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Most Expensive Video Cards Ever

If you want to make sure that your computer is living up to its full potential, you’re going to need the right video card. A good one can make sure that you’re playing the newest hit games at the highest quality and also able to watch videos and browse the internet without having to worry about squinting your eyes due to blurriness.

Those that have spent money on graphics cards know that the best ones can be a little pricey, especially if the market is cutting into the supply. There have been some video cards that have reached some unaffordable prices for a lot of people, getting into the thousands of dollars range. Here’s a look at the five most expensive video cards ever.

Colorful’s NVIDIA RTX 3090 Kudan ($5,000)

Do you know how even a Ferrari can be $500,000 and $5 million without looking much different? That’s because custom-made versions can be a lot more expensive, and the same goes for video cards. Chinese company Colorful customized their own NVIDIA RTX 3090 Kudan that ran for $5,000.

There were a lot of bells and whistles that came with this version. From an LCD display to what they call an “inifinity lighting effect,” Colorful spared no expense when creating this video card that was more of a luxury item that didn’t do too much to the performance. 

NVIDIA TITAN V ($3,000)

When NVIDIA called their mega video card the TITAN, they weren’t messing around. This video card is massive and resembles the same Infinity Gauntlet that Thanos wore the in “Avengers” films. The TITAN V is top of the line with 12 gigabytes of HBM2 memory and a whopping 640 tensor cores and 5120 CUDA cores.

There are 110 deep-learning teraflops with the Titan V and 21 billion transistors, but they all come at a steep price. The TITAN V comes with a $3000 price tag, and that’s if the video card is even in stock. The video card was released in late 2017 and is still the most expensive card on the market…if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one. Interestingly enough, it was announced more than four years prior, showing that NVIDIA was not messing around on making it perfect.

NVIDIA TITAN RTX ($2,900)

The TITAN V isn’t the only one of the TITAN video cards from NVIDIA that made the cut for being extremely pricey. The RTX was released the year after the TITAN V, with a super refresh coming out in 2019 before it was discontinued in November 2022. The RTX was touted as the fastest gaming video card and became a meme with the “RTX on” posts showing things in a clearer vision.

Getting your hands on one when it was released was not easy, and came with an original price of $2,500. Things would only get more expensive with the refresh coming and supply dropping like a led balloon. These days, be ready to fork over $2,900 at face value for the discontinued video card.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 ($1,849)

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 was designed with pro gamers in mind. The 3090 came with a massive amount of power with RT and tensor cores that had up to 2X throughput. The airflow was second to none and runs extremely quietly.

The FTW3 was so coveted by gamers that some scalpers were able to sell them for well over $4,000. Those that have gotten one at face value still had to pay $1,849 to boost their gaming power.

EVGA RTX 2080 KINGPIN ($1,500)

The EVGA RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN was released in 2022 to a lot of hype with up to four monitors worth of support, real-time ray tracing, a built-in OLED display, and much, much more. The KINGPIN was the new big boy on the block and sold out immediately with a face value of up to $1,500.

The stock, obviously, quickly sold out and resellers were unloading them for prices of up to $4,000. Thankfully, the stock would eventually increase to meet demand and brought it back down to the original MSRP that GeForce was asking for. Those that were able to get one for their own personal use don’t regret it.

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