GeForce RTX 4090 video card is prohibited for sale in China. And despite the fact that a special version of the RTX 4090D has already been released, many users want the regular model, which has led to a rather interesting situation.
Recently, sales of the RTX 4090 have grown significantly in various Asian countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and others. These video cards are bought there for resale in China.
Moreover, in many cases, Chinese sellers buy completely finished gaming PCs with RTX 4090 in order to remove the graphics card from there and sell it separately at a large markup.
For example, there is a story about one specific case. A Chinese seller bought 20 completed systems from a Taiwanese PC seller in Taipei. A finished PC with an RTX 4090 cost about $4,450, but that didn't stop the reseller. It is important to note here that the RTX 4090 is primarily of interest not even to gamers, but to those who need a solution for working with AI. And such clients are willing to overpay.