NVIDIA’s RTX 4090 to Reportedly Cost $1,899, $400 More than the 3090, 2x Faster

NVIDIA’s next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards are set to launch in the latter half of this year, possibly as early as August. These GPUs will double the shader count from just 10,496 on the RTX 3090 to an incredible ~18,432 FP32 cores on the RTX 4090. There have been several reports claiming that these cutting-edge GPUs will be priced a fair bit higher than their predecessors. However, no concrete figures have surfaced to date.

ArchTuringAmpereAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
ProcessTSMC 12nmSam 8nm LPPTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nm
TP16.137.6~90 TFLOPs?~50 TFLOPs~35 TFLOPs
L2 Cache6MB6MB96MB64MB48MB
Bus Width384-bit384-bit384-bit256-bit192-bit
LaunchSep 2018Sep 2020Aug-Sep 2022Q4 2022Q4 2022

A report from mydrivers states that the GeForce RTX 4090 will cost $1,899 at launch, a $400 increase over the RTX 3090 while essentially doubling the performance (tripling ray-tracing capabilities). This relatively mild increment in prices can be attributed to the improving condition of the global supply chain, increased GPU shipments, and falling prices.

Considering the higher cost of 5nm wafers from TSMC and GDDR6X memory, these prices aren’t too bad for enthusiasts and gamers, especially if you take into account the generational performance gains. The increased power consumption (up to 600W) also means these GPUs will be equipped with higher quality VRMs and components, again mandating an increase in both the BOM and MSRP.


Computer hardware enthusiast, engineering dropout, and PC gamer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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