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The RTX 4080 release date is almost here, with Nvidia’s potential best 40-series graphic card officially debuting on November 16, 2022. The price is set at a whopping $1,199.00, but anticipation is at an all-time high in the run-up to the release of one of the best graphics cards hitting the market.
If you’re one of the masses waiting to acquire the RTX 4080, there’s one thing you should know: sales will be tight and this card may go out of stock in a matter of minutes. It would be best to keep well-informed over other shoppers, so you’re not left out in the cold come the official RTX 4080 release time.
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Following the RTX 4090 release, we now have a bit more information to accurately determine the specific launch time, key retailers, and easiest ways to prepare for the release of the RTX 4080.
As mentioned previously, this graphic card will release on November 16th. According to Nvidia’s previous releases, we can expect the RTX 4080 to be released at 6AM PT, 9AM ET, and 2PM GMT at the usual leading retailers: Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, and more:
How can I get the RTX 4080?
You already know which retailers will be hosting RTX 4080 sales, and we already have reliable information regarding the time of day those retailers will open orders, but now you need to be prepared to defeat the thousands of consumers and scalpers that will be desperately waiting for the GPU’s launch.
Before retailers open stock on November 16th, you’ll be faced with a queue. This long wait list kills most enthusiasts but given that we’re in the 21st century, there’s an app and website for practically everything. When the RTX 4090 was released, the service called Falcodrin Stock Alert sent out a link on Twitter and Discord allowing any user to quickly jump into the digital queue for the GPU on Best Buy.
The GPU-tracking service helped a multitude of fans get their hands on the new graphics card well ahead of the rest. If you want an advantage over other RTX 4080 customers, you could also check Falcodrin’s social media a few minutes before the release time. The key thing though is to be ready on November 16th, at 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 2PM GMT.
When the RTX 4080 releases, there’s going to be a surge of interest and buying activity. We’ll be on the case with the latest links on our where to buy page too. So if you’re keen to pick one up, set the alarm and get those mouse-clicking fingers ready.
How much will the RTX 4080 cost?
The RTX 4080 will be available with an MSRP of $1,199, some $400 cheaper than the flagship RTX 4090. However, that price will depend on Nvidia’s partners and the builds and specs of their individual cards.
The price may also differ between retailers, and may be affected by availability and demand too. So if you see a card priced at the $1,199 MSRP, that pricing may not last long.
Will the 4080 outperform the 3090?
While it’s clear that the RTX 4080 will outperform the RTX 3080, what about the 3090? It’s not yet known how these Ada and Ampere cards will trade, given the lack of verified testing of the 16GB RTX 4080.
Videocardz previously reported on leaked benchmarks, showing that the now ‘unlaunched’ 12GB RTX 4080 appeared to trade blows with the RTX 3090. That would suggest that the 16GB RTX 4080 (now the only 4080) could have the edge. However, we won’t know this until benchmarks are available.