappa GPU Catalog is broken down by platform, taking you to all Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon cards made by the most popular AIB (add-in board) manufacturers.
- Advanced product filtering: Have a particular GPU in mind? No problem! You can filter by brand — and if you’re looking for a card with better cooling or overclocking features (such as an Asus RTX 3080 Ti Strix OC or EVGA RTX 3090 Kingpin Edition), you can even specify which model you’d like!
- No junk, no jerks: If you’ve ever bought or sold a phone or tablet on Swappa, you already know we work hard to keep the bad guys out and make it easy to find fully functional, gently used tech. The same holds true for GPUs, thanks to our strict listing requirements, advanced AI-powered anti-fraud tools, and 24/7/365 support.
Complete your build with the perfect GPU from Swappa
Graphics cards are the single most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to building or upgrading your gaming rig. A faster GPU lets you play new and existing games at higher resolutions, with higher frame rates, and experience advanced visual effects such as RTX Ray Tracing. This gives you the competitive edge in online multiplayer titles and a better experience in those epic single-player campaigns.
Whether you’re looking to sell your graphics card to fund an upgrade or you want to pick up a new GPU to upgrade your gaming rig, Swappa makes it safe and easy to buy and sell graphics cards. Swappa currently supports buying and selling over 400 graphics cards, covering the most recent Nvidia GeForce GPUs (Ampere 3000-series and Turing 2000-series from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Nvidia Founders Edition) and AMD Radeon GPUs (RDNA and RDNA2 from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and AMD Reference Edition). And we’re working hard to get other Radeon cards and older Nvidia cards added ASAP!
So what are you waiting for? Click the link below to get started.