BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Hundreds of “gamers” lined up early this morning at Boca Raton’s Best Buy for a chance to buy one of a small number of Nvidia RTX-3080ti’s.
What’s a RTX-3080TI? We asked the same question when readers sent us photos and notes about the line. It’s a highly publicized and sought after graphics card, which is apparently spectacular for 4K gaming.
It’s also spectacularly expensive, running at $1,199. Turns out there’s cash to burn after everyone sat home for a year.
“The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti itself is using a trimmed-down version of the same GPU that powers the RTX 3090, and is paired with half the VRAM of that ultra-premium graphics card. That means despite the market the RTX 3080 Ti is launching in, it’s an incredibly powerful graphics card, and should have no problem powering any game under the sun at 4K 60 fps.”
From a reader: “We arrived at 6:30 a.m. and found a line where people had obviously been camped out overnight. There were probably over 200 people in line already as it wrapped around the side of the building.
There were a limited number of tickets that would be given out starting at 7:30. At about 7:20, the line at my position started to move forward, as people got up from their chairs and moved closer to the front. We could not see the front of the line because we were on the side of the building. At about 7:45 somebody came out offering to sell his tickets (#11 and #14) for $1000 each. People around me were commenting that he would have more luck selling them after they have already finished distributing all the tickets. About 2 minutes later, a Best Buy uniformed employee came by and announced that all 54 tickets were gone. Nobody seemed to move; they just stayed in that line. He also said that there were some people near the front selling their tickets (it did not seem to bother him).”
No word when Best Buy expects to have more units in stock.
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