Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti graphics cards are just a tad faster than the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 that came before them, but they’re a lot easier to come by at their (admittedly high) suggested retail prices.
Today, Scan is selling both models at RRP, with the 3080 Ti costing £1049 more and the 3090 Ti a cool £830 more. These are both high-end cards with a price tag to match, but the Founders Edition models are generally the cheapest you’ll find – so we thought you should know about this unprecedented stock situation!
So are these a good buy? I’d say if you’re in the market for a GPU and don’t want to pay extortionate prices, then the 3080 Ti Founders Edition isn’t a bad choice. Katharine’s RTX 3080 Ti review A Zotac model showed roughly 10% faster performance than the 3080 in best-case, 4K gaming, with smaller margins at lower resolutions. At Digital Foundry, we also tested the card, this time the Founders Edition, and got similar results, with the RTX 3080 Ti generally being within a few percentage points of the RTX 3090, or about 15 percent faster than the 3080 at 4K.
That makes the 3080 Ti a more affordable card than the (admittedly incredibly expensive) 3090, but not as affordable a card as the 3080 or its smaller siblings – at least if you go by MSRP. In the real world it is The cheapest RTX 3080 I can find on Amazon is £1109so getting the Ti model for £50 less is comparatively excellent.
Meanwhile, the RTX 3090 Ti hasn’t seen an RPS test, but reports from other outlets report gains in the region of five to 10 percent over the RTX 3090. If those are true, then the card is by far the fastest GPU you can buy Money can buy, but you’ll have to flip almost two thousand pounds of your earth to do it – and to most people that math won’t really make sense. However, within the tiny number of people who want that best possible GPU Regardless of the upcoming RTX 40 series cards, the Founders Edition is likely to be the most affordable option available for the immediate future.
What do you think of the RTX 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti? Would you ever buy such an expensive graphics card? Let us know in the comments below.