It has been very difficult to get hold of an RTX 30 series graphics card since launch and unfortunately, the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. Nvidia has warned that a few more months of stock shortages are expected.
Speaking during Nvidia’s Q3 earnings call with investors, the company’s CFO, Colette Kress, touched on the issue. Here is a quote as transcribed by Seeking Alpha: “While we had anticipated strong demand, it exceeded even our bullish expectations. Given industry-wide capacity constraints and long cycle times, it may take a few more months for product availability to catch up with demand.”
Nvidia CEO, Jensen Huang, also noted that demand has been “overwhelming”, exceeding expectations. Nvidia also claims that Ampere was one of “the fast ramps ever”, meaning it was quickly manufacturing these GPUs in large quantities at an early stage.
However, as we know, stock levels remain very low, with retailers still dealing with lengthy pre-order customer queues. Nvidia’s own Founder’s Edition RTX 3080 has also been out of stock for quite some time now.
KitGuru Says: Hopefully things will return to normal after Q1 2020. The situation could also see some slight improvement now that competitive AMD options are also hitting the market, although early indications seem to be that RX 6000 series cards are also struggling to meet demand.