The past 2 years have been pretty tough on gamers looking to buy new hardware. On top of limited supply we’ve also had to deal with inflated GPU prices. Thankfully, prices are dropping across the world thanks to a recent crypto crash, and in preparation for their next-gen cards Nvidia is officially slashing prices on their top-end graphics cards…
Nvidia has yet to officially announce the price cuts, but online stores have already started displaying the new retail prices. They only apply to the top-end variants including the RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3080 12GB. Depending on the model, you could be saving a massive $500! Here are the new RTX 30 series promotional prices:
RTX 30 series promotional prices
|GPU||Original MSRP||Promotion price|
|RTX 3090 Ti||$1999||$1499|
|RTX 3080 Ti||$1199||$1099|
|RTX 3080 12GB||-||$799*|
*RTX 3080 12GB did not launch with an official MSRP. However, it is part of the promotion apparently, so it’s unclear how much you’re supposedly saving there.
Additionally, Nvidia is offering up a ‘4 game bundle’ when you purchase any one of the above GPUs, which is actually 2 games technically because it includes GhostWire: Tokyo and DOOM Eternal, as well as the Year One Pass which includes the 2 standalone expansion packs for DOOM: The Ancient Gods Part One, and The Ancient Gods Part Two.
Obviously these prices are really enticing after 2 years of inflated prices. It comes at the obvious Summer Sale time (and right after Prime Day 2022 conveniently), so obviously Nvidia wants to jump onto the sale, which they will be officially announcing at some point this week.
Since they haven’t officially announced the sale yet though, we do not know how long the promotion will last for. Though there is a high likelihood that it will continue on until the RTX 40 series launch, or even past that. Either way, the deal is now available from most online retailers.
However, this is an obvious attempt at clearing out old stock before the new RTX 40 series launches later this year. The RTX 3080 and up to the RTX 3090 Ti are all Nvidia’s highest performing cards, which are also the first ones to launch at the start of a new generation.
Then again, we have no idea what the availability will be like for the RTX 40 series at launch, as even though the recent crypto crash has reduced interest in graphics cards from miners, scalpers can still be a major problem at the RTX 40 release. So maybe now really is a good time to get an RTX 30 card before the new ones sell out or get inflated prices as well.
What do you think? Have you been trying to buy an RTX 30 series GPU recently? Will you be getting one in the new promotion? Is now a good time to get one? Or should you still wait for the RTX 40 series later this year? Let us know!