EVGA RTX 3080 12GB, RTX 3080 Ti Cards Now in Stock at MSRP (Update - Sold Out)

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
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Updated 3/17/2022 @ 10:04am EST. Unfortunately, all RTX 30 cards are now out of stock. The original story is presented below:

We reported yesterday that GPU prices continue to fall, dropping another 9 percent during the first half of March. That’s good news for gamers who have been forced to buy graphics cards at inflated prices due to chip shortages and Ethereum mining demand. However, even with the lower prices, the best graphics cards for gaming are still selling at well over MSRP.

That isn’t the case at EVGA, which sells its range of graphics cards directly to customers via its online store. While most of its GeForce RTX 30 line-up is out of stock, surprisingly, it has two RTX 3080 Ti SKUs available to purchase at MSRP. First up is the RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra Gaming, priced at $1,329.99. You’ll find a triple-fan setup, iCX3 cooling tech with a copper base for the heatsink, a metal backplate, and of course, RGB lighting.

If you want even more performance, the RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming cranks even higher with a max GPU boost clock of 1,800 MHz but will set you back $1,429.99.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

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While the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition has an MSRP of $1,199.99, EVGA’s cards are custom designs with added features and higher clocks, which explains their loftier MSRPs. But even at MSRP, EVGA’s cards are roughly $150 to $250 cheaper than the current going rate on third-party marketplaces like eBay. 

EVGA also has the RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming and the RTX 3080 12GB XC3 Ultra Gaming in stock for $1299.99 and $1,249.99, respectively. Of course, the availability of all these cards is subject to change, but they’ve been in stock since at least Tuesday evening, so perhaps EVGA has plenty of inventory to go around.

Unfortunately, none of the more mainstream offerings, like EVGA’s RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 or RTX 3070 Ti cards, are in stock at the moment. That’s the real “sweet spot” in the market, offering respectable performance to gamers at affordable prices – if you can grab them at MSRP.

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • digitalgriffin
    They are starting to sweat boys....

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  • RareAir23
    So this story came out nearly 2 hours ago now and it makes me ponder...I wonder if any stock is still there? I have an RTX 3080 myself so I'm good so my mind ponders this not for me but for other people shopping. Also, from the last commenter's meme he is telling everyone to hold. That's telling me we want the prices to go lower than MSRP. Will they? With all that I'm curious now to see what happens. I might just keep an eye on this throughout today. Out!
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  • bigdragon
    3080 Ti cards in stock at MSRP? Well this is a positive development! But the 3080 Ti also has an inflated MSRP. $1329 feels too expensive for a card that should have landed at $999 instead of $1199. You can buy all of the current generation consoles, extra controllers, and a few games for the price of either EVGA GPU. There's room for that price to fall. Definitely something to keep an eye on!

    I think the 30-series still has a lot of price reduction to go. The coworker miner is trying to time the market and dump some hardware now. A lot of people are getting freaked out by gas and the bill for groceries too.

    Honestly, I'm interested in a 3080-something. But a Ti version is too many hours of freelancing to cover the current prices.
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  • -Fran-
    Hasn't EVGA been like, the only partner that has had cards at or very near MSRP throughout this whole big shenanigan of a period?

    Remember they have their queue and sell directly, so they don't need to go through 3rd parties that will really inflate prices. If anything, this is probably a consequence of nVidia lowering their hard grasp or memory lowering prices a bit? The latter should be easier to check?

    Regards.
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  • sivaseemakurthi
    Why are 3080s priced so high? Are the 10GB versions not produced anymore or their price has been increased forever now?
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  • peachpuff
    sivaseemakurthi said:
    Why are 3080s priced so high? Are the 10GB versions not produced anymore or their price has been increased forever now?
    Probably discontinued to make way for the pricier 12gb one.
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  • cryoburner
    -Fran- said:
    Hasn't EVGA been like, the only partner that has had cards at or very near MSRP throughout this whole big shenanigan of a period?

    Remember they have their queue and sell directly, so they don't need to go through 3rd parties that will really inflate prices. If anything, this is probably a consequence of nVidia lowering their hard grasp or memory lowering prices a bit? The latter should be easier to check?
    It's easy to sell cards near MSRP when that MSRP is heavily inflated to begin with. The 3080 Ti is only up to 10% faster than a 3080, a card that's officially supposed to be priced at $699. So even the Founder's Edition 3080 Ti was marked up higher than it would have been in a normal market, and EVGA increased the price further on top of that. And for what? A different cooler that probably costs them no more to make than a standard 3080 reference cooler.

    A 3080 Ti for over $1300 is still a very bad value compared to the prices announced for the rest of the 30-series over a year and a half ago. And later in the year, we will likely have 40-series cards available that will make this currently "high-end" card a lot more "mid-range". And of course, there's a strong possibility that graphics card pricing will be more normal then, and availability could potentially be significantly better with Intel entering the market, and mining profitability uncertain.
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  • sizzling
    Just remember the current MSRP isn’t the original MSRP, it was increased a while back. I just had a look and the 3080 10GB is still selling for >£200 more than I paid at launch and my model was not the cheapest at launch.
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  • digitalgriffin
    sivaseemakurthi said:
    Why are 3080s priced so high? Are the 10GB versions not produced anymore or their price has been increased forever now?

    Yep discontinued. NVIDIA was silent about it because they feared backlash over the price increase. And you know it was them as they wouldn't even announce a MSRP.
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  • digitalgriffin
    sizzling said:
    Just remember the current MSRP isn’t the original MSRP, it was increased a while back. I just had a look and the 3080 10GB is still selling for >£200 more than I paid at launch and my model was not the cheapest at launch.

    Quite correct. That's EVGA's inflated MSRP, not NVIDIA's. So title is a bit misleading. Card mfg are only focusing on top end premium models and it's now causing a glut as ETH is collapsing. Few regular Joe's can afford that.

    I saw $500 MSRP premium cooler 5700XT's (AMD MSRP: $400) sell for $370 by the time it was over. (This was before Crypto took off again)
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