Nvidia RTX 4080 briefly slips under US$1,000
Prices for the high-end RTX 4000 cards have seen very little fluctuations since their launch, mostly due to increased demand for AI hardware. RTX 4090 stocks are still tight with barely any meaningful price drops up until now, but the RTX 4080 prices are finally starting to come down. Just last week, the US$1,199 MSRP for the RTX 4080 slightly dropped to US$1,130, barely affecting sales volumes overall. Meanwhile, MSI lowered the prices to US$1,099 on the Ventus series, and Newegg also offered a special deal that further lowered the price to just under US$1,000.
The Ventus 3X is MSI’s most affordable series, as it comes with fixed wattage that limits the OC potential. To alleviate this issue, MSI also has the Ventus 3X OC version with slightly raised core and VRAM clocks. This is the model that was discounted on Newegg for US$999.
Videocardz notes that European prices have also recorded a drop in the past few weeks. As such, the RTX 4080 which had the launch MSRP set at around €1,329, can now be purchased for €1,159, which is a 12.7% markdown. The RTX 4090 will probably not see a similar markdown too soon, given that gamers as well as AI businesses are battling over the tight stocks.