Over the past years (who knows how many at this point) AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA have been going at it strong. When they compete, we get nicer things. When we get nicer gaming things, we get better looking pixels, albeit in a confusing manner at times. Enter NVIDIA and the 4070 TI, presented fresh at CES 2023.
Back in the fall of 2022, NVIDIA announced the 4080 12GB at $1099, the 408016GB at $1299, and the 4090 at $1599 (24GB). We all know the 4090 is the bread winner, so that will not be the focus. Instead, we we will look at the 4080s.
The 12GB version was priced at the current price of the 3090TI – and slightly off in performance (like very slightly). The 16GB was roughly 40% better; however, the price doesn’t reflect that. NVIDIA was still asking gamers to cough up too many Benjamin’s for such a huge gap in performance to not be reflected in the cost. The crowd went wild. Gamers flipped tables around the globe. This did not make the 4080 12 GB a bad card. It is just bad at that price/performance ratio. NVIDIA tabled the card. They were in agreement that this caused confusion. Those numbers need to be more defining for the consumer who buys on a budget instead of bar graphs. This brings is to the present.