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Alright post below for which RTX3000 GPU you are buying and where.

I am driving off to a coffee break, good thing is a Microcenter is just around the corner near my frequent coffee shop. Wonder whether I should pay that 3080FE a visit lol. TBH I would rather like a RTX 3090 though.

Also it seems newegg.com is down due to the amount of traffic going through them.
 
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not...

buying...

until....

  1. Availability improves & price gouging eliminated/reduced
  2. Driver and v1 device bugs identified and resolved
  3. Full in depth reviews & real world tests are published
  4. Big Navi launches - for price/value/feature comparisons
 
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For UK Nvidia store it's already out of stock. Waiting for EU store, will order ASAP. Sure I will purchase RTX 3080 cuz I have 1440p only for now.
 
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Managed to pick up a Gaming X trio from two different webstores here in Norway. Will cancel the other order depending on who ships first.
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Why do I feel like there will be tears in this thread :D

WOW my local Microcenter has one! MSI Gaming X Trio for $760. After tax is $805.6.

My wife is gonna kill me if I buy this. God damn....
 

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I am so very much tempted to just pull the gun on one...
 
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20 mins until the micro center officially opens. There are only 2 other folks here. Hmmm.

Chatting with the microcenter employee here. He says it is surprising so few folks showed up.
 

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Got this for $1300 Au, express shipping

3x8 pin = meh, but its one of the few launch ones i like the look of

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I've managed to secure Palit GamingPro non OC for £749.99 on my main website I use to order hardware which is more than other the prices on other UK vendors between 60-100 which i'm not fully impressed but adrenaline rush kicked in and just clicked the buy button.
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No word from Nvidia as to when there will be FE available? This seemed like a paper launch. I need FE because I cannot fit 2,5 or 3 slot cards in my ITX system...
 
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No word from Nvidia as to when there will be FE available? This seemed like a paper launch. I need FE because I cannot fit 2,5 or 3 slot cards in my ITX system...

EVGA XC3 / Black / Ultra are 2.2 slots
 
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Well, its 10% more expansive and out of stock like the others anyways...
 

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FTW3 already available?
I have no idea whats good and whats not, but its got pretty RGB and the 3x8 pin implies it can take a f*ckload of juice to avoid power limits
 
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Both Newegg and Bestbuy crashed for around 5-10m this morning for me. I was working so couldn't snag one in time to mess around with.
 
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Well in Denmark Nvidia never gave us a chance - recieved mail and acces to ordering a our late. The AIB was gone fast, one of the biggest retailers crashed after 1 minute past release. Looking forrward to the Rodeo next week.
 
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I'd like to see a review of the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC, it has 7 heatpipes vs the 6 on the TUF,
if the GPU temps of strix are even lower and maybe more quiet (higher clocks?) than the TUF I may pre-order the strix....

Although my last 2 GPU's were msi gaming-x, not this time.

However....
 
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Well in Denmark Nvidia never gave us a chance - recieved mail and acces to ordering a our late. The AIB was gone fast, one of the biggest retailers crashed after 1 minute past release. Looking forrward to the Rodeo next week.
Same here in Poland, they were gone within seconds.
 
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When its released, I am getting an RTX 3090 reference to water cool.
 
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Alright post below for which RTX3000 GPU you are buying and where.
Don't you mean "Another Amper Purchase Thread" ?

1. Always wait for the prices to fade while peeps who have to be the 1st on the block to have the new shiny thing push prices up. Vendrds can't sell products with empty warehpouse shelves... so push price up to make th emost of what they got. When supply catches up with demand procing will stabilize.
2. Always wait for the improved performance AIB cards. Vendors can't sell stock they can' get.
3. Always wait for later stepping with al PC componentry ... MSI Tapegate (1st shipments tape aghesive was too aggressive and early adopters broke their fans removing, EVGA 970 SC (1/3 of Heat sink missed GPU), Oops, no thermal pads on EVGA FTW / SC 10xx series cards cards
4. Always wait for stable drivers
5. Always wait for full spectrum of TPU reviews to see which brand / series has the best numbers. Will have to wait and see who has best OC, heat and Power numbers. It's been MSI in most instances w/ 1xxx and 2xxx series based upon TPU test results but have no loyalty to any manufacturer. This "hardware whore" always sets out to bring home the prom queen (aka best performnace card based upon TPUs "measurements" ... OC, sound and heat . Definitely won't be FE..... and not EVGA not only because of OC, noise and heat performanc elest few generations but the disastrous offerings with 9xx and 10xx series cards.
6. Always wait for competition to hit market ...not to wait to see if there's abetter card ... don't see a 100% generation improvement comoing from AMD, but another series of release day price cuts needed to address the lower performance my bring the 3xxx cads price down a bit, at least the mid tiers.
7. Will also wait to see which waterblocks and what PCBs are offered in paired offerings. Like the Seahawk EK combo as it was agreat block,, and it as even cheaper then buying separately ... but their paired the weaker PCBD with an EK block ,,,,woulda sold better with the Gaming X or Z PCBs methinkz.

EDIT: Well color me surprised and looks like I have to "unsay" a few comments from above.

Card
OC
Temp
Idle Noise
Gaming Noise
Power Limit
Price
3080 FE​
250.1​
80​
0​
36​
320​
$ 700​
MSi Gaming X Trio​
256.4​
77​
0​
32​
340​
$ 760​
Asus TUF Gaming OC​
249.5​
66​
0​
35​
340​
$ 730​
Zotac Trinity​
240.9​
74​
0​
32​
320​
$ 700​
Palit Gaming Pro OC​
241.1​
73​
0​
36​
320​
$ 710​

All in all, you just have to consider the FE a "player".

First have to make a comment about Asus' "Quite BIOS". Manufacturer's have to balance heat and power with their fan curves. More rpm means less temps, more noise. Having multiple BIOSs means you can look good in temps for on and look good for noise on the other. If we going to evaluate on the basis of the quiet BIOS, they we have to see the the performnace to go with it. Since "performance" is what it is all about ... those are the ones in the above table.

1. The FE beats all aftermarket cards in overclocking, that's a shocker.

2. The big standout here is the 66C temperature of the Asus card ... don't know anything about VRMs and memory, but they have to be commended here. All things being equal, I'd be inclined to grab the Asus. But they are not. Noise impacts me tho and I'd be inclined to switch to the Quiet BIOS ... but w/o knowing the noise and performance numbers for that BIOS, they have to be discounted.

3. Forgetting for a moment that I'd be overclocking, I would still rather have the 3 dbA lower noise than than lower temps. Noise impacts me, temps don't, with limits of course. For GPUs / CPus, as long as I'm not gonna break over 80C, it's not something I think much about.

4. So for the 1st time ever , I'm gonna say the FE card is truly an option worth considering. First of all... it's 2 slots .... which will be a big thing form folks who need that 3rd slot. Second, only 1 AIB card beats it in overclocking.

5. Yet again, MSI wins the overclocking title ... Not that, based upon recent generations...77C is in any way scary .... it does stand out next to Asus 66C. With the quiet BIOS the Asus wind with a 71C / 31 dBA combo. Would like to know if Quiet BIOS affects OC performance. Asus also allows you to adjust the power limit to 375, matching the power rating of the power delivery system (2 x 150 cables + 75 slot power). I do find it a bit unsettling that the card is capable of pulling 404 watts witha power delivery system only rated for 350 ... shades of the 6 pin AMD 480 where it resulted in pulling scary power levels from the PCIE slot

6. Personally, I'd go for the MSI ... I'm gonna put a water block on it anyway which will have temp < 40C and noise well below audible levels. MSI for some weird reason limited the power adjustment to 350, lower than the FEs 350. So why have that 3rd power connector ? Will we see an update increasing this ? The power delivery system can handle 525 watts, why artificially limit it to 350 ... especially
when we consider that under Furmark, it's pulling 425 watts.

Every user has different needs and different limitations ... I see valid arguments for choosing the FE, Asus or MSI cards depending up user's needs, preferences and budget. I do not like that the cards are capable of drawing wattage that exceeds rated limit of the power delivery systems ... but it's baffling why MSI took on th expense of adding a 3rd power connector, but their limit the power slider adjustment to under 375 while they are the only ones who didn't have to. Cut that baby loose ... maybe they saving for a Gaming Z or other model line ? For the 1st time ver, I'm of a mind that the FE is not a bad choice. The Palit and Zotac drop temps a bit, but that has no no real impact and just aren't bringing anything to the table. The Zotac drops noise levels but the FE is 4% faster.
 
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i wanna grab a 3090, just gotta make sure one will fit in my Meshify ;)

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i've purchased a Zotac 3080 @ Overclockers Uk but the website kept crashing. It said instock when i purchased it however wouldn't be at all surprised if it turned into a pre-order.
 
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