Nvidia’s RTX 4080 has popped up at retailers with one graphics card exhibiting on the MSRP within the US as we close to the official on-sale date – however, the information isn’t so good within the UK sadly (or elsewhere in Europe).
So, the official MSRP within the US is $1,199 for the GeForce RTX 4080 (16GB model – which is the one variant now, in fact, because the 12GB spin was cancelled), and we’ve additionally seen that it’s going to retail within the UK at an MSRP of £1,269 (we’ll come again to that).
That is the worth Nvidia will promote for, however third-party customized variations of the RTX 4080 will command an extra premium in some instances, but not on each occasion, and we’ve seen that illustrated with a PNY graphics card that has the official MSRP pinned to it.
As Tom’s Hardware highlights, that is the PNY Gaming Verto RTX 4080, which is priced at bang-on $1,199 and is perhaps up for pre-order earlier than lengthy, taking into account the 4080 isn’t formally on sale till November 16, simply over a fortnight away but.
There’s additionally the sooner overclocked (OC) version of this graphics card listed on Newegg, however, it isn’t but priced – clearly with the enhanced clock made to run a bit sooner, providing somewhat higher efficiency, it’ll be considerably extra expensive.
VideoCardz additionally noticed that Laptops Direct within the UK has Palit’s RTX 4080 OmniBlack at £1,450 really on pre-order (with supply time listed as “from three weeks”), and costlier fashions from Palit reaching as much as £1,530 (that’s the GameRock OC on the top-end).
There are RTX 4080 fashions listed elsewhere (within the US and UK) however none have pricing hooked up. Probably that’ll change quickly because the launch nears.
Evaluation: The nice, the dangerous, and the Ampere different
From what we will see to date, there’s excellent and dangerous right here. It’s good to see that within the US, a third-party mannequin of the RTX 4080 is sticking to the MSRP – assuming the worth tag doesn’t shift from that time.
The UK seems to be a unique story so far, however Laptops Direct shouldn’t be the place most individuals go for their graphics card wants (as you may guess, that retailer is fairly fashionable for, er, laptops although). The likes of Scan or Overclockers UK (OCUK) for instance nonetheless don’t have costs hooked up to the RTX 4080 fashions that may be noticed on their respective websites (really, Scan doesn’t even have standalone playing cards listed but, simply prebuilt techniques with the RTX 4080, unpriced).
These costs we will see at Laptops Direct are nonetheless an ominous signal. The truth that the MSRP itself is greater than the US is disappointing too (even when extremely predictable given current forex actions and so forth). What we will see at Scan is the worth of the RTX 4090 being between £1,950 and £2,000, and at OCUK it’s the same story of £1,980 to £2,030, which doesn’t bode effectively for the RTX 4080 coming in at its MSRP of £1,269 in that nation.
We might effectively be £1,500, then, or possibly even creeping up from there with beefier RTX 4080 fashions, significantly if inventory is thinner on the bottom initially. And the way will that examine with Ampere graphics playing cards? Nicely, you may choose up an RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version for £1,149 (at
Scan) proper now – and it’s unclear how a lot better the RTX 4080 16GB will probably be than the 3090 Ti (exterior of the larger boosts for DLSS three video games, that’s, that are very a lot a distinct segment proposition nonetheless).
This sort of pricing makes the beefier RTX 3000 fashions look tempting, for positive, and a few may argue maybe that’s the thought with the preliminary RTX 4000 launches (as we maintain listening to, Nvidia and companions do have lots of Ampere inventory to clear, nonetheless).
One other argument is perhaps when you’re going to fork out that a lot for an RTX 4080, why not simply go the entire hog and get the 4090 anyway (although melting energy adapters may concern you at this level with the Lovelace flagship)?
We can get carried away with early hints of pricing, in fact, and there’s nonetheless that glimmer of hope for respectable pricing within the US – offering that PNY card doesn’t prove to have a placeholder price ticket – even when that’s not the case within the UK (and elsewhere in Europe for that matter, the place Lovelace playing cards could be much more costly).
Whether or not or not the RTX 4000 vary finally ends up at MSRP, thoughts, these advisable costs are nonetheless quite ridiculous, definitely for the RTX 4080 while you examine it to the RTX 3080 which got here with an MSRP of $699 (or £649), even when you couldn’t purchase it for something like that.