Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti is Selling Better Than Traditional High-Volume GPUs in Germany

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
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In the third week of January, a total of 545 GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards were sold by German electronics retailer Mindfactory. From the data, via TechEpipany, it looks like the new 70-class Ada Lovelace GPU is well ahead of the much more affordable 60-class Ampere GPU. Of course, there's no 60-class Lovelace GPU for desktops, yet.

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

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Nvidia’s recently-launched GeForce RTX 4070 Ti has taken a clear sales volume lead at Mindfactory, which is a major German electronics retailer. The RTX 4070 Ti is pricey for a 70-class GPU, and enthusiasts protested vocally about its $799 MSRP. Nevertheless, the 4070 Ti appears to be selling like hot cakes in Germany. 

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There are other interesting data points from these latest Mindfactory figures. Focusing on the newest generation releases, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has sold 300 units, which is over 50% more than the RTX 4080's 190 units. The RX 7900 XT has sold 200 units, while the RTX 4090 has sold 210 units. 

Mindfactory shoppers appear to have plenty of disposable income to pursue their PC-based hobbies — the best-selling weedy GPU is the RX 6500 XT with just 65 units, and most of the other lightweight performers sold 20 units or fewer during the week.

Unfortunately for the newest entrant into the GPU market, Intel’s GPUs do not seem to be attracting buyers. The Mindfactory data shows both the Arc A380 and A770 at just 10 sales each. The A750 is also available on the web store, but it might have gone out of stock recently, as it's showing stock expected this Thursday.

This German data is illuminating, but we sadly don't have similar transparency from any big U.S. retailers. Newegg maintains a best sellers page for graphics cards but doesn't share hard numbers. Assuming the Newegg rankings reflect actual sales numbers, it's raking in a lot of cash right now with the top three sellers being a $1,999 RTX 4090, a $1,269 RTX 4080, and a $2,399 RTX 4090 equipped with an AiO cooler. 

If you want to find an example of an RTX 4070 Ti in the Newegg rankings you have to scroll down to position four (MSI Gaming, $849), and then the next one is at position 13 (MSI Ventus, $829). There are no further RTX 4070 Ti cards in the Newegg top 20 graphics cards sellers list. We double checked and there were Gigabyte models also available direct from Newegg, but no Asus models.

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The next desktop GPU launches we expect to see from Nvidia and partners should be the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti. With the brisk sales of the RTX 4070 Ti, Nvidia and partners might not be worrying too much about criticism of their pricing decisions going forward.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • danielcoles1989
    Nvidia's RTX 4070TI is selling better than £1200+ GPUs and over 2 year old, over MSRP cards**
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  • BX4096
    danielcoles1989 said:
    Nvidia's RTX 4070TI is selling better than £1200+ GPUs and over 2 year old, over MSRP cards**
    ...in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, no less.
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  • Giroro
    The 4070 Ti is outselling mainstream GPUs which don't exist, haven't existed in years, and may never exist again in the future...
    ...alright.

    So the gross exploitation of monopoly is working exactly as Jensen intended, yes?
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  • hannibal
    Well, Nvidia is winning again!
    Maybe I should buy some stocks from that company. What ever they do, they print money on it...
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  • Endymio
    Giroro said:
    So the gross exploitation of monopoly is working exactly as Jensen intended, yes?
    The incessant whining is growing a bit tiresome, Graphics cards are available from dozens of manufacturers, from three different GPU makers. That in no way, shape, or form, constitutes a monopoly. In the past few years die sizes have grown, fab costs have exploded, inflation has skyrocketed, and GPUs have become widely used for more than making pretty pictures. And the upcoming nodes like N3E look to be even worse.

    You will never again see high-end cards released for less than four figures. Ever. Deal with it, and move on.
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  • BX4096
    Endymio said:
    The incessant whining is growing a bit tiresome... You will never again see high-end cards released for less than four figures. Ever. Deal with it, and move on.
    The incessant whining of your ilk grew too tiresome many years ago. Having $1,600 doesn't really make you any more special than the rest of us in the developed world. Having $1,600+ to waste on a video card does make you a little bit of sucker, though...
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  • Why_Me
    BX4096 said:
    The incessant whining of your ilk grew too tiresome many years ago. Having $1,600 doesn't really make you any more special than the rest of us in the developed world. Having $1,600+ to waste on a video card does make you a little bit of sucker, though...
    The 4070 Ti is $800 not $1600.
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  • g-unit1111
    Yeah who's going to spend $1400 on a two year old 3080 when a card that's half that price has newer tech and is better equipped?
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  • 1-Peter
    Hi, just to clarify the facts. The fact that the webshop is based in Germany does not mean that all the cards sold end up in the country. The store sells products throughout Europe. Cards are not available in all European countries and not at such favorable prices as in mindfactory. I know what I'm writing about. With friendly regards, Peter from Slovakia
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  • KyaraM
    1-Peter said:
    Hi, just to clarify the facts. The fact that the webshop is based in Germany does not mean that all the cards sold end up in the country. The store sells products throughout Europe. Cards are not available in all European countries and not at such favorable prices as in mindfactory. I know what I'm writing about. With friendly regards, Peter from Slovakia


    Eeeeeeerrrrr...

    Bitte beachten Sie, dass bei Bestellungen von privaten Endverbrauchern ein Versand nur innerhalb Deutschlands möglich ist.
    "Please note that for private buyers/end users, shipping is only possible within Germany" would be the very rough translation of this.
    https://www.mindfactory.de/info_center.php/icID/92

    And your link is pretty useless, what do you want to show us there? Because for anyone who doesn't speak your language, which I think would be the majority here, there is nothing there anyone can read... and I don't think there even is something conclusive there to begin with... you sure you don't confuse Mindfactory and Alternate there?
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