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The RTX 4080 is confirmed to be launching on November 16th, 2022, according to Nvidia’s somewhat awkward unlaunching announcement. This will be the second top-tier graphic card from the green team’s 40-series and fans can’t wait to get their hands on it. If you’re one of those anticipated consumers, you can subscribe to Nvidia’s newsletter to get notified as soon as the GPUs are available.
The RTX 4080 was initially expected to come in two different versions: a 12GB and a 16GB model. Nvidia has paused the 12GB card and decided to only launch the 4080 with 16GB GDDR6X with a starting MSRP of $1,199.00, which is $400 less than the high-end RTX 4090.
This is an important detail. Considering the devastating drop in the cryptocurrency market, we can safely assume that most people typically buying up these cards are no longer miners, but content creators, gamers, and PC enthusiasts. So expectations aren’t too high regarding sales for the 40-series. Still, the public is saying otherwise upon the 4090’s launch, as the GPU sold out within the first few minutes of opening.
If all remains the same, when the RTX 4080 is released on November 16th we can expect to see similar results with the GPU going out of stock in less than 20 minutes after its official debut.
How to get the RTX 4080?
Once it releases on November 16th, the RTX 4080 should be available for purchase in most leading retailers, such as Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, and B&H Photo, much akin to how it happened with the RTX 4090.
If you’re planning to pick up the RTX 4080, you’ll have to go fast and furious when refreshing those websites because the new GPU will, most likely, sell out even faster than the 4090, considering its lower price point. But if you can’t get it on release day, don’t fall into the dark world of scalpers, as they’re ripping people off with incredibly high prices.
Instead, you can read our article asking if the RTX 4080 is overkill for gaming, and maybe decide to buy an RTX 3080 in the wait for prices to stabilize in the near future.