Where to buy RTX 3080: stock updates in September 2022

Where to buy RTX 3080
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Finding out where to buy RTX 3080 graphics cards for less isn't very difficult at the tail end of September. The high-end Ampere card is now selling for the closest to MSRP yet, especially in the wake of some very important news on the graphics card front. 

This is because the RTX 40 series has just been announced, and we've got our first look at the RTX 3080 successor in its various configurations. With the RTX 4080 slated for a November release, we're anticipating RTX 3080 prices to come crashing down between now and then, so now could be an ideal time to buy RTX 3080. 

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. What's more, we're rounding up all the best cheap graphics card deals as well for those wanting to cast a wider net with their next video card. 

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. Though it is getting better. 

We said in our Zotac Gaming RTX 3080 Amp Holo review from earlier this year, that it's a "truly fantastic video card". This sentiment remains just as true in 2022 with today's games as it was when the high-end Ampere video card launched nearly two years ago. Make no mistake, any rig running the RTX 3080 can still easily be classified as one of the best gaming PCs you can build at the moment. 

Where to buy RTX 3080 in September 2022

Where to buy RTX 3080 - US

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)
The world's largest online retailer has some of the cheapest rates we've seen yet. This includes the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity OC LHR for $703.87 (opens in new tab). More are available above this rate.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Newegg) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Newegg) (opens in new tab)
While Newegg had RTX 3080 stock available for just a few dollars the respective MSRP not too long ago, what's there now is a little more pricey. Still, starting at around $730, these rates are still competitive.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Best Buy) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From $699 (Check Best Buy) (opens in new tab)
While not quite at MSRP yet, Best Buy is offering RTX 3080 stock from around the $730 mark. This includes the PNY GeForce RTX 3080 10GB XLR8 for $729.99 (opens in new tab), and more are available at a similar price point.

Where to buy RTX 3080 - UK

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Ebuyer) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Ebuyer) (opens in new tab)
Although Ebuyer recently had RTX 3080 selling at RRP, what's currently available at the retailer is closer to the £700 mark. We'll be updating you as this changes.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Box) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Box) (opens in new tab)
Although Box was leading the charge with some of the best prices on RTX 3080 stock that we've seen to date, current listings available online aren't quite as deep as some others at the time of writing. Stock is still available here though.

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)

Nvidia RTX 3080 | From £650 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)
Amazon UK is currently selling RTX 3080 stock for the standard market rate, with many listings coming in around the £750 mark. We recently saw rates hovering around £670, so that's the figure to be watching out for at the moment.

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. 

Graphics card stock
RTX 3050 stock | RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti stock | RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti stock | RTX 3080 Ti stock | RTX 3090 stock | RTX 3090 Ti stock 

Laptop deals and stock
RTX 3050 laptop deals | RTX 3060 laptop deals | RTX 3070 laptop | RTX 3080 laptop

PC deals and stock
RTX 3050 PC deals | RTX 3060 PC deals | RTX 3070 PC deals | RTX 3090 PC deals 

Can you buy RTX 3080s directly from Nvidia?

Generally, the answer to this is a firm yes! However, in reality, it's a bit more complex. While we could originally get the Founders GPU direct from Nvidia, there's basically none of these ever for sale now. However, now what you'll find when you browse Nvidia's store is a wide selection of RTX 3080 variants from the likes of EVGA, PNY, and more, that you can check the availability of and then go directly to live listings at retailers.

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Jasmine Mannan
Hardware Editor

Currently a Hardware Editor at GamesRadar+ and in charge of all things PC after graduating from University with a degree in Politics and International Relations in 2022. During my time at University I managed to obtain a platform on social media - specifically TikTok - where I reviewed tech and gaming hardware and produced creative and innovative gaming content. My platform allowed me to be an advocate for females in gaming and within the tech industry as a whole. I'm primarily a PC gamer and have been for over 8 years now and with no specific genre I enjoy, I have been able to play and love many titles from the past decade. I would label myself as a Nintendo Fanatic and also am extremely interested in VR and hoping to follow it closely in upcoming years. 

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