According to some recent sales stats, Nvidia’s new RTX 4070 Ti GPU is outselling AMD’s two high-end RDNA 3 graphics cards combined.
as graphics card (opens in a new tab) Sales figures from German retailer MindFactory, posted on Twitter by TechEpiphany (which regularly shares stats from this major store), show what happens in the third week of 2023.
As far as current-gen models go, this is a huge win for Nvidia, with the RTX 4070 Ti selling 545 units. As it turns out, that’s more than the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT combined, which moved 300 and 200 units respectively (500 total). Notably, the 4070 Ti is also the best-selling single GPU across all models from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.
🔥 Graphics card retail sales week 3 (mf) AMD: 1665 units, 42.26%, ASP: 656 (Euro) Nvidia: 2255, 57.23%, ASP: 807Intel: 20, 0.51%, ASP: 270 AMD revenue: 1’092′ 951, 37.46%NVIDIA: 1’819’085, 62.35%Intel: 5’396, 0.18%#AMD #Intel #Radeon #NvidiaGeForce #IntelGraphics #Nvidia pic.twitter.com/LE7FWLUNdNJanuary 21, 2023
When you add RTX 4080 sales to Nvidia’s stats — that GPU managed 190 units — you end up with 735 units for Team Green and 500 units for Team Red, even without factoring in the RTX 4090’s Total (210 units sold, which would put Nvidia not far off the 1,000 Lovelace GPUs sold this week).
Interestingly, the second best-selling graphics card was also Nvidia’s, the RTX 3060, which followed the 4070 Ti and amassed 485 units sold.
In third place is AMD’s bestseller, the RX 6700 XT, which sold an impressive 410 units for the week.
What about Intel? Well, Team Blue is way behind the two major GPU makers with only 10 units each for the Arc A770 and A380 (tied for 21st place with some other cards, many of which are outdated like the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti and GT 730) .
Analysis: The price is right — or at least a bit better than other options?
This is an interesting snapshot of current GPU sales, but we have to keep in mind that this data comes from a single retailer and is therefore only a small sample of the overall market. So let’s not get carried away, but it’s clear that it will be very interesting to see the RTX 4070 Ti top the sum of its RDNA 3 rivals.
There could be several reasons for this. First off, the RTX 4070 Ti is available (and not exaggerated) at its MSRP (suggested price) to begin with. Second, that MSRP is more satisfying than any other current-gen graphics card out there (all of which are high-end models, of course). The RX 7900 XT does have an MSRP of $100 more (around £80/AU$145) – on MindFactory it’s actually over €30 (around $33/£26/AU$47) more, at least That was the case at the time of writing, although the gap was likely wider in the week that these figures were compiled.
So simple as it seems, if you want a really powerful graphics card – remember the RTX 4070 Ti offers RTX 3090 level performance, DLSS 3 for boosting supported games, and lower power consumption – it’s about as good as it currently is get. You’ll still pay a premium for the privilege, but not as much as other current options on the table. (And previous-gen cards are still expensive, even the RTX 3080 is now only 13% cheaper than MindFactory’s 4070 Ti).
For now, it might be wise to wait for the RTX 4070 to show up.This GPU may arrive soon through the rumor mill, and maybe we’ll finally get a glimpse of some suitably affordable prices for Lovelace (relatively speaking – maybe we should call it half affordableperhaps, although some speculation suggests Nvidia’s price tag is heavier than we’d like).