RTX 4080 shoppers should consider building whole PC with Radeon RX 6900 XT instead
Even week after launch NVIDIA is struggling to sell the excess inventory of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards.
NVIDIA RTX 4080 is the first graphics card launched in the past two years that has not been immediately sold out. This was reported by HardwareCanucks, which has been closely monitoring the Canadian GPU market. However, the situation is just as bad for NVIDIA in other regions.
HKEPC mentions that retailers had ordered a large number of RTX 4080 cards after they saw RTX 4090 selling out almost immediately. Unfortunately for them, this was not the case with RTX 4080, which is still on the shelves or even unpacked boxes.
YouTuber Bitwitkyle has a new video on GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card. Instead of actually testing the card, he decided to compare it with AMD Ryzen and Radeon PC build. The only issue with this ‘review’ is that RTX 4080 is never plugged into any system (simply because there was no budget left).
This satire is a perfect example of why the RTX 4080 is struggling to sell at this price. It is so expensive that enthusiasts will still choose RTX 4090 instead, while there is no RTX 40 option at less than $1,000. After all, NVIDIA canceled its $899 RTX 4080 12GB model, which is now said to launch in January under a different name of RTX 4070 Ti.
The system suggested by bitwitkyle is already good as it is. However, it is still possible to modify some parts to save enough for even Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. So, here’s a reminder that this card currently sells at $669 on Amazon. At this price, you can easily build a 6900XT system with Ryzen 5 5600X, 1GB DDR4-3600 memory and a 700W power supply.
Even though retailers have trouble selling RTX 4080 inventory, it is still very hard to find the card at MSRP. However, NVIDIA may soon have an incentive to lower the price of this card, as AMD launches its high-end Radeon RX 7900 series next month. Both AMD models are to cost less than $1000.
Source via Sebastian Castellanos: