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Multiple GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Models Listed for More Than $2,000

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 12G
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 12G (Image credit: VideoCardz)

LambdaTek (via momomo_us), a retailer in the United Kingdom, has given us a first look at the pricing for custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti models. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is probably one of Nvidia's worst-kept secrets in recent years, and the continuing string of information leaves absolutely no doubt that it will contend for a spot on our list of Best Graphics Cards in the coming month or so.

LambaTek has listed prices starting at $2,000 for custom 3080 TI models, but there are caveats. The current consensus is that Nvidia could launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with a $999 to $1,099 MSRP to fill in the small gap left by the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090. Even if the price is accurate, it's probably for the Founders Edition, which means custom models will ultimately arrive with a steeper price tag. Furthemore, the graphics card market isn't exactly in a good place right now, so we doubt retailers will respect Nvidia's MSRP for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

LambdaTek is a foreign shop and as we all know, computer hardware is generally more expensive outside U.S. soil. Since we don't know if these are placeholder prices, do take them with a bit of salt. For easier comprehension, we've converted the pricing from pounds to dollars and factored out the 20% VAT (value-added tax) rate.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Pricing

VendorGraphics CardPart NumberPrice
MSIGeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 12GV389-057R$2,559
GigabyteAorus GeForce RTX 3080 Ti MasterGV-N308TAORUS M-12GD$2,559
GigabyteGeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OCGV-N308TGAMING OC-12GD$2,432
GigabyteGeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vision OCGV-N308TVISION OC-12GD$2,303
GigabyteGeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle OCGV-N308TEAGLE OC-12GD$2,177
GigabyteGeForce RTX 3080 Ti EagleGV-N308TEAGLE-12GD$2,177

The trend is that all the listed GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards cost over $2,000 — almost twice the rumored $1,099 MSRP. However, we think LambdaTek's pricing might be accurate. If anything, these prices look too conservative.

For instance, a custom GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card starts at $2,600 in the U.S. market. Therefore, the Ti version, which is faster, will likely arrive with a significant retailer markup. Sadly, that's the reality of the graphics card market right now. Stock is limited, and whatever is in stock sells at ridiculous prices.

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (Image credit: LambdaTek)

LambdaTek has the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 12G up for $2,559, which is the most expensive model out of the lot. That's believable because the Suprim X is MSI's flagship part and comes with all the bells and whistles.

Gigabyte's custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti offerings span from $2,177 to $2,559. The Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Master is right up there with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 12G in terms of pricing. Specification-wise, we don't know which one is faster. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle is evidently Gigabyte's cheapest SKU, and even that costs a whopping $2,177.

Nvidia has already teased a GeForce event that will take place on May 31. The date falls in line with the rumored announcement for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

  • Spanky Deluxe
    It looks like third party manufacturers and retailers want to get in on that sweet scalping cash rather than let scalpers take it all for themselves. While I can't blame really them as enough people are clearly paying those scalper prices, I do hope they burn in hell.
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  • auser2070
    Spanky Deluxe said:
    It looks like third party manufacturers and retailers want to get in on that sweet scalping cash rather than let scalpers take it all for themselves. While I can't blame really them as enough people are clearly paying those scalper prices, I do hope they burn in hell.
    The only graphics card company that actually limits them is EVGA. This will be my next graphics card when the shortage is over.
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  • watzupken
    "Time to break the piggy bank"
    Contrary to this, I recommend to keep that piggy bank and skip this generation of GPUs. The more we give in to scalpers, manufacturers, the higher the likelihood of them increasing prices, not just for this generation, but also for future generations of GPU. Because they know they can, since nobody is stopping them, and people are still clamouring for the components despite increasing prices a few times, and even as much as 2 to 3.5x the original price.
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  • Jim90
    "Multiple GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Models Listed For More Than $2,000: Time to break the piggy bank"

    Continuing to treat the majority of your readers as complete idiots cements your place, firmly, at the bottom of that cesspit of trash journalism. As @watzupken wisely said above, the vast majority are going to be skipping this generation.
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  • bscottjohnston
    Break your piggy bank? Inflation is on the rise, the economy is going to fall and we’re supposed to buy a $2000 video card because it ray traces??

    Also - to the “rot in hell” comments - the US is a market driven economy. The pricing reflects what the market will bear. If you want to buy a $2000 video card go ahead. If not that’s fine too. Obviously these vendors charge these prices because people will pay.
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  • spongiemaster
    watzupken said:
    "Time to break the piggy bank"
    Contrary to this, I recommend to keep that piggy bank and skip this generation of GPUs. The more we give in to scalpers, manufacturers, the higher the likelihood of them increasing prices, not just for this generation, but also for future generations of GPU. Because they know they can, since nobody is stopping them, and people are still clamouring for the components despite increasing prices a few times, and even as much as 2 to 3.5x the original price.
    If you enjoy playing PC games, I recommend you find another hobby, because you will never be able to buy a GPU again with this stance. Time and time again it has been demonstrated that so many people are panic buying idiots, that thinking you're going to sit on the sidelines and wait for it to clear up just means you're never going to end up with anything. So either do your due diligence and find your card at a reasonable price, or move on to something else.
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  • Tharkhold
    Jim90 said:
    "Multiple GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Models Listed For More Than $2,000: Time to break the piggy bank"

    Continuing to treat the majority of your readers as complete idiots cements your place, firmly, at the bottom of that cesspit of trash journalism. As @watzupken wisely said above, the vast majority are going to be skipping this generation.

    I thought I was bad at labelling <Mod Edit> 'journalism' as such. Well played, and also correct.
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  • lumineZ
    Sitting on a 1080.
    Was planing to upgrade this year with a new system. No way in h... I will do that with the prices atm.
    It has gotten to the point that it is beyond stupid to buy if you ask me.

    Unless you are sitting on so mutch money that you can use a 500 dollar bill as a fly swatter then this <Mod Edit> when it comes to parts and prices is a no go.
    Going to wait for the 4xxx or maybe even the 5xxx series of GPU`s from Nvidia if this keeps up. And if it does not stop then I am off to a new hobby.
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  • soops
    Good time to go through the old Steam library and play all those games bought on sale that don't require a monster GPU. My 1070 is doing fine for just that, and if that dies I've got a 950 and 7870 that will probably be OK too.
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  • SkyBill40
    Utterly asinine. But, should the shoe fit... a fool and his/her money are soon parted. I won't be that fool and am more than fine with waiting until prices get back to reality.
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