If you've been looking for a reason to upgrade your graphics card, you can now grab an Nvidia RTX 4080 for less than $1k — a full $10 less!
Zotac has dropped its GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Trinity OC card to an all-time low price of $989.99 for Amazon's Prime Big Deal Day sale. It's not the first time we've seen an RTX 4080 drop below $1,000 — the MSI GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Ventus 3X OC dipped to $999 in July for Amazon's regular Prime Day — but at a full $10 (I know, I know) lower, it's at least firmly in the $800 - $1,000 price range it should have started in.
The Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Trinity OC features 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM and a boost clock of 2,520 MHz. It has a triple-slot, triple-fan design with Zotac's "IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling" and ARGB lighting. It has Nvidia's third-gen RT cores for ray tracing (averaging 104.8fps at 1080p and 71.3fps at 1440p with ray tracing turned on in our tests), and is the second-best card for ray tracing — second, of course, to the RTX 4090. It also supports DLSS 3 and connects via one 12VHPWR connector (with a maximum draw of 320 watts).
In our GPU hierarchy, the RTX 4080 comes in third place — just under the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and only slightly higher than the Radeon RX 7900 XT with ray tracing off. The PowerColor Hellhound AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is currently on sale for $889 at Amazon (was $949). However, with ray tracing enabled, the RTX 4080 is second only to the RTX 4090 and handily beats its AMD-powered competitors.
If you've been waiting to grab this graphics card at a "reasonable" price, this is, at least, the lowest it's ever been.
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Oh... do I miss the days when the CPU was the most expensive part of a PC build. Now, the tables have turned. Could we get top tier video cards in the sub $500 range again, please?Reply
in my mind a *80tier card should be around $700... getting older makes you think everything is overpriced or maybe everything is overpriced. \_(ツ)_/Reply
Back up to $1100 now. Meanwhile, the 7900xtx is actually below $900.Reply