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RTX 4090 expected release time

The RTX 4090 is here, but several questions still remain, like what time will Nvidia actually launch the product on October 12th
Last Updated on October 11, 2022
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The upcoming launch of the Nvidia RTX 4090 has many on the edge of their seats. We may know the official release date for the product is October 12th, as well as its cost being $1,599, and that most games should run near frame-drop-free.

But several questions still remain, such as the exact time the RTX 4090 will be released on launch day, and whether there will be enough for every consumer. Pre-ordering is not yet an option for the RTX 4090, but those interested can subscribe to Nvidia’s newsletter so they can be notified as soon as it goes on sale. If you’re one of those eager PC enthusiasts in need of an upgrade, it’s best to sign up for the email chain so you don’t miss out on the product.

Thus far we, know the RTX 4090 will be released on a Wednesday. Usually, these drops happen around midday, between 12 PM and 2 PM PST. That’s the normal timeframe when big retailers re-stock their stores. However, time isn’t everything if you don´t know exactly where to buy the RTX 4090.

Where to buy the Nvidia RTX 4090

Two years ago, when Nvidia released the RTX 3090, a lot was going on. The chip shortage was booming, and everybody was trying to buy their new house with freshly mined cryptocurrency. Initial stock for the 3090 upon debut was very limited, so much so that the product sold out literally in minutes.

Those times have changed, however. Companies like Nvidia have had quite some time to prepare for such online launches and understand how to control the chip shortage to some capacity. Additionally, cryptocurrency prices have nosedived, making mining much less of a focal point for most buyers. So, getting Nvidia’s brand-new GPU should be much less of a hassle this year. 

Although we don’t much information on Nvidia RTX 4090 retailers, here’s a current list of the most popular retailers that will be selling the graphics card on launch day.

Keep refreshing those links where necessary, and maybe even download the apps for the specific retailer of your choosing, as sometimes they work even better than the official website. Keep an eye out for any of our future posts, because we’ll be updating these pages as Nvidia releases information on its end.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows