Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING OC sold in Hong Kong for over US$2,500
The official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is two weeks ahead and, until then, the sale of these video cards is under embargo. However, it looks like some of the units that were delivered to various retailers so far managed to slip through and they already surfaced online. Unsurprisingly, the prices asked for these trophies are quite high: over US$2,500 for a Gigabyte-made RTX 4090 that was recently sold in Hong Kong.
Board partners have barely begun to send RTX 4090 test samples to reviewers, and a driver that provides full functionality and performance still has to be released. The public will get that driver on October 12, the official launch day for the RTX 4090. Considering these, the buyer of the Gigabyte RTX 4090 GAMING OC will have to wait until then to unlock the full potential of his recent acquisition.
The aforementioned video card was purchased for about 20,000 HK, which converts to over US$2,500. The Gigabyte RTX 4090 GAMING OC ships with a quad 8-pin to a 16-pin power adapter and can draw more than 450 W of power. The AD102 GPU features 16,384 CUDA cores and comes alongside 24 GB of GDDR6X memory. Gigabyte will offer a generous warranty of 4 years for this card.
The drivers for the press will be launched later this week, so the first benchmark results should become available before the end of the month.