Nvidia's RTX 3080 is going on sale at 6am

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Though preorders of custom models were briefly available last week, the flagship card in Nvidia's Ampere line is officially due out on September 17. Online retailer Newegg has tweeted that it will be selling Nvidia RTX 3080 cards from 6am tomorrow, noting that, "They are in HIGH demand so be ready to purchase as they will be flying off our digital shelves."

Seems like 6am PT is the official time they'll be going on sale everywhere, as Tim Adams, head of the Nvidia GeForce global community team, confirmed a couple of weeks ago on Reddit. He did stop short of confirming the cards would go on sale in other regions at that time, but in the event it does rolls out at the same time globally with other retailers, it'll be 2pm BST and 11pm AEST.

Our hardware lead Dave James was thoroughly impressed by the Founder's Edition of the 3080, calling it "an outstanding gaming card that sets a new benchmark for both high-end 4K gaming performance and for ray tracing" in his review, scoring it a 92.

If you're interested in water-cooling a 3080, a couple of compact water blocks are already being made and they look pretty stunning.

Thanks, The Verge.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.