The graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA also expects further bottlenecks in the RTX 30 models in the first quarter of 2021.
NVIDIA has confirmed that it will continue to be difficult to buy 30-amp architecture graphics cards. Colette Kress, the Group’s CFO, expects far-reaching delivery bottlenecks until at least the end of March 2021.
Like the colleagues from Seeking Alpha report, Kress said at the press conference of the 19th annual JP Morgan Tech / Automobile Forum: “To talk about supply, we have to discuss demand first. After all, we had an outstanding holiday season. […] The gaming demand is currently huge. Our ampere technology and ray tracing were real successes. The demand for it was stronger than expected and lasted longer. “Until the end of the first quarter, the partner and retail warehouses were therefore only sparsely stocked.
Kress continues: “Our overall capacities could not keep up with the high demand. We have seen in terms of constraints the capacity that may be required for assembly and test and / or partial business. We are currently working on establishing this capacity to be able to and to increase the offer. “
At the moment, that should be of little consolation for gamers looking for a graphics card upgrade. The fact that scalpers, botters and crypto miners also unnaturally reduce the supply also ensures absurdly high prices. In view of the recent crypto boom, it looks like the graphics card market will not stabilize for the time being.