NVIDIA RTX 3080 FE Priced at $699, Third-Party Cards Priced B/w 740 and 800 Bucks

BestBuy has listed the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card with a price-tag of $699 and a release date of 17th September. This is surprisingly cheaper than most third-party cards, by around $50 to $100. With both Pascal and Turing, NVIDIA charged a $100 premium for the Founder Edition graphics cards, no doubt for the premium heatsink design.

In German stores, most of the RTX 3080 AIB cards are priced between 740 and 800 Euros. The PNY Gaming Epic variant is the cheapest with a price-tag of 740 Euros while the Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity is the most expensive at 804 Euros.

The ASUS TUF Gaming variants which usually are quite sub-standard are also priced close to 800 Euros, no doubt a result of the ROG tax.

The RTX 3090s, on the other hand, are priced just above 1,600 Euros, with the Zotac Trinity, once again being the most expensive model at 1,714 Euros.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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