Skip to main content

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 its likely that the same will happen to the RTX 3070 when it comes out on its expected launch date of October 15th. 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. 

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.

RTX 3080: Where to Buy

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 FE

(Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

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 will 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.

  • Best Buy currently has RTX 3080s from Nvidia , Gigabyte, MSI, Asus, PNY and EVGA listed. Again, you can’t pre-order any of these, but you can sign up for notifications. 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. Like Best Buy, you can only sign up for notifications as of this  writing.  Amazon currently doesn’t have any prices listed, as it is out of inventory.
  • 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.
  • Finally, Newegg has models from Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, MSI and Asus. They range from $699 to $1,562, depending on model, seller and manufacturer. You can also sign up for notifications here.

RTX 3090: Where to Buy

(Image credit: Best Buy)

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 crowned it the definitive "fastest GPU for gaming. 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. 

  • 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.
  • Best Buy is where you can find the Founders Edition, as well as cards from Gigabyte, Asus, PNY, EVGA and MSI. Prices vary, and you can sign up for notifications for more information.
  • 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, MSI and Gigabyte, with prices ranging from $1,499.99 to $1,842.10 depending on model and manufacturer. As always, email notifications are available.
  • B&H has cards from Zotac, MSI and Gigabyte, with prices ranging from $1,499.99 to $1,842.10 depending on model and manufacturer. As always, email notifications are available.

RTX 3070: Where to Buy

RTX 3070 Founders Edition

(Image credit: Best Buy)

Rounding out the RTX 3000-series releases is the RTX 3070, which is expected to launch on October 15. The RTX 3070 will be the most affordable of the RTX 3000 cards, packing 5,888 CUs for prices starting at $499.00 and targeting 1440p gameplay. Because launch is still a little ways away, there are many listings available.

  • Best Buy lists the Nvidia Founders Edition, but you can't preorder. Like the other RTX 3000 series cards, you can sign up for notifications here, but not pre-order.
  • Amazon has two PNY models listed. Amazon isn't taking pre-orders either, but you can get a notification when it's ready to. 

Pre-Builts with RTX

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

  • iBuyPower has three desktop systems available with RTX 3080s. 
  • 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 3080, 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.

That’s it for now. We’ll keep this page updated as more information arises, which might last even beyond the RTX 3070’s launch. We wouldn’t be surprised, for instance, to see an RTX 3060 make its way to store shelves sometime later this year.

  • nostrocrompt
    How to buy: be a bot, otherwise, you're SOL.
    Reply
  • bollwerk
    Yep. Got my email from Nvidia at 7:14am. Checked site at 7:30am. Already sold out.
    Reply
  • 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
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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
    Reply
  • 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...
    Reply
  • coloradoblah
    Jensen can only bake so many in his oven apparently ...yes I know it's a lame ass joke.
    Reply
  • 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