Nvidia's confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day
'Our goal is for as many gamers to buy this card as would like' - Let's hope so...
Published: 1st June 2021 | Source: Nvidia Representative |
Nvidia seems confident that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti GPUs for launch day
Update - Nvidia has contacted us following the publication of this article to inform us that we have taken their comment out of context by implying that they have enough RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards to meet demand at launch.
Today's graphics card shortages have sucked a lot of the excitement out of the tech scene, preventing PC gamers from indulging in their hobbies with the latest hardware and developers from adopting the latest graphics techniques. I think I speak for every PC gamers while I say that I am sick of this hardware shortage.
When speaking with one of Nvidia's UK representatives, the company seemed confident in their launch day stocks of RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards. Below is a comment from Nvidia's representative, who confirmed that we could quote this comment for future reference. We were given this comment after asking about the launch day availability of RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in the UK.
We aim to have a sufficient amount of stock at availability. Our goal is for as many gamers to buy this card that would like.
As you can imagine, we are wary of Nvidia's claims, though we would love to see a new graphics card remain on store shelves for more than a few hours. The last few graphics cards launches have left us cynical, and we will need to wait until launch day to see if Nvidia will even come close to satisfying demand.
With an MSRP of £1,049, Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition has a 60% price premium over the company's RTX 3080. That's a big premium for an estimated 20% performance gain. Beyond that, we haven't seen how much Nvidia's AIB partners will charge for their premium models, or how much retailers will add on to these prices. Nvidia has a lot to prove with this launch.
Even if Nvidia has enough launch day stock, all RTX 3080 Ti buyers will need to have a big wallet to afford Nvidia's MSRP pricing; and an even larger wallet if they want to purchase premium AIB cards. If £1,049 is Nvidia's baseline price, how much will a top-of-the-line model cost?
|RTX 3090||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3080||RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3070|
|Base Clock||1.395 GHz||1.365 GHz||1.44 GHz||1.58 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||1.65 GHz||1.665 GHz||1.71 GHz||1.77 GHz||1.725 GHz|
|Memory||24GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||19.5 Gbps||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||19Gbps||14 Gbps|
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