NVIDIA’s RTX 40 series graphics cards, including the GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, seem to be quite popular among PC users looking for the best graphics card for their computer rigs. Newegg knows this, as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 has reached its top spot in best-selling graphics cards, with the flagship RTX 4090 GPU taking third place among shoppers.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 takes top selling GPU spot on Newegg, followed by RTX 4090 in a close 3rd spot
This news comes as a surprise, as recent reports have shown that the GeForce RTX 4080 has been undersold throughout the market. Newegg reports that the store’s top seller is the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming OC graphics card ($1,269.99). Interestingly enough, the previous generation graphics cards, such as NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti models, remain a top 5 consumer favorite due to lower prices in the RTX 30 series GPUs.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT and Radeon RX 6600 are even further behind the top-priced RTX 4090 GPU, even though NVIDIA’s graphics card currently costs $1,599.99 and both AMD models cost $479 and $329, respectively. However, Newegg’s competitor Amazon shows several top-selling graphics cards that differ from the PC seller.
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Amazon reveals that its best-selling graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. The RTX 4080 and 4090 cards are much further behind in sales. For example, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090 ranks 15th, while the RTX 4080 is almost twice as far back, at 28th. What could cause such a dramatic difference in sales? A few factors come into play when comparing Newegg and Amazon. Amazon is a global seller of more than just PC hardware and components. The online retail giant also sells books, clothes, movies, and more, while Newegg is more centralized in what you’d find through them.
There’s also always been a history of moderating reviews on the internet, seemingly putting Amazon in the spotlight for third-party sellers who “fluff” their products to a five-star rating. And because retailers don’t list sales in units sold, Newegg or Amazon could have outsold the others on specific GPUs, making it harder to tell which is really the best-selling graphics card.
AMD has released the Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX variants ($899 and $999), and Newegg’s website lists the cards at the bottom of the list, even with fantastic prices. This could change dramatically in the coming month, as the tech giant has reportedly shipped about 200,000 units for its Q4 2022 delivery. We may have to wait to see the best-selling card of 2022 after the end of the year. to see if AMD’s numbers change.
News source: Tom’s Hardware