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

#101
Vya Domus
Hemmingstamp
A sale the former Co-owner of ARM doesn't want to happen.
Because they know very well who is Nvidia and how they operate. I've said this in the original story, I fear for a world where Nvidia has their hands on practically every mobile and embedded device.
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#102
Hemmingstamp
RedelZaVedno
people will just buy a XBoX/PS5 or ticket for Stadia-like streaming service and call it a day.
I disagree, Many in awe of the new shiny will press the free money credit button.
Vya Domus
Because they know very well who is Nvidia and how they operate. I've said this in the original story, I fear for a world where Nvidia has their hands on practically every mobile and embedded device.
That's similar to what the Co-owner stated. It was a pretty damning interview I might add. Not that many listen to reason these days.
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#103
Manoa
I don't know what the fus is about, I have a 500$ 780 Ti classified kingpin I buyed in 2014 and im running 90% of games in 4K with everything on highest.... I don't think it is a good idee to buy 2000$ card for that 1 or 2 games...
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#104
Fluffmeister
Hemmingstamp
Nope. I might salivate a little though. Then go and buy a 2080 ti.
That'll teach them!
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#105
TheEndIsNear
I have enough money. Will I buy one. No. Ridiculous. I'm trying to pay my house and car off early to be ready for the coming economic collapse of the U.S. I still wouldn't buy it though.
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#106
Super XP
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.
A death sentence to Nvidia PC gaming and a resurgence for Radeon PC Gaming.
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#107
Chomiq
Some random dude posts a random price tag that he pulled out of his... and suddenly bunch of folks jump the ngreedia train like it's set in stone.
We all know Jensen makes last minute calls when it comes to pricing. We don't even know if 3090 or whatever it's called even exists.
Two weeks until announcement. We'll find out soon enough.
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#108
Super XP
But that's the excitement of it all. RNDA2 & Ampere are finally coming!!!
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#109
RedelZaVedno
Hemmingstamp
I disagree, Many in awe of the new shiny will press the free money credit button.
Not the people who buy xx50/xx60/xx70 level GPUs and that's the large majority of Ngreedia sales. I bet that Ampere will sell like shit if xx60 is priced above 350 bucks. Value buyers are not stupid. They'll look at what they get for 400 bucks. 8C CPU/16 GB GDDR6/1TB NVME SSD/12TFLOPS GPU on one side and 11-12 TFLOPS GPU alone on the other for the same price... Jensen will have a tough sell on his hands
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#110
Vya Domus
Manoa
I don't know what the fus is about, I have a 500$ 780 Ti classified kingpin I buyed in 2014 and im running 90% of games in 4K with everything on highest
I reeeeeeeealy doubt that. I can run most of the games in 4K with my 1080 if I tweak the settings heavily but some of them are simply a no go.
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#111
YouLop09
Hemmingstamp
Just buy it................
nope thanks
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#112
SaLaDiN666
Folks, no reason to get angry just because you are poor. Buy what you can afford. Easy. I do not yell at Apple or Ferrari. So I buy an android and Bmw instead.
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#113
Kokotas
1) Leak a rumor that your flagship will cost $2k.
2) Everyone: WTF, that's too much.
3) Actually release your flagship at $1700.
4) Everyone: Now that's much better.
5) Profit.
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#114
RedelZaVedno
Chomiq
Some random dude posts a random price tag that he pulled out of his... and suddenly bunch of folks jump the ngreedia train like it's set in stone.
We all know Jensen makes last minute calls when it comes to pricing. We don't even know if 3090 or whatever it's called even exists.
Two weeks until announcement. We'll find out soon enough.
That's how manufacturers test waters. Throw a "leak" to see response. Plus that's the way to prepare your consumers for price hikes. Let's say consumer 2080TI+60% 24GB GPU comes out with a price tag of $1,500 without previous 2K "leak", ppl would go crazy. On the other hand, If you throw a bone first, stating that this GPU will cost 2 grand and then it turns out to be "just" $1,5K, majority will say, well $1,5K isn't so bad. One of the oldest marketing tricks in the book. I'm almost certain we're getting unknowingly prepped for yet another price gouging. I think that's stupid in current economic environment, but hey, who am I to talk, Jensen is a billionaire not me :)
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#115
dicktracy
Unconfirmed. Even if it's true, HEDT CPUs are selling for that much and no one bats an eye. A GPU, which is significantly more powerful and useful than a CPU, cannot charge that much as well? Blasphemy.
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#116
windwhirl
RedelZaVedno
I'm almost certain we're getting unknowingly prepped
I... I have to say that I just read that so wrongly :laugh:
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#117
CrAsHnBuRnXp
What is the overall difference between the 3080, 3080TI and the 3090?
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#118
ZoneDymo
Manoa
I don't know what the fus is about, I have a 500$ 780 Ti classified kingpin I buyed in 2014 and im running 90% of games in 4K with everything on highest.... I don't think it is a good idee to buy 2000$ card for that 1 or 2 games...
yeah no, a GTX780Ti underperforms to a GTX1060, that does not do 4k in anythign remotely modern and certainly not at higher settings.
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#119
Gameslove
So, hope the GeForce RTX 3070 will cost 350 - 400 $ according to october release.
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#120
AusWolf
Nah... it's called the RTX 3090 because its launch price will be $3090.
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#121
robert3892
The price for existing RTX2080ti cards have been too high. I really hope AMD can release a video card with better performance than an RTX 2080ti at a much lower cost next month. If so I feel gamers will migrate to AMD not because AMD is much better but because they are more reasonable in cost.
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#122
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
If it really comes to it. I will buy another 1080Ti and tweet/whatsapp/googlehangouts/weibo/wechat@Nvidia a picture of my ebay invoice and pictures of my dual 1080Ti setup.
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#123
MDWiley
They are out of their skulls if they think $2000 is remotely acceptable for a gaming GPU. I don’t care why it’s expensive. We should always demand reasonable pricing. $1000+ is offensively high, let alone $2000.
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#124
neatfeatguy
Even if I was rolling in money and had nothing better to do with it I still wouldn't drop $2k on a GPU.

But, I'm not rolling in money. I do have extra income because I'm not going out to stores to buy random things. I only absolutely visit the grocery store because the mandatory mask rules irritate me. I used to frequent Target once or twice a week for things. I've been in Target once in the past 2 months. Anything I absolutely need, I just order online now. I'm not doing frivolous spending now because I don't "window shop" as I walk through stores.

I can stomach the idea of spending maybe $500-600 on a nice higher-end card, but it appears those days are long gone. If a $500-600 range card can't provide a 60-70% performance jump over my 980Ti that's over 5 years old now, I have no need to move away from my 980Ti. It still gives me solid performance for the games I play.

So, here's hoping the high-end 3090 isn't really priced at the rumored $2k price range. Guess we wait and see how things pan out.
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#125
robert3892
Remember that this is a rumor. The price could be lower.
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