For graphics card manufacturers, usually before each new product release, the previous generation products will be reduced in price to clear out, otherwise waiting for the new product to come will result in the previous generation products not being sold, however, this year’s RTX 40 series graphics cards are different, NVIDIA has now released three new products, but the RTX 30 series graphics cards will still exist. For the handling of the previous generation of graphics cards, an NVIDIA spokesperson said that the RTX 3080 was and still is valuable and it will continue to exist, far from being extinct.
Players who understand the current graphics card market situation will not be surprised by NVIDIA’s stance, this RTX 40 series graphics cards are obviously not a direct replacement for the RTX 30 series, RTX 4090, RTX 4080 16GB, RTX 4080 12GB are priced at 12,999, 9499 and 7199 yuan, the cheapest price is also higher than the RTX 3080 Graphics cards, the latter’s suggested price is 5499 yuan, and now the manufacturer’s official price is still around 6000 yuan.
NVIDIA’s current RTX 40 series graphics cards are mainly focused on the ultra high-end market, the mainstream RTX 40 series graphics cards will not be released until next year, is to leave room for RTX 30 series graphics cards.
In addition, the second half of this year due to the collapse of the mining card, used graphics cards impacted the normal sales, not only led to the RTX 30 series graphics card prices plummeting, but the manufacturers of the inventory squeeze serious, just to clear the inventory to several quarters of the time, NVIDIA is now also to worry about this, RTX 40 series graphics card is more unlikely to replace the RTX 30 position, only to stagger the competition.