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
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. “After 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
Head to Mwave for full details and to enter the draw
Posted 10:31pm 15/9/20
I never win these things but here's hoping.
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Posted 11:51am 18/9/20
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)
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the fe is $2429
ahhhhh jeez. do you really need 24GB to do anything other than run Doom Eternal in 8K @ 120fps ?
Posted 04:20pm 25/9/20
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.
Posted 09:47am 27/9/20
Some 3080s that have cheaper capacitors have been having crashing issues..
Posted 04:47pm 27/9/20
Can't help but feel I've dodged a bullet on this one. Will be sticking with my 2080ti.
Posted 08:17pm 27/9/20
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.
Posted 11:40pm 27/9/20