The demand continues to outstrip supply thus leading to a global shortage of these gaming cards. This is going to get worse by Q1 2021, which certainly is bad news for gamers.
As reported by Tom’s Hardware, the European hardware retailer Alternate spoke with Nvidia about these cards, with the following situations being outlined by them:
RTX 3090: Very few deliveries, but only a few open orders
RTX 3080: Very few cards coming with many open orders
RTX 3070: Few cards incoming, but few open orders
RTX 3060 Ti: Very few cards coming, and a moderately high amount of open orders
As you can see from the above data, due to a high number of open orders and very few card deliveries from distributors, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 Ti GPUs are going to be even more difficult to grab. You might have to wait in a queue in order to grab one of these cards.
The RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 cards on the other hand might have a shorter waiting list, given these are not that popular or in high demand among gamers. But apart from the demand outstripping supply, the Chinese New Year, and very limited availability of raw materials for making these new cards are the two other major factors for the shortage of these GPUs.
Nvidia has been simply unable to procure enough raw materials for the GPU production, mainly because of the shortages further up the whole supply chain. As you may already know, both the GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory types are in very high demand, however, other components like VRMs, capacitors, and PCBs, can also impact the supply of finished GPUs.
Some factories are also going to be closed for one or two weeks, when the Chinese New Year will start on February 12th. This will further contribute to manufacturing shortages. Even though we are talking about a European retailer here, the situation in the US and even other countries is going to be the same, since most of them have the same production line, if not all.
Lastly, as Tom’s Hardware reported, “one Dutch retailer Megekko is also filtering open orders and canceling and crediting those with multiple GPUs per order to try and weed out scalpers.”
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