Apparently the Nvidia RTX 4080 isn’t the popular kid at GPU school, as it’s still widely available in stores. While the gaming PC scene is used to “out of stock” signs and empty virtual shelves, the lackluster sales of the Lovelace card could be related to the card’s unfavorable price.
If you frequent companies like Amazon and Newegg, you’ve probably noticed a lot of RTX 4080 stock by now. Sure, the Founder’s Edition model is nowhere to be found, but variants from Asus, MSI, Zotac, and more are scattered all over the world. stores. Of course, those options cost significantly more than the already expensive FE version, with the cheapest option available right now costing $150 more.
We’re not the only ones noticing Nvidia’s stock RTX 4080 scenario, as the reports are popping up all over the world. Earlier this week, OC3D dug deeper into the UK situation and found that all variants were still available at retailers. Also, hardware canucks shared information about graphics card supply from Canada, while also stating that the 4080 is the first card that hasn’t sold out of the box in over two years.
In our Nvidia RTX 4080 review, we expressed our sympathy for the best graphics card competitor as it’s a killer 4K GPU at a hair-raising price. Worse still, AMD says that its top RDNA 3 card, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, is designed to compete with the Lovelace card, as it supposedly offers a similar experience for $200 less.
It’s clear that Nvidia has shot itself in the foot when it comes to the price of the RTX 4080. However, we’re heading towards a global recession, so interest in building the best gaming PC could wane in the coming years. Hopefully, the green team will take feedback into account when the RTX 4070 Ti goes into action, both in terms of price and balanced performance.