Heads up! There is an RTX 30 series video card that is currently available in the wild. The Gigabyte RTX 3080 Ti OC graphics card is available on Amazon at MSRP. For those of you who have been looking for an RTX 30 series card for some time, this is great news and a promising sign of things to come.
RTX 3080 Ti in stock on Amazon
The RTX 3080 Ti reference video card normally sells for $1299.99. This 3rd party video card (Gigabyte) is sold and shipped by Amazon and doesn’t sell much anymore. If you’re looking for an RTX 30 series card, you’ll know that’s rare. The Gigabyte model features a slightly faster 1710 MHz core clock compared to the reference model’s 1665 MHz and a custom triple-fan cooling solution.
RTX 3080 Ti video card prices have dropped sharply on eBay. Traditionally, they have sold for over $2,000 from scalpers. A quick eBay check shows that the latest RTX 3080 Ti sold are around $1550 to $1600 for new, let alone used. The Amazon price today is still a bit cheaper, and of course you have the security of buying directly from Amazon instead of a random eBay seller.
For those of you who prefer to wait for a cheaper RTX 30 series card like the RTX 3080, 3070 or 3060, this is a sign that supply and demand are starting to balance out. Hopefully we’ll see more maps available directly from vendors like Amazon in the near future.