Act fast — NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is available for a reasonable price right now

RTX 3090
RTX 3090 (Image credit: NVIDIA)

What you need to know

  • You can purchase an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition for its suggested price through Scan in the UK.
  • Due to stock shortages and scalpers, it can be difficult to purchase a graphics card for its retail price at the moment.
  • The RTX 3090 is NVIDIA's current flagship card, providing enough power for 8K gaming at 60FPS.

Updated August 8, 2021 at 2:16 PM: The RTX 3090 Founders Edition is now out of stock through Scan in the UK. We've added a listing for a different RTX 3090 that is in stock at the time of this update, though it is more expensive.

It's difficult to purchase the best graphics cards at the moment due to stock shortages and scalpers buying up any available units. But if you're in the UK and looking for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, you're in luck. You can purchase the powerful graphics card through Scan for its suggested retail price of £1,399.

As the current flagship card from NVIDIA, the RTX 3090 has top-of-the-line specs. For context, here are the specs of the RTX 3090 vs the RTX 3080.

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Header Cell - Column 0 RTX 3080RTX 3090
CUDA cores8,70410,496
Base clock1.44GHz1.40GHz
Boost clock1.71GHz1.70GHz
Memory bus320-bit384-bit
Memory clock19Gbps19.5Gbps
Memory bandwidth760GB/s936GB/s
RT cores6882
Transistors28.3 billion28.3 billion
NodeSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
PortsHDMI 2.1Three DisplayPort 1.4aHDMI 2.1Three DisplayPort 1.4a

The RTX 3090 is powerful enough to handle the best PC games and demanding professional workloads, especially when paired with one of the best CPUS for the RTX 3090.

Its current price of £1,399 isn't a discount, but it will feel like one in comparison to the inflated prices seen on the second-hand market and from some retailers.

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