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Best Buy Restocks 17,000 Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPUs Tomorrow, August 26

Ampere Graphics Cards
(Image credit: Nvidia)

Best Buy has received a veritable boatload of Nvidia Ampere graphics cards that you will be able to purchase from tomorrow, August 26. The news comes courtesy of the GPU Restock Monitor Twitter page, which shared the distribution sheet for Best Buy's restock throughout the U.S. If you still haven't made the cut for a new graphics card, even with our Where to Buy guide, this might be your chance.

It's anyone's guess how long the supplies will last after the restock, but considering the state of the GPU market and all the pent-up demand that's still to be satisfied, there's only one real answer - not as long as you hope. 

The restock will come in at around 17,000 units of almost all the RTX 30-series graphics cards Nvidia has released to date - including the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and the unicorn-like RTX 3090. Around 10 through 50 of each graphics card will be made available at each Best Buy location.

Best Buy is Nvidia's partner in distributing their Founder's Edition graphics cards, and the leak does point towards the possibility that this restock is mostly an Nvidia-direct affair. However, Best Buy hasn't officially confirmed the expected availability.

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Listing of RTX graphics cards and respective Best Buy store distribution listing

(Image credit: GPU Restock Monitor, via Twitter)
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Listing of RTX graphics cards and respective Best Buy store distribution listing

(Image credit: GPU Restock Monitor, via Twitter)

As has been the unfortunate case in these pandemic times, it's likely that the only way for users to nab one of these graphics cards is to physically go to their Best Buy store of choice and wait for the store to open — the hope here is that you are one of the lucky customers who receives a coupon that guarantees access to one of the in-stock graphics cards. When the coupons are gone, so is your chance at getting a graphics card in this restock.

Best Buy staff should begin handing out these coupons from 7:30 am, with the store opening to the general public at 8 am (local time, depending on the store in question.) 

If you do choose to go to a Best buy to finally secure an Nvidia RTX 30-series graphics card, you may want to brush up on the available models from both Nvidia and partners. our Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2021 guide can help you with that - and you can even read it through your smartphone while waiting in line.

Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPU Deals at Best Buy

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: $399.99 at Best Buy
The entry level of Best Buy's restock. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has 8GB GDDR6 video memory and 4,864 CUDA cores.
View Deal

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: $499.99 at Best Buy
The next step up has a 1.73 GHz clock speed, 8GB of video memory and 5,888 CUDA cores.View Deal

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti: $599.99 at Best Buy
The RTX 3070 formula gets a tune up with the Ti variant, thanks to a 1.77 GHz clock speed and 6,144 CUDA cores.
View Deal

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080: $699.99 at Best Buy
One of the most highly sought after GPUs on this list, the RTX 3080 packs 10GB video memory and 8,704 CUDA cores.View Deal

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: $1,199.99 at Best Buy
As you can guess from the previous trend, this is a more powerful variation of the RTX 3080 — featuring 10,240 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR6X video memory.View Deal

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090: $1,499.99 at Best Buy
The top of the range packs 24GB of GDDR6X video memory and 10,496 CUDA cores for 8K HDR gaming.View Deal

  • Mandark
    Well that’s some good news
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  • Agustus69
    There are 956 Best Buy stores in the US. If these 17k cards are distributed evenly, that comes up to 18 cards per store. 😕

    Better than nothing, though....
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  • HenryThe12
    I tried to tell people about this two days ago lol - C7xjtitpEyMView: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7xjtitpEyM
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  • HenryThe12
    Agustus69 said:
    There are 956 Best Buy stores in the US. If these 17k cards are distributed evenly, that comes up to 18 cards per store. 😕

    Better than nothing, though....

    Not even close to every location gets stock. Not wise to divvy up the math that way. Its more around 15-40 per SKU per store.
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  • RodroX
    Good news for US buyers, I guess the rest of the not soo popular wolrd will have to keep waiting.
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  • spongiemaster
    Agustus69 said:
    There are 956 Best Buy stores in the US. If these 17k cards are distributed evenly, that comes up to 18 cards per store. 😕

    Better than nothing, though....
    Seriously? The article has a giant image right in the middle with the entire distribution sheet of what stores got what cards. Not every store gets cards. It looks like about 150 cards per store.
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  • RareAir23
    Well. it's encouraging that this is an in-store restock. It means that if the bot-wielding scalpers want any part of this restock well...their bots won't be much help (unless they allow orders online for "In-Store Pickup" to these stores carrying cards...perish the thought hoping Best Buy leaves that buy option out of the situation). With that being said, if it's an in-store restock with no online buy for in-store pickup that means the scalpers' bots won't be any use to them. They'll actually have to get out of their place of residence (house, condo, apartment), travel to 1 of these stores and get in line. If this were an online only affair though and not an in-store restock as this looks like? Those 17,000 cards would be gone in...I'd say 33 seconds or less. Out!
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    RareAir23 said:
    Well. it's encouraging that this is an in-store restock. It means that if the bot-wielding scalpers want any part of this restock well...their bots won't be much help (unless they allow orders online for "In-Store Pickup" to these stores carrying cards...perish the thought hoping Best Buy leaves that buy option out of the situation). With that being said, if it's an in-store restock with no online buy for in-store pickup that means the scalpers' bots won't be any use to them. They'll actually have to get out of their place of residence (house, condo, apartment), travel to 1 of these stores and get in line. If this were an online only affair though and not an in-store restock as this looks like? Those 17,000 cards would be gone in...I'd say 33 seconds or less. Out!
    I may actually try running to a local Best Buy. Loveland isn't listed, or Greeley, but Fort Collins shows up so...?
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  • ohio_buckeye
    Check Microcenters if you have them by you. Mine restocked some 3060, 3060ti, and 6600xt cards as well. Although of those, the cheapest is $539.99 for a 3060 which is sad. The 6600xt they have is $579.99, which is really outrageous. I paid 439.99 for mine around launch, which was still above msrp, but going towards 600, they are almost selling for ebay prices.
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  • kal326
    Seriously Best Buy, show us on the doll where Kansas City hurt you!?! St Louis gets an in the metro location with stock, but KC nothing within 2 hours north, south, east, or west. Wichita, KS, Lincoln, NE, St Charles, MO(St Louis), and Springfield, MO all have repeatedly gotten stock.
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