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*** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by EVH, 1 Oct 2020.

  1. G Byram

    Associate

    Joined: 24 Mar 2021

    Posts: 98

    No, CL18 is not bad! If you ran those two memories in separate tests while gaming I would be extremely surprised if you would notice any difference. You might see a tiny difference if running benchmark tests.
     
  2. Cheese29

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    Joined: 12 Jun 2021

    Posts: 10

    Location: Scotland

    As @G Byram said, CL18 is not bad. I built my new computer the same time as 3 other friends, I use CL16 and they used CL18, all at 3600 with Ryzen zen 3, all our computers are super fast for gaming and can't see the difference.

    edit: just @ing properly
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2021
  3. StrixGaming

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Apr 2021

    Posts: 276

    Hmm so both the ram im interested in are g skill, worth the extra 30 quid for cl16 over CL18?
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2021
  4. MeTurk

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    Joined: 18 Dec 2020

    Posts: 72

    Cards on the other site I mentioned still haven't sold out. That must be a good sign?
     
  5. FlyingFish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,079

    Location: Derbyshire

    There's plenty of videos on YouTube testing various ram speeds. And what difference it makes in gaming. The question is whether YOU feel its worth the extra £30 for faster ram. If money is tight and £30 seems a lot, then cl18 will do you fine, if £30 doesn't seem much, then go for it, and enjoy the tiny boost and peace of mind you got the better ram :)

    I've no idea how much the ram you're looking at costs, or how much you need /want. But if cost is a factor then I would for example skip having 32Gb and go for 16Gb of the fastest I could afford. For example : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team...3600mhz-dual-channel-kit-black-my-001-8p.html

    But that's just my view. ;)
     
  6. StrixGaming

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Apr 2021

    Posts: 276

    I want 32GB. Price difference is 185 vs 216 quid. I don’t want to waste money on something that I’m not going to benefit from, but at the same time if the performance is better in terms of FPS, or something else then yeah I may get the faster timings but idk
     
  7. Goosy

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2020

    Posts: 558

    Location: England

    It's likely just stockpiled stock, fingers crossed I'm wrong though haha :D
     
  8. 777GE90

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    Joined: 13 Jun 2021

    Posts: 56

    Location: United Kingdom

    In terms of timings if you were comparing a 3200 MHz CL16 kit against a more expensive 3600 MHz CL18 kit, then it probably won't be worth the extra money for the 3600 MHz kit, since the delay calculation works out to the same value.
     
  9. 777GE90

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    Joined: 13 Jun 2021

    Posts: 56

    Location: United Kingdom

    You can get 3080's easily, I was offered a Gaming Z Trio (LHR) for £1099 from a reputable retailer and they had plenty available and plenty of time for me to confirm the order. But in reality that GPU is worth like £800 tops so not going to pay that.
     
  10. ScottiB

    OcUK Systems

    Joined: 16 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,962

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    £800?! that's way below retailer cost. There's been no real indication of cost pricing coming down. In fact, this month the container shipping cost, which pre-covid was $1200, and a couple of months ago was $12,000 has now topped $20,000 :(
     
  11. CamG

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    Joined: 27 Nov 2020

    Posts: 58

    I bet it's all the Chinese miners trying to ship their under MSRP mined cards :cry:
     
  12. G Byram

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    Joined: 24 Mar 2021

    Posts: 98

    The trouble I have is that I have no idea what is a reasonable price and what isn't. Take, for example, 3080Ti: With MSRP being well below the reality of non-FE cards, and no prices on the OCUK shop to act as a guide how can I see what's an unreasonable markup and what isn't. I know that OCUK are not showing prices of items not available but is there anywhere where an expected guide price can be suggested by those in the know (i.e. OCUK staff)?
     
  13. ScottiB

    OcUK Systems

    Joined: 16 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,962

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    it depends on model as much as anything. Most Ti's have gone up a little since launch, except for one brand who shall remain nameless, who were overpriced from the start. Nvidia's MSRP was, as always, fictional. With the only AIB's hitting it, doing so based on small numbers funded from their own back pocket (to keep NV happy)
    The cheaper AIB Ti's I'd expect to retail around £1500-1600 right now but you can add a few hundred for a premium card.
     
  14. Wahzy

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Apr 2012

    Posts: 436

    I'd pay that for one right now!
     
  15. MeTurk

    Associate

    Joined: 18 Dec 2020

    Posts: 72

    Well holy god. It's actually happened. Just got shipping notification. Gigabyte gaming OC 3080.

    By my own calculations I was somewhere in the teens. I was low 20s last time I got an email update but cards had come in since then.
     
  16. StrixGaming

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Apr 2021

    Posts: 276

    im not intersted in 3200, i wanted to compare 3600 mhz cl16 vs 3600mhz cl18, both same speeds but different timings
     
  17. StrixGaming

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Apr 2021

    Posts: 276

    i paid 1099.99£ for my 3080 back in march and was sold by OcUK. not a bad price back then. an ok price now. mine is not LHR so i could mine my GPU though
     
  18. 777GE90

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    Joined: 13 Jun 2021

    Posts: 56

    Location: United Kingdom

    I'm not saying that's what they are paying for them, I'm saying that's what they are worth lol.

    The problem with the 3080 is that some are not LHR, especially the founders edition so people who want them for mining will pay more for them than 3080 Ti's. Nvidia supposed to be helping with LHR cards but in reality its also causing some problems
     
  19. Flake87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jul 2015

    Posts: 1,250

    I'm told the ship which was stuck blocking the Suez canal has had more of an effect on world shipping than people imagine, not least because it was impounded by the Egyptians with all 20 000 containers on board for at least 3 month.

    Evergiven ran aground 23rd March and was only released by the Egyptians last week, 5th July It also had a knock on effect delaying other freight by a week as well. There are shortages of any number of goods, not least patio furniture which all seems to be last years stock and very little else and what does come available is quickly gone. This clearly is going to have had a knock on effect on the cost of shipping and probably been the cause of the container shortages as well.
     
  20. Johnathan Smith

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    Joined: 23 Sep 2020

    Posts: 11

    Congrats mate!! My time is done, finally received my Asus Strix 3080 (OC). Feels surreal after such a long wait.

    Like to send a cheeky little thanks to ScottiB and Gibbo ... But also best of luck to the ones not so lucky. You will be remembered!