The year is coming to an end, and with it, the last hopes for a cheaper graphics card. With the likes of Nvidia and AMD on the back burner, gamers are already looking to 2023 to stay in the party. But the way things are going, it may be impossible to expect graphics cards to fall in price in 2023.
Looking back at Nvidia and AMD's graphics releases, the biggest difference between the two is that Nvidia's RTX 40 was immediately ridiculed, while AMD made players applaud at the event and then gave them a free ride on the eve of the launch.
Nvidia's RTX this time? The 40 series has attracted a lot of controversy in terms of pricing. Compared to the RTX 4080, the price is almost double. 4090 price increase of 1000 yuan or get a lot of users understanding, after all, compared to the previous generation of nearly double the performance of the improvement is also able to support the price increase of 1000 yuan. But the RTX 4080 has historically been used as the flagship graphics card for gaming, its predecessor RTX? The 3080 will start at 5,499, so it's no surprise that the RTX 4080 will be priced at 9,499.
AMD played up the strong performance improvements in the RX 7900 series during the event, not only mentioning the RX? 7900? XT performance comparable to RTX? 4080, which means RX, right? The 7900 XTX outperforms the RTX 4080. Both are priced at 7399 and 7999, which many netizens believe will be AMD's counter-attack on Nvidia.
AMD said that it will not launch the public version of the RX 7900 series in the Chinese mainland, and that non-public graphics cards will replace the public version of the full market. Although the non-public version of the material, heat dissipation and performance are stronger than the public version of the graphics card, but the price will certainly not stop.
In addition to the initial release of the graphics card supply scarce, resulting in RX 7900 XTX non-public version of the graphics card price is generally close to RTX? 4080, even some brands more than 10,000 yuan, this even the most basic price advantage is gone. Meanwhile, it has recently been revealed that Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti, which will be released in early January, will be the same 12GB version of the withdrawn RTX 4080, and will still be available for 7199.
The news suggests that Nvidia will go the distance and continue to raise prices. Nvidia has previously stated that the RTX 40 is a parallel series to the RTX 30, not an iteration, which means RTX? Will the 40 series be with RTX for a long time? Does the 30 series co-exist, also hint at RTX? The price of the 30 series remains firm. There will be no compromise.
So from a player's point of view, whether you buy a graphics card in 2022 or 2023, it's not going to be that big of a change in price. You're either going to buy a cheaper but less quality card, or you're going to spend a lot of money on a newer RTX? 40 series, or take the risk of getting an old RTX 30 series card.
No matter how to look at it, the player is the losing side, RTX 30 series mine card cluster, RTX? 40 series price dissuade, and the players have high hopes of AMD is crazy out of the chain, this seems to be completely a dead end. But the good news is that Nvidia is aware of the problem. After all, the gaming audience is a fundamental part of Nvidia's business.
So Nvidia is also actively introducing a revamped version of its RTX 30 graphics card to re-establish players' understanding of the RTX? The 30 system of trust allows players to avoid the risk of mining cards to the maximum extent. Also a good sign is the news that Nvidia may be changing the price of its RTX 4080 graphics card, perhaps to the original price of 7,999.
So the bottom line is, if you just need a high-performance graphics card, you can buy Nvidia's new RTX 30, but if you don't just need one, it doesn't hurt to wait a bit. But the current state of play, equal or not equal to the actual demand, the graphics market will likely remain strong next year, and it will be difficult to suddenly drop prices to the right level of consumer expectations, apart from the price reduction caused by the devaluation of the product itself.