Huge Nvidia RTX 30-series restock hits Best Buy today — how to get your GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
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August's first major Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series drop is arriving today (Aug. 26). A Best Buy RTX 3080 restock is planned for select Best Buy stores, according to an announcement on Best Buy's blog .

In total, Best Buy stores in 46 states will have GeForce RTX 30-series stock on Thursday, including stores in New York, Florida, California, Maine, and Illinois. Best Buy held a similar in-store restock last month. Here's everything we know so far about the latest restock event. 

How to get your Nvidia RTX 30-series GPU at Best Buy

Later today, on Thursday, August 26, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards will be available in limited quantities at select Best Buy stores throughout the country. You can see the full list of participating stores here).

According to Best Buy, employees will hand out tickets at these stores at 7:30 a.m. local time. There will be one graphics card for every ticket handed out, so if you arrive early and get a ticket — you're good to go. The stores will open at 8 a.m. local time and each customer will be limited to one card only. 

A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy encourages shoppers to wear face masks inside Best Buy stores. In certain counties/states, masks are mandated by local laws. That said, Best Buy will have masks and hand sanitizer at all stores should anyone need it. 

If you miss out on this restock, make sure to follow our Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 restock tracker for updates on the next GPU drop. 

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