NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti available now, but you'll have to act quickly

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What you need to know

  • The NVIDIA Ge Force RTX 3080 Ti is available starting today
  • The GPU outperforms the RTX 3080 (non-Ti) in several key areas, including VRAM, memory bus, and CUDA and RT cores.
  • The RTX 3080 Ti starts at $1,199, which is $500 more than the RTX 3080 (non-Ti).

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti was only announced this week, but it's already available for purchase. The non-Ti RTX 3080 is already one of the best graphics cards on the market, so the RTX 3080 Ti going above and beyond its less powerful sibling in several areas should result in an excellent card.

The RTX 3080 Ti will have GA102-225 GPU, with 10,240 CUDA cores, 80 RT cores (dedicated cores for ray tracing), 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM with a 384-bit bus, and a 350W TDP.

Those are some impressive specs, but they do come at a price. The RTX 3080 Ti starts at $1,199, which is $500 more than the RTX 3080 (non-Ti). For that additional $500, you get an extra 2GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a wider 384-bit bus, and extra CUDA and RT cores compared to the non-Ti RTX 3080.

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CategoryRTX 3080 TiRTX 3080RTX 3070 TiRTX 3070
CUDA cores10,2408,7046,1445,888
RT cores80684846
Tensor cores320272192184
Power connector12-pin12-pin12-pin12-pin
List price$1,199$699$599$499

Graphics cards sell out almost instantly these days. There's a good chance that by the time you read this that the RTX 3080 Ti is already sold out, even though this article went live the moment the card became available.

To have the best chance to grab an RTX 3080 Ti, you'll likely have to get lucky and shop around. We expect to see third-party options from ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. Check out our guide on where to buy NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs for more information.

If you're able to get to a participating Best Buy, you may be able to grab an NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti in person.

Sean Endicott
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