• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/3090 Founders Edition Sales Limited to BestBuy in the US

Joined
Jun 10, 2014
Messages
2,454 (0.96/day)
Nvidia have a BIG problem

Prices are going up and more and more retailers are increasing prices of 3080 due to the shortage.

Nvidia's conundrum is that they cannot increase the price of 3080 FE and 3090 FE while selling on their own webpage since the RRP is $699 and $1499

SO HOW DO YOU SOLVE THIS!

Simple, you stop selling on your own website and outsource to a BIG retail chain like BestBuy.

Now they can just blame increased cost of distribution and BestBuy can raise the price as they see fit.

WILL BE VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH if BestBuy will keep RRP or raise the price.

If there is and price increase for 3080 FE and 3090 FE you know why they moved the sales to BestBuy.
Nvidia get much higher margins on direct sales. They gain nothing extra from overpriced cards at retailers.

So it's true then? Moore's Law is dead's leaker was right all along. NVidia is artificially rising prices of Ampere by intentionally creating bottleneck on the supply side. This greedy Nvidia plan has been rumored out a month before release and now we can see it unfolding in real time. Jensen is the master of milking shit out of FOMO consumers while still keeping good appearance.

Even the biggest EU tech retailers (Mindfactory, MediaMarkt) don't have preorder option for 3080/90. Zero hits on "3080" in price on EU's search engines. What a joke of a launch :(
I don't subscribe to "conspiracy theories" and ridiculous claims, neither should you. His claims were debunked the moment several AiB partners launched card at the same MSRP as the founders edition. Nvidia doesn't earn anything extra from overpriced AiB cards either, so the idea is just fundamentally flawed. You should just accept the fact that the demand is historically high, Newegg claims it was crazier than black friday, for a single product. This happened for a mixture of several reasons;
- The enthusiast gaming market is growing steadily
- Many buyers skipped Turing
- Covid-19 has accelerated the demand for gaming in general
Don't forget that Turing and Pascal were hardly in stock anywhere for 2-3 months, yet moved record volumes. Neither Ampere, Turing nor Pascal have been failed launches, doing better first quarter sales every time. Just because you can't find one in stock the first week doesn't make it a failure.
 

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
12,134 (3.53/day)
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Apollo
Processor Intel Core i9 9880H
Memory 64GB DDR4-2667
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, 8GB HBM2
Storage 1TB Apple NVMe, 4TB External
Display(s) Laptop @ 3072x1920 + 2x LG 5k Ultrafine TB3 displays
Case MacBook Pro (16", 2019)
Audio Device(s) AirPods Pro, Sennheiser HD 380s w/ FIIO Alpen 2, or Logitech 2.1 Speakers
Power Supply 96w Power Adapter
Mouse Logitech MX Master 3
Keyboard Full Size Wireless Apple Magic Keyboard
Software MacOS 10.15.7
It's clear a big die will have to go away at some point, but Idk whether the way forward is decided already.
You do it by not adding superfluous parts to the GPU, like tensor cores and RT cores. The 3090 is practically 3x the size and transistor count of a 5700 XT with 2x the performance. FP32 performance is through the roof, which is nice on the face of it, assuming that you're constrained by compute (the 3080 and 3090 are not.) If you look at AMD's Vega chips, they were a lot like nVidia's card now; a lot of compute and a lot of texturing capacity, but not a whole lot of pixel pumping power (which you really want when pushing out a lot of frames at high resolutions.)

nVidia sort of improved this by having more ROPs and TMUs which is nice, but all of this extra hardware is going to limit max clock speeds, so it's not as much of a gain as it could have been.

Speculation is a dangerous thing but for me, I think what we're going to see is nVidia and AMD literally switching places when it comes to GPU design. nVidia has traditional kept their GPUs more simple and pushed higher clocks whereas AMD typically had a wider execution pipeline and a lot of bells and whistles that made the GPUs fast on paper. I think what we're going to end up seeing is AMD releasing a GPU that's similar to the 3080s gaming performance, but with a die that's closer to 500mm^2 as opposed to nVidia's 630mm^2 or whatever GA102 is. That means more clocking potential and better yields.
 
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
388 (0.22/day)
Yes, the dread of every company: having their products sell above MSRP :wtf:

It's telling your POV is that of your favourite company and not that of a consumer. The post you quoted was pointing out this is a scummy move that affects buyers. Who cares if it's bad or not for Nvidia.

Take off your green baseball cap and socks for once, it's verging on shilling at this point.
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2016
Messages
1,546 (0.92/day)
System Name The de-ploughminator
Processor I7 9900K @ 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
Cooling Custom Watercooling
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Neo 3600mhz 15-15-15-30
Video Card(s) RTX 3090 + Bitspower WB
Storage Plextor 512GB nvme SSD
Display(s) LG OLED CX48"
Case Lian Li 011D Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Creative AE-5
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Razor Viper Ultimate
Keyboard Corsair K75
Software Win10
Either include your source/prove or just stop spreading Nvidia's lies and bs

share.png



This was posted 3 days ago, way ahead of any publicity, from a venerable user too. Well of course I just heard from someone, who just heard from someone, so I don't know the authenticity of that.
The fact remain though is that Best Buy got all the stock of 3080/3090 FE, 10 000 is not an unrealistic number. And yeah...they are gone
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
8,881 (2.15/day)
Location
Manchester uk
System Name RyzenGtEvo/ Asus strix scar II
Processor Amd R7 3800X@4.350/525/ Intel 8750H
Motherboard Crosshair hero7 @bios 2703/?
Cooling 360EK extreme rad+ 360$EK slim all push, cpu Monoblock Gpu full cover all EK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Rgb pro 3600cas14 32Gb in four sticks./16Gb
Video Card(s) Sapphire refference Rx vega 64 EK waterblocked/Rtx 2060
Storage Silicon power qlc nvmex3 in raid 0/8Tb external/1Tb samsung Evo nvme 2Tb sata ssd
Display(s) Samsung UAE28"850R 4k freesync.
Case Lianli p0-11 dynamic
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup, corsair void pro headset
Power Supply corsair 1200Hxi
Mouse Roccat Kova/ Logitech G wireless
Keyboard Roccat Aimo 120
VR HMD Oculus rift
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 8726 vega 3dmark timespy/ laptop Timespy 6506
View attachment 171584


This was posted 3 days ago, way ahead of any publicity, from a venerable user too. Well of course I just heard from someone, who just heard from someone, so I don't know the authenticity of that.
The fact remain though is that Best Buy got all the stock of 3080/3090 FE, 10 000 is not an unrealistic number. And yeah...they are gone
10,000 total for the whole us domestic best buying public, I am not surprised they're sold out.
And hearing from someone who heard from someone who posted on a thread will never be a Fact.

Ever. ..


Unsurprisingly Nvidia FE cards are not about, conspiracy or not , it Was to be expected.
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2016
Messages
1,546 (0.92/day)
System Name The de-ploughminator
Processor I7 9900K @ 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
Cooling Custom Watercooling
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Neo 3600mhz 15-15-15-30
Video Card(s) RTX 3090 + Bitspower WB
Storage Plextor 512GB nvme SSD
Display(s) LG OLED CX48"
Case Lian Li 011D Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Creative AE-5
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Razor Viper Ultimate
Keyboard Corsair K75
Software Win10
10,000 total for the whole us domestic best buying public, I am not surprised they're sold out.
And hearing from someone who heard from someone who posted on a thread will never be a Fact.

Ever. ..
Unsurprisingly Nvidia FE cards are not about, conspiracy or not , it Was to be expected.

Why do you care when you are not buying Nvidia anyway ? Nvidia making bank cause you heartache ?
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
8,881 (2.15/day)
Location
Manchester uk
System Name RyzenGtEvo/ Asus strix scar II
Processor Amd R7 3800X@4.350/525/ Intel 8750H
Motherboard Crosshair hero7 @bios 2703/?
Cooling 360EK extreme rad+ 360$EK slim all push, cpu Monoblock Gpu full cover all EK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Rgb pro 3600cas14 32Gb in four sticks./16Gb
Video Card(s) Sapphire refference Rx vega 64 EK waterblocked/Rtx 2060
Storage Silicon power qlc nvmex3 in raid 0/8Tb external/1Tb samsung Evo nvme 2Tb sata ssd
Display(s) Samsung UAE28"850R 4k freesync.
Case Lianli p0-11 dynamic
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup, corsair void pro headset
Power Supply corsair 1200Hxi
Mouse Roccat Kova/ Logitech G wireless
Keyboard Roccat Aimo 120
VR HMD Oculus rift
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 8726 vega 3dmark timespy/ laptop Timespy 6506
Why do you care when you are not buying Nvidia anyway ? Nvidia making bank cause you heartache ?
Why do you Assume I care, you don't get that I can disagree with what your saying?!, your claiming that a forum post and some guy saying it makes a fact, it doesn't.
What that fact is or was is irrelevant.

And in my post there was no negative slant put on Nvidia at all, how do you see one?.

And finally you Assume to know what I am buying, Fooooolish in the extreme.

See my systems, do mine look as biased to team red as your suggestion(or yours now I looked), should I have checked your system specs alongside your posting point?!(yes, clarity on your posting history found)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 18, 2015
Messages
500 (0.23/day)
View attachment 171584


This was posted 3 days ago, way ahead of any publicity, from a venerable user too. Well of course I just heard from someone, who just heard from someone, so I don't know the authenticity of that.
The fact remain though is that Best Buy got all the stock of 3080/3090 FE, 10 000 is not an unrealistic number. And yeah...they are gone
Your proof is a post saying "someone said .." ..nothing here is different from your post.

Nvidia get much higher margins on direct sales. They gain nothing extra from overpriced cards at retailers.


I don't subscribe to "conspiracy theories" and ridiculous claims, neither should you. His claims were debunked the moment several AiB partners launched card at the same MSRP as the founders edition. Nvidia doesn't earn anything extra from overpriced AiB cards either, so the idea is just fundamentally flawed. You should just accept the fact that the demand is historically high, Newegg claims it was crazier than black friday, for a single product. This happened for a mixture of several reasons;
- The enthusiast gaming market is growing steadily
- Many buyers skipped Turing
- Covid-19 has accelerated the demand for gaming in general
Don't forget that Turing and Pascal were hardly in stock anywhere for 2-3 months, yet moved record volumes. Neither Ampere, Turing nor Pascal have been failed launches, doing better first quarter sales every time. Just because you can't find one in stock the first week doesn't make it a failure.
AİB partners and retailers can't decide prices by themselves, the must get approval from Nvidia. The overpricing isn't caused of AİB partners and retailers. İt is directly from nvidia. You are claiming that many buyers skipped the 2xxx serious? Why then the prices went %50 higher? Either because there were high demand (as Nivida and their fans claims) or because Nvidia increased the prices and the announcement prices were never true. Just like 3xxx series. Nvidia will do everything to increase the announced prices even higher than 2xxx.
Just stop fooling yourself and accept the truth.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 11, 2016
Messages
1,546 (0.92/day)
System Name The de-ploughminator
Processor I7 9900K @ 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
Cooling Custom Watercooling
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Neo 3600mhz 15-15-15-30
Video Card(s) RTX 3090 + Bitspower WB
Storage Plextor 512GB nvme SSD
Display(s) LG OLED CX48"
Case Lian Li 011D Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Creative AE-5
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Razor Viper Ultimate
Keyboard Corsair K75
Software Win10
AİB partners and retailers can't decide prices by themselves, the must get approval from Nvidia. The overpricing isn't caused of AİB partners and retailers. İt is directly from nvidia. You are claiming that many buyers skipped the 2xxx serious? Why then the prices went %50 higher? Either because there were high demand (as Nivida and their fans claims) or because Nvidia increased the prices and the announcement prices were never true. Just like 3xxx series. Nvidia will do everything to increase the announced prices even higher than 2xxx.
Just stop fooling yourself and accept the truth.

Oh boy you haven't seen the mining era have you. Retailers were happily selling RX 580 for 500usd+ a pop.
Doesn't matter how much supply there is, when demand exceed supply, price gouging is only a natural outcome.
Don't like it ? don't buy it.
 
Joined
Jun 10, 2014
Messages
2,454 (0.96/day)
AİB partners and retailers can't decide prices by themselves, the must get approval from Nvidia. The overpricing isn't caused of AİB partners and retailers.
You must be kidding. Beyond Nvidia recently demanding AiBs offering at least one model at the same MSRP, AiBs, wholesalers and retailers are free to price as they wish.

There is no reason to buy hardware with inflated prices. There are numerous stores which offers backorders, place one order there and wait in line if you want a card, don't support those less serious retailers charging a premium for desperate buyers.
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2014
Messages
335 (0.13/day)
System Name Desktop / "Console"
Processor Ryzen 5950X / Ryzen 5800X
Motherboard Asus X570 Hero / Asus X570-i
Cooling Deepcool Castle 280X / Cryorig C1
Memory 32GB Gskill Trident DDR4-3600 CL16 / 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 CL16
Video Card(s) RTX 3090 FE / RTX 2080ti FE
Storage 1TB Samsung 980 Pro, 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVME / 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 NVME, 1TB Intel 660P
Display(s) LG 34GK950F / LG 65CX Oled
Case Lian Li O11 Mini / Sliger CL530 Conswole
Audio Device(s) Sony AVR, SVS Ultra Bookshelf / Marantz AVR, SVS Pinnacle, dual SB2000pro
Power Supply Silverstone SX1000 / Silverstone SX800
VR HMD Quest 2 + Airlink, Elite Strap w/ VR Cover face and strap pads
View attachment 171584


This was posted 3 days ago, way ahead of any publicity, from a venerable user too. Well of course I just heard from someone, who just heard from someone, so I don't know the authenticity of that.
The fact remain though is that Best Buy got all the stock of 3080/3090 FE, 10 000 is not an unrealistic number. And yeah...they are gone
I don't know about the numbers available in question (actually none of us do), but I got my FE that same day from BB without even trying. I got on during a break at work and the 'add to cart' button was up. No bot, no browser extension required. UPS sent tracking over the weekend confirming delivery 10/13 and my Watchdogs/GFN came in an email this morning as well. Maybe I coincidentally got on at the exact second that they went live? I doubt it, who knows.... But I did stay around after my order went through and watched their site as the FE's ended up going and then Gigabyte Vision came in/went out of stock. It was over the course of maybe 10 minutes or so from the time I got on, but definitely was not a case of the button switching from "notify" to "out of stock" instantly like we have seen everywhere since launch. This leads me to believe that they at least had a sizable amount on hand.


I don't subscribe to "conspiracy theories" and ridiculous claims, neither should you. His claims were debunked the moment several AiB partners launched card at the same MSRP as the founders edition. Nvidia doesn't earn anything extra from overpriced AiB cards either, so the idea is just fundamentally flawed. You should just accept the fact that the demand is historically high, Newegg claims it was crazier than black friday, for a single product.
I saw that NewEgg post as well. Then there is this:
And that is a single brand, on a single website. (not to mention probably the LEAST desirable 30xx series brand available)
 
Last edited:

rtwjunkie

PC Gaming Enthusiast
Supporter
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Messages
13,823 (2.93/day)
Location
Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Phantom
Processor Core i7-8700k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F Black CPU cooler
Memory 2x 16GB Mushkin Redline DDR-4 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Xc
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 2x 6TB WD Black; 1x 4TB WD Black; 1x400GB VelRptr; 1x 4TB WD Blue storage (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III (large palm grip!)
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
some OCN member asked Best Buy staff and they said Best Buy received 10 000 cards, still a pretty good number of cards there
Well, at 977 stores, that is 10.23541453428864 FE cards per store. :wtf:
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2016
Messages
1,546 (0.92/day)
System Name The de-ploughminator
Processor I7 9900K @ 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
Cooling Custom Watercooling
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Neo 3600mhz 15-15-15-30
Video Card(s) RTX 3090 + Bitspower WB
Storage Plextor 512GB nvme SSD
Display(s) LG OLED CX48"
Case Lian Li 011D Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Creative AE-5
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Razor Viper Ultimate
Keyboard Corsair K75
Software Win10
Well, at 977 stores, that is 10.23541453428864 FE cards per store. :wtf:

Only online purchase. I think they don't have the time to ship 10 cards to each store :D.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
8,881 (2.15/day)
Location
Manchester uk
System Name RyzenGtEvo/ Asus strix scar II
Processor Amd R7 3800X@4.350/525/ Intel 8750H
Motherboard Crosshair hero7 @bios 2703/?
Cooling 360EK extreme rad+ 360$EK slim all push, cpu Monoblock Gpu full cover all EK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Rgb pro 3600cas14 32Gb in four sticks./16Gb
Video Card(s) Sapphire refference Rx vega 64 EK waterblocked/Rtx 2060
Storage Silicon power qlc nvmex3 in raid 0/8Tb external/1Tb samsung Evo nvme 2Tb sata ssd
Display(s) Samsung UAE28"850R 4k freesync.
Case Lianli p0-11 dynamic
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup, corsair void pro headset
Power Supply corsair 1200Hxi
Mouse Roccat Kova/ Logitech G wireless
Keyboard Roccat Aimo 120
VR HMD Oculus rift
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 8726 vega 3dmark timespy/ laptop Timespy 6506
Only online purchase. I think they don't have the time to ship 10 cards to each store :D.
Probably, no definitely not worth it , shipping direct to buyers does make sense in tight supply from one company( a bit dubious for the other shops trying to make money)
As for scalpers etc, I doubt anything tech related would ever warrant me buying off a scalper, I would do without, alternate or whatever I had too including just waiting to avoid doing so, and honestly think everyone should just do that but, it's their money, if people are willing to pay over the odds, and more than you to own something like a 3080 or 90, then fair enough, it's their money, and it's also fine some other guy makes some money off him.
For those without, and I'm there a lot, tough shit this Is the capitalist system we built , I can't buy a Ferrari , yaught or ATM even a home , tough shit, deal with it as you must.
 
Joined
Feb 23, 2019
Messages
2,583 (3.04/day)
Location
Poland
Processor Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling BeQuiet Dark Rock 4
Memory 2x8 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 CL16 @ 3600 CL16
Video Card(s) EVGA 1060 6GB SSC
Storage SX8200 Pro 1 TB, Plextor M6Pro 256 GB, WD Blue 2TB
Display(s) Acer XB273GP
Case SilverStone Primera PM01 RGB
Power Supply SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 750W
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 300
Keyboard MK Typist (Kailh Box White)
Just a summary from some of the major retailers in Poland:
morele.net - 9 partner 3080's, all for "pre-order", all limited to 1 unit per customer
x-kom.pl - 13 partner 3080's, all with "delivery expected soon", all limited to 1 unit per customer
RTV EURO AGD - 4 partner 3080's, all "temporarily unavailable"
komputronik.pl - 17 partner 3080's, all "temporarily unavailable"

3 of those retailers are specifically listed on Nvidia's website.
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2020
Messages
35 (0.08/day)
Location
Brooklyn, New York
System Name Jewel
Processor Intel i9 9900 3.1GHz
Motherboard ASUS Prime Z390-A
Cooling Noctua U12 Chromax
Memory GSKill 2x16 GB modules @ 3200mhz 16-18-18-38
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB
Storage Samsung 980 PRO 500GB
Display(s) Lenovo 23" 1920x1080p
Case Fractal Design Meshify C
Audio Device(s) Built-in w/Creative Labs desktop speakers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova G2 Gold 650 watts
Mouse Logitech G300 wired
Keyboard Razer Huntsman mini RGB w/optical switches
Software Windows 10 Insiders build 19043.1081
Benchmark Scores Still over 8000 (95th percentile) on PassMark but falling fast!
As of today, Best Buy is sold out completely. Again! It was offering both Founders Editions via its online store only. You can't go to its brick and mortar stores for these any more either, it seems. Here is its current statement regarding the Founders cards:
bestbuyfounders cards.PNG

Micro Center also has an online setup.
 

bug

Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
9,052 (4.07/day)
Processor Intel i5-6600k (AMD Ryzen5 3600 in a box, waiting for a mobo)
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3600 G.Skill Ripjaws V (@3200)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Raijintek Thetis
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragonfly Red :D
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
Software Arch Linux + Win10
It's telling your POV is that of your favourite company and not that of a consumer. The post you quoted was pointing out this is a scummy move that affects buyers. Who cares if it's bad or not for Nvidia.

Take off your green baseball cap and socks for once, it's verging on shilling at this point.
It's also telling you'll accept anything, no matter how far fetched, to paint someone bad. Now can we, please, move on?

(I've posted my POV as a consumer: MSRPs are already too high. It would seem there are enough consumers that disagree, these fly from the shelves at current price. Spread conspiracies about Nvidia to whoever will listen to you wont fix that.)
 
Joined
Oct 17, 2014
Messages
7,065 (2.90/day)
Location
USA
System Name Upside Down Convection, Breaker of Gravity
Processor i7-7820HK @ 4.1 all core no downclocking
Cooling Frankenstein Project 1 (2x Arctic Passive coolers meant for AM4 socket)
Memory 2x8gb (16gb)
Video Card(s) gtx 1070 @ +160 core + 300 mem
Storage 2TB SSD
Display(s) Acer Nitro XF243Y 23.8" IPS 12-Bit 165hz 1080p
This is what happens when you produce GPUs with absolutely gargantuan dies. Yields suck so supply is low and you need to crank the price up to compensate. This isn't rocket science. I'm not sure if nVidia wasn't paying attention, but Intel tried doing this with CPUs and it's backfiring. I wonder what makes nVidia think that they can do it with GPUs and be successful.

All rich men who wear leather jackets suffer from a condition known as Hubris.

edit: for those of you wondering, yes that was sarcasm. I like the Nvidia CEO, not as much as I like Lisa Su, but he is still awesome.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 19, 2018
Messages
404 (0.35/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi
Cooling Corsair Hydro H115i
Memory 16Gb CL14 Ripjaws V @3666MHz
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX2070
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD
Display(s) Korean Unbadged
Case Cooler Master Cosmos
Audio Device(s) O2 USB Headphone AMP
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Mouse Logitech G703
Keyboard Crap!
This is a lie. As always with nGreedia.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
5,589 (1.57/day)
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Case NZXT PHANTOM410-BK
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
Ya'll are a bunch of whiners. If you want one, keep checking Best Buy, they sell for $699 when in stock. NOT above msrp.

Its not a scam like some of the lunatics in this thread.

Just have some patience damn.
Not everybody is from US bro... Here in Japan the prices are usually +50% more. Crazy.
 

kingDR

New Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2020
Messages
8 (0.03/day)
Nvidia have a BIG problem

Prices are going up and more and more retailers are increasing prices of 3080 due to the shortage.

Nvidia's conundrum is that they cannot increase the price of 3080 FE and 3090 FE while selling on their own webpage since the RRP is $699 and $1499

SO HOW DO YOU SOLVE THIS!

Simple, you stop selling on your own website and outsource to a BIG retail chain like BestBuy.


Now they can just blame increased cost of distribution and BestBuy can raise the price as they see fit.

WILL BE VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH if BestBuy will keep RRP or raise the price.

If there is and price increase for 3080 FE and 3090 FE you know why they moved the sales to BestBuy.

1602591974423.png
 
Top