Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is here. Launching today, Thursday September 17th, at 6am PT / 2pm BST, the RTX 3080 is the first Nvidia Ampere GPU to be released in 2020, and we’ve gathered together everything you need to know about it, including what time it goes on sale, where you can buy one, how much it’s going to cost, and its specs and benchmark figures. Our full RTX 3080 review isn’t quite ready yet – it still needs a bit more time in the benchmark oven – but I’ll update this piece with more benchmark results as soon as I can.
Nvidia offically unveiled the RTX 3080, along with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 on September 1st during their RTX 3000 series launch event, and we’ve finally reached its official release day. If you’re itching to get your hands on one, then get ready to click that buy button at 6am PT / 2pm BST, as that’s the time it will go on sale according to a tweet from US retailer Newegg. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about where to buy an RTX 3080, as well as how much it costs and what its specs are.
RTX 3080: What you need to know
What is it? Nvidia’s new flagship graphics card
When is it coming out? September 17th
When is it going on sale? 6am PT / 2pm BST
How much is it? £649 / $699
RTX 3080 release date
The RTX 3080 dispatched worldwide on September seventeenth, making it the primary Ampere GPU to go marked down. This is the date when you’ll have the option to purchase both the Nvidia Founders Edition of the RTX 3080, just as outsider cards from the makers, for example, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, Palit and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, and its delivery time is 6am PT/2pm BST.
RTX 3080 price
The Nvidia Founders Edition of the RTX 3080 expenses £649 in the UK, and $699 in the US, which is a similar dispatch cost as the RTX 2080 Super. Outsider renditions of the RTX 3080 cost generally a similar measure of cash, however many will be more costly ones depending the amount they’ve been manufacturing plant overclocked.
Keep in mind, any individual who purchases a RTX 3080 between September seventeenth and October 29th will likewise get a free duplicate of Watch Dogs Legion and a year’s membership to GeForce Now.
RTX 3080 specs
CUDA Cores: 8704
Base / Boost Clock: 1.44GHz / 1.71GHz
VRAM: 10GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface Width: 320-bit
Recommended System Power: 750W
The RTX 3080 likewise accompanies second Gen beam following centers and third Gen Tensor centers for improved beam following and DLSS execution, and Nvidia guarantee this will be twice as quick as their past age on the RTX 3080 – albeit up until now, they’ve just delivered figures with joined beam following and DLSS execution instead of simply crude beam following velocities. Therefore, it’s presumably best to take this figure with a spot of salt until appropriate benchmarks begin to come through.
Far Cry 5 – 4K, GPU maxed at 99% (throttling), 62% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 5GB video memory used
Borderlands 3 – 4K, DX12, GPU maxed at 100% (throttling), 56% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 7.4GB video memory used
Horizon Zero Dawn – 4K, GPU maxed at 99% (throttling), 76fps average, 9.9GB video memory used
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 4K, GPU at 97%, 67fps average, 48% faster than RTX 2080 Super, 7GB video memory used
Forza Horizon 4 – 4K, GPU at 97%, 143fps, 48% faster than RTX 2080 Super