With the graphics card availability and pricing improving, the launch of the next-Generation graphics card is expected to provide us with the upcoming GeForce RTX 40 Series at their MSRPs. AMD will also be releasing their Radeon RX 7000 series, which is also expected at MSRP.
But there has been a slight catch; according to recent industry reports, the GeForce RTX 40 series will be priced at a higher MSRP than the GeForce RTX 30 series.
One big reason for the price hike could be the increase in wafer prices by TSMC. Since AMD and Nvidia are both dependent on the Taiwanese semiconductor giant for its current and advanced node technologies, they are forced to foot the bill. A report by DigiTimes claims that TSMC has already increased wafer costs by between 10 and 20%, owing to the continuous chip scarcity and supply chain snarl.
According to a reliable leaker and insider kopite7kimi, we should not expect the new generation of GeForce RTX cards to have a lower MSRP.
RTX 4090, AD102-300, 16384FP32, 384bit 21Gbps 24G GDDR6X,
RTX 4080, AD103-300, 10240FP32, 256bit (?18Gbps 16G GDDR6?),
RTX 4070, AD104-275, 7168FP32, 160bit 18Gbps GDDR6 10G.
And DO NOT expect a lower MSRP.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) June 23, 2022
Another reason for the price hike is the increased prices of other components used in the production of GPUs. Ultimately, the increased prices of chips and components will create a ripple effect on Nvidia’s next lineup of GPUs and force the hike in MSRP.
Despite the increased MSRPs, there is no denying that the GeForce RTX 40 Series will be extremely powerful, as we can see from the specifications in the Tweet above. Also, the massive performance boost will come with increased power draws. It is expected that the GeForce RTX 40 Series will consume 36% more power than the RTX 30 Series.
Currently, Nvidia is expected to unveil the GeForce RTX 4090, RTX 4080, RTX 4070, and RTX 4060, with an RTX 4050 later. They are expected to be launched in September 2022. Of course, there has been no pricing update from Nvidia, so stay tuned as we will keep you updated on any new information.
Are you prepared for the launch of the GeForce RTX 40 Series? Do you mind the hiked MSRPs? Let us know your thoughts.
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