Nvidia RTX 3080 By September? Ampere Launch Looks Imminent

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how it’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card—at least a high-end card. The reasoning is simple: Nvidia’s Ampere GPUs are coming soon, and AMD’s Big Navi isn’t far behind. If you want yet another reason to not buy a high-end card, however, just look at prices. Six months ago, the RTX 2080 Ti could be found for around $1,050, and the RTX 2080 Super was regularly available for $650. Now, you’d be lucky to find either GPU at the original launch prices of $1,200 and $700. If that’s not enough to go on, I’ve heard some companies will have ‘final’ Ampere GPUs as early as next week.

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