The RTX 4080 SUPER, Nvidia’s new graphics card, is out of stock almost everywhere. This model, more efficient and less expensive than its predecessor, has generated unprecedented enthusiasm among players. But why is it so difficult to obtain it?
Nvidia’s new graphics card, the RTX 4080 SUPER, is already unavailable in most online stores. This model, which offers superior performance at a lower price than its predecessor, the RTX 4080, has generated unprecedented enthusiasm – but faced with too high demand and too low stocks, the RTX 4080 SUPER has become a rare commodity. Does this remind you of something ?
A new widespread stock shortage
On e-commerce sites, it is almost impossible to find a copy available. Some even have delivery times of several weeks or even months. In some countries, the only graphics cards on sale are those offered by unscrupulous resellers, who take advantage of the shortage to sell them at exorbitant prices.
How to explain this situation ? There are two main reasons. The first is high demand, which exceeded the forecasts of Nvidia and distributors. The RTX 4080 SUPER benefited from a windfall effect, after a period of shortage of graphics cards linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and the surge in cryptocurrency mining. Many gamers have therefore seized the opportunity to equip themselves with a high-performance and affordable model.
The second reason is lack of stock. Nvidia allegedly underestimated demand and did not produce enough graphics cards to meet demand. The American firm would also have faced supply problems with components, particularly chips, which are manufactured by Asian subcontractors. These difficulties would have slowed down the production and distribution of the RTX 4080 SUPER.
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A frustrating situation for consumers
Faced with this (new) shortage, potential customers are disappointed and frustrated. Some people have pre-ordered their graphics card, but don’t know when they will receive it. Others gave up on their purchase, lack of availability or reasonable price. Still others are turning to alternative models, like the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, which are easier to find, but less efficient.
Nvidia, for its part, is trying to reassure its customers. The firm assures that it does everything possible to increase production and the delivery of the RTX 4080 SUPER. It also promises to combat speculation and maintain the recommended price of €899. But it does not give a precise date for stock replenishment. We will therefore have to wait a little longer before being able to take full advantage of it.
- The RTX 4080 SUPER is Nvidia’s latest graphics card, which offers higher performance at a lower price than the RTX 4080.
- The graphics card is out of stock in most online stores.