Despite Lower Shipments, Retailers & Stores Are Stocked With Cards

It’s been just a few days since NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card launched at a ridiculous worth level of $1199 US and it seems like customers aren’t shopping for it (actually). Days after its launch, the cardboard is not promoting effectively within the client section and there are many causes.

‘Nope’ Is Consumers Reply To The $1199 US NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Graphics Card, Lower Stock Than 4090 & Still Stocked Up At Retailers

In our personal evaluation, we discovered the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 to be a powerful card when it comes to gen-over-gen efficiency and energy effectivity, nonetheless, the value that NVIDIA is asking for is solely absurd. The 4080 launched at $1199 US, making it the only largest worth bump we have ever seen on an ’80’ class GeForce graphics card.

Just to place issues into perspective. the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 launched at $699 US two years in the past. The GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB launched at 899 US. Comparing these to the 4080’s $1999 US worth, we see a 71.5% and a 50% worth bump gen-over-gen. Previously, the NVIDIA ’80’ class playing cards had been positioned effectively within the $550-$700 US vary for a number of years. Following is a comparability of assorted gen GeForce GPU’s pricing:

NVIDIA GeForce GPU Segment/Tier Prices

Graphics Segment 2014-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Titan Tier Titan X (Maxwell) Titan X (Pascal) Titan Xp (Pascal) Titan V (Volta) Titan RTX (Turing) GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
GeForce RTX 3090
GeForce RTX 4090
Price $999 US $1199 US $1199 US $2999 US $2499 US $1499 US $1999 US
$1499 US
$1599 US
Ultra Enthusiast Tier GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti N/A
Price $649 US $649 US $699 US $999 US $999 US $1199 US $1199 US N/A
Enthusiast Tier GeForce GTX 980 GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB GeForce RTX 4080
Price $549 US $549 US $549 US $699 US $699 US $699 US $999 US $1199 US
High-End Tier GeForce GTX 970 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
GeForce RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Price $329 US $379 US $379 US $499 US $499 US $599
$499
TBA TBD
Mainstream Tier GeForce GTX 960 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
GeForce GTX 1660
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB
N/A
Price $199 US $249 US $249 US $249 US $399 US
$349 US
$279 US
$229 US
$219 US
$399 US
$329 US
$399 US
$329 US
N/A
Entry Tier GTX 750 Ti
GTX 750
GTX 950 GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1050
GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1050
GTX 1650 SUPER
GTX 1650
GTX 1650 SUPER
GTX 1650
RTX 3050 N/A
Price $149 US
$119 US
$149 US $139 US
$109 US
$139 US
$109 US
$159 US
$149 US
$159 US
$149 US
$249 US N/A

If we take crypto out of the equation for a second (which helped inflate costs of playing cards artificially), customers who really paid $700 or $800 US for an RTX 3080 are merely not able to dish in over $1K US for an ’80’ class graphics card regardless of all of the efficiency and all the flamboyant options that it has to supply. And that leads us to immediately.

Retailers in nearly all areas are stocked with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card. This is just not a sight that was seen after the RTX 4090’s launch and it’s undoubtedly not because of the huge stock that NVIDIA has for the RTX 4080. In truth, based mostly on the numbers we’ve, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 shipments are near 30,000 items.

That’s 70% lower than RTX 4090’s shipments which have been at 100,000 items just a few weeks again (we reported right here solely) and are at present near 130,000 items. So everything of the RTX 40 collection playing cards has shipped round 160,000 items. That’s 30,000 RTX 4080 and 130,000 RTX 4090 items. So regardless of a decrease amount of shipments, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 remains to be having a tough time promoting and customers are merely both ready for a less expensive resolution beneath the $1000 US bracket or getting themselves an RTX 4090.

Here are only a few examples of assorted shops within the US sitting with piles of RTX 4080 graphics playing cards that nobody is occupied with shopping for:

Following is the scenario at most retailers and whereas Newegg has all their playing cards offered out, it seems like eBay scalpers might have a giant hand in inflicting these shortages as the location is loaded with playing cards priced above $1600 US and even some that are priced above $2000 US (we do not suggest shopping for any of those scalped playing cards):

This leads us to the third a part of the story and that is the person AIB mannequin pricing. Most NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 playing cards are priced neck-to-neck with an RTX 4090 Founders Edition or AIB fashions with reference pricing. For instance, ASUS’s RTX 4080 ROG STRIX and TUF Gaming are at present at $1500 & $1549 US, respectively. We additionally just lately coated an anime-themed mannequin which is priced larger than an RTX 4090. The RTX 4090 presents a 30-40% efficiency bump over the RTX 4080 so customers would reasonably pay for that further efficiency and big VRAM pool for 10-15 % extra worth than get an excessively priced 4080.

The final and most vital factor that’s holding off customers from shopping for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card is the upcoming launch of AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 collection graphics playing cards which the pink group has been advertising and marketing immediately in opposition to the RTX 4080, throwing pictures on the 16 -pin connectors (now confirmed as a user-error), its massively outsized reference fashions and betting on its model new set of options. The costs are very enticing at $899 and $999 US however regardless of that, we’d suggest our readers to attend for last evaluations. Regardless, that does not change the truth that the GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card presents the worst perf to $ worth for the time being.

Which flagship graphics playing cards are you most occupied with?

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