Nvidia has said that it expects to suffer graphics card shortages for much of 2021.
During the company’s annual Investor Day, Nvidia’s Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress commented on Nvidia’s graphics card inventory: “Overall demand remains very strong and continues to exceed supply while our channel inventories remain quite lean. We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year,” Kress said.
The struggle of average users to pick up Nvidia GPUs throughout the semiconductor shortage has been well-documented, and only made more difficult by the cryptocurrency boom. Sadly, it doesn’t look like the issue will be fully remedied anytime soon. Kress previously said in January of this year that RTX GPU‘s will remain in short supply “throughout Q1” of 2021, but it seems like this outlook has been tempered.
Here’s our review of the RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition from its launch in September of 2020. We scored the card a 9, calling it a “powerful GPU that offers big gains.” If you’re trying to figure out which graphics card would suit your use case, check out our piece covering the best graphics cards of 2021, with options for every budget.