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Best Buy Lists GeForce RTX 3080 Ready for September 17 Release

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With the launch of the RTX 3080 in under 10 days, Best Buy is already listing the RTX 3080 Founders Edition for $699.99 on their website. Of course you can't buy it right at this second, you'll have to wait until September 17th before upgrading your gaming rig.


The RTX 3080 is going to be one best graphics cards for high refresh rate, high resolution gaming, we expect it to be a great ray tracing card at 1440P and 4K resolutions. For now we know the card will deliver almost double the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti for half the price.  The RTX 2080 Ti by itself is already a great performer that outclasses everything in gaming performance from the previous generation. This is a exciting time for buyers who want incredible high resolution gaming performance at a more reasonable price.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Specifications
GPUGA102
Graphics CardGeForce RTX 3080
Process (nm)Samsung 8N
Transistors (billion)28
Die Size (mm^2)627?
SMs68
CUDA Cores8704
RT Cores68
Tensor Cores272
Boost Clock (MHz)1710
VRAM Speed (Gbps)19
VRAM (GB)10
Bus Width320
ROPs80
TMUs544
GFLOPS FP3229768
RT TFLOPS58
Tensor TFLOPS (FP16)238
Bandwidth (GB/s)760
TBP (watts)320
Launch DateSeptember 17, 2020
Launch Price$699

The card will be listed at $699 MSRP on Nvidia's website and available via other vendors.

  • EricLane
    Would love a pre-order option.
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  • TechyInAZ
    Yeah it is a shame that pre-orders aren't a thing this time around. There are rumors which indicate Ampere volume at launch is going to be 4x less than it should be. If true, it makes sense why Nvidia pulled the pre-order option.
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  • prolfe
    Any leads on how to ensure successfully ordering one at launch or what time zone it goes live?
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  • TechyInAZ
    prolfe said:
    Any leads on how to ensure successfully ordering one at launch or what time zone it goes live?

    None so far, like the article mentioned, it's going to be every man for himself. As for time zones, I am not sure.
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  • Shadowclash10
    TechyInAZ said:
    None so far, like the article mentioned, it's going to be every man for himself. As for time zones, I am not sure.
    Yeah. I would just find the exact time where orders go live and put it on your calendar :P.
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  • TechyInAZ
    Plus, I wouldn't be toooo excited to buy brand spanking new Ampere GPUs. Just in case we have another Turing nightmare. Remember that? Vast majority of RTX 2080s and 2080 tis were artifacting and DOAing.
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  • nofanneeded
    I did not expect to say this in the past , but after my friend (and some people here) told me that 10GB in 4K is not enough for some games , I think i will wait for the rumored RTX 3070/3080 with 16GB/20GB ...

    I was planing on buying the RTX 3080 from day one , but my friend told me he has RTX 2080 ti and it uses 10300MB Vram in 4K with ultra setting in COD warzone Game , he has RTX 2080 Ti .

    Given that RTX 3070/3080 are faster than RTX 2080 ti , I think it was stupid from Nvidia not to make them at least 12GB VRAM ...
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  • saunupe1911
    Here's the link to the 3090 Founders Edition. Releases 9/24

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=rtx+3090&_dyncharset=UTF-8&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=&list=n&af=true&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys
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  • punkncat
    Lol, so these are going to sell out limited numbers super stupid fast and then instantly be listed on auction sites for double the price (and sell)......my prediction and I hope I am wrong.
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  • jitteRs
    Will these cards also be available in the store? Was the 2000 series available on launch at Best Buy in-store?
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