Although according to preliminary estimates, the most failed video card of the GeForce RTX 4000 series has every chance of becoming the GeForce RTX 4060, there is already a real outsider – the GeForce RTX 4080. This is the first video card in many years that was not sold out immediately. Seeing the demand for the RTX 4090, stores have ordered a lot of RTX 4080s, but they are not being swept off the shelves.
The reasons for the failure of the RTX 4080 are complex, but in the first place, buyers are scared away by the exorbitant price. Enthusiast Bitwitkyle posted an interesting video on YouTube. For the price of one GeForce RTX 4080, you can build an entire PC with a Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card.
It is important to note that the PC is very decent. Definitely, only the Thermaltake Smart power supply is requested for replacement. Otherwise, the assembly is competent, even the preferences of the Ryzen 5 5600X processor in terms of RAM are taken into account.
Next month, AMD will start selling the Radeon RX 7900 graphics cards. This will be a strong incentive for NVIDIA to lower the price tag of the RTX 4080 “sub-$1000”.