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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.

Source: Chiphell (via Wccftech)

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14 comments

  1. I paid over $1000 for my 2080Ti, and I think that was already excessive, I don't want to make a habit of it. I'm only comfortable paying $500-600 for a GPU. So until there is something significantly better than my 2080Ti in that price bracket, I'm sitting on the sideline.
  2. Which is where flagship GPUs should be to begin with.
    Maybe in 2012? The Titan set a whole different price level to flagships and the X090 cards just continue that trend. The 3080 official msrp of 699 fits the price you’re looking for, it’s just upper mid range / lower top range now.
  3. Maybe in 2012? The Titan set a whole different price level to flagships and the X090 cards just continue that trend. The 3080 official msrp of 699 fits the price you’re looking for, it’s just upper mid range / lower top range now.
    You mean the 3080 that was never available at anything remotely close to MSRP, at least not here in europe. It still starts above $1000, even with the horrible exchange rate since the war started.
  4. You mean the 3080 that was never available at anything remotely close to MSRP, at least not here in europe. It still starts above $1000, even with the horrible exchange rate since the war started.


    Just to add a bit of perspective here... I'll gladly suffer through higher priced GPU's if it means I don't have to be bombed.. I want that violence and horror to end for all those involved. And if the impetuous to motivate the world to end this conflict is high prices... hopefully the world will act soon.
  5. Just to add a bit of perspective here... I'll gladly suffer through higher priced GPU's if it means I don't have to be bombed.. I want that violence and horror to end for all those involved. And if the impetuous to motivate the world to end this conflict is high prices... hopefully the world will act soon.
    GPU prices were high long before the war, they have been coming down since february due to the reduction in mining profits.

    I also don't see how the worsening of living standards in europe will help put an end to the war. If anything appeasers are gaining political power due to it.
  6. You mean the 3080 that was never available at anything remotely close to MSRP, at least not here in europe. It still starts above $1000, even with the horrible exchange rate since the war started.
    I concede that it was never that low, but that had nothing to do with gaming.
  7. You mean the 3080 that was never available at anything remotely close to MSRP, at least not here in europe. It still starts above $1000, even with the horrible exchange rate since the war started.
    It was available at and close to MSRP for a time in the US. Many forum members got them and made posts about it. They did dry up a lot of times and they were much harder to get than the RTX 3090 cards were.

    Which is where flagship GPUs should be to begin with.
    I'm not sure how you've reached this conclusion. You may want GPU's to be that cheap, but that's not realistic and hasn't been for some time. I can remember a time when the highest end GPU's were well below $399. That just isn't the world we live in. Inflation, increasing complexity, materials costs, etc. have all driven the prices of modern GPU's well beyond the days where you can expect a high end or top end GPU for that kind of price.
  8. It was available at and close to MSRP for a time in the US. Many forum members got them and made posts about it. They did dry up a lot of times and they were much harder to get than the RTX 3090 cards were.
    I know it was available for a very short window in the US, well the founders edition at least, which afaik isn't even sold in Europe.
    The 3080 and the 3090 were both unobtanium for months after they launched, then they became available sooner than in the US, but for ridiculous prices, 3080 for $2500 and 3090 $4000 and such. Not from scalpers, this was the price direct from retailers. You could say the EU solved the scalper problem.

    I'm not sure how you've reached this conclusion. You may want GPU's to be that cheap, but that's not realistic and hasn't been for some time. I can remember a time when the highest end GPU's were well below $399. That just isn't the world we live in. Inflation, increasing complexity, materials costs, etc. have all driven the prices of modern GPU's well beyond the days where you can expect a high end or top end GPU for that kind of price.
    All I want is for things to be in proportion. a hi-end gpu costs 2x as much now as it did in 2014. Now if my salary was also double of what I got then it would be fine, but it's not even 50% more.
  9. GPU prices were high long before the war, they have been coming down since february due to the reduction in mining profits.

    I also don't see how the worsening of living standards in europe will help put an end to the war. If anything appeasers are gaining political power due to it.
    True the war is just the latest reason.
  10. I know it was available for a very short window in the US, well the founders edition at least, which afaik isn't even sold in Europe.
    The 3080 and the 3090 were both unobtanium for months after they launched, then they became available sooner than in the US, but for ridiculous prices, 3080 for $2500 and 3090 $4000 and such. Not from scalpers, this was the price direct from retailers. You could say the EU solved the scalper problem.


    All I want is for things to be in proportion. a hi-end gpu costs 2x as much now as it did in 2014. Now if my salary was also double of what I got then it would be fine, but it's not even 50% more.
    I found an RTX 3090 FE during the first couple months they were out at near MSRP. I saw plenty of RTX 3080's for sale at double MSRP. Not that it was acceptable, but it wasn't $2500 either. I know there were people gouging for more, but it was mostly RTX 3090 cards at $2,500 and above.

    Honestly, the MSRP wasn't really out of bounds for the 30 series. The RTX 3090 replaced the Titan V at the time for $1,000 less. The RTX 2080 Ti retailed for around $1,100, that's right where the RTX 3080 Ti's sit at. The RTX 3080 at the time was $699. Granted, none of these cards were easily obtained at the time, but we've seen worse pricing than this and I'm not talking about gouging due to mining BS.
  11. I'm looking over at my EVGA 3080 12GB FTW3 - this is the largest, heaviest card I've owned to date. The PCB is overengineered and can pull 450W - it's shared by EVGA's 3080 TI FTW3 and 3090 FTW3 cards - and the triple-slot cooler is actually capable of cooling 450W reasonably quietly.

    I'd like to see top-end GPU prices cool down a bit too, but I'm under no illusion about the very real costs that these products incur per unit. The push for performance is real, and GPU manufacturers are delivering.

    It's also worth repeating that not everyone needs a x080 Ti / x090. I'd like to see the x070-level GPUs back under US$500, but outside of that, I think we're doing alright.

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