RTX 30 series graphics card shortages expected to last further into 2021

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 11:00 AM

The brand new next-gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD have been in pretty high demand, no surprise there. However, Nvidia previously stated that the RTX 30 series shortages will continue to last until the end of 2020, but a recent earnings call with investors revealed that this might last even further into 2021 than expected.

Given industry-wide capacity constraints and long cycle times, it may take a few more months for product availability to catch up with demand,” said Colette Kress, Nvidia’s Chief Financial Officer.

Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang also chimed in by saying: “we would appreciate shorter cycle times. We would appreciate more agile supply chains. But you know the world is constrained at the moment. And so, we just have to make the best of it.

Of course, it is in the best interests of Nvidia to sell these cards, as their quarterly gaming revenue was up by 37% year-on-year which was attributed to the high demand for the RTX 30 series. No sales equals no revenue. So hopefully we’ll see production trying to catch up as much as possible, but don’t expect a sudden increase in stock availability until well into 2021.

What do you think? Have you tried to get an RTX 30 series card? Were you successful? Who did you try to buy from? And do you think these shortages will last even longer than early 2021? Let us know!

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07:57 Nov-21-2020

Glad got my 3090 on Thursdays amazing card

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01:09 Nov-26-2020

You're probably among the 10000 people of this planet that currently own it.

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15:09 Nov-20-2020

im glad getting 3080 and didnt wait for 6800xt because it doesnt even in stock

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14:22 Nov-20-2020

Finally got a FE 3080 in germany yesterday

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14:31 Nov-20-2020

May it bring you a lot of joy.

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16:06 Nov-20-2020

for 6 months hehe...

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17:06 Nov-20-2020

Let the guy be happy with his 10gb gpu

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19:09 Nov-20-2020

Now now, be nice

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19:18 Nov-20-2020

I've had my 1080 for over 4 years, and I doubt that the 10GB will be an issue within the next 3-4 years either. I tried to get a 6800 XT, but after watching a lot of the reviews I'm glad I didn't get one, RT performance is pretty bad and the memory bandwidth also is pretty bad which leads to "bad" performance in certain titles despite the card having 16GB.

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20:06 Nov-20-2020

Keep us up to date on how the GPU fairs.

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04:14 Nov-23-2020

6800XT outperforms the 3080 in 1440p already, and just like all AMD architectures, will outperform the 3080 by a good margin in 1-2 years. You're just kidding yourself if you don't think the 10gb limitation on VRAM is not going to be a big issue in 1-2 years.

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17:06 Nov-20-2020

Congrats, time to update your game debate profile rig :)

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19:19 Nov-20-2020

Thanks! I'll do once it's here (hopefully tomorrow :D)

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14:14 Nov-20-2020

Those hoarders are the scum of the Internet.

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13:59 Nov-20-2020

The constraints will purportedly also affect consoles till April 2021, so I can't say I'm surprised by any of this.

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11:43 Nov-20-2020

Here you can get them as much as you like just 3070 costs 850-900e.

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13:57 Nov-20-2020

My reaction upon seeing their price

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17:08 Nov-20-2020

In my contry the rtx 3080 is priced at $1125 bucks, the 3090 at 2200 bucks, really sad to see

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19:12 Nov-20-2020

Beyond overkill, tho I'm sadly not surprised.
What about the 3060 and 3070?

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02:59 Nov-21-2020

The cheaper RTX 3070 is priced at $750 bucks here in México :/

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13:37 Nov-21-2020

That's insane.
What's the situation with the used market for a 2080 Super or 2080Ti?

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11:26 Nov-20-2020

Guess I was extremely lucky to get one 13 days after release... This is a big problem for everyone interested in tech this year, sadly...

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17:09 Nov-20-2020

Seems like a lot of people here in gd are getting the 3080

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11:07 Nov-20-2020

im not surprised their still scrambling with day 1 orders. Chances are radeon will catch up faster with orders being the less popular choice.

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