Graphics card costs have been on a downward trajectory for a while, however there’s one card that saved its premium value. It is the RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab), a monster of a card by nearly each measure. At $1,999 it was by no means going to be a card the bulk would think about shopping for, however in case you actually need one, you can get one for just $1,149 (opens in new tab).
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Gaming (say that 10 instances quick) was initially listed for $2,149, so a full $1,000 drop is spectacular. On the time of writing it was out of inventory, however the higher-clocked FTW3 Extremely Gaming is simply $50 extra at $1,199 and is in inventory. Whether or not it should keep that means relies on how eager people are (opens in new tab) to purchase a high-end GPU near the launch of the RTX 40 series (opens in new tab) within the coming months.
If you need the most effective RTX 30 card of all, it is the RXT 3090 Ti. It makes use of the absolutely enabled GA102 GPU with 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 devoted ray tracing (RT) cores and 336 Tensor Cores. Add to that 24GB of quick GDDR6X and you have your self one heckuva card, and one that will not instantly appear gradual even after next-gen playing cards launch.
EVGA’s 3090 Ti graphics playing cards include Nvidia’s ‘Face Your Demons recreation’ bundle that features Ghostwire: Tokyo (opens in new tab), Doom Eternal (opens in new tab), and Doom Everlasting 12 months One Move. Not a nasty little bit of added worth on prime of the steep low cost on the cardboard itself.
The larger query is whether or not it is a limited-time particular by EVGA, or the start of a bigger pattern. Because the launch of next-generation playing cards will get nearer, distributors and retailers will need to clear their shares. The very last thing they need to do is be caught with playing cards priced at $1,500 or extra that no-one needs to purchase. EVGA may very well be taking a wise strategy by clearing out its high-end shares earlier than they turn out to be an issue.
Graphics card pricing remains to be on a downward pattern, although the drops aren’t as dramatic as they had been a few months again, maybe as a result of larger logistics prices and inflation. If you see dramatic value drops like this EVGA card, you marvel if there are extra drops to return.
May we see a sub-$1,000 RTX 3090 Ti? Return a number of months when a 3090 non-Ti was $3,000 or extra and I might have laughed at that suggestion. But when next-gen cards live up to the hype (opens in new tab), even a $1,000 3090 Ti may seem to be it is overpriced. It is an fascinating time for the GPU market, that is for positive.