The GeForce RTX 3080 Is Out Now. Read The Reviews and Experience Gaming At Its Best

By Andrew Burnes on September 17, 2020 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs

The GeForce RTX 3080 is out now. Powered by the new NVIDIA Ampere Architecture, our second generation of RTX, the GeForce RTX 3080 delivers incredible performance in both ray-traced and rasterized games:

This huge leap in performance ensures you that you’ll receive incredible performance with the visuals maxed-out in anticipated upcoming games, such as Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Watch Dogs: Legion, which is currently bundled with select GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards at participating retailers. In addition, you’ll also receive a 1-year GeForce NOW Founder’s membership, enabling you to play your games over the cloud when you’re away from your PC.


Aside from class-leading performance, the GeForce RTX 3080 also includes a ton of tech that makes your games and experiences better. HDMI 2.1 support enables 4K at 120Hz on a single cable; AV1 hardware-based decoding enables you to watch compatible videos and streams using up to 50% less bandwidth; NVIDIA Reflex low latency technologies make competitive games more responsive; RTX IO will enable GPU accelerated storage technologies for the next generation of games; NVIDIA Broadcast uses Tensor Core-accelerated AI to turn any room into a home studio, and removes noise from incoming and outgoing voice and video calls; new GeForce Experience features further improve the invaluable app that’s used by millions of gamers; and new 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores make ray-traced and DLSS-accelerated experiences even faster.

Reviewers rave about the GeForce RTX 3080:

  • “NVIDIA brought it this generation. Ampere is indeed NVIDIA’s greatest generational leap in recent memory.” - PCWorld
  • “The GeForce RTX 3080 is just stupidly, ridiculously, insanely fast. Period.” - Hardware Canucks
  • “The bottom line is that the GeForce RTX 3080 is the new high-end gaming champion, delivering truly next-gen performance without a massive increase in price.” - Tom's Hardware
  • “We can now confirm that this really is the biggest generational leap in PC graphics we’ve seen in years - perhaps ever.” - Tech Radar

If you desire the ultimate gaming experiences, at the highest resolutions, with the highest levels of detail, at smooth frame rates, you can buy a GeForce RTX 3080 from our website, or from retailers around the world who are selling custom cards from our partners at ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

Once you’ve got your card installed, grab our new GeForce RTX 3080 Game Ready Driver, automatically overclock it with the new one-click GeForce Experience Performance Tuner, and jump into Fortnite to experience newly-added ray-traced effects that are accelerated by NVIDIA DLSS. You can also head over to our Tips & Tricks article to discover how to get the most from the world’s best flagship graphics card.