As production of the higher-end Turing GPUs comes to an end, we’ve started seeing product shortages at retailers. The first part to run out is NVIDIA’s Turing flagship, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. While the enthusiast GPU was already quite expensive, now its pricing has hit new heights:
Most of the board partner variants are out of stock, and the Founder’s Edition is nowhere to be seen. Even refurbished models are going for higher than the launch MSRP of $1,000.
On NVIDIA’s official website, the GPU has been out of stock for a while now and it doesn’t look like that will change. Meanwhile, EVGA has even removed the RTX 2080 Ti from its product catalog. Although, you can still find the product page through Google, they’re all unavailable:
The few available ASIC models are selling well over the official MSRP. The ASUS ROG Strix variant is going for nearly $1,700 while Colorful is selling its 2080 Tis for around $1,700 to $1,800. PNY’s offering is also priced at $1,750. All the variants below $1,500 are single or dual-fan graphics cards that shouldn’t even exist in the first place. They will run hot and throttle quite a bit, offering 2080 Super levels of performance for twice as much.
The next-gen Ampere graphics cards are slated to launch in August or September. The RTX 30 series lineup will reportedly be fabbed on Samsung’s 8nm node, with ray-tracing performance being the primary focus.