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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Shows Up in Early Retail Listings

A GeForce RTX 3090
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According to a Facebook post by Kccshop and a Twitter post by @momomo_us, three retailers have reportedly received orders of 24GB RTX 4090 graphics cards from Gigabyte. The retailers consist of KCCshop, Computers Perth, and Perth Computer and Office Supplies — the first from Vietnam, the other two from Australia. While these are likely early listings with inflated prices, all indications are that the RTX 4090 will soon be vying for a spot among the best graphics cards.

Only the Australian retailers listed pricing, and converting those to U.S. dollars suggests we could see prices of over $3,000 for the next generation cards. At the same time, these listings would be against Nvidia policy and break whatever embargo might be in place, and they're very likely not even close to official prices.

Coincidentally, these orders have appeared right after Nvidia began teasing its "GeForce Beyond" program a few days ago. There's little doubt that Nvidia will unveil its upcoming Ada Lovelace architecture and at least one new GPU at GTC. Early specification speculation is of course running rampant, and you can check our Nvidia RTX 40-series and Ada Lovelace GPUs hub for further details. As ever with leaks and listings of this sort, treat everything with a healthy dose of skepticism.

RTX 4090 Early Listing Prices
GPU Model NameRetailerOriginal AUD PriceConverted to USD
Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OCComputers Perth$4,270$2,920
Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OCPerth Computers & Office Supplies$4,550$3,112
Aorus RTX 4090 Perth Computers & Office Supplies$3,900$2,666

The Facebook listing from Kccshop provides us with three model names, the N4090WF3-24GB, N4090Gaming OC-24GD, and N4090AORUS M-24GD. From the Aorus branding alone its easy to confirm these are Gigabyte model numbers for supposed RTX 4090 SKUs. These model numbers also confirm the long-expected memory capacity of 24GB for the RTX 4090.

The Australian listings are the more interesting and informative. They provide actual pricing for two of the three 4090 SKUs, where Kccshop only gave model names. The SKUs from Perth Computers and Office Supplies show the Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 4090 priced at $4,550 AUS (including sales tax), while the Aorus model runs a slightly cheaper $3,900 AUS (including sales tax). Directly converted to USD and these cards are priced at $3112 and $2666 respectively. That seems a bit odd as well, as normally the Aorus brand is Gigabyte's top model.

Computers Perth meanwhile has a single Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC listing for $4270 AUS, which translates into $2919 USD. Again, don't take these prices too seriously, as there's no indication these are anywhere close to the official MSRP. The RTX 4090 could be substantially more expensive compared to the current RTX 3090 Ti, which now starts at just $1,100 (opens in new tab), but we'd be very surprised to see Nvidia go beyond the 3090 Ti's launch price of $1,999 — unless it releases a new Titan card.

Forgetting the pricing for a moment, these listings are very strong indications that GeForce RTX 4090 cards are inbound and should launch next month. That jives with the likely GTC announcement of "GeForce Beyond" on September 20, just 11 days away. Nvidia's teasers have made no hint of what GPUs might be revealed, but GTC targets creators and machine learning more than gaming, so an RTX 4090 unveiling would certainly make sense.

We'll know soon enough what Nvidia will actually do, and there's a good chance Nvidia will provide some additional details on the Ada Lovelace and RTX 40 series architecture, and perhaps even concrete specs for the RTX 4090. Maybe we'll hear about a new Titan as well, alongside hopefully less pricey cards like an RTX 4080. It's exciting times for our GPU benchmarks hierarchy, needless to say.

Aaron Klotz
Freelance News Writer

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • King_V
    Quick edit nitpick: Am I missing something, or should that "Original Price" column in the table refer to AUD rather than CAD?
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    King_V said:
    Quick edit nitpick: Am I missing something, or should that "Original Price" column in the table refer to AUD rather than CAD?
    It says AUD. I'm not sure what you're looking at! :sneaky:

    (Thanks for the correction.)
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  • XxDarkMario20xX
    4090 going to be more expensive then 3090 when it come out /:
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  • TCA_ChinChin
    Seems like pretty ridiculous pricing but gotta keep in my head that these could just be placeholder prices. If they are about right and the 4090 starts at 2000+ USD, then I guess the diy PC market truly has become a rich mans hobby. Seeing the flagships and launch cards pricing from AMD and Nvidia rising over the years definitely puts a bad taste in my mouth. I remember 10 years ago when I was excited about 500-600$ for flagship or at least higher end GPUs. Meant I could get good budget offerings for like 200$. Nowadays, 500 USD sounds like midrange pricing and there are no good budget GPUs anymore. They killed low end, budget cards, then priced everything starting from the midrange basically.

    I guess that's what happens when there are only 2 GPU companies and people never stop buying even at ridiculous scalped prices.
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  • saunupe1911
    Nvidia has lost their damn minds.
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  • spongiemaster
    saunupe1911 said:
    Nvidia has lost their damn minds.
    People trying to project Nvidia's official MSRP from a placeholder price at an Australian retailer which is required to include taxes in the price have lost their damn minds.
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  • blppt
    saunupe1911 said:
    Nvidia has lost their damn minds.

    Only if it remains that price for a long time---they'll have no problem selling every single one early on.
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  • Tom Sunday
    TCA_ChinChin said:
    ....what happens when there are only 2 GPU companies and people never stop buying even at ridiculous scalped prices.

    I am the simple 'man on the street' and have my hopes parked with Intel to ultimately offering me a brand new discrete and playable gaming GPU for less than $140. Indeed the mainstream DIY PC market has truly now become a rich mans hobby. Many of us here however do all of our tech-shopping at the local computer show shuffling and pressing between the open card boxes and loaded folding tables. No sales tax and an extra 5%-10% discount as cash remains king! Much used and hobbled together from many generations ago hardware is up for 'Grab & Go' and flagship launch products are only talked about and remain indefinitely on the wish lists. Today I am having my wandering eyes on a bevy of used EVGA 980ti's for a cool $95 cash deal and as touted by the Delhi Boys from Nehru PC. I guess I am lucky to be living in a different world then the few rich hobbyists? But that is the way it is! Greetings from Stehekin, WA.
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  • King_V
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    It says AUD. I'm not sure what you're looking at! :sneaky:
    o_O
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  • daworstplaya
    Yea Crypto boom is over. Nobody is going to pay those over inflated prices anymore, especially with a global recession looming. I would shocked if they try to charge over the RTX 3090 MSRP of $1399, which I thought was over inflated anyways. The MSRP of the RTX 3090 shouldn't have been no more than $1199, IMHO. If Nvidia over charges for their MSRP they can keep those cards as far as I'm concerned.
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