Nvidia’s new RTX 4070 Ti GPU has sold more than AMD’s high-end RDNA 3 graphics cards combined, according to some new sales stats.
And it was a big win for Nvidia in terms of current-generation models, with the RTX 4070 Ti selling 545 units. That proved more than the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT combined, which converted 300 and 200 units respectively (500 total). Notably, the 4070 Ti was also the best-selling single GPU out of all models from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.
🔥 Third Week Graphics Card Retail Sales (mf) AMD: 1665 units, up 42.26%, ASP: 656 (Euro) Nvidia: 2255, 57.23%, ASP: 807 Intel: 20, up 0.51%, ASP: 270AMD 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 tally – which GPU managed 190 units – you end up with 735 units for Team Green versus 500 units for Team Red, which is a fairly clear win even without putting the RTX 4090’s total (which sold out) at 210 units. , which would cause Nvidia to not sell 1,000 Lovelace GPUs for the week).
Interestingly, the second best selling graphics card was also Nvidia’s offering, the RTX 3060, which was not far behind the 4070 Ti and had 485 units sold.
In third place is AMD’s best-selling RX 6700 XT, which scored an impressive 410 units for the week.
What about Intel? Well, Team Blue was a long way behind the two big GPU makers, with the Arc A770 and A380 racking up just 10 units each (which puts them equal in 21st place with a host of other cards, many very long in the tooth like the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti and GT 730).
Analysis: The price is right – or at least a little better than the alternatives?
This is an interesting snapshot of current GPU sales, but we have to remember these numbers are from a single retailer, so it’s just a small sampling of the overall market. So let’s not get carried away, but it’s clearly very interesting to see the RTX 4070 Ti muscle from the combined totals of both of its RDNA 3 competitors.
There are likely two reasons for this. First, the RTX 4070 Ti was set at its MSRP (recommended price) right out of the gate (rather than blowing it up). And second, its MSRP is more acceptable than any other current-generation graphics card (all of which are high-end models, of course). The RX 7900 XT is close to $100 (around £80 / AU$145) to MSRP – in fact at MindFactory it’s just over €30 (around $33 / £26 / AU$47), at least at the time. This writing, although the gap may have been wider during the week these numbers were compiled.
So it’s as simple as the fact that if you want a really powerful graphics card – remember the RTX 4070 Ti offers RTX 3090-level performance, with DLSS 3 to boost supported games, and lower power usage – this is about as good as it gets. You’ll still be paying for the privilege, but not as much as other current-gen options on the table. (Last-gen cards also remain expensive, with even the RTX 3080 only 13% cheaper than the 4070 Ti at MindFactory right now.)
The smart call, for now, might be to wait for the RTX 4070 to show itself. This GPU could soon be making its way through the rumor mill, and maybe we’ll finally get a glimpse of some properly reasonable pricing with the Lovelace (relatively speaking — maybe we should call it that). Almost affordableperhaps, although some speculate that Nvidia is going heavier with its price tag than we’d like).