The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti goes on sale today, June 3, 2021, and if you want to wait to buy one at MSRP, you’ll have to pay close attention to the stores for the next 12 hours or so. Unfortunately, it is not a graphics card buying market today, and that means demand will be exceptionally high for Nvidia's new flagship gaming console.
For those of you up to date (and just in time), the RTX 3080 Ti is a powerful new green team card that rivals the RTX 3090 in gaming. As expected, it comes with a high price for the world of GPUs for gaming: the RTX 3080 Ti costs $ 1,200 (1,050 pounds / 1,200 euros).
Still here? Well. Nvidia has confirmed that the RTX 3080 Ti will be available for purchase from retailers 6 am PT / 2 pm BST / 3pm CET.
History tells us that these cards won’t last much longer after the time of sale, so make sure you get up early or are ready to eat late to make sure you’re the first to buy.
The RTX 3080 Ti will be available today in two versions: Founders Edition and third. The Founders edition will no doubt be a popular choice, as it is close to MSRP, but early lists in Best Buy suggest that at least Asus and Zotac will have third-party cards in this MSRP. For how long, however, we cannot say.
Retailers and US stocks
Where to Buy an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti in USA
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti a Best buy
Best Buy is once again Nvidia's favorite retailer for Founders Edition sales in the US. However, you will need to physically go to a store to get a chance to receive a card. For more information and a list of participating stores, visit here. See offer
Founders Edition graphics cards will only be sold through certain retailers around the world. In the US, this is Best Buy and the retailer is aware of the high demand for these pieces. For this reason, the RTX 3080 Ti founders will only be available in the store.
Here you can find a list of Best Buy stores that contain RTX 3080 Ti shares. You must arrive at the stores at 7:30 a.m. local time, if not earlier, to receive a single ticket that you can exchange for a single graphics card from 9:00 a.m. local time.
Newegg will also have RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards as part of the Newegg Shuffle, a drawing system for on-demand products that will give random users the ability to purchase a graphics card on launch day.
Tomorrow at 6:00 PT, we will have @NVIDIAGeForce RTX 3080 Ti video cards available at #NeweggShuffle. Get ready for the most advanced gaming GPU, which also can't be used for mining. https://t.co/EE1OD43ESX pic.twitter.com/zWamgMUvXyJune 3, 2021
Retailers and shares of the United Kingdom
Where to Buy an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti in the UK
For those residing in the UK, the RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition will be available in Scan, in the same way as previous FE releases. You’ll want to be wary of protection against bots and the high demand for servers on the site when you upgrade, but we’ve found that the site is better than some, at least, for actions on launch day.
Stocks may be scarce elsewhere, so you may want to protect yourself from disappointment and check out Albion’s largest tech retailers for the opportunity to buy a card at launch.
We recommend that you set up accounts in advance to make sure you don't get lost in the box.
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti predefined gaming computers
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti a Source PC
Origin has confirmed the initial availability of gaming computers with RTX 3080 Ti technology available on its website. We can't currently see any available in the configurator, but we look forward to the option someday.
While we love building our own PCs, right now you can find a lot of value in getting someone else to build it for you. Pre-made computers have been the best way to secure a graphics card at a decent average price this year, and there are plenty of good options.
Good luck, PC gamers.