Unveiled September 1, 2020, you don’t want to miss the window to buy NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series graphics cards (GPU) before they’re sold out. These Ampere-powered GPUs are expected to deliver a huge performance boost over RTX 20-series cards, and thanks to competitive pricing, they’re expected to crush the list of best graphics card options. Here’s how to get in on the NVIDIA RTX 30-series staggered release.
Where to buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU is the first card that’s up for grabs from NVIDIA. It’s now officially released at a price somewhere around $700, though it’s already sold out essentially everywhere. If you didn’t manage to get your hands on the first wave of cards, don’t fret. You can sign up for notifications at NVIDIA’s official site, or you can head to individual retailers where restocking notifications are also available.
Best Buy currently has RTX 3080 options from NVIDIA (Founders Edition), ASUS, EVGA, MSI, and Gigabyte, though stock has been cleaned out following the launch. You can sign up for notifications to be aware of restocking.
Amazon has a page ready for RTX 3080 GPUs from PNY, Zotac, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte, and ASUS, though no prices are listed and all options still say “Currently Unavailable.” You can sign up for notifications by clicking through to individual GPU pages.
B&H has several RTX 3080 options available from the likes of Zotac, MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte. They sold out almost immediately, but you can sign up for restocking notifications.
Newegg also has RTX 3080 cards, though any models that were made available at launch are now sold out. Check out models from Gigabyte, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, and ASUS and sign up for restocking notifications.
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 is positioned as an option for PC enthusiasts who are looking for consistent frame rates at a 4K resolution. NVIDIA claims the RTX 3080 is twice as fast as the previous RTX 2080. It has 8,074 CUDA cores and 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM. This is the card to get if you plan on gaming at 4K or 1440p. Have a look at our guide to NVIDIA RTX 3090 vs. RTX 3080 vs. RTX 3070 performance for a better idea about how these GPUs stack up.
The NVIDIA RTX 3090 is the next GPU expected to release on September 24, 2020. Prices are expected to be somewhere around the $1,499 mark, and you can sign up for notifications directly from NVIDIA.
Amazon currently has a single listing for an MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3090. No price is available, but you can sign up for notifications.
Over at Best Buy, listings for NVIDIA Founders Edition and Gigabyte RTX 3090 GPUs are up. Prices are listed starting at $1,500, though no preorders are available. You can sign up for notifications.
Newegg has the most RTX 3090 options, including models from MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, and Zotac. No prices available yet but you can sign up for notifications.
The RTX 3090 is NVIDIA’s flagship GPU, set to take over for the Titan RTX that’s comparatively 50% slower. It’s an enormous piece of hardware that can push an 8K resolution at 60FPS thanks to 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM, 10,496 CUDA cores, and 384-bit memory interface. If you want the best and have the budget, this is the right choice. Just be sure your PC is ready to handle the system requirements.
The RTX 3070 is the final of the three initial RTX 30-series cards to come out, with an expected October 15, 2020 release date. You can sign up for updates from NVIDIA over at the official NVIDIA website.
The release is still a way off, but Best Buy has a listing up for NVIDIA’s Founders Edition RTX 3070 for about $500. There’s no option to preorder, but you can sign up for notifications.
The NVIDIA RTX 3070 is an affordable way to get your hands on performance that rivals the RTX 2080 Ti. Considering prices for the 2080 Ti were nearing the $2,000 mark just a little while ago, the $500 price range for the RTX 3070 is absolutely beautiful. This is the card for anyone who’s looking for stellar 1440p performance or who wants to dabble in 4K.