Aftermarket RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 card prices revealed

Lounds

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I understand they can't make this stuff free, but this is getting ridiculous. I remember when the 8800 ultra came out and everyone thought the $700 price tag was insane.

However, I will remain open minded going into this. If the 3090 has twice the performance of the 3080 then I suppose the price is justified. Looking at the size of the 3090's heatsink I wouldn't find that surprising.
adjusted to inflation that would be about $1000.
 
I don't understand why the price is an issue.

"Gamers" don't need much more than a 3070 which is being released at $499.

Cards like 3080 and 3090 are for professionals. If you can't afford it, buy something cheaper.

"Professionals" - especially Youtubbers and editors will make their money back on these purchases within a month.

And if all else fails, there's plenty of lightly used 2080Ti's on the market for $500!!!

The 2080Ti was a 1080p and 1440p beast with Ray Tracing.


There are some 2080Ti owners who will buy a second identical 2080Ti and use the bridge to run dual cards.

There will be a market for 2080Ti cards for a considerable time.
Nah man, have you tried gaming at 4k 144hz with Ray Tracing? The 2080TI was barely reaching 50-60 fps. The 3080 will atleast run at 60-80 fps comfortably and the 3090 can do 8k 60hz gaming if you are rich enough for an 8k monitor.
 

Krackan

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I don't understand why the price is an issue.

"Gamers" don't need much more than a 3070 which is being released at $499.

Cards like 3080 and 3090 are for professionals.
That makes zero sense. You act like there aren't gamers out there who aren't trying to push 1440p/144hz or 4k/60, which for $700 is a damn bargain. My 2070 Super hasn't been able to cut it at all to get the frames I want at the settings I want, so for me as a hobbyist at best, I'm going for it.. Maybe change professionals to "hobbyists" and you have yourself an argument.
 

Tom Sunday

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WOW...All that crying here about pricing! For the 'Man On The Street' any of these mega-size cards are a pure luxury. On most of the newer processors with integrated graphics they work just fine for casual gaming. It's even more than good enough for most Adobe programs. And a modern processor will be able to handle 4K video as well. Linus Tech Tips reported that Destiny 2 is in fact running on Intel's 'pre-developement' discreet graphics. It is at 1080P, locked at 60FPS and this result having something to do with Intel's Xe Architecture and current DG1 development effort. It's Intel's opinion that the future will simply be revolvng around embedded CPU graphics. Now Nvidia is acquiring ARM for a cool $40 billion and I wonder what that has in store for the future of integrated graphics? It seems that Nvidia is ultimately poised to openly challenge Intel and AMD on all fronts? Meanwhile I am still 'working on my spouse' to convincing her that I like to buy a used GTX 980ti or even reach for a 1080 instead of a new refrigerator. Or should I hold my breath, stay with my integrated graphics, keep my beer in the garage and buy NVIDIA stock?
 
It's funny how some people don't understand what's happening.

There are some 2080Ti owners who will buy a second identical 2080Ti and use the bridge to run dual cards.

There will be a market for 2080Ti cards for a considerable time.
Not sure this is wise, RTX doesnt work well or in some cases not at all with SLI. While you will get more FPS and twice the power usage of a single card in non-RTX games the $$$ wasted on electricity usage alone would justify upgrading to a single 3xxx series.

Additionally, SLI is essentially dead, only the 3090 will support SLI so nVidia is well aware of people trying to squeeze more life out of previous generation purchases by running SLI, no longer.
 
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Reehahs

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Not sure this is wise, RTX doesnt work well or in some cases not at all with SLI. While you will get more FPS and twice the power usage of a single card in non-RTX games the $$$ wasted on electricity usage alone would justify upgrading to a single 3xxx series.

Additionally, SLI is essentially dead, only the 3090 will support SLI so nVidia is well aware of people trying to squeeze more life out of previous generation purchases by running SLI, no longer.
It is a shame really, SLI should really be a mid-range on wards feature.
 

Tom Sunday

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I just got an offer for my 2080ti hybrid for $700 but am wondering if I should take the risk of being graphics card less potentially till 2021 if the shortages are rumored true for both teams and tares. Also has anyone seen that article from Tom's hardware stating that Ampere might cause another crypto mining craze? ( if thats true I would hold on to my card until I have a replacement)
Thoughts?

Another issue for low vram ampere is would 2nd hand market be willing to purchase a 10 gig and or 8 gig vram cards in a year or 2?
There has always been a fully purposed shortage with all new NVIDIA GPU products and their initial market introduction. Or the creation of hype by the marketing people. Its a huge money maker and this year NVIDIA really needs the money after purchasing ARM for a cool $40 billion. To get a 3080/3090 card at reasonable or non scalper prices (or for the 2020 Hoildays) one really has to wait until Spring 2021. Besides the jury is still out on the performance (or downfalls) of these new cards as there have not been enough confirmed real buyers. (Lets see about 10,000 buyers nationwide first and who have actually laid-down some real hard-earned cash) Selling ones 20-series cards is a bit too early in the game...I think. But whatever the case RTX 2080's will ultimately land below the $300-$400 used hardware market and by 2022 below that. Are the 30-series cards really worth it? Well you surely get better reflections off the water and better shadows.
 
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godrilla

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There has always been a fully purposed shortage with all new NVIDIA GPU products and their initial market introduction. Or the creation of hype by the marketing people. Its a huge money maker and this year NVIDIA really needs the money after purchasing ARM for a cool $40 billion. To get a 3080/3090 card at reasonable or non scalper prices (or for the 2020 Hoildays) one really has to wait until Spring 2021. Besides the jury is still out on the performance (or downfalls) of these new cards as there have not been enough confirmed real buyers. (Lets see about 10,000 buyers nationwide first and who have actually laid-down some real hard-earned cash) Selling ones 20-series cards is a bit too early in the game...I think. But whatever the case RTX 2080's will ultimately land below the $300-$400 used hardware market and by 2022 below that. Are the 30-series cards really worth it? Well you surely get better reflections off the water and better shadows.
Thank you, after the shortages my offers went back up to $849.
 
I don't understand why the price is an issue.

"Gamers" don't need much more than a 3070 which is being released at $499.

Cards like 3080 and 3090 are for professionals. If you can't afford it, buy something cheaper.

"Professionals" - especially Youtubbers and editors will make their money back on these purchases within a month.

And if all else fails, there's plenty of lightly used 2080Ti's on the market for $500!!!

The 2080Ti was a 1080p and 1440p beast with Ray Tracing.


There are some 2080Ti owners who will buy a second identical 2080Ti and use the bridge to run dual cards.

There will be a market for 2080Ti cards for a considerable time.
It's a shame that so many people can't understand what each card is meant for. I purchased a titan RTX, and in the first 30 days of it, I made 2900$ USD by working with it in Octane. I work on commissions, as well as my very own personal project... A visual novel for some $ on the side, through Patreon. The RTX titan was a rendering monster with its 24GB and it paid for itself in less than 2 months. I agree with you on the 3090 and it's purpose.

The thing is, people, want the best! And the price needs to be brought down in order for them to buy it, so they can play Minecraft with RTX on, no seriously, most actually will buy it to play fortnight and Minecraft and a bunch of other titles that can run on 1060.

Personally, I wish these were 2500USD, so I'd have a chance in hell to buy one before they sold out in 30 seconds, as they will in a few hours from now. All I do know for certain is that these cards will change the rendering/animation (my) world in a big way.