Since the release date of these cards is still uncertain, of course we do not have any fixed prices. But that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about what they might be.
One way to do this is to look at what Nvidia has done with its Turing graphics cards in the past. With the release of Turing, we’ve seen a pretty steep jump in price from the Pascal line, so we can imagine the same thing going to happen to Ampere cards.
Even so, there have been rumors that Nvidia will endeavor to make Ampere cards more affordable. This rumor is based on another rumor that Nvidia will use Samsung’s 7nm EUV manufacturing process.
Competing amps on Big Navi On Price
Another thing to note is that Nvidia previously cut prices to compete with AMD. When Nvidia originally announced its Turing architecture, there was little competition from AMD. However, with the release of the Radeon RX 5700 series and RX 5600 XT by AMD, Nvidia soon lowered its prices.
It looks like Nvidia will have more challenges from AMD if the “Big Navi” rumors are true. Rumor has it that “Big Navi” will outperform Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti by 30%. How it compares to the RTX 30 series is unclear, but the threat posed by “Big Navi” could cause Nvidia to drop in prices in order to remain competitive.
The RTX 2080 Ti is still around $ 1,199, so let’s imagine the RTX 30 series certainly won’t be cheap, but it will be interesting to see which way Nvidia swings.
Does Nvidia want to survive in the price competition or is the performance sufficient to remain competitive with AMD? We have to wait and see. With the rumor that we will see an official launch next month, we probably won’t have to wait long for a better price idea.