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  1. Nvidia RTX 3080 crashes could be linked to AIB partners using cheap capacitors On September 1 Nvidia introduced the RTX 3000 series GPUs that were advertised as being capable of delivering up to twice the performance of the RTX 2080. This created a huge hype among the gaming community and unfortunately, resulted in bots jumping in on launch day to buy the stock and flip it later for a profit. In short, Nvidia botched the launch of both RTX 3080 and 3090 as the company was unable to stop people from buying the GPUs with the sole intention of flipping them on places like eBay for a profit. While Nvidia was reeling in from the launch disaster, those who received the cards are complaining about mid-game crashes on the new hardware. Nvidia is yet to confirm the root cause of the issue but a deep dive by Igor'sLAB has revealed a disturbing detail. According to the report, it turns out that Nvidia's AIB (Add-In-Board) partners have decided to cheap out on capacitors that are responsible for delivering clean power to the GPU. Igor'sLAB managed to get their hands on Nvidia's reference board design and compared it to Nvidia's card as well as to other OEMs like EVGA, Asus, and MSI. On comparing the reference design with RTX 3080 FE (Founders Edition) and other partner cards, Igor'sLAB discovered that partners like Zotac were using six POSCAPs (Conductive Polymer Tantalum Solid Capacitors) which are cheaper than MLCC but don't deliver clean power to the GPU. Image showing Zotac's capacitor arrangement (red are POSCAPs) (Source: Igor'sLAB) On the other hand, RTX 3080 FE and EVGA used five POSCAPs and two MLCC (Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor) groups of 10 individual capacitors. In contrast to POSCAPs, MLCCs are more expensive but are much better at delivering clean power to the GPU. Image showing Founders Edition capacitor arrangement (red are POSCAPs and green are MLCCs) (Source: Igor'sLAB) Asus, on the other hand, went overboard and ditched POSCAPs altogether. It could be possible that Asus saw this coming and decided to use only the high-quality MLCCs on its TUF RTX 3080. Image showing MLCC capacitors on Asus TUF 3080 (Source: Igor'sLAB) Following this report, EVGA confirmed on its forums that it was also planning to go with six low-quality POSCAPs but it did encounter issues and had to delay the deliveries of the GPU. The company also noted that it had later switched to five POSCAPs and two MLCC groups of 10 capacitors to meet the reference spec provided by Nvidia. During our mass production QC testing we discovered a full 6 POSCAPs solution cannot pass the real world applications testing. It took almost a week of R&D effort to find the cause and reduce the POSCAPs to 4 and add 20 MLCC caps prior to shipping production boards, this is why the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 series was delayed at launch. There were no 6 POSCAP production EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 boards shipped. But, due to the time crunch, some of the reviewers were sent a pre-production version with 6 POSCAP’s, we are working with those reviewers directly to replace their boards with production versions. EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 series with 5 POSCAPs + 10 MLCC solution is matched with the XC3 spec without issues. EVGA's statement further confirms that low-quality capacitors could be the culprit. The issue only arises when the GPU hits 2.0GHz (using GPU boost) which is 300Mhz higher than Nvidia's own FE edition cards. Higher frequency means partners had to develop a solution better than that of Nvidia so the GPU can get enough power. Image comparing EVGA and Nvidia FE RTX 3080 GPU (Source: Jayztwocents) Unfortunately, it is still too early to say with absolute certainty if low-quality capacitors are causing all the issues. We expect Nvidia to work with board partners to collect and analyze the data before reaching a conclusion. That said, if capacitors are to be blamed then there is nothing manufacturers can do as it would require a major change in the manufacturing process as well as the board design which would be expensive. Alternatively, manufacturers could issue a vBIOS update that will limit cards from breaching the 1710Mhz limit set by Nvidia for the FE cards. This will mean that the cards won't boost as aggressively as they are right now and will be slower but they will also require less power and will be stable. In the meantime, you can go to MSI Afterburner and offset the GPU's clock speed by around 100Mhz to ensure that it does not boost too high. If you are looking to buy an RTX 3080 then you can check out u/Nestledrink's comment on Reddit where he shared a list of GPUs and their capacitor arrangements. This should help you make an informed decision and stay away from those who are using the low-quality POSCAPs only. Source: Igor'sLAB Nvidia RTX 3080 crashes could be linked to AIB partners using cheap capacitors
  2. Nvidia RTX 3080 cards are selling for thousands on eBay, and people are pissed The shortages began immediately after the GPU went on sale Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge The Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card was released at 9AM ET, and disappointment began only seconds later. All major online stores in the US are sold out, and there have been reports of brick-and-mortar stores each having as few as 10 units for sale. The end result: eBay scalpers are now trying to cash in, and very few people who want to enjoy the graphics card seem to have actually gotten their hands on a confirmed order. The card is being listed on eBay for many hundreds of dollars — in some cases, even thousands of dollars — over its $699 sticker price. And PC gaming fans are mad, claiming that Nvidia held a sloppy launch just a day after US retailers similarly botched early preorders for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5. A list here of filtered eBay listings shows many RTX 3080 cards selling for between $1,000 and as much as $2,500. Many of these are “buy-it-now” listings, and it’s not clear if the accounts are actually in possession of a card from a physical retailer or the confirmation of an online order shipping soon, so it’s hard to tell which listings are legitimate. But it’s clear there’s an exploitative gold rush forming around the RTX 3080 just hours after it went on sale. Screenshot by Nick Statt / The Verge Nvidia did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The chipmaker is already facing the wrath of many disgruntled prospective buyers on Twitter, with scores of users replying to its celebratory “all sold out” tweet this morning with stories of frustration and even the beginnings of conspiratorial accusations the company faked the launch and didn’t sell anything at all. “What’s the point of the whole ‘Notify Me’ emails if they didn’t go out with a time for us to buy them or some system to purchase them that isn’t easily targeted by bots?” reads one of the most liked replies to Nvidia’s tweet. “One second it was Notify Me and then Out of Stock the next. Why wouldn’t you do more to stop scalpers?” Many shared in the frustration of trying and failing to secure an order even after waiting for hours and doing everything as Nvidia instructed. This afternoon, Nvidia finally responded to the situation with an acknowledgment that the early sale at 9AM ET today was plagued by bots and scalpers, with the company posting a statement to its website that was then reposted to the official RTX 3080 launch day Reddit thread on r/nvidia. An Nvidia spokesperson also shared the statement with The Verge. Here it is in full: This morning we saw unprecedented demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 at global retailers, including the NVIDIA online store. At 6 a.m. pacific we attempted to push the NVIDIA store live. Despite preparation, the NVIDIA store was inundated with traffic and encountered an error. We were able to resolve the issues and sales began registering normally. To stop bots and scalpers on the NVIDIA store, we’re doing everything humanly possible, including manually reviewing orders, to get these cards in the hands of legitimate customers. Over 50 major global retailers had inventory at 6 a.m. pacific. Our NVIDIA team and partners are shipping more RTX 3080 cards every day to retailers. We apologize to our customers for this morning’s experience. While companies like Apple, Samsung, and others in the consumer electronics business seem to have gotten a handle on product launches of even the most sought-after gadgets like new flagship smartphones, gaming companies appear far behind in helping set consumers’ expectations and giving fans clear and concise ways to secure preorders and final purchases of supply-constrained gadgets. Microsoft is up next with preorders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next week, and the company just released the supported retailers and times, with the doors opening at 11AM ET on September 22nd. But we’ll have to see if the Windows maker and its retail partners are better prepared than the competition when it comes time to actually put those pages live and let Xbox fans follow through and snag a preorder. Let’s hope it’s nowhere near as messy. Update September 17th, 8:46PM ET: Added that Nvidia shared its statement about the situation with The Verge. Nvidia RTX 3080 cards are selling for thousands on eBay, and people are pissed
  3. Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is already sold out pretty much everywhere online in the US Bad news if you wanted the new card on launch day The queue outside Micro Center in Brooklyn. Photo by TC Sottek / The Verge Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card went on sale earlier today, but it seems the new $699 GPU is already sold out pretty much everywhere. In the US, Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and Nvidia’s own website are either listing the card as being out of stock or only with an option to be notified when a card is in stock. Even stock checking sites like NowInStock.net are coming up empty-handed. Across Twitter, reports are popping up of people attempting to buy the card in person and not having much more luck. One user reported people camping outside their local Micro Center for two days to secure one of the store’s stock of just 11 cards. Another posted a picture of people queuing up overnight outside their local store before its manager was forced to inform a queue of “30-40 people” that they could only guarantee 10 cards in stock. When we visited a Micro Center in Brooklyn for ourselves at 10AM ET today, we found a queue had formed outside as people waited to get their hands on the new graphics card. We were not able to buy one for ourselves. Understandably, a lot of people are angry about having missed out on the first batch of the new hardware. The replies to a recent tweet from Nvidia offer some great examples. Some reported keeping multiple browser tabs open for different online stores ready to buy the new cards, only to miss out on all of them. Others said that despite their efforts to constantly refresh the page, they never saw the option to actually buy a card. It’s unclear how long these stock shortages could last. In a recent tweet, Newegg previously said that it wouldn’t make its entire stock of cards available on day one. However, Nvidia recently told us that the cards are now in mass production with “great” yields, which gives some hope that there might be more stock available soon. Having tried out the card for ourselves, we’re not surprised that it’s proven popular. Although it requires a powerful power supply to run, we found it offers a huge boost in performance over Nvidia’s previous generation of cards, especially when running at higher resolutions like 1440p and 4K, or when using new technologies like DLSS and ray tracing. “4K PC gaming is here, and it’s finally a lot more affordable,” my colleague Tom Warren wrote. The Nvidia RTX 3080 isn’t the only new graphics card the company has coming out this year. In a week’s time, on September 24th, the company is releasing the RTX 3090, a $1,499 monster of a GPU, which the company claims is capable of 60fps gaming at 8K. In October, the company plans to release the RTX 3070, a cheaper $499 card. Given the response we’ve seen today, we’re not expecting the RTX 3070 to be much easier to get your hands on. Competitor AMD also has its own graphics card announcement planned for October 28th. If it makes you feel any better, console gamers haven’t had it much better over the past 24 hours. After Sony announced that PS5 preorders would be going live on September 17th, some retailers starting taking orders early, turning the whole situation into a bit of a chaotic mess. Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is already sold out pretty much everywhere online in the US
  4. Leaked Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 benchmarks shows how it destroys the RTX 2080 Up to twice the performance in some tests (Image credit: Nvidia) Ever since Nvidia officially unveiled the RTX 3080 (along with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090), we’ve been desperate to know just how much of a gaming beast this new flagship graphics card is – and new benchmarks have appeared online that appear to show just that. Several early benchmarks have been posted online (and collected by VideoCardz), which claim to show the OpenCL and CUDA benchmarks of the new GPU compared to the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. While these benchmarks don’t really show the gaming potential of the new GPU, they do give us an idea of the kind of overall performance we could expect. However, it’s worth noting that these benchmarks haven’t been confirmed, and they are running on existing Nvidia GeForce drivers (456.6). It’s likely that Nvidia will release new drivers when the RTX 3080 goes on sale on September 17, which should bring further performance improvements. (Image credit: Videocardz.com) Big leap As you can see from the benchmarks posted by VideoCardz, the GeForce RTX 3080 is 68% faster on average than the RTX 2080 during CUDA tests. It’s also apparently 38% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti - previously Nvidia’s top dog when it came to gaming GPUs. However, while those results are impressive enough, in some tests the RTX 3080 was up to twice as fast as the RTX 2080, and around 60% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti. In OpenCL tests, the RTX 3080 again performed brilliantly, with it appearing to be up to 68% faster on average than the RTX 2080, and 41% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti. While this might not be the kind of performance jump that would make it worth swapping out your RTX 2080 Ti for an RTX 3080, it does suggest that the RTX 3080 will indeed be a formidable card, and with a price tag of $699 (£649, about AU$950), it’s launching at at a much lower price than the RTX 2080 Ti did. We’ll be publishing our full review of the RTX 3080 soon, where we’ll really dig into what kind of performance this exciting new GPU is capable of. Leaked Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 benchmarks shows how it destroys the RTX 2080
  5. Crypto-miners could flock to the Nvidia RTX 3080, leaving gamers out in the cold Rumblings from China compound existing worries about stock levels (Image credit: Nvidia) The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is a hotly anticipated next-gen graphics card on the cusp of being launched, but when it’s out, it seems like crypto miners may be attracted to the raw performance of the RTX 3080 – which could limit supply. Not only have we heard rumors about stock shortages – due to an initial short manufacturing run, allegedly – but the prospect that cryptocurrency miners could be seriously interested in grabbing these GPUs, could compound the former problem. That will certainly be disappointing to hear for those who thought that the crypto-mining boom days were over, but don’t forget that we recently heard that Nvidia’s Turing GPUs, such as the RTX 2060, have witnessed an increase in demand for crypto-mining over in China. The assertion comes from a report by Tom’s Hardware (citing a tweet from prolific leaker @momomo_us) which claims that crypto-miners are very interested in the prospect of the RTX 3080’s mining power compared to its price tag. This would be for mining Ethereum which still remains best mined with a GPU, as opposed to the likes of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies best served with ASICs. One miner claims that the RTX 3080 offers a hash rate that is no less than three to four times faster than the RTX 2080, allegedly giving miners a lot more power for the same asking price (at launch). Theoretically then, as Tom’s Hardware observes, assuming a cost of $0.10 per kWh for electricity, a miner could drop an RTX 3080 into their existing Ethereum mining rig and recoup the cost of the upgrade in around nine months or so (compared to more like a few years for the RTX 2080). Other considerations Take all this and the napkin math with a good deal of caution, naturally, and besides, there are other points to consider here, including that the RTX 3080 chews through some serious power (it’s rated at 320W in fact, making it relatively expensive to run constantly in a mining rig). There are, of course, much more affordable second-hand options than the RTX 3080 on eBay, such as the Radeon VII which is also a great mining prospect if you want a beefy GPU, or other cheaper AMD graphics cards (like the RX 580). Indeed, taking a look at some of the cryptocurrency forums online, there are miners who are waiting for the RTX 3000 series to drop, not to buy one – but in order to pick up cheaper Turing graphics cards being sold off. Ultimately, we won’t know how any additional crypto-mining forces will play out until after the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 3080 – but nonetheless, with all this talk of stock shortages already floating around, the possibility of extra mining demand is a concern for those who just want to grab a powerful Ampere graphics card to play games with. Crypto-miners could flock to the Nvidia RTX 3080, leaving gamers out in the cold
  6. It looks like the Nvidia RTX 3080 might actually be that fast Digital Foundry video gives a good idea of what to expect (Image credit: Nvidia) At today's Nvidia GeForce Special Event, Nvidia made some pretty bold claims about the upcoming RTX 3080, even going so far as to claim it would be up to twice as fast. Well, it looks like that might actually be true. It looks like Digital Foundry got their hands on an early RTX 3080, and ran it through a wide range of, of course, Nvidia-approved games and benchmarks, after being sure to go through steps to make sure everyone knew what hardware the card was actually running on. When it comes to straight rasterization performance, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 appears to be up to 80% faster in games like Control, whereas that performance differential goes down to the mid-60%, low 70% range in Shadow of the Tomb Raider – not quite double. However, just like with Nvidia Turing, when the graphics card is just doing rasterization, a good chunk of the silicon is going unused. When Rich Leadbetter switches over to ray traced titles, however, the story shifts. There are moments in control where the framerate will jump up into the 90% range – Nvidia wouldn't let Digital Foundry share actual framerates. When Leadbetter turns on Quake RTX, however, we start to see the performance differential hit the high-90% range. In fact, there was even a split second where we saw the performance differential hit 99%. So, while this isn't by any stretch of the imagination a full review, and you shouldn't take it as such, it is Nvidia putting its money where its mouth is, by allowing an esteemed tech channel like Digital Foundry to put it to the test. Early days Beyond just the raw performance differential on display here, what is extremely interesting is the claims that Rich Leadbetter makes about the experience. He spends quite a bit of time raving about how much better Metro Exodus runs at 4K with all the ray tracing eye candy enabled. This is something that we know from personal experience is no small feat. Apparently, he was able to lock the framerate to 60 fps with Ultra quality settings and High ray tracing settings at 4K, with DLSS enabled. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti was the closest we've been to a flawless 4K gaming experience we've had to date, but the RTX 3080 looks to be quite a bit better than even that expensive card. It's still too early to really know how this card will perform, but things are really starting to look promising for the next generation of graphics cards. We definitely can't wait to get our hands on the RTX 3080 and put it through a full suite of testing to see just how fast it can be. It looks like the Nvidia RTX 3080 might actually be that fast
  7. AMD Big Navi might still be faster than the RTX 3080 Leaked specs suggest it will boast Nvidia-rivaling hardware (Image credit: AMD) We’re just weeks away from the launch of AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs, but a firmware listing may have prematurely outed the specs for the the company’s highly-anticipated Big Navi cards. An eagle-eyed Redditor found a listing in the new ROCm (Radeon Open Compute) firmware that reveals some of the specs for the so-called Sienna Cichlid GPU - otherwise known Navi 21 or Big Navi - which will arrive as the flagship of the RX 6000 series The listing hints that the GPU will feature 80 compute units (CUs) and a 256-bit memory bus. If each Compute Unit (CU) in AMD's RDNA 2 architecture still equates to 64 Stream Processors (SPs), that means Big Navi will 5,120 SPs. If this is true, and if the GPU runs on TSMC's latest 7nm process, the flagship RDNA 2 processor could deliver Nvidia RTX 3080 levels of performance. After all, AMD has already promised that RDNA 2 will deliver 50% more performance per watt than its first generation RDNA architecture. What's more, a recent rumor suggests the GPU will feature 16GB VRAM - more than the 10GB Nvidia has loaded onto its Ampere GPU. The firmware update also references a graphics card codenamed Navy Flounder, believed to be Navi 22 or Navi 23. This mid-range GPU features 40 CUs and a 192-bit memory bus, according to the listing, which amounts to 2,560 SP. This card will likely arrive as a replacement for the AMD RX 5700 XT, but with its newer RDNA 2 architecture, it will support real time ray tracing and be capable of gaming in 4K. We don’t have any details about performance just yet, but it could give Nvidia’s RTX 2070 a run for its money. It won’t be long until we find out for sure, as AMD will announce these new GPUs under the RX 6000 series branding on October 28. AMD Big Navi might still be faster than the RTX 3080
  8. Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU is overclocked to 2.34GHz with record-breaking results Galax’s in-house overclocker shows how it’s done (Image credit: Galax) Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been overclocked by experts to produce some predictably record-breaking results (with exotic cooling – liquid nitrogen – and all manner of tweaking, as you might expect). As Wccftech spotted, Ronaldo Buassali, who is GPU maker Galax’s in-house overclocker (Galax is KFA2 in Europe, by the way), managed to crank a Galax RTX 3080 SG graphics card up to 2340MHz to take the top spot in 3DMark’s Port Royal benchmark with a score of 13,488 points. And another record was set by Buassali and his team in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme where the overclocker grabbed the top spot with a graphics score of 10,595 (with the GPU running at 2310MHz) – a result which is 7% clear of the previous fastest RTX 2080 Ti (which was overclocked to 2745 MHz). And a further record was set for Fire Strike Ultra at 12,815, just outdoing the Titan RTX which was the previous crown holder here. More to come The other really interesting point to note is that with these early runs, Buassali was overclocking the GPU, but not the memory – so when the VRAM is also juiced up, we should get even better results from the RTX 3080. Buassali and his team concede that these records will be broken in a short time, with the release of more powerful GPUs – the RTX 3090 is about to be unleashed on September 24, of course – but it’s still interesting to see how the RTX 3080 can step up to the plate right now. The downside to the RTX 3080 is, of course, that you’ll struggle to find any stock to actually be able to buy one, and the same has been predicted of the RTX 3090 by the rumor mill previously. Its hefty price tag seemingly won’t be much of a deterrent to buyers looking at the sales of RTX 3080 graphics cards on eBay, and exactly how much they’re going for when it comes to keen early Nvidia Ampere adopters. Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU is overclocked to 2.34GHz with record-breaking results
  9. Can't buy an RTX 3080? It seems like some miners are having no problem getting one An image of a mining rig with 78 RTX 3080s has surfaced (Image credit: Puget System) While the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is absolutely an amazing graphics card, it's perhaps more well known at this point for just being a pain to get your hands on. However, not everyone is having the same amount of trouble. A post over at Techarp shows a mining rig with 78 PNY RTX 3080s, which is 78 more RTX 3080s than most people are able to get their hands on right now. That's $54,522 worth of graphics cards at retail price. On the off chance that this miner didn't use a bot to scoop all of these cards off of retail sites, most RTX 3080s are selling for around $1,199 on sites like Ebay, so at the most we're looking at $93,522 worth of hardware. Even after expenses, this is supposedly enough to turn a profit before the year has turned out, so this does help to explain why these graphics cards have been so hard to come by in recent times. We don't think that the shortage comes entirely down to mining, like it did back in 2017, but cases like this surely aren't helping – that is, as PC Gamer's Paul Lilly points out, the image shown by Techarp isn't just photoshopped. Graphics cards for the people For a graphics card that came out three months ago, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is very hard to actually find in stock anywhere – assuming you're not ready to drop double the retail price. And right now, we're not quite sure when people are going to be able to easily go to Newegg and buy a brand new graphics card. Back in November, we heard from Nvidia CFO Colette Kress that it would take a few months for Nvidia Ampere availability to catch up with demand, which means we're still probably looking at February 2021. However, if we start seeing crypto miners moving away from dedicated ASIC cards and back to graphics cards meant for gamers, that could throw a wrench into the whole availability question. However, given that we keep hearing word that Nvidia is planning a whole bunch of other graphics card launches, including leaks of both mobile Ampere GPUs and the RTX 3080 Ti rumor that just won't go away, it's safe to assume Nvidia has plans in place to greatly increase production of its silicon. But the official story is still the same as it's been for the last couple of months: the graphics cards are sold out and we won't know when more stock is coming until it comes. Hopefully everyone that wants to buy an RTX 3080 will be able to get one without breaking open their piggy banks to pay aftermarket prices for one. Can't buy an RTX 3080? It seems like some miners are having no problem getting one
  10. Nvidia CEO says GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 shortages will continue into next year Take a good look – it might be as close as you get until 2021 (Image credit: Nvidia) Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced on Monday that the demand for Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards has been so intense that manufacturers cannot keep up with it, creating shortages that are going to last into 2021. According to Tom's Hardware, Huang revealed the projected shortage during a press Q&A during Nvidia's GTC announcement. "I believe that demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year," he said. "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 top of that the ‘Ampere holiday factor,’ and we're going to have a really really big Q4 season." Huang said that the problem wasn't on the supplier side of the equation but on the consumer side – as in, everybody with a PC chomping at the bit to get their hands on one of the new Ampere cards. "The 3080 and 3090 have a demand issue, not a supply issue," he said. "The demand issue is that it is much much greater than we expected – and we expected really a lot." An RTX 3070 shortage is almost certain as well. Can AMD capitalize? While the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 is sold out nearly as fast as retailers are able to restock, the upcoming RTX 3070 release is looking even more likely to suffer a similar fate as its bigger Ampere siblings. With shortages of RTX 3080s and 3090s stretching on for months, all those empty-handed consumers are that much more tempted to try and buy the RTX 3070 when it goes on sale in the coming weeks, creating the same selling-out-within-seconds dynamic that are currently plaguing both the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090. With the shortage of Nvidia cards all but set in stone for the next few months, there does seem to be an opening of sorts for Team Red to fill all those empty online shopping carts with their RX 6000 Big Navi cards set to be announced on October 28. With the graphics cards going on sale in advance of Black Friday, AMD could very well be a compromise option for a lot of buyers, assuming that their Big Navi cards can hold their own against the new RTX 3000 series. And if they're competitive on price as well, Nvidia's shortage could be AMD's windfall – at least in the short term. Nvidia CEO says GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 shortages will continue into next year
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