October 25, 2020

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Where and How to Buy an RTX 3080, 3090 or 3070 (Prime Day Won’t Help)

Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series graphics cards are finally starting to hit store shelves, though they’re still hard to come by. For instance, the company’s flagship RTX 3080 card sold out instantly when it launched on September 17. The RTX 3090 also sold out instantly when it came out on September 24th, and it’s likely that the same will happen to the RTX 3070 when it comes out on October 29th. Still, with companies promising to restock inventory and cancel scalper orders, it’s worth checking on their store pages now and then, which is where this page comes in. Nvidia itself has stated to expect shortages throughout the year, but that’s all the more reason to stay alert for when opportunities do arise. 

The big issue with getting your hands on these cards is not being able to pre-order them. Instead, you have to sign up for notifications on store pages, or set up a bot of your own that notifies you when cards become available. Then, if you’re lucky, you can swoop in and buy a card before inventory runs out. We’ve seen it happen. That’s why we’ve collected the different places where you can get your hands on RTX cards all on this one page, so you can prepare to get the new best graphics cards (or systems that include them, which are less likely to sell out) as soon as they become available.