Pre-order dates announced for NVIDIA 3000 series GPU’s with pricing on the Overclockers website!

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On September 1st Jensen Haung took to his kitchen to announce the latest and greatest in Gaming graphics. There was plenty of leaks and rumours leading up to the launch, and what was announced managed to exceed the hype. The 30 series is powered by Nvidia’s Ampere technology which is their second generation RTX architecture and comes with brand new RT cores, Tensor cores and streaming multiprocessors for outstanding performance compared to 20 series Turing. There were three models announced with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 available very soon and the RTX 3070 series arriving sometime in October.

When can I preorder 3000 series graphics cards?

The overclockers website has loads of different models listed but you won’t be able to place your preorders just yet. Demand is going to be high so make sure to have your F5 key at the ready on the following dates:

• Geforce RTX 3070 can be preordered in October
• Geforce RTX 3080 can be preordered on September 17th at 2 pm (UK)
• Geforce RTX 3090 can be preordered on September 24th at 2 pm (UK)

What are the specifications for the RTX 3000 GPUs?

The specifications for these new graphics cards are impressive and you can see all the information for the Nvidia founder cards below.

 RTX 3090RTX 3080RTX 3070
CUDA cores 10496 8704 5888 
Base clock NA NA NA
Boost clock 1700MHz 1710MHz 1730MHz
Memory speed 19.5Gbps 19Gbps 14Gbps
Memory bus 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 935GB/s 760GB/s 448GB/s
Single-precision throughput 36 TFLOPs 30 TFLOPs 20 TFLOPs
TDP 350W 320W 220W
Node Samsung 8NM Samsung 8NM Samsung 8NM
Connectors HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a

The specifications above are for Nvidia’s founder edition which is only available directly from the Nvidia website however Overclockers UK have listed a wide range of models from other manufacturers. There are no detailed specifications on the boost clock speeds and memory speeds from these aftermarket cards just yet but they are likely to impressive with bigger, better and brighter RGB coolers than ever before.

What is the performance like for 3000 series GPU’s?

The performance on offer from the 3000 series is an incredible generational leap over the previous RTX cards. The GeForce RTX 3070 starts at only £469 and is said to be faster than the RTX 2080Ti at less than half the price. It’s also meant to be 60 per cent faster than the RTX 2070. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 5888 CUDA Cores and will be the sweet spot for price vs performance if you want to play at larger resolutions or on a high refresh rate monitor.

The GeForce RTX 3080 starts at £649 and Nvidia showed it off as the ultimate gaming GPU. Performance from the 3080 is said to be up to 2x faster than the RTX 2080 and it comes with 10GB of new high-speed GDDR6X memory running at 19Gbps. The 8,704 CUDA Cores make it perfect for providing a consistent 60fps at 4K resolution in the latest games.

The GeForce RTX 3090 sits comfortably at the top of the stack and is priced at £1399.99. It’s a huge three-slot card with 24GB of high-speed GDDR6X memory which allows it to tackle the toughest AI algorithms and power massive content creation workloads. When it comes to performance the RTX 3090 is up to 50 per cent faster than the current-gen Titan RTX. The 10,496 CUDA Cores will enable gamers to experience 60 fps in 8K resolution for the first time across many top games.

Of course, none of these performance figures have been confirmed by third party reviews and it’s always best to be sceptical about Nvidia’s graphs. However, from what we’ve seen so far the pricing and performance of the 3000 series is impressive and now might the perfect time to upgrade your ageing Pascal card.

Nvidia RTX 3000 Performance graph comparison

What GPUs are available and how much will they cost?

Currently, on the Overclockers website, you can browse graphics cards from companies such as Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Inno3D, Palit, Zotac and KFA2 plus more models and cards from other manufacturers are still being added so keep checking the website. Every GPU has been given a price so you can begin planning and saving for your next upgrade. However, the pricing is not finalised so is subject to change. Some of the outstanding deals include the Palit RTX 3070 Gaming Pro for only £469, the Zotac Trinity RTX 3080 for £649 and the KFA2 RTX 3090 for £1399! 

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  • 10

    If I preorder on the 17th, when is the release date? iew when will it be in my PC?

    If I preorder on the 17th, when is the release date? iew when will it be in my PC?
    Adam Finzel 3 September 2020
  • 10


    Is this a universal pre-order release time which also applies to Founders Edition cards direct from Nvidia, or is it just for third party versions?
    Joe Hicks 3 September 2020
  • 10

    liquid cooling

    Will Overclockers have any NVIDIA 3000 SERIES liquid cooling cards for sale on any of the PRE-ORDER DATES ANNOUNCED.
    Jason Turner 4 September 2020
  • 10

    Can we build custom PCs on the 17th and 24th ?

    Will these also be available for custom PC configurations as pre-order or will we have to wait for those ?
    BENCE DOBOS 4 September 2020
  • 5

    Ordering not preorder?

    Small thing....I feel like this writer isnt understanding preorder vs items actually going on sale. I could very well be wrong, but everything ive read or seen about this these dates are the release dates and when the items go on sale. So if you buy a 3090 on the 24th its getting shipped to you the 24th. I dont think if you purchase it on the 24th just to preorder one for some undisclosed date????....idk
    Kurt Monaghan 4 September 2020
  • 10

    can i order the founder edition here?

    if so can it be shipped to iceland?
    gunnar mikael jóhannson 4 September 2020
  • 8

    Just a Question

    Is it possible to actually Ship to Germany when they're released?
    Anon Ymus 8 September 2020
  • 10

    Hopefully I can Answer some of your questions.

    The preorder date is also the release date for the graphics cards. If there is stock available of the GPU your are interested in ordering it will show as IN STOCK on the day. This means when you check out it will be available for shipping right away. If the GPU has not yet arrived you will be able to preorder and when stock arrives pre orders will be shipped out on a first come first served basis. The Founders edition cards are only available directly from Nvidia and we don't have any information on the availability. There is no information on watercooled cards just yet but EK has announced their should be blocks available at launch should you wish to watercool. Overclockers UK can ship to Germany and other European countries using DPD CLASSIC EUROPE. However you can order via our sister company Overclockers UK can also ship worldwide with DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS. I'm checking with our product manager for pre built systems to see if there will any available to order on the day.
    Briony Hannam 10 September 2020
  • 10

    Limit 1 Per Customer

    Can you confirm if these will be Limited to 1 per customer to limit Resellers or Scalpers.
    David Hutchison 12 September 2020
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    Will overclockers uk be part of the watchdogs legion bundle if purchasing a 3000 series?
    Phil Hughes 12 September 2020
  • 10

    Prebuilt system availability

    Hi, Brionny (or OcUK team), is there any update on if prebuilt systems can use the 3000 series preordering from 2PM on Thursday? If they will not be updated in time, is it possible make a custom order for a preorder system that does include a 3000 series card?
    Chris 15 September 2020
  • 10

    Sorry, correction on 'Prebuilt system availability'

    I used the wrong terminology in the previous comment, I actually was referring to 'Configurator' systems, and being able to build those. Also, despite it Briony's name being in the author slot of the article and on a comment, I managed to spell it incorrectly. Not a good show...
    Chris 16 September 2020
  • 10

    Hopefully I can Answer some of your questions again :)

    Yes the RTX 3080 will be limited to one per customer to make things fair. Any RTX 3080's will come with a free copy of Watchdogs legion which is listed as a free item. You also get a free subscription to Geforce NOW for one year. I'm happy to say there will be prebuilt systems available. As expected stock is limited but they can be configured with your choice of CPU, Memory, Storage, Case etc. You can read more Here as I made a dedicated post on the subject:
    Briony Hannam 17 September 2020

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