Lowered tier model appears to have inherited the RTX 4080 12GB’s pricing structure.
The bad news is that the pricing for pre-cancellation RTX 4080 12GB model Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards is practically equal to that of Chinese online retailers’ listings for the graphics cards. Custom card designs from manufacturers like Colorful, Gigabyte, Inno3D, and MSI (no Nvidia standard models) are available on several online markets like Taobao and Baidu for a variety of costs (h/t to VideoCardz).
The 10 versions are priced between 7,199 RMB (US$1,034) and 8,399 RMB (US$1,206) at Chinese retailers. The RTX 4080 12GB’s official MSRP in China is 7,199 RMB before its “un-launching.” The official Chinese MSRP for the RTX 4080 16GB variant is $9,499. The RTX 4080 16GB’s street pricing in China has decreased since its release, and it is currently available for about 8,499 RMB, which is uncomfortably close to the price tags on some of the new RTX 4070 Ti variants.
The retail tax rate in China is 13%. The best USD equivalent pricing of $1,034 is obtained by deducting this tax to get $899. You may view the complete specifications in comparison to the GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 16GB, as well as the suggested US MSRP of $899, if you go back to the pre-unlaunching information for the RTX 4080 12GB.
Optimists largely anticipated that the product pricing would be adjusted to match the lower class/tier the new product would launch into when Nvidia un-launched the RTX 4080 12GB. These Chinese etailer prices are yet another convincing sign that all Nvidia and partners have changed is the packaging and model numbers and they will continue with the $899 USD MSRP, despite reports that this simply won’t be the case.