Staggered launches and, as could be expected, premature damage control reveals the lack of appeal for these RTX 40 SUPER GPUs, despite their attractive performance-to-price ratio. NVIDIA seems to be aware of this situation, and AMD even more so, as GPU stock will be a mixed bag. But then, who will get the good stock and who will be left with the less desirable options? Which GPUs will be difficult to come by? It’s a mixed bag for the stock of RTX 40 SUPER and RX 7600 XT 16 GB.
NVIDIA doesn’t seem to have complete confidence in their products, even though the leaked performance of the three GPUs showed improved performance-to-watt-to-price ratios. This should bolster sales, but instead, it appears that “damage control” has been partially activated at Santa Clara headquarters.
NVIDIA RTX 4070 SUPER, the most sought-after, compared to its RTX 40 SUPER siblings
More rumors have surfaced today, with NVIDIA not expecting an “excellent” launch for these RTX 40 SUPER GPUs in terms of stock. The current economic situation in the West, combined with the disappointment caused by these new GPUs (considered the true mid and high-end RTX 40 series), has led to not-so-optimistic sales forecasts.
Specifically, it’s said that the launch of the three models will equate to the launch of a single modern GPU, such as the RTX 5090, for example, set to arrive later in the year. In other words, three don’t make one. It’s being called a “light” launch, and that will have implications.
The first implication is that the card with the highest sales expectations is the lowest-end model, the RTX 4070 SUPER, while the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and the RTX 4080 SUPER will have low supply to avoid stockpiling. In fact, after their release, there will be little restocking for a time, unless sales surge unexpectedly.
AMD sees strength in the RX 7600 XT 16 GB and will have good initial stock
We’ve already seen what this model has to offer, and it seems that Steinman’s arguments were not wrong, although his chosen example may not have been optimal. Regardless, AMD expects decent sales of this RX 7600 XT 16 GB thanks to its $329 price tag, and thus, its stock will be quite ample in both models and units.
Stock availability doesn’t seem to be an issue, and if it were to run out, AMD and its partners are expected to quickly replenish retail stores. Targeting 1080p gaming with a slightly better performance than the RX 7600 8 GB, the price is a major selling point.
At this resolution, we don’t anticipate double-digit improvements, and only in 4K, where the GPU may struggle due to lack of Shaders, ROPs, and TMUs, might we see larger percentage differences, albeit at the cost of low FPS, where VRAM makes a difference.
Regardless, there are three key dates marked on the calendar to see how accurate these predictions are and how many GPUs will sell: January 17 (RTX 4070 SUPER), January 24 (RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and RX 7600 XT), and January 31 (RTX 4080 SUPER). Will the GPUs sell as each company hopes?
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