GeForce RTX 4080 supply could be 20-40% less than the RTX 4090 on launch day followed by fewer restocks throughout Q4 2022
Nvidia unveiled the RTX 40 series GPUs, specifically the RTX 4090 and two RTX 4080 models on September 20. The company subsequently scrapped the launch of the RTX 4080 12 GB following backlash from the media and users alike as the card was significantly less powerful than the RTX 4080 16 GB. So, the RTX 4080 16 GB will be the only RTX 4080 model available for sale on November 16.
Hardware leaker Tom of Moore’s Law Is Dead YouTube channel now claims that the supply for the RTX 4080 will be severely limited compared to the RTX 4090.
Citing one of his sources from a “major retailer”, Tom suggests that the retailers will have a large Day 1 supply of the RTX 4080 GPUs. But even though the stock will be comparatively large for a flagship launch, there will reportedly be 20-40% fewer RTX 4080 boards to go around globally than the RTX 4090. The actual bad news for Nvidia enthusiasts that are waiting to get their hands on a next-gen GPU is that the RTX 4080 cards won’t supposedly be restocked at the same rate as the RTX 4090 GPUs in Q4.
The reason for fewer RTX 4080 resupplies is that Team Green allegedly wants people to shop Ampere cards this holiday as it appears the company still has a lot of RTX 30 boards in stock.
The holiday season is looking like a solid time for high-end GPU shoppers. In addition to the GeForce RTX 40 boards, AMD’s newest RX 7900 XT and the RX 7900 XTX will be on market shelves for Christmas starting December 13 for US$899 and US$999 respectively. Seeing as to how both GPUs are much cheaper and apparently more efficient than Nvidia’s offerings, customers have a lot of options to choose from.