February 6, 2023

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Vendors and speculators finally learned a good lesson with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 – Nvidia

It’s only been a few days since the GeForce RTX 4080 hit the market and those who – first – started pulling their hair out are … various vendors who tried at the first opportunity to benefit from Initial availability issues, minimal.

As the website states tom devices, which cites US sales data from ebay.com for the GeForce RTX 4080 last week, these graphic cards barely managed to hit “numbers”. GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards outsold three times the GeForce RTX 4080 and this caused panic among distributors who aimed to “scratching” gamers with outrageous prices and end users in general for easy profit.

according to tom devicesGeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards currently sell 3.4 times more than those of the GeForce RTX 4080. Today, a few days after the launch of the most affordable GPU architecture, the “Ada Lovelace”, on ebay.com in the USA, it sells for an average of eight cards RTX 4080 Graphics Only Per Day At launch, the RTX 4090 sold no fewer than 64 graphics cards on a daily basis.

Website results tom devices They reflect the general feeling about the GeForce RTX 4080: that it is not well positioned, in terms of price-performance ratio, in the market. Its cost is very close to the GeForce RTX 4090 without offering the corresponding performance. Simply put, this does not justify its cost. So while the GeForce RTX 4090 brought sellers big profits – selling in the first week of launch on average about 54% more than the suggested retail price (in the US) on ebay.com, in the case of the RTX 4080 they had to cut back ” their profits” to 30%, along with not selling enough units. Currently, sellers or investors are selling the GeForce RTX 4090 for about 38% more than the suggested retail price on ebay.com, with prices for NVIDIA products rising slightly since the launch of the GeForce RTX 4080. Lovelace”.

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The situation with the GeForce RTX 4080 is a good lesson for speculators, as every shiny new graphics card doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a resale gold mine. Perhaps with the arrival of AMD’s new RDNA3 graphics cards, it will make distributors think twice before getting involved in reselling them. Hopefully they’ll be good in terms of performance, and several more on the market so that end users and gamers don’t have to turn to distributors and speculators to get the graphics card they want.