A few days ago the new NVIDIA graphics cards were presented, which caused quite a bit of controversy. They did not appreciate the prices of these graphics cards, which are becoming less and less accessible to users. In the face of criticism, jensen huangCEO of NVIDIA, had to come out and explain that the Low graphics card prices are a thing of the past.
For us to have all the data, the NVIDIA RTX-4090 Founders Edition is priced at 1959 dollars. Besides, the RTX 4080 16GB it will cost you 1469 dollars and the RTX 4080 12GB it will cost you 1099 dollars. But these are NVIDIA’s own models, those customized by ASUS, Gigabyte and other assemblers will be more expensive.
Crying over the price of graphics cards makes no sense
Those of us who are more experienced remember to buy graphics cards at very low prices. For example, in 2014, I bought a Gigabyte GTX 770, belonging to the mid-range, for 299 dollars.
Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, spoke at an event hosted by the company. As expected, he was asked about the high price of his new graphics cards. The truth is, it couldn’t have been clearer: “Moore’s Law is dead. A 12 inch pad is much more expensive today. The idea that the cthe hip drop in price is a thing of the past»
For those who don’t know what Moore’s Lawin short, says that the number of transist ors
As a result, the way of working evolves, focusing on the architecture optimization. You no longer work on raw computing power, but instead add AI performance enhancement technologieslike DLSS.
“The performance of the $899 NVIDIA GPU or the $1,599 GPU from a year or two ago at the same price significantly improves the performance of our Ada Lovelace,” Huang said.
Furthermore, Huang commented that the RTX 3080 10GB It’s still great graphics and they will continue to offer it.
Where we are going?
We have to start thinking, then, that graphics card prices are going to rise or, at least, stay. This leads to two possible scenarios: renting hardware or using cloud gaming services.
We already see how Google and Apple are said to be working on smartphone rental businesses. We might see something like this in the future in the hardware segment and especially in the graphics card segment if they continue at this price point. At the moment, to our knowledge, there is no plan in the industry in this regard.
The other option, and one that’s on the table and growing, is to play in the cloud. NVIDIA GeForce Now and Microsoft’s xCloud are the two most interesting options today in this regard. Google Stadia is pretty much dead, and Amazon Luna has next to nothing to offer right now. Everything indicates that this service will be the future of gaming.