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NVIDIA RTX 4070 Super Drops Below MSRP Days After Launch Due to Poor Sales

The latest NVIDIA graphics card can now be purchased at prices up to 5% lower than its official MSRP across several European stores

The GeForce RTX 4070 Super has already started to depreciate mere days after launch. The latest NVIDIA graphics card can now be purchased at prices up to 5% lower than its official MSRP across several European stores. In Austria, where the Super launched at €649, it can be bought for €629, whereas in Poland, the selling price has dropped from €682 (MSRP) to €648 within a week of release.

Source: 3DCenter

Meanwhile, enthusiast-centric retailers like Microcenter and Mindfactory are selling ample units with the need for a price cut. At the German megastore, the RTX 4070 Super sold 240 units on launch day, making it the most successful release next to the 4070 Ti and 4070. Over at Microcenter, the Super currently dominates the bestsellers chart, holding the second, third, fourth, and sixth spots.

According to Moore’s Law is Dead, the RTX 4070 Super sold better than the 4080 but not well enough to meet expectations. Furthermore, as pointed out the other day, the Founders Edition and MSRP variants perform roughly the same as the overengineered ones, making them superfluous. Some retailers also claim that day-one sales of the RTX 4070 Super were worse than the 4080, but considering the above numbers, it sounds a little far-fetched.

Much of the criticism surrounding the 4070 Super targets the 12GB memory buffer. AMD is on track to launch the RX 7600 XT with 16GB of VRAM ($329), while the RX 7900 XT 20GB has dropped to just $709. The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super will launch on the 23rd of January with 16GB memory and RTX 4080-grade performance. We’ll have to see if it performs any better.

Areej Syed

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