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

#26
Hemmingstamp
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.
New card, new case, new cooling because the new card will toast anything around it. Isn't new tech great!
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#27
xkm1948
Hemmingstamp
New card, new case, new cooling because the new card will toast anything around it. Isn't new tech great!
Performance is going forward. Engineering and technology is being pushed to the max. Besides the price I really don't know what to complain about. Maybe you should apply to be Nvidia engineer and let us see what you come up with?
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#29
theoneandonlymrk
Hemmingstamp
New card, new case, new cooling because the new card will toast anything around it. Isn't new tech great!
Some will need a new PSU too if the rumours hold any truth 3x8pin or 1x12pin special with a higher current handling grade of wiring.

300/450Watts isn't negligible, or at the moment a fact though.
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#30
Anymal
Eh, rumor, Chinese company, the card is not even in market,.... no worries, amd will save us as with ryzen.
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#31
Calmmo
Thats a lot. Could it be this one's on the expensive and limited volume wise tsmc node and the rest of the product stack made on the cheaper samsung node?
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#32
Fluffmeister
Legacy-ZA
Simply ludicrous.
What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? Chicken?
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#33
Hemmingstamp
xkm1948
Performance is going forward. Engineering and technology is being pushed to the max. Besides the price I really don't know what to complain about. Maybe you should apply to be Nvidia engineer and let us see what you come up with?
You've got me wrong, I wasn't knocking anything. I was merely pointing out the obvious
Retired from Engineering a while back. Thanks all the same.
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#34
The Foldinator
AMD here I come , just beyond crazy asking that kinda of money..
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#35
B-Real
So this won't be a Titan card, but a 3080Ti replacement? Or will there be a 3080Ti too?
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.
Nope, they will not. 2000 series was also a bad seller.
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#36
lynx29
big navi 2 looking good these days
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#37
ZoneDymo
you should get 2, it will be cheaper that way
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#38
Hemmingstamp
theoneandonlymrk
Some will need a new PSU too if the rumours hold any truth 3x8pin or 1x12pin special with a higher current handling grade of wiring.

300/450Watts isn't negligible, or at the moment a fact though.
Your right! Didn't TPU show the new rumoured connector a while back.??
And I've been knocked already for suggesting people will need to upgrade components.
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#39
xkm1948
lynx29
big navi 2 looking good these days
As for non-existing? lol

If Navi21 is very competeive versus Ampere flagship, you can bet your sweet as$ that AMD will price it similar to Nvidia's flagship.
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#40
theoneandonlymrk
Anymal
Eh, rumor, Chinese company, the card is not even in market,.... no worries, amd will save us as with ryzen.
Well I think you meant Navi because Ryzens need 64 cores to get a few FPS on crysis(sacrilegious auto correct)

@Hemmingstamp fan's tend to flame any such points. It's Just the way, despite many a thread wherein a dinky shite PSU is getting kicked to fff# by a new GPU.
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#41
mouacyk
Hemmingstamp
Your right! Didn't TPU show the new rumoured connector a while back.??
And I've been knocked already for suggesting people will need to upgrade components.
GPUs used to come with a 2x molex -> 6pin PCIe connector. If the 12pin connector materializes, it's more likely new GPUs will just ship with a similar adapter, for 3x PCIe 8pins -> 12pin PCIe connector. New PSU on top of the already insane GPU prices? That can't go well.
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#42
birdie
Why do TPU short polls almost always suck immensely? Where's the answer, "I'm not into buying high-end GPUs/I never buy them, so I don't care"? Now hundreds of people who run iGPU/GTX 1650/RTX 5500 will say No to this poll but they've never intended to buy anything which costs more than $200.

Now this news piece title is a load of bullocks: the RTX 3090 will not be priced $2000 even according to this news piece itself which is talking about two heavily modified custom solutions which are always sold at a premium.
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#43
theoneandonlymrk
mouacyk
GPUs used to come with a 2x molex -> 6pin PCIe connector. If the 12pin connector materializes, it's more likely new GPUs will just ship with a similar adapter, for 2x PCIe 8pins -> 12pin PCIe connector. New PSU on top of the already insane GPU prices? That can't go well.
3x 8pin to 12 pin you mean?.
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#44
chris.london
If the top 3090s cost $1800, the entry level should be around $1400 which is in line with previous rumours (20% more expensive than previous gen). People who bought the 2080 Ti will buy this too. I may too. It all depends on what I get for my money. 60% extra performance for 20% more money sounds reasonable to me. But I also wouldn’t mind if AMD could surprise us with something even better.
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#45
Fleurious
Seems high even for nVidia.

As nice as it would be to get a high end gpu I am happy with my 1070ti that i got a good deal on.
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#46
Hemmingstamp
theoneandonlymrk
@Hemmingstamp fan's tend to flame any such points. It's Just the way, despite many a thread wherein a dinky shite PSU is getting kicked to fff# by a new GPU.
I thought we were all adults here ;)
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#47
Vya Domus
chris.london
60% extra performance for 20% more money sounds reasonable to me.
People think in a funny way, question is, will you think the same after a few generations of 20% more money ?
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#48
Hemmingstamp
Vya Domus
People think in a funny way, question is, will you think the same after a few generations of 20% more money ?
If Nvidia bought up all the competition there won't be much choice.
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#49
theoneandonlymrk
Hemmingstamp
I thought we were all adults here ;)
Well I think a few youths pass through, some might linger but I am certain even jay2cents kids are Not getting a 3090 for Christmas.

Imagine the Titans price.

And the lower teir cards are starting to sound a bit expensive without even being price leaked yet.

I can't see Nvidia dominating to that degree personally @Hemmingstamp
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#50
Vya Domus
Hemmingstamp
If Nvidia bought up all the competiotion there won't be much choice.
I don't know, there's always a choice when it comes down to this sort of stuff. You can just say no, people buy these to play Warzone or Fortnite or whatever else is popular these days, you can live without a 2000$ video card. If you can't say no to that, we're doomed either way.
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