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.
Note that, as of time of writing, we’ve checked all the listed stores and still don’t see any RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 cards for sale. That’s not too surprising, as inside information from top Danish electronics retailer Proshop shows that it’s not just individual consumers who are having problems buying RTX 3000 series cards. However, resellers have plenty of them selling for crazy prices that are more than double the MSRP, if you’re willing to go that route. Even MSI subsidiaries might be getting in on the reseller action, it seems.
Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event is also set for Oct 13th – 14th, and while we don’t expect to see deals on cards this new or rare quite yet, it’s likely we may see some heavy price drops among former GPU standards that are now being made obsolete. If you’re looking to buy a non RTX 3000 series GPU or new components to pair with an RTX 3000 series GPU, be sure to check out Prime Day Deals Page.
RTX 3080: Where to Buy
The card on everyone’s mind right now is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. As we said in our RTX 3080 review, it’s both powerful and surprisingly well priced, allowing you to get 30% better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti for $700. There’s no doubt the 3080 is in high demand, which we saw when it sold out within seconds on launch day. That said, a number of retailers have store pages up right now where you can sign up to get notified when they go live again.
- eBay: If money is no object and you’re willing to pay double the MSRP, eBay has RTX 3080 cards going from $1,599 to $2,100. Good news, though. The $2,100 unit has free shipping.
- stockX: Similar to eBay, there’s also some aftermarket RTX 3080 cards up on stockX, a site commonly used for aftermarket sneaker sales. These range from $1,375 to $1,970, but buying from here might mean supporting people who use bots to resell.
- Best Buy currently lists RTX 3080s from Nvidia , Gigabyte, MSI, Asus, PNY and EVGA listed. Again, you can’t pre-order any of these, but you can sign up for notifications. Prices range from $699.99 to $849.99, depending on model and manufacturer.
- Amazon, meanwhile, doesn’t have any options straight from Nvidia. Instead, it carries models from PNY, Zotac, MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte and Asus. Like Best Buy, you can only sign up for notifications as of this writing. Amazon currently doesn’t have any prices listed, as it is out of inventory.
- Dell actually has two MSI RTX 3080 cards listed on its online store. The Ventus model even has an active “Add to Cart” button, but clicking on it takes you to an error page.
- B&H doesn’t have the Founders Edition, either. Its cards come from Zotac, Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. You can still sign up for notifications, and prices range from $719.99 to $904.80 depending on model and manufacturer.
- Finally, Newegg has models from Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, MSI and Asus. They range from $699 to $1,562, depending on model, seller and manufacturer. You can also sign up for notifications here.
RTX 3090: Where to Buy
If you want even more power than the RTX 3080, the RTX 3090 is your best bet. Our RTX 3090 review dubs it the heir to the Titan throne and crowned it the definitive “fastest GPU for gaming. It does cost more than the RTX 3080, starting at $1,500 for the Nvidia Founder’s Edition, but seeing how quickly it sold out on its September 24 launch, it’s clear demand is just as high as for its less powerful sibling. So just like with the RTX 3080, we’ve gathered RTX 3090 store pages together so you can be ready to strike when stock comes back in.
- eBay: If your time is worth a lot more than your money, you can grab an RTX 3090 card from a seller on eBay for as little as $2,999 or as much as $4,00.
- stockX: Like eBay, you can also turn to stockX for aftermarket RTX 3090s. This is a site commonly used for designer sneaker sales, and prices range from $2,330 to $3,200. But know that buying from here might mean supporting people who use bots to mark up prices.
- Newegg has the most RTX 3090 listings right now with options from MSI, Asus, EVGA, Zotac and Gigabyte. Prices range from $1,499.99 to $1,799, and you can sign up for notifications on the listings that interest you.
- Best Buy is where you can find the Founders Edition, as well as cards from Gigabyte, Asus, PNY, EVGA and MSI. Prices vary, and you can sign up for notifications for more information.
- Amazon has RTX 3090 listings from Zotac, PNY, MSI, Gigabyte and Asus’ TUF brand, though none have prices listed due to being out of stock . You can sign up for notifications, though.
- B&H has cards from Zotac and Gigabyte, with prices ranging from $1,499.99 to $1,842.10 depending on model and manufacturer. It also used to have an MSI option, though this it currently listed as no longer available. As always, email notifications are available.
RTX 3070: Where to Buy
Rounding out the RTX 3000-series releases is the RTX 3070, which was originally expected to launch on October 15 but has now been pushed back to October 29th to increase launch day stock. The RTX 3070 will be the most affordable of the RTX 3000 cards, packing 5,888 CUs for prices starting at $499.00 and targeting 1440p gameplay. Because launch is still a little ways away, there are many listings available.
- Best Buy lists the Nvidia Founders Edition, but you can’t preorder. Like the other RTX 3000 series cards, you can sign up for notifications here, but not pre-order.
- Amazon has two PNY models listed. Amazon isn’t taking pre-orders either, but you can get a notification when it’s ready to.
Pre-Builts with RTX
RTX 3080 cards are still sold out across all stores, but there are pre-built systems that include the cards still available.
- iBuyPower has four desktop systems available with RTX 3080s and only one is currently sold out while the other three are listed as preorders. .
- Velocity Micro is still letting you add an RTX 3080 to any of its full tower or workstation desktops. The company is currently quoting a 3-week lead time for deliveries.
- Alienware currently has a (fairly expensive) gaming desktop with an RTX 3090, and the company told PC Gamer that more configurations will be available soon. It is currently quoting a 3-4 week delivery time.
- Cyberpower currently has 8 desktops available with RTX 3080s. Expect a 3 week lead time on deliveries.
- Falcon Northwest is currently allowing customers to add RTX 3080s to their FragBox, Talon and Tiki system orders.
Also, keep an eye on our Best Gaming PC deals page- we’ll update it if we find any deals (or more likely at this point, bundles) on systems with RTX cards in them.
That’s it for now. We’ll keep this page updated as more information arises, which might last even beyond the RTX 3070’s launch. We wouldn’t be surprised, for instance, to see an RTX 3060 make its way to store shelves sometime later this year.