NVIDIA AIB Partners Getting Less than 20 Units of the RTX 3080 in Feb per Country in Asia [Exclusive]

Following the dismal supply of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series GPUs in January, it turns out that the situation isn’t going to be any better in Feb. After speaking to two of NVIDIA’s largest AIB partners (in terms of units sold), I can confirm that it’ll (once again) be almost impossible to buy an RTX 3080 this month. Both the board partners confirmed that they getting less than 20 units of the GeForce RTX 3080 in February for the South Asian region, including India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

The supply for China will be a fair bit higher, with some OEMs even getting close to a hundred units, but only a few of these will reach retail. Many of them will be purchased right out of the factory by miners and certain influential buyers while the rest will unsurprisingly be sold at ridiculous prices.

The number of units meant for Japan and Korea aren’t confirmed but having a look at the retail markets over the last few weeks, you can make an educated guess. Japan has been getting a slow and steady supply of the RTX 3060 Ti and the 3070, but the 3080 has been pretty rare, being in the lower double digits. The Korean markets haven’t fared any better, and are generally behind Japan in terms of the supply.

PS: Many retailers are expecting a shipment of RTX 3080s in the last few days of Feb. These units haven’t been factored into this report.


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