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

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I was lucky enough to get a 3080 at release so I've already had the benefit of a almost a years use while I've also made enough while mining in the downtime to make a 4000 series a free upgrade so it's a no brainer for me to upgrade rather than stick with a card that has seen heavy use and will only have a year or less warranty left.

See now that makes sense, I respect that. You got 3080 on launch, and have gamed and mined on it for almost a year already, the warranty will soon be up, and it basically paid for itself already, so anticipating the 40 series makes perfect sense for you.

It’s worrying about the next launch when people don’t already have a 30 series that I find ridiculous. I just don’t understand the stigma. People act like the release of new components makes the older ones irrelevant, but new components are released all year every year, it’s not a seasonal industry - people just seem to think it is, because announcing tech at annual conferences became such a big thing. And anyone cancelling their order in light of a newer release is basically just asking to jump into another queue that will be even longer, since the 5nm will be even more scarce lol. It makes me laugh how Nvidia can’t seem to put 3080 or 3090 in peoples hands but they just managed to put almost seven-hundred 48GB a6000s in their new supercomputer right here in the UK. But I digress.

I’m stuck with an EVGA 960 SSC, saved for months to afford a 3080 in the first place, paid in full in October and still waiting. I basically have a zero interest savings account with the bank of OCUK lol. If I can survive in 2021 with a 2GB card from 2015, I’m sure I’ll do just fine in 2023 with a 10GB card from 2020, the rest of my rig is solid. I won’t be buying another new GPU after this one til my next rig, when motherboards with next generation chipsets and DDR5 support become standard, and no way in hell am I making that jump on the first of such components I see. :cry:
 
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It’s worrying about the next launch when people don’t already have a 30 series that I find ridiculous.
I'll be sticking with the 3080 long past the 4000 series release because I'm cheap that way. This was my first time going up to the **80 card, it was the most I've ever spent on one PC component. It's still a bit annoying to spend so much money for the latest tech only to find out it will be replaced in a few months with something that will probably get much better bang per buck.

I need as much horsepower as I can get to run my racing sim in VR. This 3080 will still struggle to do what I want it to do. If the 4000 series can give me the performance I need then I'll still be tempted.
 
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I'll be sticking with the 3080 long past the 4000 series release because I'm cheap that way. This was my first time going up to the **80 card, it was the most I've ever spent on one PC component. It's still a bit annoying to spend so much money for the latest tech only to find out it will be replaced in a few months with something that will probably get much better bang per buck.

I need as much horsepower as I can get to run my racing sim in VR. This 3080 will still struggle to do what I want it to do. If the 4000 series can give me the performance I need then I'll still be tempted.

Same really, most I’ve ever paid for any computer part, my first x80, and more power than I actually need. I ordered it mainly for work. A 960 ain’t exactly ideal for me in 2021, but I gotta make do atm, I don’t currently own another dedicated GPU, and I refuse to pay scalped prices for a second-hand card as a stop-gap. I greatly look forward to receiving my 3080 but I agree that it will be somewhat of a hollow victory ordering something so expensive just for it to be superseded, but that feeling already came and went with 3080Ti, and this generation the x80 variant was already second fiddle at launch, so I’m not so bothered so much. It is what it is. At this stage I’ll just be happy to receive my card at all. :D

40 series will most certainly tempt me. High-end cards always have. But 3090 wasn’t worth its MSRP, neither is 3080TI, and now nvidia knows people are willing to pay 3 grand for an air-cooled GPU, the chances of a 4080 FE coming out at a £650 MSRP like the 3080 FE did is so slim lol. It will be over £1000 without a shadow of a doubt, as last I heard, a 3080TI FE bought direct from Team Green themselves costs just under £1100.
 
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40 series will most certainly tempt me. High-end cards always have. But 3090 wasn’t worth its MSRP, neither is 3080TI, and now nvidia knows people are willing to pay 3 grand for an air-cooled GPU, the chances of a 4080 FE coming out at a £650 MSRP like the 3080 FE did is so slim lol. It will be over £1000 without a shadow of a doubt, as last I heard, a 3080TI FE bought direct from Team Green themselves costs just under £1100.
The 3090 is probably a great card if you need one. 99% of people don't. They are saying the 4000 series is going to be more expensive (by a hundred or so, shouldn't hit 1000), require even more power and I would guess generate more heat as a result.

Being a whole new type of chip may mean it's going to have teething issues too.
 
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just saw a RTX 3090 palit gaming pro oc online for £882.00

Be very careful of the scams on amazon, that is where you saw that and has been going on a good while.. Its sold by a 3rd party seller not amazon and says they are based in germany/italy/romania etc and if you look them up they are stealing other companies details and if you check the sellers other items they sell they are all in demand items at silly low prices and all scams, no feeback and new setup it will say, because amazon can't seem to figure out how to block these idiots and their bots that upload 1000's of items to sell in minutes and create a new store front. Reported many of these scammers on there but amazon takes their time to remove them and when they do they have already setup many more store fronts there. Amazon is like ebay now.. so be aware of 3rd party sellers there.
 
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Just got myself some G Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB CL16 for 215 quid for my 5800x:D the timings ive noticed are 16-19-19-39 and not 16-16-16-36. does that make a difference ?
 
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I missed out on an 3080 FE drop earlier on today. Got the GPU into the checkout, tried to pay and my bank halted the transaction as a random security check.... they took nearly 30 minutes to call me to check to see if it was a valid transaction and by then they'd all been sold. Gutted :(
 
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3080 TUF OC

I fear that as it gets closer and closer stock gonna dry up again :cry:

Yeah I'm the same, I am down to 13th place now from 27 when I was last updated, but the 3080's seem to have ground to a halt, the last time OCUK got any of our cards was 7th June, it's frustrating AF. I checked the other day and I ordered mine 10th October. Looking back to the heady days of November 2020 when they got 100 3080 Tuf OC in 1 go, we could do with a drop like that.
 
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