What you need to know
- EVGA's global project management director states that the company will have "thousands" of NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPUs this week.
- The NVIDIA RTX 3080 quickly sold out when it launched last week.
- The NVIDIA RTX 3080 will be the first of NVIDIA's RTX 30-series GPUs to hit the market.
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 quickly sold out last week when it went up for sale. Sales listings only lasted seconds before the cards completely sold out. This led to people reselling the graphics card on eBay for almost $2,000. In reaction to the shortages, many people reached out to Jacob Freeman, the global project management director at EVGA, a third-party GPU maker that sells the RTX 3080. Freeman said on Twitter that EVGA will have "thousands" of RTX 3080 GPUs for sale and that they will be in stock this week.
NVIDIA had limited availability of the card at launch. As a result, the card was sold out everywhere, including third-party makers. NVIDIA apologized for the messy launch of the RTX 3080, but things haven't cleared up yet.
Freeman added details in a series of tweets that were collected by Tom's Hardware. The "thousands" figure refers to all retailers, according to Freeman.
While Freeman's "this week" comment was made on September 19, he clarified in another tweet that he was referring to the week that commenced on September 20.
Freeman hasn't promised any specific dates, but it's a good sign for people who want to buy the new GPU that he seems confident in stocks being replenished this week. The RTX 3080 quickly earned a name as one of the best graphics cards available, and demand seems tremendously high.
This is one gorgeous-looking GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The all-metal shroud holds three fans for maximum cooling, all the RGB lighting you could ask for, as well as the full 8,704 CUDA processing cores. EVGA decided to go with a boost clock of 1800MHz, which when coupled with the 10GB of GDDR6X RAM will allow you to smash through even the more demanding games.
If you're a fan of the EVGA RTX 3080 look, but don't want to spend too much on the GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 GAMING is a great secondary choice to the ULTRA graphics card. We've got a similar design, the same 8,704 CUDA processing cores, the same 10GB of GDDR6X RAM, but a slower boost clock speed of 1710 MHz.
The XC3 is a little different to the FTW3 series in that the design looks a little less bling-bling. You could think of this card as a middle ground between the FTW3 and FTW3 ULTRA RTX 3080 GPUs from EVGA. You've got 8,704 CUDA processing cores as well as a boost clock speed of 1755 MHz.
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