The GeForce RTX 4080 may not be selling as well as NVIDIA might have hoped and is being overshadowed by its flagship counterpart, the GeForce RTX 4090, according to new reports that suggest enthusiasts are not rushing out to grab a copy of NVIDIA’s second-best Ada Lovelace graphics card for gamers, which released on November 16 with 3rd generation RTX architecture and delivers what the company has described as “exceptional experiences in rasterized, ray-traced, and AI-powered games and apps.”
GeForce RTX 4080 sales numbers are incredibly low compared to the flagship, with the GeForce RTX 4090 outselling the GeForce RTX 4080 3.4 to 1, according to one report from Tom’s Hardware, which looked at recent eBay listings and determined that reception for the new GPU was lukewarm based on further indicators that include only eight GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards being sold on average at eBay per day, even with lower premiums implemented by scalpers.
- GeForce RTX 4080 sales numbers are incredibly low compared to the flagship, with the RTX 4090 outselling the RTX 4080 3.4 to 1.
- An average of eight RTX 4080 graphics cards are sold per day on eBay US.
- Sales of the RTX 4080 on eBay have flat-lined or declined since the launch date.
- The average RTX 4080 on eBay is priced about 30% over MSRP, which is noticeably less lucrative than the RTX 4090 (38% over MSRP).
- The average RTX 4090 price on eBay during its first week was 54% over MSRP, with 64 cards sold per day.
- In the wake of the RTX 4080 launch, the flagship 4090 seems to be getting more popular.
Another set of data that suggests weaker-than-expected GeForce RTX 4080 sales comes from HardOCP’s Kyle Bennett, who shared stock numbers for Micro Center locations throughout the U.S.
Micro Center had 1,781 GeForce RTX 4080 units in stock on Thursday, and 1,227 left on Sunday’s close, according to the charts.
Hardware Canucks also had the following to share:
The RTX 4080 is the 1st GPU (other than the 6500 XT) launched in the last 2 years+ that hasn't immediately sold out at local retailers here in Canada.— Hardware Canucks (@hardwarecanucks) November 21, 2022
This isn't due to particularly high inventory either. Existing stock just isn't moving. pic.twitter.com/ZFUt7YezZE
Critics of the GeForce RTX 4080 continue to argue that the $1,199 graphics card is overpriced for the level of performance that it offers, especially compared to the price/performance ratio delivered by the GeForce RTX 4090.