Nvidia RTX 4080 Drops to $999, Matching All-Time Low

MSI GeForce RTX 4080 16GB VENTUS 3X OC Graphics Card
(Image credit: MSI)

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 is a powerful performer, but often a pricey one. In competition with Amazon's Prime Day, B&H has listed the MSI GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3x OC at $999.99, matching a previous all-time low that falls $200 below MSRP. It's also roughly $100 less than any other RTX 4080 card we're seeing right now.

MSI GeForce RTX 4080: now $999 at B&H Photo

MSI GeForce RTX 4080: now $999 at B&H Photo (was $1,199)
The MSI GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3X OC has fallen $200 below MSRP, matching an all-time low for one of Nvidia's most powerful graphics cards. It has a boost clock up to 2,550 MHz and offers 16GB of VRAM.

The specs here are fairly standard, including 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM and a boost clock, at 2,550 MHz, just above Nvidia's Founders Edition card. This GPU has Nvidia' third-gen RT cores for ray tracing and supports DLSS 3 to boost performance with Tensor cores.

When we reviewed the RTX 4080 Founders Edition, we praised the GPU's speeds, efficiency, and ray tracing performance, but faulted its need for DLSS 3 and high price. But with this sale, that latter downside is blunted slightly. In our GPU hierarchy, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is slightly faster and can still be had for around the same price, but this deal makes it a bit more even.

This is a thick 3.5-slot card and is long with three fans, so you'll need to make sure you have room in your case for it. It uses a 12VHPWR connector and can draw 320 watts, so you'll want to make sure you have a powerful PSU.

For more savings check out our list of the best Prime Day GPU deals and best Prime Day deals overall.

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  • cknobman
    OH goodie, now its only $200 overpriced!!! :ROFLMAO:
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  • emike09
    Still an absolutely terrible value.
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  • punkncat
    cknobman said:
    OH goodie, now its only $200 overpriced!!! :ROFLMAO:

    My thoughts were that if they got nearer to traditional stock pricing they might be amazed at how well they sell, so like $400 off this pricing?...

    I always try to purchase (last gen) parts and refresh after a new gen releases. I am not sure I have $1000 into my complete current gaming build, including the 3070.
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  • LolaGT
    A $700 somethingsomething80 card, which would be street priced around $500 a couple three months after release.
    Yeah, $1000 plus tax/shipping is a fantastic deal.
    Depending on your definition of fantastic.

    The enemy is us, meaning the people that decided any price these guys put on them is great and buy 'em up.
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  • rabbit4me2
    I wouldn't buy the card if it was $4.99 from that company. I lost a monitor and charged me for it and I ended up paying for it.
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  • Jagar123
    When this card released I'd have paid $750 for it. Now? I'm not so sure as we're 9 months+ into this gen with prices still way too high. I am guessing at $650-699 I'd still buy one. I'd be interested in a 7900XTX at that price point as well.

    As it is, I'll just sit on my 2080 until next gen comes out and hope it's priced better.
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  • randyh121
    What a joke
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  • bit_user
    If you compare it on a perf/$ or GB/$ basis with the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4090, this is actually about what it should cost!

    I'm not lining up to buy one, but this at least brings it in line with its nearest siblings.
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  • Jagar123
    bit_user said:
    If you compare it on a perf/$ or GB/$ basis with the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4090, this is actually about what it should cost!

    I'm not lining up to buy one, but this at least brings it in line with its nearest siblings.
    Sadly, the value on nearly all of the 4000 series is bad though. So now it's less bad, but still bad?
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  • bit_user
    Jagar123 said:
    Sadly, the value on nearly all of the 4000 series is bad though. So now it's less bad, but still bad?
    Yeah, I know pricing went up and that's got a lot of people understandably annoyed.

    My question is this: Was the RTX 2000 series or the RTX 4000 series a worse upgrade, in terms of perf/$ relative to their predecessor?

    Because, when the RTX 2000 series launched, a lot of people were disappointed by the price increase and small performance gains. In fact, there was even somewhat of a run on GTX 1080 Ti cards by people who didn't care about the RTX 2000 series' new features.

    With the RTX 4000 series, it seems the performance gains are real, but were they enough to outpace the price gains? And how did they compare to the RTX 2000 in that regard?
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