We got an Nvidia RTX 3080 ti graphics card and we totally unboxed it

On the popular show, Totally Unboxed

Nvidia RTX 3080 ti
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You might not have much luck finding a fast Nvidia graphics card in the shops. But hey, you can console yourself with the fact that we have one, and we made this unboxing video about it. So while you can't enjoy your favourite games playing at some insane resolution at a billion frames per second, you can enjoy seeing a man's hands gently caressing it and cooing praises at it, while soothing ambient techno music plays in the background. 

Okay, he doesn't really caress it; he just kind of shows it to you. And he doesn't coo anything to it, but there are some helpful and educational captions. The GPU in question is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 ti and it's likely to be 1) a smash hit, 2) impossible to find anywhere and 3) one of the best graphics cards of 2021.

According to the captions, Nvidia's turbo-charged silicon miracle features 12GB of GDDR6X video RAM, clocked at 9,500Mhz. There's 1 HDMI port and 3 Display Ports, and a standard PCIE Express Connector. There's dual fans, so… that's nice too.

Nvidia certainly hasn't skimped on the packaging of the GeForce RTX 3080 ti. During the course of the unboxing you will see that not only is there a high-end graphics card that 'should fit in most standard cases with little trouble,' there is also a quick start guide, a support guide and what looks like some safety warnings or something, so as you don't electrocute yourself. 

Anyway, as you can probably tell, graphics card knowledge is not my strong suit – our resident expert is on holiday. So feast your eyes on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 ti, and the soft hands of our highly trained unboxing man. It's the latest instalment of our show Totally Unboxed and, for my money, the best.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti price and availability

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is available from June 3, which by my watch at the time this was written is NOW. Subject to what time zone you’re in, of course.

Pricing starts at £1,049 in the UK, $1,199 in the USA and AUS$1,949 in Australia.

Like the rest of Nvidia's 2021 line-up, the card is based on the brand's Ampere architecture. Interestingly, it has been designed with features that supposedly limit its usefulness to Bitcoin miners. Probably of more interest to most people is that the GPU is also designed with a lot of features that increase its usefulness for gamers.

• Our buddies at Techradar have a full Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 ti review up already

• Here's an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080i stock tracker

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."