RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti Discussion and FAQ

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edited August 2021 in Reviews & Buying Guides

NVIDIA has just announced two new graphics cards in their 30 Series line-up: The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 TI.


The two new cards are designed to offer high-level performance and run games such as Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing, and DLSS enabled to maximize frames and visual fidelity.


(Image courtesy: NVIDIA)

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti – Released June 3rd, 2021

  • NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card
  • Designed to compete with the GeForce RTX 3090
  • 1.5x more performance than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Ray tracing enabled
  • DLSS performance-boosting AI


(Image courtesy: NVIDIA)

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti – Released June 10th, 2021

  • Increased CUDA Cores over the GeForce RTX 3070
  • 1.5x more performance than the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • 2x the FPS than the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  • Ray tracing enabled
  • DLSS performance-boosting AI


Both cards will also feature compatibility with NVIDIA’s suite of gaming-enhancing software, including G-SYNC for improved monitor display quality, NVIDIA Reflex for increased responsiveness, and NVIDIA Broadcast for easy-to-use streaming software.

Which card are you most excited to add to your PC?

As with other recent product launches, we know the demand for these new graphics cards is high. We are working hard to make these new and exciting products available to as many customers as we can. Please see below for answers to popular questions. You may also post your question here, and we will do our best to respond quickly.

Q) Will you have the latest 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti on their release dates?

A) Yes, we will have a variety of top brand RTX 3000 cards available on their respective launch dates.

Q) Which model of RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti cards will be available?

A) We will have RTX 3000 series graphics cards from our top vendors: ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, and MSI, including gaming and overclocked models. These will vary from store to store. Available models will be listed in the graphics cards category at launch.


Q) How much do the 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti video cards cost?

A) Up-to-date pricing for our cards will be posted on the website once they’re available.

Q) Will NVIDIA include LHR (Low Hash Rate) technology on the RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti?

A) Yes, NVIDIA has announced that they will be limiting the Etherium mining performance on the RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti.


Store Related Questions

Q) Will you be opening early?

A) At this time, we do not anticipate a change in store hours.

Q) Are you doing pre-orders?

A) At this time, we will not be offering pre-orders.


Q) Will I be able to reserve or buy them online?

A) We will not be offering reservations for in-store pick-up or shipping for these video cards due to the high demand. 

Q) When will vouchers be handed out?

A) Our voucher system operates on a local response and first-come, first-served basis. Visit your local store for more details. More detailed information on our voucher system can be found in our Random Selection FAQ

Q) How many vouchers will be handed out?

A) We will be handing out one voucher per person and are limited to one per household. The amount handed will be equal to the number of cards the store has in stock.  

Q) What are you doing to handle demand?

A) Given the current pandemic, we want to avoid having lines outside of the store in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. We ask that you continue to do your part in following CDC social distancing guidelines.


Q) Can I buy more than one? 

A) We will be limiting purchases at this time to one per household. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release.

Q) Were Micro Center Associates able to buy the new graphics cards?

A) Due to the high demand and constrained inventory, we’ve restricted employee purchases, so we can get new products into the hands of our loyal customers.



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