NVIDIA’s three RTX 30-series graphics cards (GPU) have now all been released, even with the RTX 3070’s slight delay. These Ampere-powered GPUs deliver a significant performance boost over RTX 20-series cards. They’re expected to crush the list of best graphics card options, though AMD showing off its Radeon RX 6000 GPUs has everyone excited for a good graphics battle. Availability has been poor so far, so much so that NVIDIA apologized for a messy launch, but it’s still good to know where to look to get your hands on these cards as stock rotates in and out.
Where to buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU was the first 30-series card 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 check availability at NVIDIA’s site, or you can head to individual retailers.
Best Buy currently has RTX 3080 options from NVIDIA (Founders Edition), ASUS, EVGA, MSI, PNY,, and Gigabyte, though stock has been cleaned out following the launch.
Amazon has a page ready for RTX 3080 GPUs from PNY, Zotac, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte, and ASUS, though stock here is sold out at the time of writing. You can sign up for notifications by clicking through to individual GPU pages.
Newegg also has RTX 3080 cards, though any models that were made available at launch are sold out at time of writing. Check out models from Gigabyte, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, and ASUS and sign up for restock notifications so you can jump on cards as soon as they’re available. Check back often, since some bundles seem to go live once in awhile with available stock.
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 is positioned as an option for PC enthusiasts 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.
4K Or 1440p Gaming
Want to enjoy 4K at stable 60FPS or top-tier 1440p gaming? NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 is the GPU for you, and it’s available from several popular manufacturers starting September 17, 2020.
Where to buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
The NVIDIA RTX 3090 was the second 30-series GPU released, and like the RTX 3080 they sold out immediately. Prices start somewhere around the $1,500 mark, and you can check availability at NVIDIA.
Amazon has a splash page with several RTX 3090 options from Zotac, PNY, MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte, though they’re mostly sold out at time of writing. Some third-party sellers have jacked up prices, so it’s not a great buying experience. Sign up for notifications from legit retailers by clicking through to individual GPU pages.
Over at Best Buy, listings for cards from MSI, PNY, EVGA, Gigabyte, ASUS, and NVIDIA are available. Prices are listed starting at $1,500; at time of writing all options are sold out, but check back often.
Newegg has a ton of RTX 3090 options, including models from MSI, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and Zotac. None are in stock at the time of writing, but you can sign up for automatic notifications so that you don’t miss out.
The RTX 3090 is NVIDIA’s flagship GPU, set to take over for the Titan RTX that’s comparatively about 50% slower. It’s an enormous hardware piece that can push an 8K resolution at 60FPS thanks to 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM, 10,496 CUDA cores, and a 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.
Big and Beastly
Are you looking to push an 8K resolution at 60FPS or any lower resolution at an even higher framerate? The RTX 3090 might be expensive, but it’s an absolute beast that will make every gamer you know jealous.
Where to buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
The RTX 3070 is now available after a short delay. It is the final of the three initial RTX 30-series cards to come out. You can sign up for updates and check availability over at the official NVIDIA website. It’s expected these cards will also sell out fast, and we’re seeing options at all the major retailers.
Amazon also has a couple options from PNY for the RTX 3070 on a splash page. Click through to individual pages to sign up for notifications if you can’t outright buy the card.
Newegg seems to have the biggest selection of RTX 3070 GPUs, with options from MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS, and Zotac. They start at about $500. Click through to individual cards to set up notifications if availability is limited.
The NVIDIA RTX 3070 is an affordable way to get your hands on the 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.
The Best Deal
The NVIDIA RTX 3070 should prove to be quite popular thanks to an incredibly attractive price and performance that rivals the current RTX 2080 Ti.
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This post was written by Cale Hunt and was first posted to WindowsCentral
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