According to a report from Asian outlet ITHouse, the supply of NVIDIA’s budget RTX 30 series graphics cards is expected to drop by as much as 50% in the coming weeks, with no improvement expected till late September. The GeForce RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti will be affected the most, with a reduction in shipments for the next 2-4 works. It’s not clear why the supply has been tapered, but it may have to do with the sudden increase in cryptocurrency prices.
The source claims that the RTX 3060 chips are facing difficulties in being delivered to the board partners for unspecified reasons, and as a result, the overall product output, for the time being, will be affected. Earlier this month, there was news that NVIDIA was stockpiling the GA106 dies (that power the RTX 3060) to ensure sufficient availability after the Radeon RX 6600 XT launch. However, that seems to have been a hoax.
Overall, the reason for the shortages and delays is unclear, and it would seem that it’s merely an effort to control the prices. It’s hard to say anything for sure, but supply does seem weaker as of late. We’ll keep this space updated if something changes along the way.