A few days ago we mentioned that the GeForce RTX 3090 would sit in a 2000 USD marker, well, a new day and a new price is now mentioned to be 1399 USD, that and a spec change.
The latest rumor comes from Wjm47196, who admittedly has a history of leaks/rumors that turned out to be true, he mentions that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will have a starting price of $ 1,399. This is $ 200 more than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which was priced at $ 1,199 for the Founders Edition. You read it right, starting price.
Historically NVIDIA has had a price level that differs from the AIB partners, though, so currently, I am thinking in the lines of 1500 USD. If so, the price of the Founders Edition would have a ~25% increase over Turing. The main reason for the price increase could be associated with the massive amounts of memory that the RTX 3090 incorporates. While the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has 11GB of GDDR6, the GeForce RTX 3090 is expected to boast 24GB .(again a rumor). The GeForce RTX 3090 will be the flagship, but if all this is correct, you can expect custom AIB models to cost more than $ 1,500.
I'm still at a loss on the memory configuration, 24GB adds to the bill of cost, while we see little benefit? I mean 12 Gb would make more sense here.