On the 21st, NVIDIA publicly apologized, saying that the popularity of NVIDIA Ampere GPUs has exceeded expectations. Neither they nor their partners have made corresponding preparations. We apologize for this .
“Compared with our previous release, the number of unique visitors to the site has reached 4 times, peak Web requests per second have reached 10 times, and external clicks on partner pages have reached more than 15 times.”
IT Home learned that Nvidia said that on the day of the launch, more than 50 major retailers around the world had inventory. Their retail partners report that their website has a record number of visits, surpassing Black Friday in many cases. This creates crashes, delays and other problems for users.
Currently, GeForce RTX 3080 has been in full production. Nvidia said it began delivering GPUs to partners in August and is increasing supply every week. Partners are also increasing production capacity to meet unprecedented demand. “We understand that many gamers cannot buy GeForce RTX 3080 right now, and we are doing everything we can to catch up quickly.”
Nvidia said they have ample supply, but it is currently unable to meet this level of demand. The initial demand usually exceeds their supply of new GPUs.