Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti reportedly has an MSRP of $1499
Will this be a real MSRP?
Published: 28th March 2022 | Source: Nvidia |
Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti reportedly has the same price as the RTX 3090
Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti will be the company's most powerful gaming product, promising users over 40 TFLOPs of computational performance and faster 21Gbps GDDR6X memory modules. That said, the graphics card is not much more powerful than the company's RTX 3090, at least on paper.
Reports have emerged stating that Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti will only be 10% more powerful than the company's RTX 3090 at 4K, with CapFrameX suggesting that the graphics card will have a 450W TDP and a 2GHz boost clock.
If these reports are accurate, Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti will not be a major upgrade for RTX 3090 owners. With this in mind, it makes sense why MEGAsizeGPU has claimed that Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti will have the same $1499 MSRP as its predecessor. That said, premium models will cost more than Nvidia's MSRP.
Graphics cards are slowly dropping in price
Over the past few months, GPU prices have been steadily falling, and while most models are still not available at prices close to their manufacturer's MSRPs, they are much more affordable than they were previously. With this in mind, and the RTX 3090 Ti's expected performance levels, it makes sense for Nvidia not to aim too high with their RTX 3090 Ti's MSRP pricing, especially when AMD reportedly has an RX 6950 XT on the horizon.
If today's pricing trends continue, graphics cards may soon lower to pricing levels that can be considered reasonable. This is great news for the PC gaming market, as the past year had effectively pushed the idea of budget PC gaming out of existence.
If Nvidia pushes for higher pricing for its RTX 3090 Ti, we expect the RTX 3090 Ti;s launch to be filled with negative press stories. With electricity prices rising across the world and inflation rising, launching a graphics card higher pricing with a minor performance upgrade and high power requirements will generally be seen as a poor move from Nvidia. To say the least, gamers are sick of high GPU prices.