Update 9/21/2020 10:50am PT: EVGA reached out to clarify that while it does have thousands of GPUs incoming, they will not all be available this week. We've amended the text below:
Nvidia's launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards have left many feeling left in the cold as the cards sold out almost immediately. We could see some improvements soon, though. According to EVGA's global product management director Jacob Freeman (via Twitter), the third-party GPU maker could stock 'thousands' more Nvidia RTX 3080 cards, with stock coming in every few days. That gives us at least a glimmer of hope that supply will improve, though we fully anticipate the shortages to persist for some time.
It's encouraging that EVGA will have more custom RTX 3080 graphics cards coming to market, and it also bodes well for other GPU makers restocking their arsenals, too - it's likely that EVGA isn't the only company that will receive more stock over the coming weeks. That said, it's anyone's guess how many hundreds of thousands of cards will be needed to satiate near-term demand, and how long that will take. Some predications peg the shortage to last until early 2021, but at least it appears that more cards will trickle in over the coming weeks.
For 3080 it could be any time. And yes, thousands.September 19, 2020
That refers to all incoming and it will be across many etail/retail.September 20, 2020
We have supply going out to as many etailers as possible.September 19, 2020
This week.September 19, 2020
Freeman's comments came amid a string of different responses to EVGA's customers via Twitter, and seemingly confirm that the company will have a not-insignificant number of graphics cards shipping soon.
Freeman outlined that the company's restocking efforts will span its own site, Amazon, and 'many' different etail and retail sites. However, the company isn't giving a specific time or date for availability yet.
Nvidia's Ampere 30-series launch surely felt like the 'paperiest' of paper launches, with many retailers selling out in seconds. However, Newegg reported that the 3080 launch drove more traffic to its website than it sees on Black Friday, making it hard to determine if the shortages were due to an abnormally restricted number of GPUs being stocked for the launch, or if overwhelming demand simply exacerbated the typically-limited amount of stock we see during a product launch.
The nearly-instantaneous sell-outs were exacerbated by scalpers and resellers using increasingly-sophisticated bots to snap up inventory in seconds. Nvidia has also issued a statement on the matter that outlines the steps it is taking to correct the supply issues.
EVGA has a pretty impressive line of graphics cards, like the RTX 3080 XC3 and FTW3 Ultra Gaming that you can see here. The company says it will provide more updates as stock becomes available. We do have to temper our expectations, though, as some estimates predict limited supply until the early months of 2021. In the meantime, head to our Where and How to Buy an RTX 3080, 3090 or 3070 article for more tips on how you can score Nvidia's Ampere cards.