NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 & 4070 GPU Inventory Expected To Run Out of Stock As Early As December

NVIDIA’s AIB partners are now focusing are reducing their inventories of GeForce RTX 4080 & RTX 4070 GPUs as the “SUPER” launch approaches.

It Might Just Be Better Waiting For NVIDIA’s RTX 40 “SUPER” GPUs Than Buying A GeForce RTX 4080 Or RTX 4070 Right Now

Last week, it was reported that NVIDIA had ended the production of its GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 series GPUs to make room for the upcoming “SUPER” series launch. Now, there are additional reports from Chinese Board Channels that suggest that the last supplies were delivered to AIC partners at the beginning of this quarter (Q4), and the inventory for these GPUs is expected to run out of stock as soon as next month.

According to the report, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and both cards within the RTX 4070 series will be facing shortages starting next month as they reach their production lifecycle end. Although the report doesn’t explicitly mention GeForce RTX 4070 (Non-Ti) GPUs, we have confirmed with a few AICs that the 4070 is going through a similar cut-off phase though the GPU had a larger stock dedicated to it than the rest of the two high-end offerings. As such, it will have a longer shelf-life but will also be eventually phased out as vendors focus on the new 4070 SUPER offerings.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs already shipped in lower supplies since the card wasn’t met with a very positive outlook based on its poor price-to-performance value which made the RTX 4090 look like a more worthwhile choice.

Meanwhile, the RTX 4070 Ti was a so-so contender against AMD’s RX 7900 XT but both graphics cards weren’t that great value either. That is despite the $100 US drop in the price of the 4070 Ti which was originally going to cost $899 US before the green team decided to “unlaunch” what was supposed to be the 4080 12 GB. Following is the specific quote from Board Channels as quoted by Videocardz:

Report #1:

RTX 4080 – NVIDIA did not allocate a significant quantity of GPUs in the Q4 quarter. Consequently, the inventory levels at various AIC manufacturers are very low. It is anticipated that by November, the inventories of graphics card brands will be depleted and cleared.

RTX 4070 Ti – The last batch of shipments from NVIDIA in the Q4 quarter was not substantial. Based on the current inventory situation of AIC brand manufacturers, it is expected that clearing the inventory will be swift, with a possibility of completion as early as November and at the latest by December. The primary factors influencing the timeline are the factory’s inventory clearance speed and rhythm control.

Report #2:

RTX 4080 – Will replace the RTX 4080 series, indicating the discontinuation of the RTX 4080 series.

RTX 4070 Ti – Will replace the RTX 4070 Ti series, signifying the discontinuation of the RTX 4070 Ti series.

RTX 4070 – Will not entirely replace the RTX 4070 series; instead, it will coexist with the RTX 4070 series for an extended period. However, the focus will primarily be on the sales of the RTX 4070 SUPER series.

What all of this means is that you will see a month or two where retailers either jack up the prices of both NVIDIA RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 series cards owing to low supply or price-cut them further down to push as much inventory out. Whatever may the case be, it is better to just wait a month or two for the RTX 40 “SUPER” series as that would definitely make retailers drop prices on these RTX Non-SUPER variants.

The US, UK, and EU markets will be least affected by these changes but for the China markets and regions associated with them, the recent bans on the RTX 4090 would mean that they will have the RTX 4080 SUPER as the fastest GPU solution for them for a while. Now once again, the RTX 4090 ban in China isn’t what it seems to be and what many might be suggesting as it still falls in the NAC eligibility list which means that after getting approval from the US, the GPU can still be exported to China and other regions where the card has been “restricted”, more on that here.

The major question is that with the RTX 4080 & RTX 4070 GPUs running out of stock soon, should the RTX 4080 & 4070 SUPER series come at similar price points or lower than the existing MSRPs? It would be awesome if we get lower prices than existing cards as that would essentially increase the perf/$ ratings of these cards and offer more competitiveness against AMD’s offerings.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Desktop GPU Family:

Graphics Card GPU SKU GPU Cores TMUs / ROPs Clock Speed (Boost) VRAM / Bus Bandwidth TGP Price (MSRP) Launch
GeForce RTX 4090 AD102-300 16384 512 / 176 2520 MHz 24 GB GDDR6X / 384-bit 1008 GB/s 450W $1599 US October 2022
GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER AD103-400 10240 320 / 112 TBD 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit TBD 320W $1199 US? January 2024
GeForce RTX 4080 AD103-300 9728 320 / 112 2510 MHz 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit 736 GB/s 320W $1199 US November 2022
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER AD103-275/AD102-175 8448 TBD TBD 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit TBD 285W $799 US? January 2024
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AD104-400 7680 240 / 80 2610 MHz 12 GB GDDR6X /192-bit 504 GB/s 285W $799 US January 2023
GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER AD104-350/AD103-175 7168 TBD TBD 12 GB GDDR6X / 192-bit TBD 220W $599 US? January 2024
GeForce RTX 4070 AD104-250 5888 184 / 64 2475 MHz 12 GB GDDR6X / 192-bit 504 GB/s 200W $549 US April 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16 GB AD106-350 4352 136 / 48 2535 MHz 16 GB GDDR6 /128-bit 288 GB/s 165W $449 US July 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB AD106-350 4352 136 / 48 2535 MHz 8 GB GDDR6 / 128-bit 288 GB/s 160W $399 US May 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 AD107-400 3072 96 / 48 2460 MHz 8 GB GDDR6 / 128-bit 272 GB/s 115W $299 US June 2023

Which NVIDIA RTX 40 SUPER GPUs are you looking forward to the most?

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