Some bad news today for those hoping to finally get their hands on a new Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be happening any time soon. With the demand for the graphics cards continuing to outweigh the supply, a new report claims that the problem is only going to get worse before it gets better.
Alternate, a European hardware retailer, recently spoke to Nvidia about upcoming hardware availability. From the conversation (via Google Translate), it was revealed that, throughout the rest of the first quarter, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series cards are going to be even harder to find. When it comes to specific cards, Alternate got details straight from the producer.
Nvidia RTX 30 Series supply – Patience is a virtue
According to the conversation, the RTX 3060 Ti currently has a very limited amount of cards coming with a high amount of open orders to still fill. Additionally, the RTX 3070 has a smaller amount of open orders with few cards arriving. Moving to the higher-end RTX 3080, Nvidia apparently says that there are a lot of open orders to get to with very few cards set to be available. Lastly, despite being the most expensive of the new cards available, the RTX 3090 isn’t out of the woods, either. The report claims Nvidia said that even with a smaller amount of open orders, there are still few cards incoming to fill them.
What does this all mean exactly? Well, it’s pretty simple. Nvidia and its AIB partners are apparently so far behind on orders that even as new stock is available, it has to go out to all of the outstanding customers. So, even when stock becomes available to purchase from various retailers, those who successfully place orders will likely have to wait even longer for their order to be fulfilled.
And while no one knows what this will mean for the pending releases of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti, it might be safe to assume supply issues will hit the Nvidia RTX 30 Series cards as well when they launch.