It’s not news to anyone that NVIDIA has greatly exaggerated the prices of the new generation of graphics cards. But while the RTX 4090 was a huge commercial success, selling over 130,000 units in just over a month, the RTX 4080 seems to be suffering on store shelves.
The card that sits below the RTX 4090 but promises significantly higher performance than the last generation RTX 3090 Ti is obviously a powerful graphics card, but it’s also expensive, most likely too expensive to succeed in today’s market.
NVDIA is failing, but it’s actually good! Can you imagine a world where this company does what it wants, and releases everything at the prices it wants?
Oops!? The RTX 4080 is not for sale! (Fortunately!)
Therefore, demand for the RTX 4080 is much lower than expected, especially after the resounding success of the RTX 4090 which sold out in several key markets within the first hours of availability.
This is very curious, because in recent years, NVIDIA has basically done what it wants, and even then, it sells out everything, or almost everything, in a matter of hours or days. This did not happen with the RTX 4080, and most likely, it is a trend that is here to stay, such is the exaggeration in prices, and economic reality in various regions of the globe.
In short, if you want an RTX 4080, go ahead and buy it. There is stock! But please don’t. NVIDIA needs to realize that these prices are overkill. A bit like what happened to AMD this week, which has already been forced to lower prices for Ryzen 7000s, as they are also having some difficulties in the market.
In short, despite the base power of the RTX 4080, its price per euro is not the best compared to existing models, and in fact, it is a graphics card that falls far short of the performance levels of the RTX 4090. It makes sense. pay 1200 or 1300€ for a board that isn’t even top of the range? Of course.
But the problem is not just on the RTX 4080!
Consumers are also looking forward to what AMD has to offer in the cheaper, and seemingly capable of very similar performance levels, Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX.
Plates that hit the market in early December.
Also, what do you think about all this? Interested in this board? Or is it a launch that makes little sense at current prices? Share your opinion with us in the comments box below.