Nvidia’s new RTX 4070 Ti GPU has outsold AMD’s two high-end RDNA 3 graphics cards combined, according to some recent sales statistics.
Like VideoCardz (opens in a new tab) Seen, German retailer MindFactory’s sales figures were posted on Twitter by TechEpiphany (which regularly shares statistics from this major outlet), showing what happened in week three of 2023.
And it was a big win for Nvidia in terms of current-gen models, with the RTX 4070 Ti selling 545 units. That turned out to be more than the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT combined, which changed 300 and 200 units respectively (500 total). Notably, the 4070 Ti was also the best-selling single GPU of all models from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.
🔥 Week 3 Graphics Card Retail Sales (mf)AMD: 1665 units, 42.26%, ASP: 656 (Euro)Nvidia: 2255, 57.23%, ASP: 807Intel: 20, 0.51%, ASP: 270Revenue AMD: 1,092,951, 37.46%NVIDIA: 1,819,085, 62.35%Intel: 5,396, 0.18%#AMD #Intel #Radeon #NvidiaGeForce #IntelGraphics #Nvidia pic.twitter.com/LE7FWLUNdNJanuary 21, 2023
When you add RTX 4080 sales to Nvidia’s tally, that GPU handled 190 units, you end up with 735 units for Team Green versus 500 units for Team Red, a pretty clear win even without adding up the total for the RTX 4090 (which sold 210 units, and that would push Nvidia to not far from 1000 Lovelace GPUs sold for the week).
Interestingly, the second best-selling graphics card was also an Nvidia offering, the RTX 3060, which was not far behind the 4070 Ti and racked up sales of 485 units.
In third place was AMD’s best-selling product, the RX 6700 XT, which registered an impressive 410 units for the week.
What about Intel? Well, Team Blue was way behind the two big GPU manufacturers, with the Arc A770 and A380 racking up just 10 units each (bringing them even for 21st with a bunch of other cards, many of them very long). like the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti and GT 730).
Analysis: Is the price correct, or at least a little more correct than the alternatives?
This is an interesting snapshot of current GPU sales, but we must remember that these are figures from a single retailer, so they are only a small sample of the general market. So let’s not get carried away, but it’s clearly very interesting to see the RTX 4070 Ti beating the combined totals of its two RDNA 3 rivals.
There are likely a couple of reasons for this. First off, the RTX 4070 Ti launched at its MSRP (recommended retail price) early on (instead of being inflated). And second, that MSRP is more palatable than any other current generation graphics card (all of which are high-end models, of course). The RX 7900 XT is approaching $100 (around £80 / AU$145) more for the MSRP; actually, at MindFactory, it’s just over €30 (about $33 / £26 / AU$47) more, at least at the time of writing. although the gap may well have been larger during the week for which these figures were compiled.
On the surface, it’s as simple as the fact that if you want a really powerful graphics card (remember, the RTX 4070 Ti offers RTX 3090-level performance, with DLSS 3 to drive supported games and lower power consumption) this is so good as it currently gets. You’ll still pay through the nose for that privilege, but not as much as with the other current-gen options on the table. (And next-gen cards are still expensive, too, even the RTX 3080 is only 13% cheaper than the 4070 Ti on MindFactory right now.)
The smart move, perhaps for now, might be to wait for the RTX 4070 to show up. This GPU could be coming soon thanks to the rumours, and maybe we can finally glimpse some affordable pricing with the Lovelace (relatively speaking, maybe we should call it semi-affordablemaybe, although some speculation suggests that Nvidia is going to be priced higher than we would like).