Nvidia just announced its new $1,199 RTX 3080 Ti graphics card and it will be released tomorrow, June 3. It hasn’t exactly been easy to buy a graphics card lately, and it seems very likely that the demand for this new card will soar. If you’d like to try one, consider Best Buy, which has announced that customers will be able to line up at 81 of its stores for a chance to win a Founder’s Edition of the card.
Here’s the full list of participating stores, if you want to see if one is included near you. On that website, Best Buy notes that staff at participating stores will be handing out tickets for the cards at 7:30 a.m. local time, and if customers receive a ticket, they are guaranteed to buy a card at 9:00 a.m. local time.
However, each customer can only purchase one card, which should hopefully limit the number of cards that will be purchased to be resold by scalpers. However, it will almost certainly still be in high demand, especially since Best Buy is the only store in the US where you can get the Founder’s Edition of the RTX 3080 Ti.
If you’re not sure whether you should buy an RTX 3080 Ti, check out my colleague Tom Warren’s review. While he thought it was ideal for 1440p and 4K gaming, he also thought the $1,199 price point was a bit overpriced. But if you’re looking for a 30-series card right now, your best bet may be to line up at Best Buy on Thursday for the RTX 3080 Ti.