Nvidia warns to expect low stock of impending RTX 3090 launch GPUs, more customer blowback inbound
Nvidia’s new RTX 30XX series of GPUs have rightly got gamers excited for the huge step up in performance they offer over their RTX 20XX series cards they are superseding. However, the launch of the first card to hit the market last week, the RTX 3080, didn’t go as planned with many eager buyers missing out on the first wave of shipments. Ahead of today’s launch of the flagship RTX 3090, the company has apologized in advance to customers advising that they can expect similar shortages of stock.
In a post published Wednesday, the company had this to say:
The GeForce RTX 3090 enables creators who push their creations to the limits of graphics hardware with professional creation applications and with large models, detailed scenes, and high-resolution textures...Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the TITAN RTX before it, we want to apologise 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.
The news won’t be pleasing for many, especially if they already missed on the first batch of RTX 2080 cards. Although the RTX 3090 may well be targeted at professionals, there is a large customer base of gaming enthusiasts who want to get their hands on the RTX 3090 too. Compared to the RTX Titan it replaces, the RTX 3090 is priced at a whopping US$1,000 less (US$1,499 verus US$2,499) putting it in the reach of many more hardcore gaming enthusiasts. If Nvidia’s early warning is any guide, we can expect the internet to light up with the complaints of more users.