According to some Western media, the start of sales of GeForce RTX 3080 video cards turned out to be the most disastrous among all launches of new GeForce cards. The first batch was sold out in a matter of minutes, and in some cases in a matter of seconds. It was not without speculators who bought cards using special bots from the official NVIDIA website, and then exhibited them for resale at exorbitant prices at various sites.
The manufacturer has promised to resolve the issue with bots, as well as replenish the stock of video cards this week. The partners of the company have also started selling their versions of the GeForce RTX 3080. They are also sold out almost instantly. And in some cases – in quantities that the manufacturer itself does not have.
For example, German Amazon, due to an error, accepted almost 20 thousand pre-orders for the Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity model, although Zotac itself has not even produced so many cards yet. She announced via her Twitter page that those who ordered the card could mark their pre-order or they would have to wait several weeks before the goods could be delivered.
“Almost 20 thousand pre-orders were issued for this model. As much as we want it, but even with the most optimistic forecasts, we cannot guarantee that all these orders will be delivered as soon as possible. Therefore, we once again ask everyone for forgiveness. “, – wrote Zotac on her Twitter page, and after a while deleted this message.
By the way, some owners of the Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity note that the card turned out to be less productive than the reference version of the Founders Edition (FE) from NVIDIA. The superiority of the latter is somewhere between 1-3%. An attempt by a Zotac representative to justify this state of affairs has angered users on the Reddit forum.
“It was intended that way. It is a commitment to differentiate our basic Trinity from the high-end versions of this model. “ – reported Zotac.
After the outrage broke out among users, the company hastened to explain in more detail.
“When it comes to performance, we don’t quite understand why this card behaves as it did in the first early reviews. We were also told that the RTX 3080 Trinity actually outperforms the FE version in some tests. In other words, we are seeing a scattering of results. Both up and down. We cannot explain it ourselves yet. There are few reviews on the model, but each of them is very important for us, be it positive or negative. For this we have created this section on the forum. Here you can openly discuss everything related to our products, as well as collect feedback about it “– explained Zotac.
According to the resource ComputerBase, until recently in the European market one of the most affordable GeForce RTX 3080 models was ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3080. It was estimated at 699 euros (almost 63 thousand rubles). At the moment, due to a shortage of supplies, the card cannot be found cheaper than 799 euros (72 thousand rubles). The source advised those who have already ordered it at such prices to wait for delivery, even if it takes several weeks. The resource predicts that in the future the price of the model will increase even more.
In Russia, the Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3080 video cards will appear no earlier than October 6. The cards from NVIDIA partners are already on sale. But in most cases, only on paper. Each new arrival is sold out in minutes. According to one of the Russian retailers, you shouldn’t wait for a sufficient number of video cards at least until November this year.
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