NVIDIA recently released the RTX 3000 series of GPUs, and the price to performance ratio seems to have impressed a lot of people. That’s exactly why when the orders went up yesterday, they broke the internet, and more so because NVIDIA had very little stock. The company has now apologized for the situation in a statement.
The demand seems to have been beyond expectations. The cards have already started selling for thousands of dollars on eBay. Newegg even said that they experienced more traffic than they do on Black Friday:
Those wanting RTX 3080 GPUs, here's some info:
This morning we experienced more traffic than the morning of Black Friday
Limited inventory sold out in 5 mins
We'll release more as we get more
Bot protection was in place, orders were human
Turn on Auto Notify & check back
— Newegg (@Newegg) September 17, 2020
NVIDIA released a statement apologizing for their stock issues, reports Legit Reviews:
“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.”
We had previously reported that the stocks for the RTX 3000 series cards are bound to be low until the end of the year, so it looks like fans will have to wait.
Did you manage to grab an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series card yet, or are you planning on? Let us know in the comments, down below!