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Where to buy RTX 3080: stock updates in May 2022

Where to buy RTX 3080
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Finding RTX 3080 stock for competitive rates is significantly easier to achieve in May 2022 than we've witnessed throughout the rest of the year. This is due to many retailers bringing the overall market price down to around the $800 mark if you know where to look. Fortunately, we know where to buy RTX 3080 stock in the right places, meaning that options are available at and around this figure for the high-end Ampere GPU. 

As with other RTX 30 series graphics cards, the more cost-effective and easiest way to secure an RTX 3080 GPU is through either an RTX 3080 laptop or RTX 3080 PC deal. This is because the prebuilt market hasn't quite been hit so heavily by the graphics card shortage. Make no mistake, any rig running the RTX 3080 can easily be classified as one of the best gaming PCs you can build at the moment. 

RTX 3080 price 

It's worth reiterating that the Nvidia RTX 3080 carries an MSRP of $699 and RRP of £649 respectively. That's, unfortunately, the going rate in an ideal world, though - sadly - that's just not reflective of the current market for PC gaming tech. When online retailers have stock of these cards, it's always above the MSRP/RPP the vast majority of the time; at least right now. 

The RTX 3080 features 8704 CUDA cores with a boost clock of 1.71 GHz and 10GB GDDR6 VRAM onboard. It's got a 320-bit memory interface width allowing for some seriously powerful bandwidth performance when it comes to utilizing second-generation Ray Tracing cores and third-generation Tensor cores. 

It's worth stating though that the RTX 3080 is also available in 12GB configurations exclusively through Nvidia's partners. These models generally carry a price somewhere between both the stock RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti stock. 

If you're after affordable towers then we recommend checking out our best cheap gaming PC deals page, we're also rounding up the best cheap gaming laptop deals for more offers on the latest hardware at the best prices we can find.

Where to buy RTX 3080 in May 2022

Where to buy RTX 3080 - US

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Amazon)
The most affordable RTX 3080 GPU we've been able to verify at the world's largest online retailer is the MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3X Plus for $879.99 (was $930). More listings are available beginning at around the $899.99 mark, including the MSI Gaming RTX 3080 Z Trio LHR. While still above MSRP, these models are substantially cheaper than many $1,000+ GPUs on the site.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Best Buy)
Though Best Buy has recently had RTX 3080 models in stock for $809.99, the cheapest we're currently seeing is the Gigabyte Gaming RTX 3080 OC for $899.99 (was $1,029). More GPUs are available starting from the $900+ range here.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Newegg)
The most affordable RTX 3080 stock at Newegg will currently run you $849.99 for the MSI Ventus RTX 3080 with the Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 3080 selling for $899.99 (was $1,000). More listings are available under the $900 mark, too. All things considered, these are some of the cheapest RTX 3080 GPUs we've seen since launch.

Where to buy RTX 3080 - UK

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Ebuyer)
The cheapest RTX 3080 GPU that we're able to verify at Ebuyer will run you £809.99 for the Zotac Trinity OC LHR model. Similarly, the MSI RTX Ventus 3X Plus for £839.99 and the MSI RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio LHR for £849.99. All told, we rarely see RTX 3080 stock selling at this rate.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Amazon)
Amazon UK is currently selling the MSI Ventus 3X Plus is selling for £889.99 (was £980) and the MSI RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio for only £893.47 (was £959.17) marking one of the rare times we've seen this card under the £900 range at this retailer. More listings are available from this price onwards, with rates steadily falling month on month.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Box)
Box has several standard RTX 3080 video cards for sale around the £900 range and above right now. RTX 3080 stock here appears to be slightly above the standard market rate, but we think that having a look isn't a bad idea if you've been unsatisfied with the listings above.

If you've wanted to try your chances at a different graphics card in the RTX 30 series, be it standalone or as part of a laptop/desktop configuration, then these helpful guides are the best places to point you in the right direction. 

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I'm responsible for most of the PC gaming coverage across GamesRadar on everything from the latest graphics card launches (as well as RTX 30 series restocks), to the fastest NVMe SSDs, and more key components to building and maintaining a stellar rig. When I'm not obsessing over CUDA cores and clock speeds, you can find me building and testing gaming chairs, too. Before landing here, I previously worked with the BBC, and have also written for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, Tech Spark, and No Clean Singing.