News GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Hits Overseas Market at Obnoxious Prices

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Crazy money unless you are either a miner or have money burning a hole in your pocket. If you already own an RTX 3080 it's best to wait till next year for the 4080 if that's what it's called.
 
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I expect that Nvidia will set their FE cards at $1100 to $1200 while Asus, MSI, and friends have their cards start at $1600, minimum. The most available cards will be $1800. Scalper prices will easily be $2500 to $4000. Those placeholder prices are most likely the real, first sale prices. Nvidia has completely lost control of their supply chain. Most of the cards available for sale now will go right to miners and scalpers well before Nvidia's launch event.
 
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If these have an effective mining limiter that drops hash rates in half, within a couple months or whatever is long enough for people to believe the limiter won't get cracked quickly, the price should drop into the $1500 range where the 3070 is and availability will improve.
 

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If these have an effective mining limiter that drops hash rates in half, within a couple months or whatever is long enough for people to believe the limiter won't get cracked quickly, the price should drop into the $1500 range where the 3070 is and availability will improve.
Given the enormous amount of money involved and potential future profits from crypto mining, I would expect people trying to crack the mining limiter driver would be a small concern vs. organized hackers breaching Nvidia's internal data. Why try hot wiring a car when you can just break into the dealership and grab the keys? That mining limiter is not going to stick -- miners will beat it one way or another.
 
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Crazy money unless you are either a miner or have money burning a hole in your pocket. If you already own an RTX 3080 it's best to wait till next year for the 4080 if that's what it's called.
I hate to tell you this, but the AUD of ~$1700 is pretty reasonable for Australian pricing.

The cheapest 3080 at launch was ~$1300 and the Strix models were around 1800.

Between freight to get it here, freight around a large country, 10% GST, and all the other fun stuff, <Mod Edit> expensive.
 
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MSRP no longer holds any meaning nowadays. It is likely that Nvidia will mark this with an MSRP of around 1 grand, but in reality, this will likely end up in the MSRP of the RTX 3090 @ 1499 USD when it hits the market. After all, the RTX 3090 are already sold upwards of 2 grand easily nowadays.
 
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Congratulations consumers and miners... by buying these cards at scalper prices, you've proved to these companies that the market price for their gpus are too low. expect msrp to go up drastically as a result
Yup, that's about the nuts and bolts of it. There are a shocking number of Idiots out there very clearly happy paying these idiot prices.
It'll be interesting to see final MSRP pricing once this crapfest is over and, equally, whether Nvidia and AMD can force ABI's to include options at this pricing - and in number, for if not, MSRP means F. all.
 

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MSRP no longer holds any meaning nowadays.
It never really had any in the first place. MSRP is nothing more than the manufacturer's SUGGESTED retail price so manufacturers have at least some sort of idea where AMD and Nvidia intended given SKUs to land in terms of pricing brackets so they can manage engineering and marketing efforts accordingly if they want to land somewhere near the expected generally competitive ballpark, not an obligation of any sort.

Little more than a year ago when retail stores were being cleaned out of anything resembling paper towels, some scalpers were attempting to resell individual toilet paper rolls for $25 each... and then attempt to return hundreds of rolls for a refund when it became apparent that the world's supply of TP was greater than the scalpers' ability to sell it off.

When there is a shortage of anything, even stuff as trivial as TP for however briefly that was, manufacturer suggested pricing goes out the window.
 

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The Perth Australia price listed is not indicative of typical Australian pricing. With the RTX 3090 approaching as much as $3800 at retail stores, the RTX 3080 Ti here will likely be closer to $3000 AUD, and possibly over at some "premium" stores.

I was at a retailer recently and watched a person happily pay $1599 for an RTX 3070. The sales person dd a good sell on him saying the boost frequencies made all the difference so he went for the more expensive card over one that would probably have performed as well at $1399. Either way, both offensive prices.
 

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