NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 out of stock almost immediately

Posted on Friday, September 18 2020 @ 8:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Those hoping to get their hands on a GeForce RTX 3080 will have been disappointed yesterday as stock ran out extremely fast. NVIDIA's webshop and e-stores around the world were hit by massive demand. In a statement, NVIDIA apologizes for the inconvenience.
“This morning we saw unprecedented demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 at global retailers, including the NVIDIA online store. At 6 a.m. pacific we attempted to push the NVIDIA store live. Despite preparation, the NVIDIA store was inundated with traffic and encountered an error. We were able to resolve the issues and sales began registering normally.

To stop bots and scalpers on the NVIDIA store, we’re doing everything humanly possible, including manually reviewing orders, to get these cards in the hands of legitimate customers.

Over 50 major global retailers had inventory at 6 a.m. pacific. Our NVIDIA team and partners are shipping more RTX 3080 cards every day to retailers.

We apologize to our customers for this morning’s experience.”
The company didn't specify how many cards were available at launch. According to the rumor mill, supply of NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs may be quite limited this year due to production issues. NVIDIA's $1,499 GeForce RTX 3090 will follow on September 24th.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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