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Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080, 3070 Buyer's Guide: Be Notified When They're In Stock

Nvidia's upcoming line of GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs begins releasing this month.

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With the GeForce RTX 3000 series, Nvidia is targeting both the people who always want to have cutting-edge tech at their disposal and anyone who simply hasn't upgraded their rig in a little while. All of the RTX 3000 cards are more powerful than the company's current flagship GPU, the RTX 2080 Ti, making this year's line of cards particularly enticing.

If your setup is able to capitalize on it, the RTX 3080 in particular is a fantastic graphics card. In our RTX 3080 review, editor Michael Higham writes that "if you don't care about 4K or aren't trying your hardest to get the most out of a high refresh rate 1440p monitor, I'd consider the RTX 3080 overkill, for now," but that "if you're still on the GTX 10 series, this might be a good generation to hop with great features like DLSS for simultaneous image quality and performance improvements, and ray tracing which is increasingly relevant in games."

The RTX 3080 became available this morning, then immediately sold out. They're going to be tough to find for a while, so may want to check back regularly at retailers like Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and Nvidia.

Preorders for the RTX 3090 and RTX 3070 aren't available yet, but you can sign up for notifications at Nvidia's official website. This will ensure you're one of the first people to know when preorders for these cards go live.

Nvidia RTX 3090 and 3070: How To Sign Up For Preorder Notifications

To register for preorder notifications for the GeForce RTX 3070 and 3090, you can head over to Nvidia's official website and click the "Notify Me" button. A window will pop up asking you to select the 30 Series product(s) you're interested in--the GeForce RTX 3090 or 3070--as well as your email address and age. You can choose whether or not to tick the checkbox to subscribe to promotional emails from Nvidia, then hit the "Submit" button. And you're good to go!

You'll get an email when preorders for the GeForce RTX 3070 and 3090 cards become available, though you'll want to act fast because whenever Nvidia releases a new line of GPUs, they always sell out quickly. Newegg has also put up placeholders for a number of different RTX 3000 cards from multiple manufacturers, all of which allow for stock notifications.

The RTX 3090 releases September 24 for $1,500. It is the "first gaming-class graphics card" to boast 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM and it's capable of 8K and 60 FPS, according to Nvidia. Meanwhile, the RTX 3080 launches today, September 17, for $700, while the RTX 3070 is $500 and set for an unspecified October release.

As for the RTX 3000 series' more in-depth technical specs, check out our Nvidia RTX 3000 series breakdown. We go over everything Nvidia has revealed so far, including the new Ampere architecture, number of teraflops, and more.

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Will buy all RTX 20 series from 2060 to 2080 ti for 25% of their MSRP!!!

hurry though! prices this good for your old card, will not last long.

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probably aiming more at a 3070 gtx depending on the difference in performance to a 3080 gtx.

Could be worth waiting though for an 3rd party 3070 with their own coolers since it its likely you can probably overclock them to 3080 gtx levels of performance.

Its what I ended up doing with my 970, it was so much cheaper than a 980 and in the end I was able to overclock it to match the 980 very easily.

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Never, ever pre-order GPUS - EVER!! Seriously don't do it. Wait for solid benchmarks and reviews.

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@rosen22:

Agree with this guy.

But... if you have the cash laying around, I would buy a few if your lucky enough to even get to- in the early days after launch and then turn around and resale it for 40% higher. Why? because people just want something/ anything, to throw money at and it is a great way for YOU to earn some cash for your own upgrade later on.

But do not hold onto to it for too long, no matter what AMD puts out next month it will disrupt prices. Have fun, I know I am.

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Easy guide: Wait for all to be announced, then you may buy. Never preorder anything ever.

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i'll buy one, if i had enough money, which i don't.

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Pre-order guide:

You can't get one, move along.

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Hoi! Stem alstublieft op mijn erotische foto's op mijn pagina

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you'll want to act fast because whenever Nvidia releases a new graphics card, it always sells out quickly.

So, based on past experience, does this mean sold out in minutes, or hours? Not days, I assume.

I'm very happy there's price/performance competitive pressure on this cycle.

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@JimInPT: I would like to know how many bots would be in search for these cards on release day. I will be refreshing my browser hopefully quickly enough to add to cart. I only have about 15 ms of latency to newegg to hopefully all goes well on the second of release.

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@benjy117: I'm not expecting much on Thursday, but I'll give it a whack, might even settle for a lower-end Gigabyte 3080 model - I'm not interested in any of the AAA games and don't overclock, but my little 1660 (I built this box for stock-trading charting and it's more than enough for that) is wheezing with Microsoft Flight Simulator and I have the HP Reverb G2 on order for VTOL VR. Plus I'm driving a 43" LG 4k panel, but only at 60Hz, so my needs aren't cutting edge but I need something better than the 1660 and I want it to be suitable for many years. I also expect my GPU to run cool and quiet, and don't use RGB, so I'll take that over OC and snappy looks.

If I can't get a FE or lower-end aftermarket 3080 at MSRP, I'm ok with waiting for restock in a month or two - I will not overpay or buy a rocketship OC card that I'll never take advantage of, and if I have to wait I'll have the advantage of real info on the AMD 6000 series to consider as well. I think a base 3080-range of performance will be just fine for me and once the enhanced versions start to appear and get the attention of the top-end customers, I think the "plain jane" model availability and prices will be much better if I miss out right at the starting gate this week.

Cheers and good luck to you.

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@JimInPT: minutes, all bought up buy bots and scalpers.

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@masscrack: wow you predicted the future XD They didnt even do anything to stop it

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i'm too poor, might get one very late.

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@nintendians: used 2080-series cards will be very cheap, very soon. Even new ones will drop below $500 if there are any left, because that's the price of the 3070 that Nvidia says performs like a 2080ti and runs cooler and quieter.

Like the saying goes (after yesterday's announcements) "when the tide goes out, you can see who's been swimming naked" - the poor value of the 2000-series pricing is just what everybody said it was. Just be happy you weren't suckered into buying one the last couple months.

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@JimInPT: was thinking of buying it when i still have a geforce gtx 970, but now i'll wait to get a geforce rtx 3080.

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@nintendians: I also still have a GTX 970 that's doing everything I want it to. I planned on buying a RTX 2060 earlier this year but then Corona happened. I'm glad it did though, because shortly after the RTX 3000 rumors started and now I'll look into getting a RTX 3060. With one of those I bet the PC will be two console generations ahead again.

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@hortzli79: that's still good. okay. yeah that's good that you waited it out. pc is always ahead of console no matter what, console are like pc on medium to high specs. only.

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@nintendians: your forgetting that pc is Native resolution while consoles implement dynamic resolutions(and not even full res) to keep up with a crappy frame rate. Sure the xbox one x will be a much powerful console but it won't hold a candle to a 3080. The new xbox will be as powerful as a 2070 or 5700 XT. The new video cards such as the 3080 or 3090 will be at least 2.5-3 times more powerful. The xbox s for $299 will be equivalent to a 5600XT or 1440p 30 fps. It states 120 but only in select titles(like pixel games).

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@benjy117: of course pc would run at native resolution and ultra settings, console are like pc but way weaker, developer have optimized their game for it with preset and resolutions to fit a 50 gb of disc for ps4 and xbox one.

that's way i said, console are like medium settings base off from a pc version of the game, so mostly xbox series x and ps5 would be a medium tier computer compared to a full ultra high end pc that uses either a geforce rtx 3080 or 3090.

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@nintendians: that sounds like a smart idea - I'm planning to do the same. I've been doing just fine with a 1660 since I built my new box a year ago for stock charts, but then MSFS came along..............

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@JimInPT: yeah, but nvidia geforce on youtube, hook me up with a geforce gtx 1080 from last year are so, so i'm not in a rush to get a geforce rtx 3080 yet.

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