FUD Zilla reports demand for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 widely outstrips supply. As AMD is unable to ship enough Radeon HD 5800 series cards people are turning towards NVIDIA for performance, but the site heard the green GPU maker has the same problem:
From what we hear, the demand is about 10 to 1, or around that number as Nvidia ships some 1000 chips in case you order 10,000. This depends from partner to partner but every one of them has GTX 260 cards on allocation.
The situation won’t get better toward the end of the year as Nvidia won’t be a able to meet GT200-based orders and there is still a big hope that Fermi has a chance to come in December. Whatever happens, we don’t think there will be enough cards to meet demand, and Fermi will also be allocation almost as of first day it launches, due enormous interest.