NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics cards are on their way. Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss out.
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 set to release September 17, 2020, at a price somewhere around $699. You can sign up for notifications at NVIDIA’s official site, or you can head to individual retailers where notifications are also available leading up to the September 17 release date.
Best Buy currently has RTX 3080 options from NVIDIA (Founders Edition) and Gigabyte, though there’s no option to preorder. You can sign up for notifications.
Amazon has a page ready for RTX 3080 GPUs from PNY and MSI, though no prices are listed. You can sign up for notifications.
B&H has several RTX 3080 options available from the likes of Zotac, MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte. No preorder options, but you can sign up for notifications.
Newegg also has RTX 3080 cards, though no preorder options. Check out models from Gigabyte, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, and ASUS.
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 4,352 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
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
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 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, 5,248 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 Best Of The Best
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
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 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.
The Best Deal
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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.