The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 hasn’t garnered much affection from the gaming community, with retailers seemingly struggling to move their stock (although a welcome side benefit is that scalpers will also ruin a purchase on eBay). The card released with an MSRP of $1,199, which is $400 less than the seemingly vastly superior RTX 4090 unit. With unspectacular specs that have failed to impress the tech world at large, the RTX 4080 could soon see a massive price cut to boost sales, while one YouTuber has suggested viewers could simply get an entire gaming PC for roughly the same instead should build money.
In a video deeply mocking Nvidia and the RTX 4080, Hansen puts together a decent build based around the aforementioned Ryzen 5 5600X and an Asus TUF Radeon RX 6800 XT part. The rest of the specs can be seen in a screenshot below, but it’s clear to see that with the additional 32GB of RAM and the great value for money of the MSI B550-A PRO motherboard, this is a more than capable gaming desktop PC is show. The channel host lists a cost of $1,198 for the build, while VideoCardz even managed to shake up the parts list a bit and include a Radeon RX 6900 XT board from XFX instead. The GeForce RTX 4080 is obviously superior to any of these 2020 contenders when it comes to FPS production, but AMD will soon have its upcoming RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX available to lure buyers away from Nvidia.
in one ForzaHorizon 5 Gaming comparison (2560×1440, Ultra settings), the AMD-based system produced an average of 110 FPS and a 1% dip of 83 FPS, which are more than playable values. However, the GeForce RTX 4080 produced 0 FPS because the moderator decided to save money by not building a PC for the Nvidia card under test. In fact, he even went so far as to appropriately smack Nvidia by joking that he’d been sent an RTX 4080 card for review along with a fire extinguisher, spare cables, fireproofing spray, cup noodles (because the price of the card is so high, that the buyer can only afford cheap groceries) and a rather offensive photo indicating Team Green’s stance regarding the release of the overpriced RTX 4080.
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