In an unpredecented move, EVGA (opens in new tab) (via FrameChasers (opens in new tab)) has slashed $1,000 of the brand's custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti models. The GA102-powered graphics cards is one of the best graphics cards right now, which debuted early this year at $1,999.
The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Gaming, which is the least expensive SKU on EVGA's lineup, now sells for $1,149 (opens in new tab), 47% cheaper than what the company used to sell it for. At $1,149, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is also one of the most affordable custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti models on the market. It's no push-over on the performance side, either. The graphics card flaunts a 1,890 MHz boost clock.
If you need something with a bit more firepower, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming retails for $1,199 on EVGA's store. It carries a $50 premium over the non-ultra model but offers a 30 MHz higher boost clock speed. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is the second fastest model in the lineup, with a factory overclock that pushes the boost lock to 1,920 MHz.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
|Graphics card||New Price||MSRP||Boost Clock (MHz)||Part Number|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N Hybrid Gaming||$1,999||$2,499||1,950||24G-P5-4998-KT|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid Gaming||$1,499||$2,199||1,920||24G-P5-4988-KR|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Black Gaming||$1,399||$1,999||1,860||24G-P5-4981-KR|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming||$1,199||$2,199||1,920||24G-P5-4985-KR|
|GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Gaming||$1,149||$2,149||1,890||24G-P5-4983-KR|
The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is also available with a hybrid cooling design. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid Gaming goes for $1,499 (opens in new tab), $300 more expensive than the air-cooled counterpart. In addition, the graphics card arrives with a beefy 360mm AIO cooler for maximum heat dissipation.
Even the exclusive GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N Hybrid Gaming is one sale, but unfortunately, it's out of stock. The over-engineered graphics card, which caters to extreme overclockers, used to carry an eye-watering price tag of $2,499. EVGA has lowered the price to $1,999 (opens in new tab), which still costs more than your average high-performance gaming PC. For what it's worth, EVGA includes a "free" SuperNOVA 1600W P2 power supply.
EVGA's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards come with Nvidia's latest "Face Your Demons" bundle that consists of Ghostwire: Tokyo, Doom Eternal, and Doom Eternal Year One Pass (Includes Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One & Part Two and Battlemode).
Graphics card pricing started to plummet a few months ago as Ethereum is nearing its transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain. Cryptocurrency miners have started to offload their hardware on the second-hand market to cut losses, whereas scalpers have also lowered pricing on platforms like eBay. EVGA is probably attempting to get rid of Ampere inventory while the company still can. Pricing will most likely continue to improve in the upcoming months as Nvidia readies its GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada Lovelace) graphics cards and AMD answering the call with its RDNA 3 graphics cards. Let's not forget that Intel also has Arc Alchemist, which the chipmaker expects to bring to the market in the summer.
At $2149 if people wanted one they would have brought one months ago and if they need one now they would wait a couple of months and get something better. Kind of pointless for sales but it will get a lot of press.
In the UK prices have dropped to around £400-1500 with VAT about £100 more.
As for how many in stock I do not know, if they have a few it cost nothing for this cut if they have a load it is a fire sale as the next generation is not long away and these will become very expensive door stops.
I've been seeing 3090 Tis being sold for under $1400, so, it's not surprising the prices are coming down like this. Plus, it's not going to be fun to have them sitting around in stock when the 4000 series comes out.
Hardly door stops. Even if the 4000s offer 20% improvement (random number) the vast majority of games won't seen any significant real world improvement. 150fps vs 180? is that really something anyone is going to notice.
Everything is profits first.
Seeing what some of these cards cost now, is probably their real price. EVGA's 3090Tis are now going for what their 2080Tis went for. Hmm...
"Bought a 3080Ti for around 1200 some months back? Right now, you could've gotten a 3090Ti for about the same price! Dang, that's a slap!"
Issue specific to this EVGA model - This being a high end model in EVGA's lineup typically allows a higher power limit. Great for overclocking, but will run like an oven for most users. Which mean you may need a better PSU and cooling solution, which means extra cost.
Which summer? There's about three weeks left in this one. If they hurry they'll just miss it.
Considering that buying that versus say a 3080 right now does not make more difference for the mainstream market.
If crypto-mining goes the way of the dinosaurs, that'd be even better, since then the prices will really tank, and that cannot come soon enough, though with how slow regulation is happening and how a sucker is born every second, well... might not happen.