Should you thought graphics card availability was dangerous now we could possibly be in for a lot of extra months of the identical, if not worse — with provide of GeForce RTX 30 sequence graphics playing cards remaining tight till a minimum of July 2021 based on the newest stories.
ExtremeTech stories from data at Alternate.NL which is a retailer that sells to Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium. The location stories:
- RTX 3090: Very Small Deliveries (Few Open Buyer Orders)
- RTX 3080: little or no provide (Very many open buyer orders)
- RTX 3070: Small Deliveries (Few Open Gross sales Orders)
- RTX 3060 Ti: little or no provide (Honest quantity of open buyer orders)
- This implies the possibility of an RTX 3080, particularly for brand spanking new orders, is nearly nil.
Not solely are the GeForce RTX 30 sequence graphics playing cards inconceivable to seek out, however crypto miners are shopping for them up in gigantic batches, scalpers are getting in and making large earnings, and on high of that the costs are skyrocketing. It is a gigantic good storm that in the end hurts avid gamers.
Chinese language New 12 months will kick off tomorrow on February 12 and can see factories and most of China’s manufacturing shutting down for round 2 weeks which can solely damage provide extra. Add to this COVID-19 and its numerous results on firms and provide chains the world over, the state of affairs appears to (very sadly) be getting worse.
We thought things would get better by the end of Q1 2021 (March) however evidently has modified, with ExtremeTech delivering the dangerous information: “The once-solid steering that this case would resolve itself by the top of Q1 is trying more and more shady, and we’re seeing a number of firms already warning that it is perhaps the top of Q2 2021 earlier than issues are resolved“.