Once those AMD benchmarks drop they will drop the price of both the 4080 and 4070ti. Hopefully they shave some hundreds off the 4090 but I doubt it. Still getting one.
I actually think it's not going to affect 4090 prices
Last gen the fight was much tighter between RDNA 2 and Ampere than this one.
$999 6900 XT vs $1,499 3090
They were trading blows at rasterization with the 3090 getting a slight edge at 4k. (RT is another matter..)
$999 7900 XTX vs $1,599 4090
Seems like there will be no trading blows, estimated that the 4090 will keep a safe 10-20% margin in rasterization over AMD's flagship, RT is again, not even gonna be comparable.
What's remaining is to know where the 4080 situates in all this. I think it will
be trading blows at rasterization with the 7900XTX with AMD getting the edge, but not as much as peoples think. All these "up to" and 6950XT comparisons running on worse processors is gonna bite some expectations in the ass.
So the 4080 will be worse in raster but not by much, while wiping the floor with AMD's flagship in RT. We agree on that?
Doesn't that remind anyone of the 3080 Ti? $1,199.
Forget the names this gen and the "digit" series comparison. You're gonna have to compare the performance-delta/price with the flagships to have an idea how it compared with what we had in RDNA2 vs Ampere. The naming convention doesn't matter in the end.
Prices won't drop till ampere stock is gone anyway