A post from
discusses the GeForce 3080 launch fiasco. They explain that the
impact of bots and scripts on the quick sell-out of their new graphics cards is
being over-stated, as many of these were manually cancelled. But they do say
that they and their partners underestimated the unprecedented demand. Here's
part of the explanation that discusses plans to restock:
I was really excited for the GeForce RTX 3080, but the launch has made it near
impossible to find one and this is really disappointing.
The demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 was truly unprecedented. We and our partners
Over 50 major global retailers had inventory on the day of launch. Our retail
partners reported record traffic to their sites, in many cases exceeding Black
Friday. This caused crashes, delays and other issues for their customers. We
knew the GeForce RTX 3080 would be popular, but none of us expected that much
traffic on the first day.
What’s the overall GeForce RTX 3080 stock situation?
The GeForce RTX 3080 is in full production. We began shipping GPUs to our
partners in August, and have been increasing the supply weekly. Partners are
also ramping up capacity to meet the unprecedented demand. We understand that
many gamers are unable to buy a GeForce RTX 3080 right now and we are doing
everything we can to catch up quickly. Keep checking in with your favorite
retailer to be notified of availability. You may use the GeForce RTX 3080
product finder to find available cards at local retailers.