NVIDIA's AIB partners are now focusing are reducing their inventories of GeForce RTX 4080 & RTX 4070 GPUs as the "SUPER" launch approaches.
Last week, it was reported that NVIDIA had ended the production of its GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 series GPUs to make room for the upcoming "SUPER" series launch. Now, there are additional reports from Chinese Board Channels that suggest that the last supplies were delivered to AIC partners at the beginning of this quarter (Q4), and the inventory for these GPUs is expected to run out of stock as soon as next month.
According to the report, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and both cards within the RTX 4070 series will be facing shortages starting next month as they reach their production lifecycle end. Although the report doesn't explicitly mention GeForce RTX 4070 (Non-Ti) GPUs, we have confirmed with a few AICs that the 4070 is going through a similar cut-off phase though the GPU had a larger stock dedicated to it than the rest of the two high-end offerings. As such, it will have a longer shelf-life but will also be eventually phased out as vendors focus on the new 4070 SUPER offerings.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs already shipped in lower supplies since the card wasn't met with a very positive outlook based on its poor price-to-performance value which made the RTX 4090 look like a more worthwhile choice.
Meanwhile, the RTX 4070 Ti was a so-so contender against AMD's RX 7900 XT but both graphics cards weren't that great value either. That is despite the $100 US drop in the price of the 4070 Ti which was originally going to cost $899 US before the green team decided to "unlaunch" what was supposed to be the 4080 12 GB. Following is the specific quote from Board Channels as quoted byRead more on wccftech.com