Update 09/21/2020 10:50 AM PT: EVGA has made an effort to clarify that while thousands of GPUs are being received, not all of them will be available this week. We have changed the following text:
Nvidia’s introduction of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards left many in the cold as the cards sold out almost immediately. However, we soon saw some improvements. According to Jacob Freeman, EVGA’s Global Product Management Director (via Twitter), the third-party GPU maker could have thousands more Nvidia RTX 3080 cards in stock, with inventory arriving every few days. That at least gives us a glimmer of hope that the supply will improve, although we assume the shortage will continue for some time.
For 3080 it could be anytime. And yes, thousands. 19th September 2020
That applies to all incoming and will be in many retail / retail stores. 20th September 2020
We deliver to as many retailers as possible. 19th September 2020
This week. 19th September 2020
Freeman’s comments came amid a series of mixed reactions to EVGA customers on Twitter, apparently confirming that the company will ship a significant number of graphics cards shortly.
Freeman said the company’s replenishment efforts will include its own website, Amazon, and “many” different retail and retail websites. However, the company does not yet provide a specific time or date for availability.
Nvidia’s Ampere 30 series launch certainly seemed like the most “paper-rich” launch, with many retailers selling out in seconds. However, Newegg reported that the 3080 launch brought more visitors to its site than it did on Black Friday, making it difficult to determine if the shortage was due to an unusually limited number of GPUs in stock for launch, or if the Overwhelming demand has simply exacerbated the normally limited amount of inventory we see during a product launch.
The almost instantaneous sell-offs were exacerbated by scalpers and resellers who used increasingly sophisticated bots to track down inventory in seconds. Nvidia has also issued a statement on the matter outlining the steps to take to resolve the utility issues.
EVGA has a pretty impressive lineup of graphics cards, like the RTX 3080 XC3 and FTW3 Ultra Gaming, which you can see here. The company will provide further updates as soon as the inventory becomes available. We need to temper our expectations, however, as some estimates predict limited supply into the first few months of 2021. In the meantime, see our Where and How to Buy an RTX 3080, 3090, or 3070 article for more tips on how to achieve Nvidia’s Amp Cards.