March 21, 2023

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Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is already sold online everywhere in the US

Nvidia's RTX 3080 is already sold online everywhere in the US

Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card went on sale earlier today, but the new $ 699 GPU is already selling well everywhere. In the US, Amazon, Newg, Best buy, And Nvidia own website Lists the card only with the option to notify when the card is out of stock or when the card is in stock. Even stock checking sites Coming in empty handed.

Across Twitter, there have been reports of people trying to buy the card in person and not having much luck. A user Reported People camp for two days outside their local micro center to get one of just 11 cards in store stock. Another Picture posted Its manager has to inform the queue of “30-40 people” before people stand in a queue at night outside their local store. 10 cards are in stock.

When we visited a micro center in Brooklyn today at 10AM ET, we discovered that there was an outside queue as people waited to get their hands on a new graphics card. We could not buy one for ourselves.

It is understandable that many people are angry at the loss of the first batch of new hardware. Replies to A. Recent tweet from Nvidia Give some great examples. Some have reported leaving multiple browser tabs open for various online stores ready to buy new cards, all of which will be lost. Others say that no matter how much they try to constantly refresh the page, they have never actually seen the option of buying the card.

It is unclear how long this stock shortage will last. In a Recent Tweet, Newg previously said he would not make his entire stock of cards available on the first day. However, Nvidia recently told us that the cards are now in massive production with “great” yields, which gives some hope that more stock will be available soon.

Have We tried the card for ourselves, We are not surprised that it is so popular. Although it requires a powerful power supply to run, we have found that it offers a huge boost in performance on Nvidia’s previous generation cards, especially when running at higher resolutions such as 1440p and 4K, or when using new technologies such as DLSS and Ray tracing. “4K PC gaming is here, and finally it’s very affordable,” wrote my colleague Tom Warren.

The Nvidia RTX3080 is not the only new graphics card the company is releasing this year. Within a week, on September 24, the company is releasing the RTX 3090, a GP 1,499 monster, The company claims that it has 60fps gaming capability at 8K. In October, the company plans to launch the RTX 3070, the cheapest $ 499 card. Based on the response we saw today, we do not expect the RTX 3070 to be very easy to get your hands on. Competitor AMD too Has its own graphics card advertising plan For October 28th.

If this makes you feel any better, console gamers have not improved in the last 24 hours. After Sony announced that PS5 pre-orders would go live on September 17, some retailers started taking pre-orders and reversing the whole situation. In chaotic chaos.

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