RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Shortage Is Expected to Last Until 2021, Nvidia Confirms

Nvidia CEO says the demands are way beyond their expectations for RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.

October 6, 2020

The brand new high-tech pair of Nvidia GPUs, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, will still suffer from stock shortage until the end of this year, according to Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia.

Similar to the pre-order day of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, Nvidia has also had a busy day when they launched the pre-orders for GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. The majority of the online pre-order centers ran out of stock just a few minutes after the beginning of the pre-orders. Nvidia’s own website also had some problems in confirming the purchases for online customers. The main reason behind all these problems is the fact that the demand for RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 was way higher than what Nvidia had prepared for the pre-order date.


In a recent Q&A session at 2020 GTC Digital, Jensen Huang confirmed that the shortage in stock for RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 is expected to continue until the end of this year. He believes that the situation is going to be harder in the Holiday season for customers to get one of the new Ampere RTX graphics cards as the company is about to launch RTX 3070 later in October. Huang said:

I believe that demand will outstrip all of our supply throughout the year. Remember, we’re also going into the double-whammy, the double-whammy is the holiday season. Even before the holiday season we were doing incredibly well, and then you add on top of it, the Ampere factor, and then you add on the Ampere holiday factor, and we’re going to have a really really big Q4 season.

The 3080 and 3090 have a demand issue, not a supply issue. The demand issue is that it is much much greater than we expected – and we expected really a lot.

According to some recent leaks, it seems Nvidia will also announce RTX 3060 Ti as a new member of the Ampere family in the near future, which could increase the number of sales to an incredible degree for the company, and be a very close competitor to the low-tier versions of AMD’s upcoming RX 6000 series GPUs.

Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad (He/Him) is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games when he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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