Two weeks before the planned market launch of Nvidia’s new top model graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090, Newegg, one of the largest US hardware shops, lists numerous manufacturer models from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI. All three companies stick to Nvidia’s price recommendation for their cheapest versions, but also offer graphics cards that significantly exceed the RRP.
MSI’s gaming trio – once the manufacturer’s premium brand with high markups -, Asus’ TUF Gaming, and Gigabyte’s Windforce all list Newegg for $1599. In Germany, these models should appear at the Nvidia RRP of 1949 euros. The high euro price is due to a weak exchange rate and VAT, which is not included in US prices.
The EIA cards are not overclocked from the factory and mostly appear with little or no RGB LEDs, but already use thick 3.5-slot cooling solutions. The more expensive manufacturer models use even more complex coolers and are a few megahertz faster ex works.
RTX-4090 maker cards at US retailer Newegg with prices.
Higher cost of overclocked RTX 4090 graphics cards
MSI, for example, offers the overclocked GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming X Trio ($1650) and Suprim X ($1700). The Suprim Liquid X ($1750) costs a little more with all-in-one water cooling, with a 240 mm radiator keeping the GPU at temperature.
Newegg calls the highest price so far for Asus’ GeForce RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC for 2000 US dollars. Converted and with 19 percent VAT, this corresponds to a good 2400 euros – and thus more than Nvidia charged for the previous top model GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. However, the latter appeared at the peak of crypto mining with Ethereum and when the global chip shortage was more serious.
If you want to spend less money, wait for the GeForce RTX 4080 in November or for AMD’s pricing of the graphics card series Radeon RX 7000. There is no presentation date for the GeForce RTX 4070 yet.
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