Tring to find where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 feels a bit like a joke; more than a year on, you'd have more luck finding a needle in a haystack while being hit around the head with AMD Radeon cards, than easily locate an well-priced GeForce RTDX 30-series card.
The $699 graphics card is basically sold out everywhere, with even high-priced versions out of stock. So don't expect any of these graphics cards to pop up in the Black Friday deals.
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So unless you're considering to get a pre-built PC to secure a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, like our computing writer Tony Polanco did, then your best hope in securing a graphics card is to check out the list of retailers that we've rounded up below and sign up to any stock updates, then apply a degree of patience.
Our list contains U.S. and U.K. retailers that have the GeForce RTX 3080 on their books, as well as the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080: Latest stock updates
As of December 1, there is no Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 restock available, at least not at reasonable prices.
Sadly with the graphics card shortage not going away any time soon we don't expect this situation to change until next year at least. If you decide to be patient and wait out the restock mess, then do bear in mind that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series has been tipped to launch in 2022.
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080: Where to buy
At the moment the GeForce RTX 3080 is sold out at pretty much every major retailer. As such, you're best bet is to grab an RTX 3080 when you spot one. But also have a bit of patience and it should be back in stock shortly. Make sure to check the retailers using the links below to see if they have the RTX 3080 back in stock.
One trick: Be sure to have all your payment and shipping information saved on the retailer's site, so you don't have to spend precious minutes filling it out — which could mean the difference between picking up Nvidia's newest GPU and walking away empty-handed.
Where to buy Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in the U.S.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080: from $699 at Nvidia
Nvidia offers a range of RTX 3080 models, including its own base model as well as third-party options from the likes of EVGA and MSI. But they all go fast.
GeForce RTX 3080: from $699 at Best Buy
Best Buy has a selection of GeForce RTX 3080 cards from Nvidia itself to versions from EVGA , MSI and EVGA. But they're all sold out. You can sign up to be notified of when stocks are back.
GeForce RTX 3080: from $699 at Newegg
Newegg has a rather comprehensive selection of GeForce RTX 3080 cards. It's just a pity the are all currently sold out. But you can get automatically notified when more are back in stock.
GeForce RTX 3080: from $699 at Amazon
When Amazon has replenished its stock of the GeForce RTX 3080, you'll have a bountiful selection of card to choose from. However, none are available at the moment.
GeForce RTX 3080: from $699 at B&H
B&H has a good selection of GeForce RTX 3080 cards. Or at least it will when they are back in stock. Expect standard versions of the RTX 3080 as well as overclocked models.
GeForce RTX 3080: from $749 @ Office Depot
You probably wouldn't think to get your graphics card from Office Depot, but the retailer had stock of the PNY RTX 3080 10GB card. However, it has since sold out. But check back as inventory may be replenished soon.
Where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in the U.K
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 has also sold out at a lot of U.K. hardware retailers. And it looks like the websites for Overclockers and Scan, two major PC component retailers in Britain, are down. We'd hazard a bet that's due to fevered interest in the RTX 3080.
As such, your options are limited to Nvidia and eBuyer at the moment. But we'll keep an eye out to see if the RTX 3080 pops up on other sites.
GeForce RTX 3080: from £649 at Nvidia
The RTX 3080 is available at Nvidia UK starting at £649, but stock is all but gone as of this writing.
GeForce RTX 3080: from £699 at eBuyer
There are no GeForce RTX 3080 cards in stock at eBuyer. But it will allow you to pre-order the card from the likes of Asus and Gigabyte.
GeForce RTX 3080: from £719 at Overclockers
Overclockers has a range of RTX 3080 cards on offer, but most are out of stock and you'll not fine a the cheaper £699 cards on offer.
GeForce RTX 3080: from £699 at Scan
Scan now has a page that will show when the RTX 3080 is expected to be back in stock.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080: £930 at Currys
Currys has custom GeForce RTX 3080 from Gigabyte in stock. But be prepared to pay a lot for it.
Where to buy Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 desktops
If you're desperate to get GeForce GTX 3080 power, then you might want to consider getting a pre-built PC with the graphics card in it.
In the U.K. Cyberpower has the Infinity X10 gaming PC with the GeForce RTX 3080. The graphics card comes with a healthy specification but expect to pay over £2,000 for the privilege.
And bear in mind that all the above PCs are pretty expensive with prices around the $2,000 mark. And a lot have already sold out or selling quickly.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is one of the most interesting graphics cards Nvidia has made of late, especially in terms of power and price. So don't be surprised if it's tricky to find for another few weeks yet.