NVIDIA asks for patience and apologizes for the delays of its RTX 2080 Ti
A few months ago, NVIDIA presented its new graphics cards with Turing architecture, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. While in the case of the first there are units available for sale, the second or there are either a few or not available at all. In the case of the NVIDIA Founders Edition, availability is delayed again.
Only a few days passed after the official launch and presentation (September 20) when NVIDIA itself stated that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition would not be available by that date. That managed to anger many critics because the pre-reserves were limited units until empty stock, where after would not be available from its website. That is, they knew perfectly the stock they had to be able to offer their users such cards, but for some reason all the dates are delayed.
The only understandable thing would be that they did not expect such a good reception and left the stock too long open, but on the other hand, perhaps they did it on purpose to attract more customers even if there were delays. In any case, this is speculation and we assume that we will never know. What we do know is that NVIDIA itself, through an official statement, has postponed the delivery of said RTX 2080 Ti between October 5 and 9.
According to sources, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is in stock is likely to be in the mid- to late-October window at the earliest. While the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is priced at $1199 with the standard MSRP at $999, $1200 is the observed going price for all 2080 Ti cards on the market and in general inflated prices will be the norm for weeks or perhaps months, something to be expected with new video card releases.
All these delays point directly to an unspecified and unclear problem, NVIDIA simply says that they have problems in the supply chain and that they can meet the needs and dates of customers for their RTX 2080 Ti is assuming a ” challenge”.
We hope Nvidia can solve this problem ASAP.