Online Retailer Drops Prices on Turing Cards As It Begins Listing New Ampere AIB Cards

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Since Tuesday’s official launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series of GPUs, many around the world have begun planning on how to get one. There has actually been such excitement over them that supply concerns are already beginning to arise. Factor in that NVIDIA itself is not allowing pre-orders for the Founders Editions, and things can look even bleaker for those hoping to have one before 2021.

How to get something new is not the only question on people’s minds, now, either. The reported specifications for these new Ampere-based cards show generational leaps over the previous Turing-based cards. On top of that, the manufacturer-suggested retail prices are dramatically less then Turing as well. Even if you factor in the markup of some AIB cards, the new models can sometimes still be cheaper, and more powerful, than their predecessors. Well, online retailer Overclockers UK is not waiting around for the dust to settle and has not only been the first to begin listing the new RTX 30 series cards, but it is also offering discounts for its Turing-based counterparts.

Image: OverclockersUK
Image: OverclockersUK

These are just a glimpse of the twenty to thirty different GPUs on sale right now. At current conversion rates to USD, you can see discounts vary from around $10 to $20 up to over $300 off. In particular, the premium MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio has been discounted by almost $400! At a time when some Turing cards were going up in prices because of mining demands, that is a substantial sale. However, it still pales in comparison to the lower prices its successors are expected to have.

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Well, that’s not the end of the story because, as stated, it’s also begun listing the new cards as well. It already has eighteen different GeForce RTX 3090 and eighteen GeForce RTX 3080 models, along with ten Geforce RTX 3070 models, listed. At the top of the bunch, the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 is listed for £1569.00 or $2082.84. Ouch! The lowest-priced one is the INNO3D Gaming OC X3 coming in at £1399 or $1857.17.

Feeling that’s a bit too much for the wallet? Then take a gander at the GeForce RTX 3070 lineup. INNO3D’s iChill X4 will set you back £499 or $662.42. Considering it being a favorable competitor to the aforementioned GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, that isn’t too bad. The lowest-priced option is the Palit Gaming Pro that goes for about $66 less.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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