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Topic: Mwave to Raffle the Opportunity to Purchase a NVIDIA RTX 308...
KostaAndreadis
Posts: 7431
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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 or GIGABYTE 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. β€œAfter 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
TBC

Head to Mwave for full details and to enter the draw.
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fpot
Posts: 27184
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I'm in for the 3090. f*** it.

I never win these things but here's hoping.
Murf
Posts: 163
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

If you can nab a 3090 then I would like to buy your 2080ti:)
fpot
Posts: 27185
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I've got irl people who are interested but yeah sure not out of the question if that doesn't happen.
Murf
Posts: 164
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

No worries, all good mate. I've entered the draw as well so there's a slim chance I could purchase a 3080. Btw what monitor you got? I assume 4k 144hz if you're going for the 3090?
fpot
Posts: 27186
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

3440x1440@144.
ravn0s
Posts: 19231
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
sucks that the raffle is the day after the partner cards go on sale. guess i'll just go for a partner card now.
bLaZe
Posts: 141
Location: New South Wales

obvioulsy no intent to sell fe cards in volume, just exist so nvidia can say they are giving more for less this series compared to the sour taste of previous. meanwhile majority of chips will go to partners who can cop the blame for higher prices.
Jimmy
Posts: 2
Location:

I wonder how or even if Mwave are going to do anything to stop scalpers entering 50 different email accounts and then selling on the right-to-purchase. "$20 for the right to buy a 3080, $50 for 3090! Get 'em while they're hot!"
trillion
Posts: 4486
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
if you read the t's&c's there's a note that selling a winning entry is not allowed and since they're collecting address information they'll likely cross check it with billing address when it comes time to pay up for one
Hogfather
Posts: 17051
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Sif read things, nerd
trillion
Posts: 4487
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
saved you time before you get any ideas about running some kind of dodgey SQL stuffer or reverse NN the captcha there Hoggy
Hogfather
Posts: 17053
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Don't start, I'm happy to fire up a visual basic gui at any time man
Fr33kSh0w2012
Posts: 5
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales

Raffle? What - I thought it was for a free 3090, Dang!

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)
fpot
Posts: 27191
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Raffle has been drawn - anyone get one?
ravn0s
Posts: 19234
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
nope
fpot
Posts: 27196
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So I'm hoping all this bad press for the 3090 means I'll actually be able to get one.
Hogfather
Posts: 17059
Location: Cairns, Queensland

So I'm hoping all this bad press for the 3090 means I'll actually be able to get one.

oh?
trillion
Posts: 4489
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
the median price of the OEM version's is ~$2900

the fe is $2429

ahhhhh jeez. do you really need 24GB to do anything other than run Doom Eternal in 8K @ 120fps ?
fpot
Posts: 27200
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Refreshing my inbox right now...

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.
Murf
Posts: 166
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland


https://www.tomshardware.com/news/evga-nvidia-rtx-3080-capacitor-caused-crashes

Some 3080s that have cheaper capacitors have been having crashing issues..
fpot
Posts: 27205
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yerrrp

Can't help but feel I've dodged a bullet on this one. Will be sticking with my 2080ti.
trillion
Posts: 4491
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
if you read the article it's pretty much a storm in a teacup.

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.

trillion
Posts: 4492
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
so this geezer has quite skillfully instrumented doubt, as fpot illustrates, if you're too numpty to notice an undercurrent there
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