The RTX 4080 is expensive gaming pc part, but it turns out you can build an entire AMD platform for the same price. That’s right, a whole collection of components for the same price as Nvidia’s fancy new GPU, and you don’t even have to stick to the entry-level specs.
Just to recap, Nvidia’s RTX 4080 is priced at $1,199 USD / $1,249 GBP, an MSRP that arguably hurts your chances in the best graphics card race. In fact, despite launching last week, there’s still plenty of stock available, which means it’s an unpopular GPU among gaming PC enthusiasts.
In response to the silly price of the RTX 4080, YouTuber bitwitkyle shares a satire-filled reference video that pits the card against an entire deck. The system in question features an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT CPU, Ryzen 5 5600X, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD, and the complete build costs $1,198 USD. In other words, you could put together one of the best gaming PC sets and still have a dollar left over for an Arizona green tea.
Bitwitkyle’s latest video really compromises, as it even includes not-so-helpful charts comparing GPU frame rates to the AMD machine. Beyond the gag, the creator makes a solid point about the price of graphics cards today, as spending $1,000+ on something that relies on extra parts is kind of silly.
Of course, if you’re looking to drive the best gaming monitor, play 4K, and boost fps without compromise, you’re probably planning to spend a lot more on hardware. However, I think if that’s your problem, you’ve probably already set your heart on an RTX 4090.
It’s worth noting that the RX 6800 XT is currently available for less, thanks to a nifty 23% discount on Amazon. While prices for next-gen GPUs appear to be leveling off, there’s a chance this particular model will eventually sell out or return to its normal price.
The green team’s latest GPU is haunted by its price, but our Nvidia RTX 4080 review highlights why it’s an incredible 4K graphics card. In a way, we should probably feel sorry for this particular SKU, as if it were priced the same as the upcoming Radeon RX 7900 XT, it would likely win over more gamers and enthusiasts alike.
Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Bittwitkyle