According to a publisher, one of the United Arab Emirates’ largest hardware retailers has already made available MSI’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X for an incredible total of $3,500. A staff member reportedly sent a WhatsApp message to inform interested purchasers that the graphics card could be sold.
The dates are still somewhat bizarre, but this month or perhaps early June, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is rumoured to be launched. It is odd that a retailer might run into trouble with Nvidia by selling the Ampere graphics card before the official product launch. However, the Redditor claimed that the UAE retailers were not the first to do so. It seems that in the UAE it is standard practice to sell computer hardware before the official date. The Redditor stated that the GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 are also clandestinely available before their respective launches.
As we have said many times, computer hardware outside of the United States is more expensive. There is still a graphics card shortage in the industry, and cryptocurrency miners and scalpers make things worse. The $3,500 price tag is just nasty, but it looks trustworthy. We’ve seen other custom models for up to $2,300 already. Again, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X is the flagship model of MSI, so a small premium will be expected compared to other mainstream SKU.
Even if you’ve got money, it doesn’t make sense to pick up a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti right now, as it’s an output so it doesn’t have a public driver. You would, however, punch the cryptocurrency miners and scalpers. There’s still the risk of purchasing something you don’t know how the competition works — logically, it ought to be slower than 3090 but faster than 3080, but how much?
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti’s existence is justified by AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT. While it has been rumoured that the Ampere offer will cost from $999 to $1099, the jury has still decided whether we will see the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at a reasonable price. The cheapest Radeon RX 6900 XT on the market starts now at $1,499.99 in stock. If the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti can not beat this price, it makes no sense to swing.
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