New Nvidia RTX 30 Series graphics cards – South African pricing

South African pricing for Nvidia’s powerful new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards has been revealed.

Launched earlier this week, Nvidia claims the Ampere-based cards offer up to 2x the performance and 1.9x the power efficiency of the previous-generation RTX 20 Series.

While certain specifications had been leaked in reports before the unveiling, Nvidia had caught many by surprise with aggressive pricing, particularly for the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 cards.

The company provided the following recommended retail prices for the range:

  • GeForce RTX 3070 – $499 (R8,376)
  • GeForce RTX 3080 – $699 (R11,735)
  • GeForce RTX 3090 – $1,499 (R25,166)

However, it appears that South Africans may not benefit as much from these prices as some would have hoped.

Local online retailer Evetech has listed pricing for ASUS and MSI’s RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 cards.

The GPUs are listed as “coming soon”, with no confirmed availability date stated.

A total of eight RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 models are listed, while six variants of the RTX 3070 are on offer.

Big price difference

Historically, there has been a difference between South African and US GPU prices due to import and shipping costs.

The discrepancies are particularly significant this time around, however.

The entry-level RTX 3070 listed on Evetech is selling for R15,499 – 86% more expensive than the directly-converted US dollar price.

The most affordable version of the RTX 3080 is priced at R20,599, which is 76% higher than the direct dollar-to-rand price.

Gamers looking for a top-of-the-line GPU will pay between R39,499 and R46,499 for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090.

That is around 57% to 85% more expensive than the recommended retail price in the US.

The table below shows the prices of the RTX 30 series cards that will be available from Evetech.

Evetech GeForce RTX 30 Series prices
Model Price
RTX 3070
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 2X 8GB R15,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 3X 8GB R15,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 3X 8GB OC R15,999
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 2X 8GB OC R15,999
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming TRIO 8GB R16,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO 8GB R16,999
RTX 3080
ASUS TUF RTX 3080 10GB Gaming R20,599
ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC 10GB Gaming R21,399
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 10GB Gaming R22,799
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X 10GB R23,499
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC 10GB Gaming
R23,699
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X 10GB OC R23,999
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming TRIO 10GB R24,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X TRIO 10GB R24,999
RTX 3090
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24GB GDDR6X R39,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24GB OC
R39,999
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming TRIO 24GB R41,499
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X TRIO 24GB R41,999
ASUS TUF RTX 3090 24GB Gaming R43,199
ASUS TUF RTX 3090 OC 24GB Gaming R43,899
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 24GB Gaming R45,399
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 OC 24GB Gaming R46,499

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