Ahead of the big reveal expected at Nvidia’s GTC presentation in September 20looks like we can already get a real glimpse into the prices of Nvidia’s next flagship graphics card, the super powerful GeForce RTX 4090.
As reported by Twitter user @I_Leak_VN, it appears Vietnamese tech retailer AZPC Workstation is offering advance pre-orders of the RTX 4090, with two different GPU versions available. The ‘basic’ version costs 50 million VND, while the ‘premium’ model costs 60 million VND.
That equates to around $2,100 for the base model (which is presumably a Founder’s Edition card) and $2,520 for the premium variant. It’s unclear what ‘premium’ means at this point, but we expect it to be a factory-overclocked model from a third-party manufacturer such as MSI or Gigabyte.
The AZPC Workstation Store has RTX 4090 pre-sale price. I think this is the most realistic price because Vietnam also had this price when the new RTX 3090 was released.- Basic RTX 4090 Version: 50 million VND ( 2100 USD)- RTX 4090 Premium version: 60 million VND (2520 USD) pic. twitter.com/D3I23R1LkbSeptember 14, 2022
Review: Titanic price for a Titan-class GPU – but don’t panic
Costs of up to $2,000 and above suggest a Titan-level graphics card. When the mighty RTX Titan launched in 2018, it was priced at $2,500 – and the leaked details about the RTX 4090 we have so far certainly suggest it will deliver Titan-class performance.
These are some pretty ridiculous prices, given that the Previous generation RTX 3090 initially for $1,500. However, there’s a ray of hope here: the AZPC Workstation offered prices similar to these when the 3090 was first released, so we can see US launch prices that match last-gen prices. Import costs, recent local inflation and the retailer’s profit margin may explain the higher price.
Pricing can also be a smart preemptive move by that retailer to combat an extremely likely stock shortage. Even with the recent cryptographic crash seeing the GPU market return to a (mostly) normal state, it is very likely that Nvidia’s new GPUs will sell out very quickly at launch. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see GPU lotteries return.
Still, even $1,500 is a pretty amount for a bank account for a single graphics card. Personally, I’m not interested; The RTX 4080 it will likely be the high-end GPU that most enthusiasts can realistically aim for, and I’m still hoping Nvidia’s September 20 announcement could include a tease for a more affordable one. RTX 4060 also.
The 4000 series GPUs will be so powerful that the average user will really be able to get great performance even with the low-end cards. Hell, even most 3000 series cards are fantastic, and it seems like their price will just keep falling. The release of the RTX 4090 might actually be the best time to get a high-end GPU!