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

#76
Shinkiro
M2B
The more you buy, the more you save.
Ill take six!
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#77
Slizzo
I think everyone needs to remember that Jensen never really commits to a price until shortly before he goes on stage. That's always the last thing that he holds to his chest and doesn't communicate.

I'm sure all these prices are placeholder prices.
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#78
windwhirl
Hemmingstamp
Just get 8 for the rumoured upcoming Octa-SLI :cool:
Going balls to the wall with your titanium credit card, your cooling equipment and your electricity bill just to play your games at 16K 240 Hz. In HDR. :cool:
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#79
Tomgang
I'll buy that for a dollar o_O

But If this rumor is true, then this is me right now:


I had hoped for rtx 2080 ti prices that launched from 999 usd, but if RTX 3090 really are the card to take over from 2080 TI and launched for 2000 usd, my dream of ending 2020 with a big bang of a new pc is crushed or at least downgraded to a RTX 3080 none TI.

But then again. 24 GB vram is Titan territory and other rumors has spoken of a 20 gb vram card and leaks seems to confirm rtx 3080 will have 10 gb vram. So there might be a rtx 3080 ti with 20 gb vram. To settle to hole between 3090 and 3080.

Also one time ngreedia all ways ngreedia. Let's hope AMD RDNA2 can do to nvidia what zen 2 dit to Intel. Preventing stupidly high prices.
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#80
Vayra86
GhostRyder
Whelp, I hope that some of this is not true but I had a feeling the new top in 'gamer' card was gonna be around the $1500 mark. Looks like they are going beyond that. I will have to see reviews to figure out which one I am getting this round as I am a little skeptical of spending that much for the top end unless it seriously makes a huge performance difference. $1200 was already a bit of a swallow especially because I intend to rebuild my rigs cooling this round with the new card (Water block cost etc lol).
Look at the upside! Your water cooling will relatively be a lot less expensive than last gen :D
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#81
M2B
Vayra86
Same story as Radeon VII really, or Vega early days. New
What if I told you 2080Ti has sold more than the 400$ 5700XT...
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#82
Recus
mouacyk
The low yield makes sense, as that would also explain the high RMA rate of 2080 Tis. Because they didn't have enough to sell, they were letting partially tested chips onto the market to lock consumers in and let customer service deal with it. These consumers were diehard fans -- they would go through multiple RMA's just to get a working one too.
And entire Navi lineup was partially tested chips since Navi has higher RMA. But it was denied by diehard fans.

About price, AMD selling CPU for $4000 so if you are better than competitor you can ask more for luxury stuff.
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#83
Vayra86
M2B
What if I told you 2080Ti has sold more than the 400$ 5700XT...
That kinda just spells out how sad 5700XT sales were :P
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#84
Hemmingstamp
I'm just waiting for a sneaky hike in online retail taxes to crush most people's dreams. Regardless of the cards RRP.
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#85
john_
Shareholders and analysts are celebrating. Nvidia's share price is at $495.70, up $33.
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#86
RedelZaVedno
WOW $2K? Jensen, U greedy Leather jacket lover. Life's gonna get tough:


Ngreedia survivor: "Turing, 1st kidney gone, Ampere, 2nd kidney sold. But hey, gaming at 4K/120fps looks amazing!"
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#87
john_
Recus
And entire Navi lineup was partially tested chips since Navi has higher RMA. But it was denied by diehard fans.
Lower than that of 2080 Ti.
Recus
About price, AMD selling CPU for $4000 so if you are better than competitor you can ask more for luxury stuff.
AMD is selling at $4000 a chip that is killing the competitor's $10000 model. If AMD was selling that chip at $14000, then yes, you would have been right. But here your example is completely wrong.
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#88
Hemmingstamp
RedelZaVedno
WOW $2K? Jensen, U greedy Leather jacket lover. Life's gonna get tough:


Ngreedia survivor: "Turing, 1st kidney gone, Ampere, 2nd kidney sold. But hey, gaming at 4K/120fps looks amazing!"
Just a kindey??? Rumours suggest these cards might cost an arm and a leg at least
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#89
Fluffmeister
RedelZaVedno
WOW $2K? Jensen, U greedy Leather jacket lover. Life's gonna get tough:


Ngreedia survivor: "Turing, 1st kidney gone, Ampere, 2nd kidney sold. But hey, gaming at 4K/120fps looks amazing!"
Is that Tim Cook? Even he can't afford it!
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#90
mouacyk
Hemmingstamp
Just a kindey??? Rumours suggest these cards might cost an arm and a leg at least
I dunno... haven't heard of replacement kidneys yet, but prosthetics do exist.
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#91
okbuddy
the price's really good, they put tons of things into it, those don't have money need to earn a little more, to become a upper-middle, not that hard innit
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#92
Hemmingstamp
mouacyk
I dunno... haven't heard of replacement kidneys yet, but prosthetics do exist.
Joking aside, there was an uproar with the prices of last gen cards. I didn't buy into the hype, instead kept any eye on performance..........And purchased a 1080 ti instead ;)
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#94
Recus
john_
Lower than that of 2080 Ti.


AMD is selling at $4000 a chip that is killing the competitor's $10000 model. If AMD was selling that chip at $14000, then yes, you would have been right. But here your example is completely wrong.
I meant 3990X.

Anyway if 3090 is $2000 let's say RDNA2 will be $1200 and everyone will say how cheat it is though $1200 for 2080 Ti is too expensive?
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#95
ebivan
Haha, I see all of you saying "no, never" and two months from now I see half of you bragging about your 3090s...
Just stop supporting them and stop buying that shit. Its not nvidias fault that they can raise prizes more and more, they are a company, making money is what they do.
Its up to you to show that you wont pay these ridiculus prizes!
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#96
Hemmingstamp
ebivan
Haha, I see all of you saying "no, never" and two months from now I see half of you bragging about your 3090s...
Nope. I might salivate a little though. Then go and buy a 2080 tI.
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#97
Vya Domus
john_
Shareholders and analysts are celebrating. Nvidia's share price is at $495.70, up $33.
It's probably more because of the ARM thing, I doubt most investors care or that they waste their time looking at leaks about how they're gonna have 2000$ video cards.
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#98
Super XP
RDNA2 cost at the right price is going to make a K i l l i n g in sales, if Nvidia chooses these kinds of high high prices lol
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#99
RedelZaVedno
Joking aside, NGreedia is a market maker and such pricing if true is a death sentence for PC gaming, especially if lower tier GPUs follow the top tier rise. Ordinary people will just buy a XBoX/PS5 or ticket for Stadia-like streaming service and call it a day. You can build solid 6C/12T/16gb/480GB SSD APU PC for work inside 500$ budget and get XBoX X/PS5 for 400-500 bucks. Half the price Jensen wants for his top tier card. 700$ is my upper limit for what I'm willing to pay for GPU and I expect it to be at least 50% faster than the consoles. If not, Ampere will be one more generation to skip.
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#100
Hemmingstamp
Vya Domus
It's probably more because of the ARM thing.
A sale the former Co-owner of ARM doesn't want to happen.
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