As unbelievable as it may seem it's slowly getting easier to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, though getting one at its original MSRP is still a tricky proposition. This is due to supply not yet outstripping demand. However, it's still difficult to find the GeForce RTX 3080, the GeForce RTX 3090 and practically every other RTX 30-series GPUs at fair prices.
As an aside, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs has been tipped for Q3 launch, so it might be worth waiting for that if you can't find a GeForce RTX 3080. Though there's no guarantee you'll be able to find those GPUs either. And if rumors are correct, the RTX 4090 may be the only RTX 4000 series card released in 2022.
So unless you're considering getting 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
Overall, there's a wind of change when it comes to finding Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 restocks, as well as fresh stock of other GeForce RTX 30-series cards.
We are now seeing a downward trend in prices sparking a sign that supply is catching up with demand, as well as card makers aiming to reduce prices so GPUs are more in line with MSRP. And graphics card stock appears to hang around on virtual shelves a little longer than last year. As such, it may now be the best time to start looking at buying a new Nvidia or AMD graphics card.
But equally, you still might want to wait before upgrading your graphics card — here’s why.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 where to buy: Quick links
You can try your luck with numerous retailers. This includes: Amazon (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), Newegg (opens in new tab), B&H Photo (opens in new tab), Office Max (opens in new tab), Overclockers (opens in new tab) and eBuyer (opens in new tab).
Latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 deals
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 (opens in new tab)
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 $999 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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 $1,999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 $1,099 at B&H (opens in new tab)
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.
Where to buy Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the U.S.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from $1,199 @ Nvidia (opens in new tab)
Nvidia itself is offering the new Founders Edition graphics card, as well as links to other retailers that are selling third-party versions of the GPU. It is currently sold out.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from $1,299 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
Newegg is offering a rather comprehensive selection of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti cards, including models from MSI, PNY, Gigabyte. There's a lot of choice on here, but every single listing is currently sold out.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from $1,299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon doesn't currently have any stock of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. Though it does have a few listings for pre-built PCs that include the GPU. Which is one way to get hold one.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from $1,949 @ B&H (opens in new tab)
B&H will undoubtedly offer a good selection of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs when the stock drops. You can expect both the standard versions of the RTX 3080 Ti as well as overclocked models. Currently listed as "coming 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 (opens in new tab)
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 £1,179 at eBuyer (opens in new tab)
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 £699 at Scan (opens in new tab)
Scan now has a page that will show when the RTX 3080 is expected to be back in stock.
Where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the U.K.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from £1,049 @ Nvidia (opens in new tab)
The RTX 3080 Ti is being sold by Nvidia UK for £1,049. You should soon see listings of both the Founders Edition as well as third-party models, though none are in stock.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from £1,179 @ eBuyer (opens in new tab)
We've already seen quite a handful of "coming soon" listings on eBuyer showcasing the new RTX 3080 Ti from various manufacturers, including MSI, Gigabyte, ZOTAC and more. Make sure to visit the page again frequently for when these drop.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: from £1,299 @ Overclockers (opens in new tab)
Overclockers is expected to offer a range of the newly announced RTX 3080 Ti cards, though for the time being all listings are labeled "this product available soon". Definitely, one to keep a close eye on.
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.
Origin PC (opens in new tab) will let you configure a desktop with an RTX 3080 in it. The same is true of iBuyPower (opens in new tab), with a quartet of PC's with the RTX 3080 sitting alongside powerful AMD and Intel processors.
In the U.K. Cyberpower has the Infinity X10 gaming PC (opens in new tab) 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.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB of memory
Nvidia is now selling a new RTX 3080 with 12GB of memory through select partners. The new RTX 3080 has 8,960 CUDA cores compared to the 8,704 found in the 10GB RTX 3080. The GPU also has 20% more cumulative bandwidth than the current RTX 3080, due to a 384-bit memory bus. Nvidia recommends a 750W power supply, which is 350W in total compared to the 320W on the regular RTX 3080.
Sister-site PC Gamer (opens in new tab) listed the prices for the new RTX 3080. There will not be a Founder's Edition of the new card. As such, you can only get the RTX 3080 with 12GB from Nvidia's partners. Note that we do not have an official MSRP for the card. The prices below are what each of the respective partners is selling it for.
EVGA has the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB XC3 Ultra Gaming (opens in new tab) for $1,250. This is listed on the company's website for $1,250. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (opens in new tab) costs $1,300. This card is only available to EVGA Elite Members.
Asus is selling two versions of its RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards (opens in new tab). The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC is listed for €1,639 ($1,858) while the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 12GB OC is listed for €1,519 ($1,722). As PC Gamer points out, these prices are well above the RTX 3090's launch price of $1,499.
|RTX 3080 12GB||RTX 3080 10GB|
|Lithography||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Memory capacity||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X|
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 performance
Nvidia has claimed the GeForce RTX 3080 is up to twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080 it replaces and how it will stomp the RTX 2080 Ti. It's a bold claim indeed.
Nvidia pitted the RTX 3080 against the RTX 2080 Ti when running Doom Eternal at 4K on Ultra settings. The RTX 3080 is some 50 percent faster than the last top-end Nvidia graphics card, delivering frame rates well above 100fps. And that's likely before a lot of optimization has been done.
Our sibling publication Tom's Hardware put the GeForce RTX 3080 to the test and declared that it delivered a "generational leap in performance." And true to its claims, the RTX 3080 offers significant gains in performance over the RTX 2080 Ti.
"The bottom line, if you don't mind spoilers, is that the RTX 3080 FE is 33% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, on average. Or, if you prefer other points of comparison, it's 57% faster than the RTX 2080 Super, 69% faster than the RTX 2080 FE — heck, it's even 26% faster than the Titan RTX!" Jarred Walton said in his review.
"But there's a catch: We measured all of those 'percent faster' results across our test suite running at 4K ultra settings. The lead narrows if you drop down to 1440p, and it decreases even more at 1080p. It's still 42% faster than a 2080 FE at 1080p ultra, but this is very much a card made for higher resolutions."
Suffice to say, the GeForce RT 3080 is one impressive graphics card, though you'll need an equally impressive overall PC to get the most out of it.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090: Where to buy
Where to buy Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 in the U.S.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090: $1,499 at Nvidia (opens in new tab)
Nvidia offers its own RTX 3090 model, as well as those from a few third-party graphics card makers.
GeForce RTX 3090: from $2,129 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Newegg has a comprehensive selection of GeForce RTX 3090 cards. These include cards from Zotac, EVGA, MSI and Asus.
GeForce RTX 3090: from $2,329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon now has a selection of RTX 3090 cards from the likes of PNY, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. Even better, you can have Amazon notify you when stock is replenished.
GeForce RTX 3090: from $2,399 at B&H (opens in new tab)
B&H has a good selection of GeForce RTX 3090 cards, from MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus. But you'll need to wait for them to come back in stock.
Where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 in the U.K
GeForce RTX 3090: from £1,399 at Nvidia (opens in new tab)
The RTX 3090 is available at Nvidia UK, but it's sold out at the time of writing.
GeForce RTX 3090: check stock at eBuyer (opens in new tab)
There's a suite of GeForce RTX 3090 cards on offer at eBuyer. Last we checked a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 was in stock.