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Where and How to Buy an RTX 3080, 3090 or 3070

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition product images
(Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series graphics cards are finally starting to hit store shelves, though they're still hard to come by. For instance, the company's flagship RTX 3080 card sold out instantly when it launched on September 17. The RTX 3090 also sold out instantly when it came out on September 24th, and the same happened to the RTX 3070 when it comes out on October 29th. Still, with companies promising to restock inventory and cancel scalper orders, it's worth checking on their store pages now and then, which is where this page comes in. Nvidia itself has stated to expect shortages throughout the year, but that's all the more reason to stay alert for when opportunities do arise. 

The big issue with getting your hands on these cards is not being able to pre-order them. Instead, you have to sign up for notifications on store pages, or set up a bot of your own that notifies you when cards become available. Then, if you're lucky, you can swoop in and buy a card before inventory runs out. We've seen it happen. That's why we've collected the different places where you can get your hands on RTX cards all on this one page, so you can prepare to get the new best graphics cards (or systems that include them, which are less likely to sell out) as soon as they become available.

Note that, as of time of writing, we've checked all the listed stores and still don't see any RTX 3080, RTX 3090 or RTX 3070 cards for sale. That's not too surprising, as new inventory updates from top Danish electronics retailer Proshop shows that it's not just individual consumers who are having problems buying RTX 3000 series cards. However, resellers (even MSI subsidiaries) have plenty of them selling for inflated prices that are more than double the MSRP, if you're willing to go that route. 

RTX 3080: Where to Buy

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 FE

(Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

US RTX 3080 retailers at a glance: Best Buy I Amazon I B&H I Newegg | Micro Center | Gamestop

US RTX 3080 resellers at a glance: eBay I stockX

The card on everyone’s mind right now is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. As we said in our RTX 3080 review, it’s both powerful and surprisingly well priced, allowing you to get 30% better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti for $700. There’s no doubt the 3080 is in high demand, which we saw when it sold out within seconds on launch day. That said, a number of retailers have store pages up right now where you can sign up to get notified when they go live again.

  • eBay: If money is no object and you're willing to pay double the MSRP, eBay has RTX 3080 cards going from $1,599 to $2,100. Good news, though. The $2,100 unit has free shipping.
  • stockX: Similar to eBay, there's also some aftermarket RTX 3080 cards up on stockX, a site commonly used for aftermarket sneaker sales. These range from $1,300 to $1,900, but buying from here might mean supporting people who use bots to resell.
  • Best Buy currently lists RTX 3080s from Nvidia , Gigabyte, MSI, Asus, PNY and EVGA listed. Prices range from $699.99 to $849.99, depending on model and manufacturer.
  • Amazon, meanwhile, doesn’t have any options straight from Nvidia. Instead, it carries models from PNY, Zotac, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte and Asus. Amazon currently doesn’t have any prices listed on its available, as it is out of inventory, but you can sign up for notifications on when they restock.
  • B&H doesn’t have the Founders Edition, either. Its cards come from Zotac, Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. You can still sign up for notifications, and prices range from $719.99 to $904.80 depending on model and manufacturer.
  • Newegg has models from Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, MSI and Asus. They range from $699 to $1,562, depending on model, seller and manufacturer. Newegg also has numerous RTX 3080 bundle deals that include related gear like motherboards, though these are also sold out at the moment. You can also sign up for notifications here
  • Micro Center is a bit of an oddity, in that most of its products are only available in store. This can make for more stock, though. There's a lot of options and a lot of local stores to check, but unfortunately, everything still seems to be sold out for now.
  • Gamestop actually has a single RTX 3080 listing, which is for the TUF Gaming model. There's no listings for any of the other RTX cards, but good for you for getting in the race, Gamestop. This one's also sold out.

RTX 3090: Where to Buy

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

(Image credit: Best Buy)

US RTX 3090 retailers at a glance: Best Buy I Amazon I B&H I Newegg | Micro Center

US RTX 3090 resellers at a glance: eBay I stockX

If you want even more power than the RTX 3080, the RTX 3090 is your best bet. Our RTX 3090 review dubs it the heir to the Titan throne and crowns it the definitive "fastest GPU for gaming." It even performs well with SLI, which is rare in modern graphics cards, though you might still have to properly configure your DLSS settings to get the most out of it according to new benchmarking with Watch Dogs: Legion. It does cost more than the RTX 3080, starting at $1,500 for the Nvidia Founder's Edition, but seeing how quickly it sold out on its September 24 launch, it's clear demand is just as high as for its less powerful sibling. So just like with the RTX 3080, we've gathered RTX 3090 store pages together so you can be ready to strike when stock comes back in.

  • eBay: If your time is worth a lot more than your money, you can grab an RTX 3090 card from a seller on eBay for as little as $2,499.
  • stockX: Like eBay, you can also turn to stockX for aftermarket RTX 3090s. This is a site commonly used for designer sneaker sales, and prices range from $2,330 to $3,200. But know that buying from here might mean supporting people who use bots to mark up prices.
  • Newegg has the most RTX 3090 listings right now with options from MSI, Asus, EVGA, Zotac and Gigabyte. Prices range from $1,499.99 to $1,799, and you can sign up for notifications on the listings that interest you. Like with the RTX 3080, Newegg also has numerous (also sold out) bundle deals that include related gear like motherboards.
  • Best Buy is where you can find the Founders Edition, as well as cards from Gigabyte, Asus, PNY, EVGA and MSI. Prices vary between models.
  • Amazon has RTX 3090 listings from Zotac, PNY, MSI, Gigabyte and Asus' TUF brand, though none have prices listed due to being out of stock . You can sign up for notifications, though.
  • B&H has cards from Zotac, Asus and Gigabyte, with prices ranging from $1,499.99 to $1,842.10 depending on model and manufacturer.  It also used to have an MSI option, though this it currently listed as no longer available. As always, email notifications are available.
  • Micro Center limits most of its products to in-store purchases, which is a double-edged sword, especially during the pandemic. Still, it can make for more stock, though that doesn't seem to be the case quite yet. Click through to check your local store.

RTX 3070: Where to Buy

RTX 3070 Founders Edition

(Image credit: Best Buy)

US RTX 3070 retailers at a glance: Best Buy I Amazon I B&H I Newegg | Micro Center

US RTX 3070 resellers at a glance: eBay I stockX

Rounding out the RTX 3000-series releases is the RTX 3070, which was originally expected to launch on October 15 but was pushed back to October 29th to increase launch day stock. The RTX 3070 is the most affordable of the RTX 3000 cards, packing 5,888 CUs for prices starting at $499.00 and targeting 1440p gameplay. In leaked tests, it performed slightly better than a 2080 Ti despite its much lower cost, and our own review also compared it to a 2080 Ti. 

Despite the release delay, RTX 3070s repeated the pattern of the other RTX 3000 series card launches and also sold out within minutes after going live. That's not a surprise, given Proshop's inventory numbers before the card went up. Still, we will continue to monitor stock and update this page if we see any.

  • eBay: Like the RTX cards that launched before it, the RTX 3070 is all over eBay. Reputable listings seem to start around $600.
  • stockX: There is currently a single RTX 3070 unit up on stockX for $899.
  • Best Buy lists the Nvidia Founders Edition, but you can't preorder. It also has options from Gigabyte, EVGA and PNY. Prices vary from $499 to $569 depending on product.
  • Amazon has two PNY models listed. Amazon isn't taking pre-orders either, but you can sign up to be notified when products become available. 
  • B&H has two RTX 3070 models currently listed on its store, both from Gigabyte. One costs $599 and the other costs $649, and you can sign up to be notified when they become available.
  • Newegg has RTX 3070 model listings from MSI, Zotac, Asus and Gigabyte. Prices range from $539 to $899.
  • Micro Center only sells the RTX 3070 in-store, which could make for more stock in the future. All of its 3070 options still seem to be sold out for now, but click through to check your local store.

Pre-Builts with RTX

US RTX Pre-Built Systems at a glance: iBuyPower I Velocity Micro I Alienware I Cyberpower I Falcon Northwest

RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cards are still sold out across all stores, but there are pre-built systems that include the cards still available. 

  • iBuyPower has desktop systems with RTX 3080 cards available for preorder. 
  • Velocity Micro is still letting you add an RTX 3080 to any of its full tower or workstation desktops. The company is currently quoting a 3-week lead time for deliveries.
  • Alienware currently has a (fairly expensive) gaming desktop with an RTX 3090, and the company told PC Gamer that more configurations will be available soon. It is currently quoting a 3-4 week delivery time. 
  • Cyberpower currently has 8 desktops available with RTX 3080s. Expect a 3 week lead time on deliveries. 
  • Falcon Northwest is currently allowing customers to add RTX 3080s to their FragBox, Talon and Tiki system orders. 

Also, keep an eye on our Best Gaming PC deals page- we'll update it if we find any deals (or more likely at this point, bundles) on systems with RTX cards in them.

External GPUs with RTX

If you have a compatible laptop or other device and need a bit more oomph, external GPU systems have recently become a popular way to achieve just that. On November 23rd, Gigabyte announced the first RTX 3000 series GPUs on the market, the watercooled RTX 3090 and 3080 Gaming Boxes.

As their names imply, these boxes come either an RTX 3090 or RTX 3080 in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure. A waterblock cools the card in conjunction with a 240mm radiator and a pump, and Gigabyte claims that these eGPUs are the world's first watercooled external graphics cards.

There's no word on pricing or availability yet, but as more units like this launch, they'll be another method to get your hands on Ampere cards.

RTX 3060 Ti: Rumors and speculation

That’s it for official GPUs, but we’ll keep this page updated as more information arises, which might last even beyond the RTX 3070’s launch. For instance, we've recently seen RTX 3060 Ti listings popping up in overseas stores

3060 Ti leaks so far include a Founders Edition, plus models from Gigabyte and MSI. Taobao listings also currently place a potential 3060 Ti at about $450, though we can't confirm yet whether the listings are placeholders.

As for performance, a recent GPU-Z submission could point to potential 3060 Ti specifications, provided you take it with a healthy pinch of salt. While GPU-Z couldn't verify the card behind the submission, the sender claimed it was a 3060 Ti from HP.

According to the results, the submitted card had 4,864 Cuda Cores, clock speeds of 1,410/1,665 MHz, 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a 17.4 billion transistor count.

We'll update this section if we hear anything official.

  • nostrocrompt
    How to buy: be a bot, otherwise, you're SOL.
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  • bollwerk
    Yep. Got my email from Nvidia at 7:14am. Checked site at 7:30am. Already sold out.
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  • michaelbrandi
    As predicted by many reviewers and journalists, it seems mostly to be vaporware, on the Danish section of the website, it went straight from "Be Notified" to Sold Out, so there were not really any cards available for sale at any point in time. I guess I will skip this generation, or maybe switch to AMD if they can deliver anything competitive. Michael
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  • hotaru.hino
    michaelbrandi said:
    As predicted by many reviewers and journalists, it seems mostly to be vaporware, on the Danish section of the website, it went straight from "Be Notified" to Sold Out, so there were not really any cards available for sale at any point in time. I guess I will skip this generation, or maybe switch to AMD if they can deliver anything competitive. Michael
    I expect the same exact thing when AMD releases their card: opportunists will just buy up all of the stock then turn around to sell them on eBay for a stupid markup.
    Reply
  • Ast1on
    A 650W-700W PSU will be just fine.
    Ordering those nvidia cars if you have a 2000 series is plain stupid, people should wait AMD.
    If 1000 series and you still do not like AMD (and its possible issues), sure go for it, but even then always better to see what the competition will bring and how it affects prices.
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  • michaelbrandi
    hotaru.hino said:
    I expect the same exact thing when AMD releases their card: opportunists will just buy up all of the stock then turn around to sell them on eBay for a stupid markup.

    No one bought anything, I was literally checking the page every minute, there was never any cards for sale from Nvidia at any time (on the Danish section anyway), they just flicked a switch so it said Sold Out. I read an article from a journalist yesterday that claimed that there is some kind of scam going on from Nvidia's end, of course I didn't believe that it could be true, but now I'm seeing exactly what he was predicted would happen. Michael
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  • Wick422
    Try here lol....
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/154091739818?_trksid=p2471758.m4704

    Reply
  • jgould78
    michaelbrandi said:
    No one bought anything, I was literally checking the page every minute, there was never any cards for sale from Nvidia at any time (on the Danish section anyway), they just flicked a switch so it said Sold Out. I read an article from a journalist yesterday that claimed that there is some kind of scam going on from Nvidia's end, of course I didn't believe that it could be true, but now I'm seeing exactly what he was predicted would happen. Michael

    Same as the Dutch site...
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  • coloradoblah
    Jensen can only bake so many in his oven apparently ...yes I know it's a lame ass joke.
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  • Blitz Hacker
    coloradoblah said:
    Jensen can only bake so many in his oven apparently ...yes I know it's a lame ass joke.
    Made me laugh. ;) Shouldn't of.. but did
    Reply