Nvidia’s confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day

Nvidia's confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day

Nvidia seems confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day

Update – Nvidia has contacted us following the publication of this article to inform us that we have taken their comment out of context by implying that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards to meet demand at launch. 
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Today’s graphics card shortages have sucked a lot of the excitement out of the tech scene, preventing PC gamers from indulging in their hobbies with the latest hardware and developers from adopting the latest graphics techniques. I think I speak for every PC gamers while I say that I am sick of this hardware shortage. 

When speaking with one of Nvidia’s UK representatives, the company seemed confident in their launch day stocks of RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards. Below is a comment from Nvidia’s representative, who confirmed that we could quote this comment for future reference. We were given this comment after asking about the launch day availability of RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in the UK. 
 

     We aim to have a sufficient amount of stock at availability. Our goal is for as many gamers to buy this card that would like.  

As you can imagine, we are wary of Nvidia’s claims, though we would love to see a new graphics card remain on store shelves for more than a few hours. The last few graphics cards launches have left us cynical, and we will need to wait until launch day to see if Nvidia will even come close to satisfying demand. 

With an MSRP of £1,049, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition has a 60% price premium over the company’s RTX 3080. That’s a big premium for an estimated 20% performance gain. Beyond that, we haven’t seen how much Nvidia’s AIB partners will charge for their premium models, or how much retailers will add on to these prices. Nvidia has a lot to prove with this launch. 

Even if Nvidia has enough launch day stock, all RTX 3080 Ti buyers will need to have a big wallet to afford Nvidia’s MSRP pricing; and an even larger wallet if they want to purchase premium AIB cards. If £1,049 is Nvidia’s baseline price, how much will a top-of-the-line model cost? 

Nvidia's confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day  
Nvidia plans to launch their RTX 3080 Ti graphics card on June 3rd and their RTX 3070 Ti on June 10th. The full specifications of these graphics cards are available below. 

  RTX 3090  RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3070 Ti RTX 3070
Node 8nm 8nm 8nm 8nm 8nm
CUDA Cores 10496 10240 8704 6144 5888
Base Clock 1.395 GHz 1.365 GHz 1.44 GHz 1.58 GHz 1.5 GHz
Boost Clock 1.65 GHz 1.665 GHz 1.71 GHz 1.77 GHz 1.725 GHz
Memory 24GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X 10GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 19.5 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit
TGP 350W 350W 320W 290W 220W
Recommended
PSU
750W 750W 750W 750W 650W
Pricing US $1,499 $1,199 $699 $599 $499
Pricing (UK) £1,399 £1,049 £649 £??? £469

 
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Nvidia's confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day