The two major competitors of GPU are AMD and Nvidia. Recently, Nvidia came out with one of their most powerful GPU for gamers: the RTX 4090. On December 13, 2022, AMD announced the release of their most potent GPU for gamers. The RTX 4090 was released with an MSRP of $1,599, and the RX 7900 XTX was released with an MSRP of $999. These two GPUs have competition with each other since they perform relatively the same, despite the price gap.
GPU Benchmark Test
RTX 4090 Major Problem
“I don’t want a GPU that will melt itself away,” said Zheng. There has been a series of problems reported about the RTX 4090. The RTX 4090 is a powerful GPU that needs a power supply to support this GPU. Cases of the RTX 4090 melting the power supply cables, causing server damage to GPU input ports. The RX 7900 XTX from AMD is a cheaper, reliable alternative.
Cost Per Frame
“It’s rhetorical to compare two GPUs where one is worth 1.6x more than the other, but the cheaper one performs just as equally as the one worth more. I mean, I’ll give it to Nvidia for its abilities in ray tracing. It’s still not worth the ray-tracing performance,” said Zheng. These GPUs benchmarked through fps tests in games were relatively close in 4K resolution. Although the RTX 4090 is priced at $600 more than the RX 7900 XTX, the performance is quite outstanding. The RX 7900 XTX has a lower cost per frame than the RTX 4090, with a $2.69 difference.
“The prices of both GPUs will inflate because there is high demand but low supply. Who knows? Maybe there will be a GPU shortage just like when the RTX 30 series were released,” said Shaibjot Singh. Previously, upon the release of Nvidia’s flagship RTX 30 series, there was a rapid rise in GPU prices as GPU miners purchased out most of the inventory of these GPUs. Demand-pull inflation is when the demand for goods and services increases. GPUs experience demand-pull inflation because there is high demand for the GPU but a low supply of the GPU.
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