Well, that doesn’t bode too well.
A lot of the news lately has centered around the new consoles, the PS5, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X, as pre-orders for all them went live recently. As one might expect, people are mixed about that as pre-orders generally went very quickly for all the systems. But consoles players weren’t the only ones with pre-order frustrations as something similar played out with Nvidia’s new graphics card. Well, their highest end card is about to go up for pre-order and, well, it seems Nvidia is expecting something similar to happen.
The RTX 3080 went up for order last week and was gone almost instantly. The 3090, the most powerful card they’ll be selling, is scheduled to go up for pre-order sometime later today, and in a blog post on the official site the company acknowledges both the issues with the 3080, as well as gives an apology in advance for the shortages that are expected to lead to the same problems for the 3090.
“Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the TITAN RTX before it, we want to apologize upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day .We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come.”
Well, can’t say that bodes well, so good luck to all those PC players looking to get the best of the best. The 3080 is largely sold out with the 3090 going live for sell later today. The budget card, the 3070, is planned for October. You can read more details about all three cards through here.