Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3090 Singapore Buying Guide: Price Comparison, Availability and How to Get it For Cheaper
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Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3090 Singapore Buying Guide: Price Comparison, Availability and How to Get it For Cheaper

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Currently, two of the best graphics card you can buy your PC is the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.

The cards have been described as having achieved one of the largest generational leaps in GPU history, with almost double the performance of the previous generation devices for the RTX 3080 and 2080.

And, the stellar reviews that the card received has shown it is living up to the hype.

But, as great as the card seems to be, there is a huge catch — it is incredibly difficult to buy an RTX 3080 or 3090 card online or offline in Singapore.

Nvidia seems to be having stock issues for the card, with industry experts stating that there were less than 100 of the first batch of new cards that were sold in Singapore.

This means that the new cards are largely out of stock (OOS) due to the huge demand and small supply, which might have left you frustrated and disappointed.

Not to mention the many ‘scalpers’ who buy the cards to resell on Carousell and other online marketplaces for vastly inflated prices.

To help you secure one at a fair price, I have scoured the internet and looked through many a hard to read price list to produce this buying guide.

We will also be covering the Nidida Geforce RTX 3090, that was just released in Singapore yesterday (24 September 2020).

sim lim price list
Source: DynaCore

Note: Information accurate as of 25 September 2020


TL;DR: Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3090 Singapore Buying Guide: Price Comparison, Availability and More…

Unfortunately, stocks are in short supply everywhere. But here is a price guide as well as information about the stock availability for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.

  • Nvidia RTX 3080 Price Singapore (Online)
  • Nvidia RTX 3080 Price Singapore (Offline retail stores)
  • Nvidia RTX 3090 Price Singapore (Online)
  • Alternative Ways to Get a RTX 3080 or RTX 3090
  • Is There a Cheaper Way to Get These Graphics Cards?

*Do note that due to the sheer number of variants, this list is not exhaustive.


Nvidia RTX 3080 Price Singapore (Online)

Graphics CardNVIDIA Official StoreGigabyte Official StoreZotac Official StoreConvergent SystemsGrab a PCVii PC
Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3080$1,100
(OOS)
----$1,199
(OOS)
Gigabyte RTX 3080 EAGLE-$1,199
(OOS)
---$1,199
(OOS)
Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING-$1,299
(OOS)
--$1,288
(OOS)
$1,259
(OOS)
MSI RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X----$1,209
(OOS)
$1,209
(OOS)
MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio----$1,288
(OOS)
$1,399
(OOS)
Palit Gaming Pro RTX 3080---$1,100
(OOS)
--
Palit Gaming Pro OC RTX 3080--$1,125
(OOS)
-
Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity$1,199
(OOS)
-$1,199
(OOS)
-$1,199
(OOS)
$1,199
(OOS)

*Prices denominated in SGD.

A few things to note about this table.

I have only included listings from Lazada as most of the official and reputable retailers are listing their cards on Lazada. Listings on Shopee and Qoo10 were not listed as they were either unavailable or looked very dodgy.

Nvidia’s MSRP for the RTX 3080 starts at S$1,100.

rtx 3000 series retail price
Source: Nvidia

You should expect to pay anywhere from $1,100 to $1,299 for a RTX 3080 card from the manufacturer of your choice. Any more than that and you are probably getting ripped off.

RTX 3080 Stock Singapore

The somewhat good news is that according to some PC component distributors, there will be many more cards available for sale somewhere from October to December.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Price Singapore (Offline Retail Stores)

Graphics CardALLSTARSBizgramDynaCorePC ThemesTradepacInfinity Computer
Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3080-TBCTBC$1,199
(OOS)
-~$1400
(OOS)
Gigabyte RTX 3080 EAGLE-TBCTBC---
Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING$1,259
(OOS)
TBCTBC--~$1450
(OOS)
MSI RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X$1,209
(OOS)
TBCTBC---
MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio-TBC----
Palit Gaming Pro RTX 3080--TBC$1,129
(OOS)
--
Palit Gaming Pro OC RTX 3080--TBC---
Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity$1,199
(OOS)
-$1,199
(OOS)
$1,199
(OOS)
$1,199
(OOS)
$1,199
(OOS)

*Prices denominated in SGD.

A few things to note about this table.

The information was dug up from the latest price lists that were uploaded on 19 September 2020.

I curated this list based on the more reputable PC component retailers listed on the Nivida website.

If your favourite store is not here, they might not have secured orders for the graphics card or are yet to announce anything.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Price Singapore (Online)

Graphics CardNVIDIA Official StoreGigabyte Official StoreZotac Official StoreConvergent SystemsVii PC
Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3090$2,365
(OOS)
----
Asus TUF Gaming OC RTX 3090$2,699
(OOS)
---$2,699
(OOS)
Gigabyte RTX 3090 EAGLE-$2,599
(OOS)
--$2,699
(OOS)
Gigabyte RTX 3090 GAMING-$2,699
(OOS)
--$2,799
(OOS)
MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio----$2,799
(OOS)
Palit Gaming Pro RTX 3090-----
Palit Gaming Pro OC RTX 3090$2,365
(OOS)
--$2,365
(OOS)
-
Zotac RTX 3090 Trinity$2,399
(OOS)
-$2,399
(OOS)
-$2,599
(OOS)

*Prices denominated in SGD.

A few things to note about this table.

I have only included listings from Lazada as most of the official and reputable retailers are listing their cards on Lazada. Listings on Shopee and Qoo10 were not listed as they were either unavailable or looked very dodgy.

Nvidia’s MSRP for the RTX 3090 starts at S$2,365.

You should expect to pay anywhere from $2,365 to $2,800 for a RTX 3090 card from the manufacturer of your choice. Any more than that and you are probably getting ripped off.

As for the offline prices, we will update this article once more information is released.

Alternative Ways to Get an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090

If you really cannot wait, one way to get hold of an Nvidia RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 at the moment is to buy a pre-built PC with one installed.

You can consider local boutique PC builders like Aftershock or Dreamcore.

aftershock RTX 3080
Source: Aftershock
Dreamcore RTX 3080
Source: Dreamcore

Not ideal if you were only looking for an upgrade to your existing PC, but these boutique PC makers still have the cards in stock, and you could always sell your existing PC to make up for the extra expense.

However, you will have to pay a bit of a premium to get them.

Is There a Cheaper Way to Get These Graphics Cards?

Aside from buying these graphics cards during online year-end sales like 10.10, 11.11 and 12.12, you can consider buying the cards overseas.

Unfortunately, prices in Singapore are marked up quite a bit when the cards arrive at our shores.

You can buy the Founder’s Edition of the graphics cards straight from the Nvidia US website and ship it to Singapore with a forwarder.

But do note that cards from the manufacturers like Asus or Gigabyte are typically a bit better thanks to factory overclocks and better cooling designs. But Nvidia is still selling these cards at MSRP, no ridiculous inflation.

The official US retail price for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 starts at US$699 ($961.10) The higher-end RTX 3090 will start at US$1,499 (S$2061).

Generally, the only benefits of buying locally is no need to wait for shipping and you get local warranty. Other than that, you will save a considerable amount if you purchase online overseas.

But, you will typically need to send the card back yourself for repair if you face a problem.

Do check their warranty policy as well. I looked over Nvidia’s page and didn’t see any country restrictions for their international warranty.

But as always, you should contact OFFICIAL Nvidia customer support to confirm buying.

Do note that if you purchase anything from overseas you are subjected to 7% GST as well.

If you account for GST, the Founder’s Edition of the RTX 3080 card will cost $1028.27 and the RTX 3090 will cost S$2,205. 

Expect to pay a bit more for the forwarding service as well.

At the time of writing, they are all out of stock, but Nvidia lets you enter an email to be notified when more arrive.

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