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EVGA Discounts RTX 3090 Ti Below Retail

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
(Image credit: EVGA)

With the GPU shortage in full decline, EVGA has introduced some serious price discounts to its RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 lineup featured in the EVGA store. Discounts for the two highest-end FTW3 variants hit the $200 mark, putting these flagship cards in direct competition with the $2000 reference RTX 3090 Ti GPUs. The "entry-level" RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Black Gaming model is selling for even cheaper, with a discount that nearly cannibalizes EVGA's own vanilla RTX 3090 offering.

EVGA's 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is currently selling for $1999.99 on the EVGA store, $200 below retail. This is the same price as Nvidia's reference RTX 3090 Ti, making this model, with its 1920 MHz overclock and beefy triple fan heatsink a particularly great deal for anyone considering an RTX 3090 Ti GPU.

The EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Gaming (non-Ultra variant) is also packing a $200 discount and is currently selling for $1949.99 on the EVGA store. The only difference between the RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming GPU and the RTX 3090 FTW3 Gaming GPU is a 30 MHz deficit in boost frequency, which is barely noticeable in gaming applications (and makes this card a confusing option in EVGA's lineup). You'll have to decide whether a 30 MHz difference in boost frequency and the bragging rights of having "Ultra" in your GPU's name is worth an extra $50.

The most interesting GPU in EVGA's arsenal is the baseline RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Black Gaming GPU. This card is on sale for $1899.99 — it's a smaller discount of $100, but it's the cheapest available RTX 3090 Ti and it undercuts the reference retail price by a full $100. The only feature you'll be sacrificing with the Black Gaming model is a factory overclock. 

At $1899.99, the RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Black Gaming is a very attractive offering in the $1500 to $2000 price bracket, especially because that prices puts it very close to the RTX 3090 (including the RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming). It's currently almost impossible to find the RTX 3090 at its MSRP of $1499.99. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming is currently selling for $1799.99 on EVGA's site (discounted $120), which means that for just $100 customers can upgrade from an RTX 3090 to an RTX 3090 Ti. When we're talking about GPUs that cost between $1500 and $2000, $100 is almost nothing in terms of budget.

In this case, that extra cost will net you more performance than going to a higher-end RTX 3090 SKU: The 3090 Ti offers a much higher power limit, more cores, and up to a 10% performance improvement in 4K gaming. If you find the 3090 Ti's power limit to be too great, you can always undervolt for some impressive efficiency gains

If you're looking for a different GPU, take a look at our breakdown of the current best GPU deals.

Aaron Klotz
Aaron Klotz

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • BX4096
    Admin said:
    EVGA's 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is currently selling for $1999.99 on the EVGA store, $200 below retail.

    Oh boy, what a bargain! What better or more cost efficient way out there to spend a couple of thousands bucks (plus tax), except for taking an advantage of a $100 discount on an absurdly overpriced video card just before the new generation hits?

    In completely unrelated news: Poll: Only half of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt. Better get on that deal, pronto!
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  • bigdragon
    Strange that the discount is only $100. The 4080 is supposed to provide the same amount of performance as the 3090 Ti for half the cost, and it's a little over a month away.

    I'm seeing a lot of panic in investor circles about Nvidia's gaming division looking way better than it is thanks to overexposure to crypto demand. GPUs in specific, higher-margin product lines are clogging up store inventories. The bottom could fall out from under current prices any day now. Get your popcorn ready -- there's a fire sale brewing.
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  • hannibal
    bigdragon said:
    Strange that the discount is only $100. The 4080 is supposed to provide the same amount of performance as the 3090 Ti for half the cost, and it's a little over a month away.

    I'm seeing a lot of panic in investor circles about Nvidia's gaming division looking way better than it is thanks to overexposure to crypto demand. GPUs in specific, higher-margin product lines are clogging up store inventories. The bottom could fall out from under current prices any day now. Get your popcorn ready -- there's a fire sale brewing.

    It just confirm that 4000 series will be even more expensive, so no need to reduce prices yet...
    sigh
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  • Tom Sunday
    BX4096 said:
    Oh boy, what a bargain!In completely unrelated news: Poll: Only half of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt.

    I love the idea in buying one of these. But when I 'tanked-up' this early morning at $7.95 per gallon in Beverly Center…I did not even have enough cash in completely filling-up! My next weekly paycheck might as well be a thousand miles away! Even my daily lunchbox meal increased by about 50% and I already gave-up drinking Mountain Dew all-together. Before all of this inflation mess started I regularly came to visit most of the major tech-channels and dreaming about the absolute "must haves." It appears that my tech-dreams are over now. Talked with the 'good old boys' at the recent local computer show and was told that most of their savings went already out of the window during the pandemic. Welcome to WFH among other political realities. As to emergency savings most of the regulars here including heads of families had less than 3-4 months worth tugged away! Greetings from reality and the man on the street!
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  • Tom Sunday
    hannibal said:
    It just confirm that 4000 series will be even more expensive, so no need to reduce prices yet...

    hannibal said:
    It just confirm that 4000 series will be even more expensive, so no need to reduce prices yet...

    Yes it’s very strange that the discount is only $100. The 4080 series is supposed to be the 3090 Ti for half the cost when ever that ship arrives? The true reality in my lower-end world of the food chain however, had the bottom already fall out dome time ago and pricing for any new or any halo tech-products do not matter anymore. Can’t even afford to filling up my gas tank completely anymore. The good news, I can still afford popcorn. Besides dreams of better times ahead maintain to be free for the man on the street like me.
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  • watzupken
    bigdragon said:
    Strange that the discount is only $100. The 4080 is supposed to provide the same amount of performance as the 3090 Ti for half the cost, and it's a little over a month away.

    I'm seeing a lot of panic in investor circles about Nvidia's gaming division looking way better than it is thanks to overexposure to crypto demand. GPUs in specific, higher-margin product lines are clogging up store inventories. The bottom could fall out from under current prices any day now. Get your popcorn ready -- there's a fire sale brewing.
    To me, this actually exposes the fact that Nvidia have been selling and making lots of money from cryptominers. Yet, they always claim that supply is short, so we don't see good availability in retail. Now with mining demand mostly gone, suddenly we start to see oversupply of GPUs and weak guidance? Timing can't be more perfect.

    Anyway, I am not sure if the price of the RTX 4080 will be half of the 3090 Ti. I actually doubt it will be cheap due to the limited supply from TSMC, and likely the return of scalpers at least till supply is stable. All the giant chip/tech companies are tapping on TSMC's 4/5nm at this point in time, so I can expect supply to be limited because I don't believe any company can outbid Apple.
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  • DSzymborski
    Yes, any average person probably shouldn't be paying $2000 for a GPU. But an average person also doesn't have much utility from a $2000 GPU.
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  • Tom Sunday
    bigdragon said:
    The 4080 is supposed to provide the same amount of performance as the 3090 Ti for half the cost, and it's a little over a month away.

    You are quite correct! There is something wrong here and I think that until the 4000 series comes out into the market (or is physically available for independent testing) even the so called expert reviewers here have no real idea of what to expect. In my humble opinion we are still in the rumor phase of things. When I look at my blond girlfriend with her attributes that are clearly visible, even then my expectations are rarely fulfilled!
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  • Tanquen
    Admin said:
    EVGA's RTX 3090 Ti's are on a serious discount, with one of its cards priced incredibly close to its own RTX 3090 flagship.

    EVGA Discounts RTX 3090 Ti Below Retail : Read more
    Just too many people with too much money. Or at least enough people with enough money to blow two grand on a card no that should cost 500 or 600 bucks. All you can do is wait for a real upgrade in performance at a decent price. At least they can't stop you from doing that. Waiting...
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