NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Shortages Expected to Worsen in Coming Months

As per data obtained by German retailer, Alternate, NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series shortages are going to get even worse in the coming months. The reasons behind the drop in supply include limited substrate inventory, GDDR6/6X memory shortage, and the recent cryptocurrency boom. NVIDIA has responded to Alternate saying that the higher-end Ampere cards will be in very limited quantity in Feb and March (in line with our earlier reports).

Although the supply is actually expected to improve somewhat in Asian markets, the global shipments will stay the same if not drop. Stores are expected to receive very limited units of the Founders’ Edition cards, with board partner variants coming at the end of the month.

  • RTX 3090: Very few deliveries, but only a few open orders
  • RTX 3080: Very few cards coming with many open orders
  • RTX 3070: Few cards incoming, but few open orders
  • RTX 3060 Ti: Very few cards coming, and a moderately high amount of open orders

As you can see, the RTX 3070 is getting the most attention for its appeal to miners and gamers alike. With a hashrate of 60MH/s, it’s nearly as fast as the RX 6900 XT in Ethereum mining, all the while costing half as much (on paper, at least). ( The RTX 3080 and 3060 Ti are going to be left with plenty of open orders. The newly announced RTX 3060 is landing on the 26th of Feb and should get ample supply at launch, but expect most of it to go to miners and other bulk buyers.


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