Nvidia launched its flagship GeForce RTX 4090 final month, which is at present the finest graphics card available on the market and shot straight to the highest of the GPU benchmark hierarchy because of its uncooked horsepower. Nevertheless, with a price ticket of $1,599, the RTX 4090 is out of attain for many mainstream patrons. The RTX 4080 hits a barely cheaper worth level at $1,199, which is $500 larger than the RTX 3080’s launch worth in late 2020.
Regardless of the $1,199 price ticket (at a minimal), RTX 4080 stock ranges are already dwindling on-line. We’ve rounded up playing cards at present accessible across the net, together with Nvidia’s Founders Version (opens in new tab) (Finest Purchase unique) and a military of fashions from AIB companions.
Newegg at present lists 19 RTX 4080 playing cards on their web site, however solely two are in inventory on the time of writing: the $1,239 Gigabyte Eagle OC GeForce RTX 4080 16GB (opens in new tab) and the $1,269 Gigabyte Gaming OC GeForce RTX 4080 16GB (opens in new tab). Finest Purchase has practically a dozen RTX 4080 playing cards on its web site, however all are listed as “bought out” or “coming quickly.”
B&H Photograph Video has 4 playing cards listed, starting from $1,199 choices from PNY and Zotac to the $1,399 Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 16GB AMP Excessive AIRO (opens in new tab). Sadly, all of them are at present out of inventory. After all, scalpers are already hawking the cardboard on eBay with heavy markups. There are presently 23 listings on the web market, with costs starting from $1,700 to over $2,000.
In case you strike out on-line in your try and seize a GeForce RTX 4080, you may need a greater probability of buying a card at a neighborhood brick-and-mortar Finest Purchase or Micro Middle location. Or, should you don’t thoughts ready just a few weeks, AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX will land in December, for $899 and $999, respectively. AMD is aiming the RX 7900 XTX squarely on the RTX 4080 with respect to efficiency, however we’ll have to attend till we will benchmark the playing cards ourselves to see how correct that prediction is in observe.
Be sure you take a look at our assessment of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Version, which is second solely to the RTX 4090 in gaming efficiency. Based mostly on our testing, the RTX 4080 delivers roughly 78% of the efficiency of the RTX 4090 and is simply over 50% quicker than the previous RTX 3080.