Nvidia will oust GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs to make way for the RTX 4000
Nvidia RTX 4000 GPUs are ready to enter the gaming PC scene, but the green team apparently wants to evict its RTX 3000 tenants ahead of time. To help make room for the next-gen lineup, the company is reportedly willing to help AIB partners get rid of excess GeForce inventory, but it will primarily target high-end SKUs.
According to YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead, insiders say “Nvidia stepped in directly” to make room for the stock RTX 4000 (via Wccftech) While the company apparently hopes to help eliminate high-end GeForce RTX 3000 cards, sources say the process could still take months. Board partners will also be left “on their own” to tackle GPUs such as the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070, which means current-gen stock could end up hanging out alongside Lovelace.
So far, Nvidia’s efforts to get rid of its current best line of graphics cards seem to be working, as the stock RTX 3090 is “reportedly starting to run out”. RTX 3090 Ti stock would also start to change, so maybe there will be room at the AIB hostel for RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 if they roll in the next few months.
It’s now possible to grab both GeForce RTX and AMD Radeon GPUs for less than MSRP, which could entice enthusiasts to jump on the current-gen bandwagon. However, a report from Digitimes suggests that future GPU shipments will decline by up to 50%, which it attributes to a post-pandemic sales decline and the demise of the cryptocurrency.
The RTX 3000’s low prices are tempting, but RTX 4000 spec rumors will likely deter you from upgrading your gaming PC ahead of time. Whispers claims the RTX 4070 packs an RTX 3090 Ti punch, so your mighty GPU might be classed as mid-range by the time the RTX 4090 hits the battlefield.