As GPU prices start to fall Nvidia is rumored to have stopped the production of the Geforce RTX 3080 12 GB. This is thanks to the recent bitcoin crash that is going on causing mining to be unprofitable. Has sent most of the GPU market to MSRP and below. The RTX 3080 Ti is currently selling for below the MSRP of $1,199 even going as low as $999 on sites like Newegg and Amazon. The 12 GB version of the RTX 3080 is going obsolete as prices drop Nvidia is taking it out of circulation. Nvidia is trying to avoid other cards in the series being canalized and being priced out from stronger cards.
At these price ranges, we are getting close to the MSRP of the vanilla version of the RTX 3080 which is set at the $999 level. This is also for new cards the used market is seeing these cards go for lower. Which is a far cry from just over a year ago when these cards were released selling for well over retail and not being able to even find one in stock.
According to user @Zed_Wang on Twitter. Shipments of the board have already stopped. As I mentioned before to help prevent canalization to the rest of the 3080 stock. as the price is dropping down similar to that of the price for the 3080 ti with 10 GB. So if you are in the market for the 12 GB version now is the time to buy as there will be limited or no availability soon.
The 3080 Ti isn’t the only card in the 3000 series lineup that is currently having discounts. you can pick up the 3080 for $200 under MSRP down from $999 to $799 and the 3070 Ti is to $699 from $799 below about $100 MSRP. These prices were found on Newegg.