Last week’s GeForce RTX 3080 launch was simultaneously the best GPU launch ever and the most frustrating.
The reception to the NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs has been off the charts and driven interest to heights never previously experienced. A few examples compared to the previous launch – 4 times the unique visitors to our website, 10 times the peak web requests per second, and more than 15 times the out clicks to partner pages.
NVIDIA has security on their site but the the bots were way too much to handle. NVIDIA has already cancelled over 100 orders.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is in full production. NVIDIA began shipping GPUs to our partners in August, and have been increasing the supply weekly. Partners are also ramping up capacity to meet the unprecedented demand. NVIDIA understands that many gamers are unable to buy a GeForce RTX 3080 right now and we are doing everything we can to catch up quickly. Keep checking in with your favorite retailer to be notified of availability.
NVIDIA recommends avoiding the eBay auctions and simply wait a week or two for production to catch up.