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Zotac Overwhelmed With 20,000 GeForce RTX 3080 Pre-Orders From Amazon

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Demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 has reached a fever pitch, and you can't currently find any RTX 3080s in stock at any retailer. Once cards are actually come in stock, they're immediately gobbled up by customers (or bots). That's also having an impact on GPU makers, like Zotac, which says it's struggling to process 20,000 RTX 3080 pre-orders from its Amazon storefront.

While Zotac certainly appreciates all the orders on one level, supplying them will be a challenge. Zotac_DACH announced on Twitter (and has since deleted) that it is completely overwhelmed by the 20,000 units, and it will take at least a month to fulfill them entirely:

Nearly 20,000 pre-orders have been received and we cannot serve them in a short time, with the best of intentions, as much as we wanted to. Therefore, once again, we are infinitely sorry, but we do not know what went wrong here either. 

— ZOTAC DACH #LiveToGames (@ZOTAC_DACH) September 19, 2020

By Nvidia's own admission, the demand for the RTX 3080 Ampere cards is unprecedented. Fortunately, EVGA says it is stocking thousands of RTX 3080s soon, and that means other suppliers should be dispatching more cards, too. But that won't be enough to feed the thousands and tens of thousands of customers shopping for an RTX 3080, at least in the short-term.

Computerbase.de conducted a survey asking how many of its readers got an RTX 3080 Founders Edition, and only 372 out of 2,204 people scored a card. Meanwhile, an additional 212 participants couldn't get a custom-designed SKU.

Hopefully the cards will stay in stock as Amazon and other retailers receive fresh batches of cards, and your refresh button can take a break. We also hope Nvidia doesn't encounter the same issues with the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3070 launches that are just around the corner.

  • ScrewySqrl
    I just want to know how the pre-order worked? I thought no one had preorders underway?
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  • Avro Arrow
    When Radeon haters discover that Zotac is just Sapphire in disguise...

    :homer:
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  • spongiemaster
    ScrewySqrl said:
    I just want to know how the pre-order worked? I thought no one had preorders underway?
    It was a mistake by Amazon. Someone accidently allowed preorders on one model.
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  • Avro Arrow
    spongiemaster said:
    It was a mistake by Amazon. Someone accidently allowed preorders on one model.
    I think that Jensen & Jeff are going to have a billionaire's spat over this. :ROFLMAO:

    EDIT: I bet Zotac is happy as a clam. This is 20,000 guaranteed sales.

    MOVE OVER EVGA!
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  • Olivier_00
    MSI on Amazon.ca during ~1 min did the same but I don't know if my order is considered...

    https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/gp/product/B08HR5SXPS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  • Some_Guy_87
    That was really a big screw-up by Amazon. I ordered one almost 7 hours after the sales started and was wondering if everyone was just setting their eyes on FE+EVGA or why the f nobody wants that Zotac model. But yeah, now it's pretty obvious what happened :D. I'll still keep it unless I find some good other way, curious to see if this actually gets delivered at that price at some point.
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  • spentshells
    Olivier_00 said:
    MSI on Amazon.ca during ~1 min did the same but I don't know if my order is considered...

    https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/gp/product/B08HR5SXPS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    indisponible? Desole.
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  • nofanneeded
    Avro Arrow said:
    When Radeon haters discover that Zotac is just Sapphire in disguise...

    :homer:


    Source ?
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  • Blacksad999
    Well, hopefully that's 20,000 people who I don't have to compete with when either the EVGA FTW or TUF OC arrive. :)
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  • greenmrt
    I almost did this. Couldn't bring myself to put trust in this device long term. This I'm going to hold out for a 3070 TI, actually. Should do everything I want at 1440p for several years :)
    Reply