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KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
7431 posts
The raffle at this stage covers the Founder Edition models, as in NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3090, and GeForce RTX 3070. No word if partner cards from the likes of MSI or GIGABYTE will be affected, but since its announcement the demand and interest in NVIDIA's RTX 30 series has been, well, insane.

With the Founders Editions catching the eye of many due to their striking and stylish design, one that promises improvements in cooling and overall noise. The RTX 3080 Founders Edition has quickly become one of the most anticipated bits of tech for 2020.

Which is no small feat considering that we're also on the cusp of a new generation of high-end consoles.

Initially the Founders Editions were not going to make their way here, but then NVIDIA heard the outcry from Aussies wanting to purchase one of the cards on launch. The good news is they're coming, the bad news is that to keep access fair the single supplier with limited stock -- Mwave -- will be holding a raffle over the next couple of days to let people express interest and win the chance to purchase an NVIDIA branded RTX 3080, 3090 or 3070.



In a statement to Press Start, Mwave confirmed the demand has been huge. β€œAfter a huge response from the local community for the Founders Edition, NVIDIA has arranged a limited amount of stock for the region. MWAVE will be hosting an online raffle to provide a fair go for every fan keen to get an opportunity to own the cards.”

Raffle details as follows:

GEFORCE RTX 3080 Founders Edition ($1,139 AUD inc GST)
Raffle Closes: 2PM AEST September 18, 2020
Raffle Drawn: 3PM AEST September 18, 2020

GEFORCE RTX 3090 Founders Edition ($2,429 AUD inc GST)
Raffle Closes: 2PM AEST September 25, 2020
Raffle Drawn: 3PM AEST September 25, 2020

GEFORCE RTX 3070 Founders Edition
TBC

Head to Mwave for full details and to enter the draw.
09:20pm 15/09/20 Permalink
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fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27184 posts
I'm in for the 3090. F*** it.

I never win these things but here's hoping.
10:31pm 15/09/20 Permalink
Murf
Gold Coast, Queensland
163 posts
If you can nab a 3090 then I would like to buy your 2080ti:)
11:05pm 15/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27185 posts
I've got irl people who are interested but yeah sure not out of the question if that doesn't happen.
11:20pm 15/09/20 Permalink
Murf
Gold Coast, Queensland
164 posts
No worries, all good mate. I've entered the draw as well so there's a slim chance I could purchase a 3080. Btw what monitor you got? I assume 4k 144hz if you're going for the 3090?
11:33pm 15/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27186 posts
3440x1440@144.
11:41pm 15/09/20 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
19231 posts
sucks that the raffle is the day after the partner cards go on sale. guess i'll just go for a partner card now.
08:06am 16/09/20 Permalink
bLaZe
New South Wales
141 posts
obvioulsy no intent to sell fe cards in volume, just exist so nvidia can say they are giving more for less this series compared to the sour taste of previous. meanwhile majority of chips will go to partners who can cop the blame for higher prices.
06:40pm 16/09/20 Permalink
Jimmy
2 posts
I wonder how or even if Mwave are going to do anything to stop scalpers entering 50 different email accounts and then selling on the right-to-purchase. "$20 for the right to buy a 3080, $50 for 3090! Get 'em while they're hot!"
09:33am 17/09/20 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4486 posts
if you read the t's&c's there's a note that selling a winning entry is not allowed and since they're collecting address information they'll likely cross check it with billing address when it comes time to pay up for one
09:45am 17/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17051 posts
Sif read things, nerd
10:02am 17/09/20 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4487 posts
saved you time before you get any ideas about running some kind of dodgey SQL stuffer or reverse NN the captcha there Hoggy
01:53pm 17/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17053 posts
Don't start, I'm happy to fire up a visual basic gui at any time man
02:29pm 17/09/20 Permalink
Fr33kSh0w2012
Newcastle, New South Wales
5 posts
Raffle? What - I thought it was for a free 3090, Dang!

Maybe if I buy 2 and put one on Ebay and jack up the price - Maybe not.... Tip toes away silently (*Toe snaps*) me: (Dammit)
11:48am 18/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27191 posts
Raffle has been drawn - anyone get one?
05:14pm 18/09/20 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
19234 posts
nope
05:49pm 18/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27196 posts
So I'm hoping all this bad press for the 3090 means I'll actually be able to get one.
06:29pm 24/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17059 posts
So I'm hoping all this bad press for the 3090 means I'll actually be able to get one.

oh?
04:10pm 25/09/20 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4489 posts
the median price of the OEM version's is ~$2900

the fe is $2429

ahhhhh jeez. do you really need 24GB to do anything other than run Doom Eternal in 8K @ 120fps ?
04:18pm 25/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27200 posts
Refreshing my inbox right now...

If I don't happen to snag on in the raffle I'm taking that as a sign from the GPU gods and will wait till next gen. My 2080ti is still going strong and I'm definitely upgrading to an upper tier Zen 3 which should give some nice gains. I'm feeling pretty Cyberpunk ready.

edit: trillion: yeah, the 24GB is a massive overkill and needlessly raises the price. I'll never get close to using it even on a 2k per eye VR headset.
04:19pm 25/09/20 Permalink
Murf
Gold Coast, Queensland
166 posts

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/evga-nvidia-rtx-3080-capacitor-caused-crashes

Some 3080s that have cheaper capacitors have been having crashing issues..
09:47am 27/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
27205 posts
Yerrrp

Can't help but feel I've dodged a bullet on this one. Will be sticking with my 2080ti.
04:47pm 27/09/20 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4491 posts
if you read the article it's pretty much a storm in a teacup.

some reports from early testers of review hardware of the evga board reporting crashing and black screens when the card was overclocked. underclocking returned the card to operational function. for some reason the article goes into technical depth to explain that's it's most probably due to a number of the boards with 6 of a certain type of capacitor that isn't suitable for the higher temperatures caused when overclocking and how voltage spikes when overclocked along with capacitor type and grouping on the pcb cause trouble, and notes some design tell-tale signs that Nvidia obviously knows this is the case as they are laid arranged in such a way, and as such makes these boards unsuitable for overclocking.

08:16pm 27/09/20 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4492 posts
so this geezer has quite skillfully instrumented doubt, as fpot illustrates, if you're too numpty to notice an undercurrent there
11:40pm 27/09/20 Permalink
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