The cryptocurrency crash might have hijacked NVIDIA’s Q2 revenue but it’s nothing gamers have to worry about. The higher-end Ampere GPUs continue to sell at heavily discounted prices with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti falling below the $1,000 mark for the first time. The RTX 3090 and the 3090 Ti are also selling well under their MSRPs. This more than makes up for the shortages we’ve been seeing over the past year or so, although one might also argue that the next-gen offerings are right around the corner.
Starting off, we have the Gigabyte Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB discounted to $845 ($355 or 30%, including promo code). This monster GPU (which I’m myself using) lets you crank up the settings to the max in each and every title at 4K with ray-tracing enabled. It has an operating clock of 1,710MHz and packs up to 10,240 cores.
Next up, we have the GeForce RTX 3090 on sale for $1,049, courtesy of a fat $450 discount including a small rebate. This is one of the fastest GPUs on the planet with 10,496 shaders and 24GB of GDDR6X memory and a 384-bit bus. It has an operating clock of 1,725MHz and is the older sibling of the 3080 Ti.
Finally, we have the RTX 3090 Ti leveraging the fully enabled GA102 die with 10,752 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory. It has plummeted from its MSRP of $1,999 to $1,249, a hefty decline of $750. This monster runs at a boost clock of 1,920MHz and draws over 450W of power under load. You’re essentially looking at junior Lovelace.