Here’s the latest on RTX 3080 stock, according to retailers and manufacturers RTX 3080 stock

If you didn’t manage to snag yourself an Nvidia RTX 3080 on release day, you may be wondering when your next best chance to pick up this highly sought-after card will be. As it stands today, we’ve got good news and bad news for all you prospective Ampere patrons. 

The bad news is that the RTX 3080 remains tough to find in stock—the good news is that most retailers have promised the situation will improve with each passing week.

We’ll update this article as and when companies, such as EVGA, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Palit, Zotac, etc., announce any updates regarding when they expect further stock of the RTX 3080 to arrive, ongoing availability, and backorders. 

We’re also keeping an eye on retailers, but bear in mind it’s unlikely any available stock will stick around for long and, by the time we’ve updated this article and you’ve read it, all of that stock is likely to have disappeared.

It may feel like buying an RTX 3080 is an impossible task right now, but don’t lose hope. Nvidia has promised sweeping changes to its webstore to combat bots and those wishing to resell cards for exorbitant prices, which will eventually leave more cards for the rest of us honest folk. The company is also confident in the manufacturing process it’s chosen for Ampere, Samsung’s 8N. The company claims yields are high, and that the RTX 3080 is in “full production”.

“The GeForce RTX 3080 is in full production,” an official blog post reads. “We began shipping GPUs to our partners in August, and have been increasing the supply weekly. Partners are also ramping up capacity to meet the unprecedented demand. We understand that many gamers are unable to buy a GeForce RTX 3080 right now and we are doing everything we can to catch up quickly.”

Nvidia is rolling out the following changes to its webstore, in order to quickly block orders from bots:

  • Dedicated store environment
  • Greater server capacity
  • CAPTCHA at checkout
  • Security protections for store API
  • Greater bot protection
  • “And more efforts are underway”

You can read the full breakdown of the RTX 3080 launch, from Nvidia’s perspective, here. In which, Nvidia apologises for the its “most frustrating” launch ever, and explains what went wrong and how it may be improved upon from here. That should make for a better store experience for the RTX 3090 and RTX 3070 releases.

Nvidia RTX 3080 stock updates

Manufacturers

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EVGA

Currently, EVGA is manually reviewing all RTX 3080 orders through its store, in order to check for those placed by bots. Any orders found to be placed by bots will be cancelled.

EVGA has also promised incoming shipments of RTX 3080s in their “thousands”, some of which will be available in the coming week. Stock will be spread across its own site, Amazon, and other retailers, although so far EVGA has not specified a time or date for availability.

Zotac

Zotac in Germany has revealed that, at least for that region, Amazon was allowing pre-orders of RTX 3080 graphics cards prior to receiving the shipment from the graphics card manufacturer. According to a recent statement from Zotac, many of these orders were allowed to go through as a result of an error on Amazon’s part, and may be cancelled as a result.

Translated into English (using Google Translate), the statement reads:

“Dear Zotac community, since the sales start of the new GeForce RTX 3080 series, and thus also our RTX 3080 Trinity, we have received a flood of messages and emails about the availability of our graphics cards and especially questions about the Amazon delivery dates. 

In fact, the demand for the new GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card series is significantly higher than the supply we can currently satisfy, whether from Zotac or from our colleagues from the competition. You can be sure that we at Zotac are working flat out, based on the Nvidia chip availability, to produce daily graphics cards of the RTX 30-series and bring them to market via our channel partners and ask for your patience allowing us to. 

The sale of our RTX 3080 Trinity via Amazon would not have been carried out in the manner carried out, or for as long as allowed [sic].

As confirmed by Amazon, this happened due to a technical error in the Amazon system. Zotac had no influence at all on the purchase process and on the subsequent cancellation by Amazon. We are aware of your disappointment and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. Your Zotac team.”

Guru3D reports that Zotac’s Amazon webstore may have received over 20,000 preorders for a single RTX 3080 alone, the aforementioned Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity.

Asus

Asus has offered PC Gamer the following comment on RTX 3080 stock:

“Asus is delighted to see the interest in their new RTX 30 series range and hopes that all who were able to purchase a card enjoy their next generation of Asus and ROG gaming power. Demand for this stock is high and we will be replenishing stock with our retail partners as soon as possible. Please make sure your pre-order is made with your chosen retailer who will update you when stock will be available.”

Asus does not sell graphics cards direct to customer in most regions, instead working with distributors and retailers to take care of B2C sales. As such, you’ll probably want to keep an eye on etailers, instead of Asus, for further updates on TUF and forthcoming ROG Strix graphics card availability.

Gigabyte (Aorus)

Gigabyte’s gaming brand, Aorus, has promised to keep users updated via its Twitter account, at least in the UK and Ireland. Unfortunately, there’s been no such word for those of you across the pond or around the globe, but following key hardware manufacturers on Twitter is sure to be one of the best ways of staying up-to-date on availability.

Palit

Palit has confirmed there is a new shipment of RTX 3080 cards headed to the UK in the next few weeks, although it cannot guarantee when the stock will go live for retailers—if they’re not gobbled up by backorders, that is. 

However, Palit has at least confirmed stock is incoming, and that means you should keep an eye out for its cards on your shopping travels.

US retailers

Nvidia RTX 30-series graphics cards

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Newegg

Newegg has offered the following information regarding RTX 3080 pre-orders:

The retailer also suggests signing up for Auto Notify & check back, although doesn’t guarantee either, and so recommends manually checking the site for more.

B&H

B&H now lists most major manufacturer’s RTX 3080 graphics cards, although these remain out of stock. You’ll have to set up email notifications to find out when your select model is available once again, although we recommend checking back manually to avoid a re-run of previous notification delays, which left many prospective buyers disappointed.

Amazon US

Amazon was notably late to the game in some areas, with RTX 3080 stock already being gobbled up long before it went live. In other regions, Amazon has generated a lengthy list of backorders for cards, such as in the case of Zotac in Germany. 

As such, we’re not sure Amazon is currently the best bet for RTX 3080 stock. At least not right now. There are currently no live cards available to purchase on the Amazon US or Amazon UK.

UK retailers

Nvidia RTX 30-series graphics cards

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Overclockers

Overclockers is expecting to be one of the first retailers to receive stock from Nvidia and its partners, or so it claims. 

For all updates regarding Overclockers, you can check out this official forum thread. In which, staff member Gibbo confirms that on September 21, the website received a small amount of Zotac and MSI RTX 3080 graphics cards. It expects a small amount of Palit cards to return on September 22, 2020.

Scan

Popular electronics online store, Scan, currently has the following message on every Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card listed on its website.

“All orders are held in a queue on a First Come First Served basis when products are marked as Pre Order.

The launch of GeForce 30-series graphics cards is heavily oversubscribed, our team are working closely with NVIDIA and the board manufacturers to make sure we are getting the best possible supply.

Additional batches of cards will arrive over the following days, so placing a pre-order now is the surest way to get a card in the fastest time.

With initial supply being so tight, we want you to have confidence in our approach and know how we are dealing with back orders.”

Following Scan’s advice, it would appear adding your name to the list of pre-orders to be fulfilled is the ideal path forward. You might not receive a card soon, but you will (hopefully) receive one. 

Amazon UK

It’s slim pickings on Amazon for buyers in the UK. You won’t find a single RTX 3080 listed on the site right now.

We also know that backorders are currently high for some manufacturers due to Amazon, so that may cause some delay in stock returning for general sale on the site.

System builders

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System builders

On rare occasions your best bet for picking up the latest tech is through a system builder—this is one such occasion. While demand remains high for systems built around Nvidia’s RTX 30-series, a handful of boutique builders are offering systems, and it appears as though these are not privy to the same lengthy wait lists as singular graphics cards.

These system builders are offering RTX 3080 systems with roughly 3-4 week lead times. Just be sure to check RTX 3080 in the relevant configurator box.

Our widget below updates every 30 minutes, and has been trained to spot RTX 3080 graphics cards as soon as they appear on Amazon and other major retailers.

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