Where to Buy an Nvidia RTX 4090 Card

GeForce RTX 4090
(Image credit: Nvidia)

The fastest consumer graphics card ever made, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 makes it possible to play games at 4K resolution with relatively high frame rates. Sitting atop our GPU benchmark hierarchy with an average of 114 fps at 4K Ultra settings, the card provides a really strong boost over the prior-gen RTX 3090, but you'll pay a pretty penny for that performance. The RTX 4090's MSRP is $1,599 but you'll be hard pressed to find it at that price.

Though most graphics cards these days are now available at or below MSRP, the RTX 4090 is either out-of-stock or hiked up to well over $2,000 at most retailers. Below, we're tracking the lowest prices and availability of RTX 4090 cards, including the Nvidia Founders Edition as well as AIB partner models, at the major U.S. sellers.

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SellerLowest PriceModels in Stock
Amazon219411
Newegg15990
Best Buy15990
eBay2075500+
B&H15990
Walmart22492

At the moment, Amazon is the only major retailer that has a lot of different RTX 4090 cards in stock, but you'll pay around $2,200 and up to get one. Newegg, B&H and Best Buy are all out of stock while Walmart has two models that are also heavily marked up. eBay has no shortage of scalpers, who are selling the cards for prices that are around $2,100 and up.

If you're not in a rush, you should keep an eye on and set up stock alerts from Newegg, Best Buy and B&H, because all of these purport to be selling these cards for less than $2,000, with some models as low as $1,599. If you live near a Micro Center, you might find one available for to buy in person.

Another possibility: choose a different GPU from our list of the best graphics cards. You can great 2K performance and solid 4K frame rates from the Radeon 6950 XT, for example, and that costs just $799 (opens in new tab).

For more details on features and performance, check our review of the GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition, where we were thoroughly impressed by the RTX 4090's performance. Our testing showed gains of 50% or more in gaming performance compared to Nvidia's previous generation RTX 30 series flagships, and similar improvements in professional applications.

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.

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  • Tanquen
    Why must they treat us like animals and not allow pre-orders or back orders? Also, most of the best buy links are dead.
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  • Why_Me
    j9vC9NBL8zoView: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9vC9NBL8zo
    Reply
  • eklipz330
    make sure you buy it immediately before it sells out forever!! :tearsofjoy:

    i predict $1200 by next summer. performance is there, it's still way too freaking expensive. and no one wants to buy a new power supply AGAIN
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  • Math Geek
    this is one of my fav times when folks scramble day 1 to get something that will be readily available in a month.

    but if you're that impatient i see plenty for sale at $2500+

    come on you KNOW you NEED that extra 5 fps at 1080p over the 3090. JUST BUY IT!!!!!
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  • spongiemaster
    Tanquen said:
    Why must they treat us like animals and not allow pre-orders or back orders? Also, most of the best buy links are dead.
    The Best Buy links all work for me except the MSI liquid variant which links to B&H's website.
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  • spongiemaster
    Math Geek said:
    this is one of my fav times when folks scramble day 1 to get something that will be readily available in a month.

    but if you're that impatient i see plenty for sale at $2500+

    come on you KNOW you NEED that extra 5 fps at 1080p over the 3090. JUST BUY IT!!!!!
    Absolutely nobody should be buying this card for 1080p. For 4k, it's actually solid value for money.
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  • Math Geek
    spongiemaster said:
    Absolutely nobody should be buying this card for 1080p. For 4k, it's actually solid value for money.

    don't have to tell me that :)

    not gonna stop "i got more money than sense" guy though, cause he saw a video on youtube............
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  • Giroro
    The scalpers have a much, much bigger bankroll to corner the market this time around. There are multiple scalping businesses that have leveraged the 'supply chain crisis' to grow from one immoral profiteer in a basement to a significant organized staff/warehouse and millions in revenue.
    Gamer demand/sentiment towards the RTX 4090 seems to be low. The number of cards produced may also be very low, due to overstock on all the other unwanted last-gen GPUs.
    I wouldn't be surprised if 95-99% of all cards shipped so far are just being passed back and forth between scalpers at increasing markups; with the majority of the remaining cards being sent to influencers along with piles of ad-buys "as payment for an honest review".
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  • DavidLejdar
    I am quite curious to see how the new AMD GPUs will do, once released (in about two weeks). Word on the street has it that the Radeon RX 7900 XT may have a clock speed of 3GHz and 100 teraflops of performance - which is more than what some RTX 4090 has (not accounting for overclocking this or that GPU). And GPUs based on Navi 31 may have support for PCIe 5.0.

    Which doesn't mean that the new Nvidia GPUs will surely be beaten. But so far it sounds that in the worst case, the AMD GPUs won't be lagging far behind.
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  • drivinfast247
    I'm not "champing at the bit" to buy one.
    Reply