Hot on the heels of the RTX 3080, Nvidia’s consumer flagship, the prosumer RTX 3090 has arrived – and Digital Foundry’s 3090 review shows that it’s a monster. It’s the fastest gaming GPU on the market, by a good margin, and it’s even capable of 8K gaming. Of course, like the RTX 3080, stock of the card is extremely limited – so we’ve rounded up the best places in the US and UK to pick up your new BFGPU now that we’ve reached the 24th September 2PM BST (9AM PT) release date.
So why is this card so anticipated? Well, deep-pocketed gamers and value-focused content creators alike have been looking forward to the release of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card following its announcement at the start of September. Sitting above the more affordable RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, the RTX 3090 is a card intended for both professionals and consumers, sitting in a similar position to last generation’s Titan RTX and RTX 2080 Ti.
The 3090 is called the BFGPU – the Big Ferocious GPU – thanks to its impressive gaming performance, which outperforms any other consumer card available, but its 24GB of GDDR6X memory make it a uniquely capable proposition for content creators, streamers, data scientists and engineers. It’s also the only RTX 30-series card to support NVLink, Nvidia’s multi-GPU standard used for both gaming, creative and scientific endeavours. All of that results in a uniquely capable card that is expected to sell out quickly upon release.