Hello everyone and welcome to our live blog for the launch and rollout of NVIDIA’s highly anticipated RTX 4080 GPU! While quite expensive compared to previous generations of 80-series cards, the 4080 still represents one of the best GPUs money can buy if you need something for high-performance 4K gaming, the streaming, editing and content creation, or intensive work productivity. Positioned around $400 below the RTX 4090’s MSRP, the 4080 will be a great choice for people who want top-notch GPU power but can live without the best of the best.
Now that the GPU supply chain issues have finally started to ease, getting your hands on an RTX 4080 should hopefully be easier than buying a 30-series GPU. We expect the card will sell out globally on launch day, but if the rollout works like the 4090s, stock will be available for much of the day. Additionally, you can expect several waves of new boards that will replenish digital shelves throughout the next week, as well as a variety of pre-built systems that will pair the 4080 with other cutting-edge components like the 13th generation Intel “Raptor Lake” processors and fast modules. of the best DDR5 RAM on the market.
Even if you’re not planning on getting a 40-series GPU, it’s an exciting time to be a PC gamer. Indeed, the previous generation 30-series cards saw steep price drops, giving budget and mid-range gamers the chance to pick up a quality GPU at a bargain price. While the 3070, 3080 and 3090 fall short of what the 4080 and 4090 are capable of, they are still fantastic cards in their own right and offer incredible value. I’ve been driving a beautiful 180Hz 3440×1440 ultrawide monitor daily with an RTX 3070 and i5-12600K powered rig for nearly two years now, and even when playing games on the highest settings the experience has been excellent.
In the end, whether you’re looking to grab a 4080 or take advantage of the lower 30-series prices, we’ll have plenty of updates and useful links for you during our extended coverage of the new GPU launch. Here’s a high deal, high frame rates, and great deals. — Brendan Lowry, Windows Core Contributor
What is the price and MSRP of the RTX 4080?
Although cheaper than the RTX 4090’s tempting MSRP of $1,599, the RTX 4080’s price is still quite high. At $1,199, the new card is almost twice as expensive as the last-gen RTX 3080, so don’t expect to get your hands on it if you’re on a tight budget. For people who can afford it, however, the RTX 4080 offers some of the best gaming and productivity GPU performance available on a PC, making it an attractive choice for high-end gaming, streaming, creating content and other creative applications.
Should I buy an older graphics card instead of a 4080?
That’s not a bad idea at all, especially since the Series 40 was launched at higher prices than last year’s models. We’ve recently seen various 30-series cards priced much more reasonably now that scalpers have lost interest. You should 100% avoid second-hand units appearing on auction sites and the like, as they could be old models from crypto farms that have been beaten pretty hard over the past year.
Instead, check out JD’s guide to the latest graphics card deals and see if you can pick up a bargain today.
Is the RTX 4080 12GB version still out?
No, Nvidia officially canceled it last month after the initial reveal. Things are much simpler now as the RTX 4080 will only be available in a 16GB model. This was largely due to backlash from the gaming community who viewed a 12GB model as much less powerful and more in line with what one would expect from a 70-series card. As it stands, an RTX 4070 has not been announced, but perhaps the canceled RTX 4080 12GB model could end up returning to the early next year in the form of a 4070 card.
What time is the RTX 4080 on sale?
Expect to see retailer listings for the RTX 4080 to go live around 6am ET, 9am ET and 2pm GMT on November 16, 2022.
Some listings are already online, but you are unable to add them to your cart. But once those times are up, expect to see those grayed-out buttons appear and you can buy one if you’re quick enough. refreshing your screen will also help you after these periods.
Where can I find RTX 4080 pre-orders?
In the US, the first places to check will be Best Buy and Newegg, as those stores have online listings ready to go when pre-orders officially start. We have linked to these listing pages above. B&H Photo will likely get ads online the same day.
Amazon, despite being the biggest store in the world, is oddly slow with graphics card launches and we didn’t see it get involved in the 4090 launch last month. It’s worth checking out, but we’re not optimistic. Likewise with Walmart, as we’ve only seen a few overpriced third-party sellers bring GPU units online in the past.
In the UK, Overclockers, Scan, Ebuyer and Novatech all have several SKUs ready at the moment. Amazon and Currys didn’t show anything in advance. We don’t expect to see much movement from Amazon once everyone is online, but Currys has stocked other GPUs in the past, so it might be worth a look.