Reports from Japan suggest that NVIDIA might be able to deal with RTX 3070 production issues and it will have a bigger inventory as compared to other models, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.
PC watch(monitoring retail outlets at Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo) has provided us with the news that several retailers have confirmed that there will be a significantly larger inventory for RTX 3070 at launch as compared to the previous two Amperes launches. Although the news is pretty accurate but it is not specified that there will be sufficient stock at launch or the supply will get stable with time.
To provide a stable supply, NVIDIA delayed the launch of RTX 3070 by two weeks. To this date, you can not purchase an RTX 3080 or RTX3090 from a retailer. The only options available are to purchase a PC with the graphic card installed or to visit marketplace stores like eBay. eBay listings show that the RTX 3080 is selling for more than $1200 while the official price is $699. On the other hand, RTX 3090 is being sold for more than $2000.
Despite the immense love for gaming, the prices are high, and no one would pay that much for a graphic card which is priced much lower officially.
The supply issue is not likely to resolve in the near future as NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang says, “The demand issue is that it is much greater than we expected – and we expected really a lot. Demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year,”The demand issue is that it is much greater than we expected – and we expected really a lot. Demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year”.
The RTX 3070 will launch on October 29, a day after AMD reveals its upcoming Radeon RX6000, GPU series.