The RTX 4090 was a tremendous success, selling over 120,000 units at its launch, while the RTX 4080… Well… It was the opposite! NVIDIA’s latest RTX 40 graphics card failed to be a blockbuster, which is why it caught some scalpers on the curve.
The thing turns out to be kind of funny, because some of these individuals are now trying to return the plaque to the stores, fortunately without much success. (Karma is a bit…)
RTX 4080: Scalpers want to return the card. But they’re out of luck!
Therefore, the graphics card that hit the Portuguese market starting at €1500 has not had the best reception from consumers. Ie, in short, the board is not for sale! So, while the RTX 4090 managed to win the hearts of enthusiasts who are willing to spend the money necessary to access the highest possible performance, the same has not happened with the RTX 4080. price!)
In fact, quite honestly, I’m glad that the card doesn’t sell at this price, because it’s finally a sign that users are fed up with the exaggerations of the big names in the technology world. I am even happier to know that scalpers, a plague that has been plaguing the technology world since the times of COVID, bet hard and hard on this NVIDIA release, only to be having a hard time now.
This is exactly why several of these individuals are already selling these boards at the “Normal” price, or in some cases, a price below this. In fact, according to several reports, there are those who are trying to return the plate to stores, namely to Newegg, which in turn is blocking all orders.
Is the RTX 4080 a flop?
It’s too early to draw that kind of conclusion. But… The truth is that with the difficulties in selling units at launch, and the imminent arrival of the cheaper but equally powerful Radeon RX 7900… Things are looking bad for the card.