The Nvidia TX 3080 Ti is here, at least for those lucky enough to find one. Announced earlier this week alongside the upcoming RTX 3070 Ti, the 3080 Ti serves as the more expensive successor to the GeForce RTX 3080, an excellent graphics card that made 4K gaming much more affordable and illustrated how transformative DLSS technology could be.
Like the RTX 3090, Nvidia’s latest flagship offers impressive 1440p and 4K performance, albeit in a smaller, quieter package with half the VRAM. It’s certainly not cheap at $1,200, but given the ongoing semiconductor shortage and outlandish street prices of most GPUs right now, the RTX 3080 Ti may be more affordable at the MSRP than succumbing to the resale market.
While we expect availability to be limited at launch and throughout the year, several retailers currently have the RTX 3080 Ti in stock. Best Buy announced yesterday that it would give customers the chance to purchase a Founder’s Edition of the card at select stores today, however, unlike previous years, Best Buy will only offer the GPU in-store. Customers hoping to pick it up at launch should queue early and grab a ticket at 7:30 a.m. local time before it officially goes on sale at 9:00 a.m. local time. If you’re reading this now, chances are you’re already too late.
Going to your local Micro Center may be your only other viable option if you’re hoping to get one in the store. that shopkeeper lists five RTX 3080 Ti models on its site from Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA and MSI. If you want to buy the RTX 3080 Ti online, your options are limited. The tickets will go on sale at B&H Photo, New egg, Microcenter, and AmazonHowever, we expect stock to sell out soon. You may be lucky enough to get one online MSIA, PNY, Zotac, or EVGA‘s site.
Here are some of the specific models available from the online retailers above (we’ll be adding more individual offers as they go live on other sites):
If these options don’t work for you, try your luck in a Newegg Shuffle raffle on June 4 at 9 a.m. ET: