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Scalpers Selling RTX 4080 For Over $1,600 Day After Launch

We reviewed the GeForce RTX 4080 earlier this week and found the graphics card to be nearly 50% faster than its GeForce RTX 3080 predecessor, easily placing it as one of the best graphics cards available. . The RTX 4080 went on sale early Wednesday morning, with Best Buy selling out Founders Edition and third-party boards in minutes, while Newegg waited about an hour before all the cards were out of stock.

Scalpers have already descended on us to resell the cards at exorbitant prices given their limited inventory, although Newegg doesn’t have an RTX 4080 card to sell directly to customers. For example, the Gigabyte Aero OC GeForce RTX 4080 retails for $1,299, but one seller lists the card In stock $1,688 (opens in new tab)For reference, the flagship RTX 4090 Founders Edition has a suggested retail price of $1,599. that same seller MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 4080 (opens in new tab) It’s in stock at a $357 markup compared to retail price.

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Shortly after the RTX 4080 went on sale yesterday, there were about 20 listings on the eBay marketplace priced at $1,699 and above. As of this writing, there are 163 RTX 4080 cards in the list. Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Trinity $1,564.95 (opens in new tab)For reference, the retail price for that card is $1,199. Cards like the Gigabyte Gaming OC GeForce RTX 4080 sell for $1,269, but eBay scalpers Surprisingly asking for $2,099 (opens in new tab)All of these sellers claim to have the cards in hand and ready to ship.

Unfortunately, we don’t have production numbers for the RTX 4080, so we don’t know if the sellout and ensuing scalper frenzy was pure hype or extremely limited supply from the start. not. That said, it could be a while before the RTX 4080 price stabilizes.

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Another thing to watch is how big the AMD Radeon RTX 7900 XT and RTX 7900 XTX will be when they hit the market. AMD announced its next-generation RDNA 3 graphics card earlier this month and it will be available on December 12th. AMD positions the RX 7900 XTX as a direct competitor to his RTX 4080. This will be an interesting battle considering the former’s suggested retail price is $999. The RX 7900 XT is even cheaper at $899.

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