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

#176
Caring1
phill
its a RUMOR yet everyone looses their minds ...
And loses?
My mind is loose enough.
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#177
RobJoy
As usual every release, this is a "sample pricing" leak, so Nvidia and manufacturers see how OK the pricing lies with the people.
If it is generally accepted, the cards will be released using this price.
If there is an outcry, the prices will be lowered a bit.
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#178
AsRock
TPU addict
Chaitanya
In current climate even $1000 is too much for GPU now if the rumoured $2000 is correct then just forget about it.
Yeah made me look at your avatar

They can
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#179
john_
phill
I love threads like this, it's mentioned in the title all that its a RUMOR yet everyone looses their minds (I'm sure there's a meme for that one)... Why not just chill relax and wait for the cards to come out?? If it does cost $2000/£2000 for a card so be it, just don't buy it :) You don't have to do you?
You probably don't understand how forums work. :p
The whole fun is about rumors where everyone can be right or wrong. When 3090 comes out, there will be no fun. Opinions would be mostly based on real facts, meaning that most wil have the same or very similar opinions. There is no fun in that :laugh:
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#180
Melvis
So almost the cost of a new car here in Australia? right......

Only for the rich and dumb
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#181
The Quim Reaper
Does it really matter?

The 3090 will only make up about 3% of Nvidia's entire Ampere GPU sales in terms of units sold but considerably more in profit margin, and for those willing to spend $2k on a GPU, we have to accept the fact that $2k is nothing to them, chump change, beer money.

Nvidia simply want to fleece them for as much as possible.
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#182
theoneandonlymrk
Hemmingstamp
Unless the ARM sale goes through..........

Then another, then another, then another..........
Looking like it's Onnnn, damn
techguymaxc
I’m confused as to how this continues to occur with every product launch? Do you all have no memory, or am I just the only one that pays attention enough to notice that every time a new product is close to launch, someone discovers an alleged price from a foreign retailer and attempts to convert to USD.
News flash: the price you see mentioned in this news post is listed in Chinese Yuan. Anyone care to guess what 2080 Ti cards sell for in China? If you guessed the price listed in this news post you’re the winner!
Genius, now I know this I'm sorted.
Soo just to check I have it.

When a new part is due people speculate and create rumours.

Is this a new thing, I like it.
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#183
SIGSEGV
wow. if it's true then the price is beyond my comprehension.
It's very ok NVIDIA, bring it on.. LMAO.
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#184
Fluffmeister
The Quim Reaper
Does it really matter?

The 3090 will only make up about 3% of Nvidia's entire Ampere GPU sales in terms of units sold but considerably more in profit margin, and for those willing to spend $2k on a GPU, we have to accept the fact that $2k is nothing to them, chump change, beer money.

Nvidia simply want to fleece them for as much as possible.
I do love these sorts of threads, it's full of funny first world problems.

Do I buy myself a car or a halo graphics card? Damn you Nvidia!!!1
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#185
ppn
I yearn to see some Mitx builds with 2x 3090 single slots WC + 11900K sli in under 10liter case, 400+400+400 watt water cooled system, 1,2kw tight fit. Yeah.
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#186
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
They probably have 10 cards to sell at launch and it will be out of stock in .000001 seconds. lol IF this is true.. haha I just hope I can afford a 3060 6-8gb card.. or my 2070 holds out until 4000 series cards. Trust me when I do upgrade it will have a life cycle of around 6 months.. lol That's what happened with my 2070 before the Supers came out... or what it felt like...
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#187
mouacyk
It's probably a good idea to react to a price rumor, otherwise Jensen will have no idea what to throw out at the live announcement? Gotta help the man out a little. Blizzard already had an awkward moment; we can't afford to have the now biggest tech giant CEO go on stage and announce a LOW LOW price of $3000 for the very best in gaming graphics.
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#189
Grigor
Metroid
It seems Nvidia is backing down on that $2k price, now they say $1399, still high though. If that is true then I almost got it right, I said $1299,
www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-surfaces-on-userbenchmark-rocks-19gbps-memory-clock.271062/#post-4329419

More here, wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3090-flagship-graphics-card-rumored-cost-1399-us/
$1399 will match the Chinese pricing, the 2080Ti was12K~13K at launch in chinese market. shits like this should stop using direct conversion. the whole english tech news circle go crazy on the 14K pricing is driving me nuts
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#190
InhaleOblivion
Looks at my 5700XT in my current setup. Yeah, I'm good. That's a no for me dog.:D
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#192
phill
Caring1
And loses?
My mind is loose enough.
My mind was loose and I've corrected my English... ;)
john_
You probably don't understand how forums work. :p
The whole fun is about rumors where everyone can be right or wrong. When 3090 comes out, there will be no fun. Opinions would be mostly based on real facts, meaning that most wil have the same or very similar opinions. There is no fun in that :laugh:
I know how the forums work but 8 pages of 'opinions' on something that wasn't even concrete seems a little crazy to me... But hey, it's just me! :D
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#193
Fluffmeister
The mob need no excuse to go on a rampage, hopefully they get offended by real issues too.
AsRock
Yeah made me look at your avatar

They can
Also, I got into a super exciting convo with a mod who said my flipping the bird avatar wasn't acceptable.

How times change.
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#194
Reverb256
Well... I'll just consider a 3090 to be a TITAN equivalent, then.
Price:performance ratio blowout (in a bad way).
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#195
ZoneDymo
The funny thing is, if its true we will be prepared, but lets say its "only" 1680 dollars, then we should be relieved right? and Nvidia will looks like the goodguy again....

Its like a reverse thing fanboys did/do to AMD where they hype up upcomming products to rediculous levels just so when its released it can only be a dissapointment and they can crap all over it when objectively it can be a very good product.
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#196
Hemmingstamp
phill
'opinions' on something that wasn't even concrete seems a little crazy to me...
Oh I dunno, I think the topic should get at least 7/10 for entertainment value. After all many have had a good laugh at the rumoured prices at least. (Some cried)
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#197
okbuddy
just $2000 you got 24gb vram, that's a steal
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#198
medi01
The Quim Reaper
The 3090 will only make up about 3% of Nvidia's entire Ampere GPU sales in terms of units sold
2080Ti is under 1%, why would 3090 more than triple it?
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#199
Wshlist
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?
Or in other words: It's so expensive because they need to pay the engineers so those are able to afford a nvidia card. It's the new 'nvidia-personnel-only edition'. then.
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#200
Thiago
Sad thing is the stupid fanboys with deeps pockets (or in serious debt) will continue to buy these overpriced aberrations.
Why do these companies feel entitled to these abusive high retail prices?
Because fools will line up to buy them.
Same thing with ammunition being sold 5 or 6 times their normal prices.
Same thing for $1200 smartphones that people "upgrade" every year just to brag about having the latest and greatest to their friends and family.
It's ridiculous to see people do stupid $h*t like that, justifying the asking price and literally f*cking everything up for everyone else.
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