The GeForce RTX 4080 will go on sale soon. It is not yet clear what the availability situation will be like in the early days, but we can already say for sure that at least in the US, cards will be available at the recommended price.
This follows from the assortment of the MicroCenter store. There, the RTX 4080 is available in a price range from the recommended $1,200 to $1,550 for the top-end versions. Previously, Nvidia reportedly “kindly requested” that all manufacturers have at least one MSRP model available at launch.
As you can see from the MicroCenter range, there are indeed different offerings from different manufacturers for $1,200.
Recall that sales of the model will start on November 16. According to the first teststhe RTX 4080 is about 50% faster than the RTX 3080, but also 70% more expensive than its predecessor at launch.