Nvidia's RTX 4000 GPUs are poised to enter the gaming PC market, but the green team seems to want to evict its RTX 3000 tenants ahead of time. To help make way for the next-gen lineup, the company is said to assist AIB partners in removing excess GeForce stock, but it'll primarily focus on higher-end models.
Insiders claim Nvidia has directly stepped in to clear out high-end GeForce RTX 3000 cards (via Wccftech) However, sources caution that the entire process might take months, meaning current gen stock might end up lying around alongside Lovelace.
Nvidia's efforts to get rid of its current best graphics card range have appeared to be working, with the RTX 3090 stock reportedly starting to dissipate. Also, the RTX 3090 Ti stock is apparently starting to dissipate, so perhaps there will be room at the AIB inn for RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 if they roll up within the next few months.
Both GeForce RTX and AMD Radeon GPUs are now available for less than MSRP, which might entice enthusiasts to join the current gen bandwagon. However, a Digitimes forecasts future GPU shipments to decline by up to 50%, owing to a post-pandemic sales decrease and the demise of cryptocurrency.
Low RTX 3000 prices are attractive, but RTX 4000 spec reports will probably deter you from upgrading your gaming PC ahead of time. That means your powerful GPU might be classified as midrange by the time RTX 4090 arrives on the battlefield.