The demand for the GeForce RTX 30 series is still much higher than anticipated by NVIDIA and can be delivered by its supply chains. NVIDIAis now anticipating the shortage of RTX 30 graphics cards to continue beyond the holiday season. Currently, in the first quarter of next year, it will persist.
NVIDIA CFO reported in the latest earnings call with investors that the long lead
times and limitations in the supply chains are the culprits of recent shortages of GPU:
“Given industry-wide capacity constraints and long cycle times, it may take a few more months for product availability to catch up with demand”— Colette Kress, NVIDIA Chief Financial Officer
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said last month that supply problems may continue through the rest of 2020. It’s mid-November and the issues are not gone.
In fact, we’re just discovering that it could take much more time:
“We would appreciate shorter cycle times. We would appreciate more agile supply chains. But you know the world is constrained at the moment. And so, we just have to make the best of it.”— Jensen Huang, NVIDIA Chief Executing Officer
The Ampere architecture-based graphics cards are still out of stock at most retailers.
In certain instances, with thousands of people waiting for their cards to arrive, queue systems have been introduced.
With its just-announced Radeon RX 6800 series,
which was apparently even lower in supply than the GeForce RTX 30 series, AMD faces similar problems. In certain instances, since none had arrived, retailers did not even bother to take preorders for the cards.
Sales Of NVIDIA:
In the last quarter, NVIDIA had fantastic gaming sales up 37 percent year-on-year growth and almost the same quarter-on-quarter. The gaming GeForce series is undoubtedly the driving force for the sales of the business. However, if there are no cards, then there is no money, so selling as many cards as possible is in NVIDIA’s best interest.
It is already very difficult to get hold of an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, and adding to this would definitely increase the problems for NVIDIA. Mid-range cards such as RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti, however, are often found to be in stock, but they are quickly sold out due to higher demands.
It is also announced in the meantime that NVIDIA will end the development of Super Cards from the RTX 20 series, which remains unverified but interesting enough. The RTX 2060 and GTX 16 budget series will definitely be in production before their Ampere replacements come onto the market in sufficient quantities.
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