Zotac RTX 3090 Trinity Listed on B&H Photo for $1,499.99

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We have our first taste at aftermarket graphics card pricing, in the United States, for the GeForce RTX 3090, a card that's certain to be a top contender for best graphics card on the high end. Zotac's GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity has a listing on B&H photo, an online retailer, for $1,499.99. For reference, the Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 directly from Nvidia is the exact same price. This is nice to see as not everyone will want the FE model, but I am sure you'll want the same "cheap" RTX 3090 pricing for the base model aftermarket cards.

Though this pricing is not exactly surprising, beginning with Pascal and Turing, Nvidia took a different approach with its own "home-brewed" graphics cards. The company stopped making reference models altogether and replaced them with more customized models called the Founders Edition. Nvidia launched these cards with higher clock speeds versus reference, and a heftier price tag competitive to that of higher trim aftermarket cards. However, with Ampere, we have yet to see an aftermarket card below founders edition pricing, which was usually the case with previous generations.

To our knowledge, the Trinity serves as Zotac's mid-range and entry-level lineup for the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. All they have for now is the AMP Extreme, the Trinity, and Twin Edge cards. The Twin Edge looks to simply be a two-fan version of the Trinity. So, I'd assume pricing for both Twin Edge and Trinity will be equal.

Zotac says its Trinity models for the RTX 3000 series will arrive around the second half of  September. This looks to be confirmation that the Founders Edition cards will launch alongside AIB models, which is great to see!

Aaron Klotz
Freelance News Writer

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

  • mbze430
    got my notification on!
  • Blacksad999
    They have the 3080 on there as well. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=zotac%20gaming%20geforce%20rtx%203080&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ps
    Anyone wanna buy one of my kidneys so I can afford this thing? :LOL:
  • DotNetMaster777
    Good price for that quality !
  • neojack
    guys are you so eager to throw your wallet at Nvidia ?

    i have seen people in this forum with like 1080ti / 2080 / 5700xt and not even a full HD display. come on

    Running this card in good conditions means a 1000w power supply, a good case with lots of airflow, 32 gb of ram, sdds, good motherboard, etc

    Before people complains, I know the manufacturer said 750w. that's without headroom, and without accounting for an OC'd CPU, a dozen of fans, etc
    Soon we will see people in forums trying to run this thing with a koklink 750w PSU , no case fans, or some other garbage.