Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards can be launched for even steeper prices than the previous generation. The new values can range from US$ 399 to US$ 2,999 .
The information was released this Monday (13) by the Chinese website My Drivers. According to the page, Nvidia is adopting the price increase strategy to discourage the use of the pieces by cryptocurrency miners and to get back the line for hardcore gamers.
The company even released specific pieces aimed at mining and even put blockers on game models, but that didn’t help. Reports from March indicated that it is possible to circumvent the so-called hash rates on common boards.
Because of the scenario, which has even contributed to the scarcity of plates and the increase in prices, Nvidia seems to have seen the readjustment policy as the only way to bring the market “back to normal”. And the increases, compared to the GeForce RTX 30 series, reach 100%. Check the comparison below:
RTX 3060: $329/RTX 4060: $399 (21% increase);
RTX 3070: $499/RTX 4070: $799 (60% increase);
RTX 3080: $699/RTX 4080: $1,199 (71% increase);
RTX 3080 Ti: $1,199/RTX 4080 Ti: $1,999 (66% increase);
RTX 3090: $1,499/RTX 4090: $2,999 (100% increase).
Last week, the YouTube channel Graphically Challenged had already released a forecast of product prices. The values match those reported by My Drivers, and the list still reveals alleged prices for the GeForce RTX 4050 (US$ 279), RTX 4050 Ti (US$ 329) and RTX 4060 Ti (US$ 499).
RTX 40 MSRP Price predictions. Miners & gamers voted with their wallets.
RTX 4090 – $2,999
RTX 4080 Ti – $1,999 (late release)
RTX 4080 – $1,199
RTX 4070 – $799
RTX 4060 Ti – $499
RTX 4060 – $399
RTX 4050 Ti – $329
RTX 4050 – $279
I hate this.
— Graphically Challenged (@GraphicallyChal) September 9, 2021
Nvidia has not commented on the matter and the expectation is that the new series of graphics cards will be unveiled next year for release in late 2022.