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Ampere supply woes worsen: NVIDIA is meeting less than 7 percent of GeForce RTX 3080 demand at a major E-tailer

The vaunted GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio from MSI delivers stellar performance but actually getting hold of one is difficult (Image source: MSI)
The vaunted GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio from MSI delivers stellar performance but actually getting hold of one is difficult (Image source: MSI)
Digital retailer ProShop indicated that AIBs have delivered fewer than 8 percent of the 8925 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 units it ordered, far too few to meet increasing customer demand. This reinforces speculation that Ampere supply shortages could continue for months to come.

Online retailer ProShop reported recently that AIBs have fulfilled fewer than 7 percent of its orders for the GeForce RTX 3080. Of the 8925 GeForce RTX 3080 units ProShop ordered, AIBs have only delivered 621. Over 80 percent of ProShop customer orders have yet to be fulfilled. Worse still, some AIBs like Inno3D appear not to have delivered a single GeForce RTX 3080 unit to ProShop.

The situation with the GeForce RTX 3090 is only marginally better. ProShop received 10 percent of the GeForce RTX 3090 orders it placed. Demand still far outstrips supplies and most customers will likely have to wait weeks or months to get their hands on the new top-end Ampere card. 

Thes abysmal supply figures underline what's wrong with Ampere right now. In terms of price and performance, the GeForce RTX 3080 is remarkable value for money, especially when compared to the last-generation GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. However, low supply levels mean that these advantages are mostly on paper, with scalpers selling Ampere cards for twice or thrice their retail value. 

AMD is set to reveal its Big Navi lineup in a little over a week. If Radeon RX 6900 XT performance can close in on the GeForce RTX 3080, NVIDIA will be in a difficult position if it can't maintain supply levels.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-10-20 (Update: 2020-10-20)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.