NVIDIA’s next flagship graphics card isn’t going to be cheap, but its premium may not be as extreme as some might have feared.
New rumors shared on the Chiphell forums have suggested that the GeForce RTX 4090 will be priced lower than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti when it launches later this year. NVIDIA’s current flagship carries an MSRP of $1,999.
Another claim is that NVIDIA is planning to release two variants of the GeForce RTX 4090 with different power demands. One will supposedly feature a 450-watt TDP, while a more demanding counterpart will feature a 650-watt TDP. Both are said to feature the same boost clock limits.
The poster also alleges that NVIDIA may only launch the GeForce RTX 4090 this year. Additional models may not show up until Q1 2023, and one reason for the delay could relate to NVIDIA’s current GPU inventory, which is greater than desired by AIBs, as speculated by publications such as Wccftech.
One reason for this delay could be the fact that NVIDIA is very serious about its existing GPU inventory and AIBs could have asked the green team to wait a bit more before launching new cards & that is also why we are seeing the existing flagship lineup drop down the $1000 US price range in retail sites. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti which had an MSRP of $1200 US is already being sold for lower than $800 US while the RTX 3090 which had an MSRP of $1500 US is currently on offer for $1000 US.
Previous reports had suggested that the GeForce RTX 4090 would be out in October, while the GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4070 would show in November and December, respectively, with the GeForce RTX 4060 surfacing during CES 2023.
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090 is rumored to count 16,128 CUDA cores and 24 GB of GDDR6X memory among its specifications. Recent claims from leaker kopite7kimi have suggested that NVIDIA is planning a flagship model with an 800-watt TBP.