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EVGA’s Flagship RTX 3090 Ti Ampere Cards Still in Stock at MSRP

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
(Image credit: EVGA)

Last week, Nvidia launched the most powerful video card for gamers: the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. The RTX 3090 uses a fully-enabled GA102 GPU delivering 10,752 CUDA cores and 336 Tensor cores compared to 10,496 and 328 for the vanilla RTX 3090, respectively. As expected, the RTX 3090 Ti is an absolute beast on the benchmark circuit, and it comes with an equally beastly MSRP of $1,999 compared to $1,499 for the RTX 3090.

Given that this is currently the fastest consumer graphics card on the market destined for our list of best graphics cards for gaming, you would expect pricing to be through the stratosphere with scalpers looking to take advantage of early adopters. However, EVGA is holding the line on pricing as its RTX 3090 Ti FTW Black Gaming is in stock at its MSRP of $1,999.99. If you want to step into a slightly higher-performing card (1,890MHz boost clock versus 1,860MHz), the RTX 3090 Ti FTW Gaming is in stock at $2,199.99.

Somewhat comically, EVGA is limiting customers to two each of its RTX 3090 Ti cards, but we'd imagine that gamers won't be buying multiples of these cards given their exorbitant pricing. 

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

(Image credit: EVGA)

If you're looking to purchase a Founders Edition version of the RTX 3090 Ti, you're out of luck. Best Buy is the exclusive retailer for Nvidia's Founders Edition graphics cards and currently shows that it is out of stock for shipping. It's a similar situation over at Newegg, as every single RTX 3090 Ti card (from board partners like Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac, MSI) is out of stock, with prices ranging from $1,999 to $2,199. 

Interestingly, EVGA has been the only major graphics card OEM that regularly keeps Ampere graphics cards in stock while its competitors have struggled. In addition to the seemingly ample supply of RTX 3090 Ti cards, it also has RTX 3060, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 cards in stock.

With that said, GPU prices have been on a steady decline for the past few months, which is welcome news to battle-weary gamers who have endured inflated prices for well over a year. And we heard good news from Asus last week when it said that it might slash GPU prices by up to 25 percent this month.

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • Third-Eye
    Bad price for a card, that uses too much power, 5-7 months from the next GPU series release. Only rich people who want the absolute best will buy it or the people who legitimately need it for work. The good stock of 3080 12GB at a still terrible price is the "best" option for people right now that don't want AMD cards and want close to top tier performance.
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  • VforV
    the RTX 3090 Ti is an absolute beast on the benchmark circuit, and it comes with an equally beastly MSRP of $1,999 compared to $1,499 for the RTX 3090.
    What adjectives are you gonna use when Lovelace and RDNA3 will wipe the floor with this "beast" GPU 4 months from now?

    Also $1500 for 3090 is as stupid as $2000 for 3090 Ti.
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  • jacob249358
    No one wants to be down an extra $500 and 100 watts for a 3-5% gain. Unless you are doing some hardcore work or gaming at 4k the 3090 and 3090 ti are just silly. It seems like a lot of people overspend on gpus.
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  • Friesiansam
    jacob249358 said:
    It seems like a lot of people overspend on gpus.
    Thus it will always be, otherwise such cards would not exist. My budget for a new graphics card, next year, will not exceed £500, more than enough for strong performance at 1440p.
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  • bigdragon
    Admin said:
    EVGA has RTX 3090 Ti cards in stock at MSRP, which is admittedly mind-numbingly expensive at $1,999.
    I like gaming, but not that much...especially with how ridiculous food and fuel prices have become. Feels like anyone who didn't get to upgrade in 2020 has missed out on affordable upgrades.
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  • Kevin Stuart
    No way. I recently had a 3080 i got for $1,150 out the door but while waiting for it to ship, I'm staring at the FE price of $700. With everything else rising in price, it's going to have to be no more than 20% over FE price for the better cooler.
    4080s had better not release at $1,000 or I am going to console. My series X plays great and I can buy a decent laptop with money to spare.
    Maybe $750 to 800 for the 4080. 900 to 1k for EVGA, etc
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  • drivinfast247
    Kevin Stuart said:
    No way. I recently had a 3080 i got for $1,150 out the door but while waiting for it to ship, I'm staring at the FE price of $700. With everything else rising in price, it's going to have to be no more than 20% over FE price for the better cooler.
    4080s had better not release at $1,000 or I am going to console. My series X plays great and I can buy a decent laptop with money to spare.
    Maybe $750 to 800 for the 4080. 900 to 1k for EVGA, etc
    Where do you see FE cards in stock?
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  • logainofhades
    3090ti is a waste of sand. Bringing this out, so late into the release cycle, makes 0 sense, just like AMD with it's latest AM4 offerings, 18 months after the fact.
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  • LolaGT
    It isn't a thousand dollar card, let alone two grand.

    You know what they say about fools and their money. Anyone spending this much on a GPU isn't thinking straight. But hey, it is their money, but it is also why manufacturers have a green light to fleece everyone, it is tolerated.
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