Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card went on sale earlier today, but the new $ 699 GPU looks like it’s already on sale. In the usa Amazon, Investment, Good buy, And Nvidia’s own website Either listing the card out of stock or notifying with only one option when a card is in stock. Even stock checking sites NowInStock.net Are coming empty handed.
Across Twitter, there are reports of people trying to buy cards in person and not getting much luck. A user Reported People are camping outside their local micro-center for two days to secure one of the store’s 11 cards. Another Post a picture Managers of people queuing outside their local store overnight were forced to report a queue of “30-40 people” that they could only guarantee. 10 cards in stock.
That’s why I’m here. 10.33 p.m. Less than 12 hours until RTX 3080 falls. There are 15 cards available. I was 14th in the line. I’ll keep you updated all night. pic.twitter.com/a8lJKZTh67
– Bread for Congress (BradforCongress) September 17, 2020
When we arrived at 10 a.m. ET today. And visited a micro center in Brooklyn for ourselves, then we found a queue standing outside while people were waiting to get their hands on new graphics cards. We can’t buy one for ourselves.
Understandably, many people are upset about losing the first set of new hardware. Answer them Nvidia’s latest tweet Here are some good examples. Some have reported having multiple bra .zar tabs for different online stores ready to buy new cards, just to lose them all. Others said that despite their constant efforts to refresh the page, they never really saw the option of buying a card.
It is unclear how long this stock shortage will last. In one Latest tweets, Navag had earlier said he would not give up the full stock of cards on the first day. However, Nvidia recently told us that the cards are now in large production with “good” yields, giving some hope that more stocks may be available soon.
Having Tried the card for yourself, We are not surprised that it is popular. Although it needs a powerful power supply to run, we’ve found that it offers a huge boost to the performance of Nvidia’s previous generation cards, especially when running at high resolutions like 1440P and 4K. Or when using new technologies such as DLSS and ray tracing. My colleague Tom Warren wrote, “4K PC gaming is here, and it’s ultimately much more affordable.
The Nvidia RTX 3080 is not the only new graphics card the company is launching this year. Within a week’s time, on September 24, the company is releasing RTX 3090, a The ਖ 1,499 monster of a GPUWhich the company claims is capable of 60fps gaming at 8K. In October, the company plans to release the RTX 3070, a cheaper, 499 card. Given the response we’ve seen today, we don’t expect the RTX 3070 to be too easy to extend. Competitor AMD too It is planned to announce its own graphics card For October 28th.
If this makes you feel better, console gamers haven’t gotten any better in the last 24 hours. Sony announces that the PS5 Preorder will go live on September 17, with some retailers starting to take orders soon, changing the whole situation. In a bit of a chaotic mess.