Monday, August 17th 2020

Rumor: GeForce RTX 3090 Pricing to Arrive Around the $2,000 Mark

A user on ChipHell going by the alias Alienxzy posted a screenshot taken from an alleged insider account with information regarding plans for next-gen RTX 3090 as fabricated by NVIDIA's AIB partner Colorful. According to the original information, posted on ChipHell as a screenshot, Colorful will be releasing two high-end versions of the RTX 3090 graphics card, in the form of the Vulcan (air-cooled) and Neptune (hybrid cooling) models. According to it, and when the text is parsed through a translator, the tentative pricing for NVIDIA's next-gen is slated at CNY 13,999 (online selling) for the Vulcan X OC, and CNY 12,999 (again online selling) for the Neptune. These translate to roughly $2,000 for the high-end Vulcan X OC and (strangely, for a hybrid, water-cooled version) $1875 for the Neptune. Another pricing of CNY 12,000 is mentioned for the Vulcan ($1,730), so that might actually be the real pricing (and makes more sense compared to the Neptune).

Some more information is present on the rumor-mill-powering post, such as a 5 V RGB capability that pairs the graphics cards' lighting with that of the motherboard (and vice-versa), as well as improved in-card display for the Vulcan X; meanwhile, sales of the Neptune graphics card for the previous generation were reportedly low, which is why its pricing is reportedly being revised close to its introduction, which will be in the same ballpark of the Vulcan X OC. If true, this should set the pricing trend for NVIDIA's expected top offering in the RTX 3000 series, and it's creeping ever higher - the cost to have a generation's best performer is becoming more and more (insert descriptor here). Even considering NVIDIA's all but guaranteed Founders' Edition, we're looking at a steep pricing landscape. Do please note the rumor tag on the title of the news post, as this isn't confirmed information in any way or form. Images below for the Vulcan X and Neptune are merely representative of current generation's offerings.
Sources: ChipHell, via TPU Forums user @ xkm1948
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219 Comments on Rumor: GeForce RTX 3090 Pricing to Arrive Around the $2,000 Mark

#1
Nater
That will be a HUGE boon to the consoles. Insanity.
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#2
Chaitanya
In current climate even $1000 is too much for GPU now if the rumoured $2000 is correct then just forget about it.
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#3
narta
Leaks to test the water for reactions

Here is a reaction.

Nope.
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#4
dicktracy
Came from a random poster from ChipHell. ROFL
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#6
xkm1948
Hey I posted that first! haha
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#7
M2B
The more you buy, the more you save.
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#8
TheLostSwede
Can confirm 3090 will be 24GB and 3080 will be 10GB.
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#9
DarwiN
You'll be surprised how many people basically have "unlimited" money these days. These will be selling even if the price is 4000€.. Of course also the supply will be limited, so the initial price should help maintain stock.
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#10
mouacyk
It was a matter of time before investors start questioning why NVidia is giving away new performance for the same price year-over-year. Turing was the first big change. It's over now, fun and games are done.
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#11
narta
mouacyk
It was a matter of time before investors start questioning why NVidia is giving away new performance for the same price year-over-year. Turing was the first big change. It's over now, fun and games are done.
Not until the fat (figuratively speaking) lady (AMD) sings.

Nvidia either will "unlock" performance or cut prices.
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#12
mouacyk
narta
Not until the fat (figuratively speaking) lady (AMD) sings.

Nvidia either will "unlock" performance or cut prices.
This isn't NVidia vs AMD (vs Intel). It's investors versus you and your ability to have fun. Bad times for investors = bad times for you.
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#13
Hemmingstamp
mouacyk
It was a matter of time before investors start questioning why NVidia is giving away new performance for the same price year-over-year. Turing was the first big change. It's over now, fun and games are done.
I think Nvidia can see the four horsemen of the apocalypse approaching and priced accordingly.
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#15
Vya Domus
Chaitanya
In current climate even $1000 is too much for GPU now if the rumoured $2000 is correct then just forget about it.
You are technically wrong simply because of the fact that the 2080ti managed to sell relatively well so the climate allows such pricing, I've said this many times before, the prices are set by consumers. And by the looks of things, there is room for yet another price hike it seems.
mouacyk
It was a matter of time before investors start questioning why NVidia is giving away new performance for the same price year-over-year.
600 series Kepler was probably the last time that happened, ever since then an increase in performance was associated with a price hike as well, larger or smaller.
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#16
jesdals
Thats to much for my taste, hope RDNA2 gives some competition
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#17
Hemmingstamp
Vya Domus
You are technically wrong simply because of the fact that the 2080ti managed to sell relatively well so the climate allows such pricing,
That was nearly 3 years ago. Many people's circumstances have changed since then.
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Vya Domus
Hemmingstamp
That was nearly 3 years ago. Many people's circumstances have changed since then.
We'll see, everyone says the same every time a new generation arrives yet here we with ever increasing prices.

Remember that people bought Titan Vs which were 3000$, Nvidia knows very well who their target audience is and if they are willing to pay these sums of money, they tested the waters a while ago.
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#19
Hemmingstamp
Vya Domus
We'll see, everyone says the same every time a new generation arrives yet here we with ever increasing prices.
As long as the credit market stays afloat so will everything else. I know people with golden glowing credit records who have been refused credit this year.
We'll see how sales go after launch.
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#20
mouacyk
Vya Domus
We'll see, everyone says the same every time a new generation arrives yet here we with ever increasing prices.

Remember that people bought Titan Vs which were 3000$.
There's ever increasing incremental prices, then there's exponential increases. It looks like we are in lean times and luxury will be charged accordingly. That's an increase difference anyone can feel.
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#22
xkm1948
With 24GB VRAM (If it is true), the 3090 will be the spritial replacement of RTX Titan. If it sells for $2000 it would actually be cheaper, as RTX Titan with 24GB VRAM and full Turing die goes for $2500.

My theory is Nvidia is pushing for folks who usually just buy the xx80Ti to get Titan level performance. Also they will release the 3080/3180 with 10GB of VRAM that will be faster than 2080Ti. In this way Nvidia gets the most of money from people who usually buys xx80Ti either stepping up one tier to Titan level, or upgrading from previous xx80 / xx70.

Part of me believe there will be a xx80 Super ater. Most likely Nvidia will leave enough performance segmentation between the xx90 and xx80 to counter for Big Navi.
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#23
Razrback16
If it's a dual gpu card, I may be interested. If it's single GPU, I'll be looking for used Turing cards.
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#25
theoneandonlymrk
mouacyk
It was a matter of time before investors start questioning why NVidia is giving away new performance for the same price year-over-year. Turing was the first big change. It's over now, fun and games are done.
Yes because most buy those card's, they're a single figured percentage of what is actually bought , most went 2060)2070 at the most and actually mid to low takes way more than half the buying market.

So yeah more performance ,more money, except the buying public largely makes it's own decisions and 2k cards won't sell well I garauntee it.
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