For Amazon Prime Day, the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 video card has hit an all time low. This is one of the very few RTX 30 series GPUs that have been able to drop below the MSRP of the reference video card. In the beginning of the year, people were willing to pay upwards of $2500 for an RTX 3090. In hindsight, we shake our heads at the thought of paying that kind of price, especially with the current downward spiral of crypto, but that’s beside the point.
Amazon Prime Day GPU Deal: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC 24GB Video Card for $1299
If you were to purchase an Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming OC 24GB graphics card purely for gaming, even at this discounted price, I’d say you would be wasting your money. Instead, I would kindly direct you to the Amazon Prime Day RTX 3080 GPU deal for $779.99. You’d be saving over $400 and losing only about 5%-10% in terms of performance. The RTX 3090 is not intended for gamers; it’s catered towards professional graphic artists, animators, modelers, software engineers, or data scientists who run render farms, intensive workstation applications like Maya or 3ds Max, or machine learning. The RTX 3090 is the workstation GPU of choice not because of its processing power (which it has in spades), but the amount of VRAM. The RTX 3090 comes with a massive 24GB of GDDRX RAM compared to the RTX 3080’s “paltry” 10GB. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority of games will not benefit from the increased VRAM, and that’s why it’s not a smart purchase for the end gamer.
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