Nvidia is once again struggling with the problem of the past years. This is a lack of graphics cards, especially the models of the new RTX 3000 series.
It's nothing new that Nvidia has been struggling with that Friday lack of graphics card inventory. On the one hand, these are production problems, which include new technologies, which in practice means that their production or production is more complex and slower.
Demand is high and supply low. However, Nvidia is not the only company facing this problem. We've also been able to see the company recently Sony, specifically when launching a new sale PlayStation 5. The company's crisis is still going on, and it seems that it is not about to end.
Minerals and scalpers are to blame
However, the difference between Sony and Nvidia is that Nvidia has had this problem of scarce goods since the series GTX 1000. The problem therefore persists for several years, but in the past, the vast majority of the so-called mineral.
Currently, the cryptomen market is slowly getting into a huge retail bubble, similar to 20177. The rewards for miners, especially with regard to the cryptocurrency Ethereum, are currently like a fairy tale.
If you do not know what it is, these are people who buy several graphics cards, which will then be used to mining of cryptocurrencies.
This time, in addition to minerals, they are also scalpers, or just that complexity of the production process. Moreover, even the current global situation does not improve much. For explanation, the concept scalpers is the person who buys this scarce commodity for profit.
How does Nvidia handle it?
Already with the PS5, we could see that these people mostly sell consoles for at least double its recommended retail price. The difference between Nvidia is that people buy the product for themselves in larger quantities, but do not sell it.
All graphics cards are designed for the extraction of cryptocurrencies, while the result is the same in practice, ie making a profit.
Nvidia has decided to offer at least older and more affordable cards due to the increased demand for new RTX 3000 cards. They will be 1050 GTX Ti a RTX 2060. These are middle-class graphics cards, and in the first case it is more of a low end.
The company offers from the new series models RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and the most powerful model RTX 3090. It is currently almost unrealistic to find the card of the latest series at its real retail price.
They are mostly for sale overpriced or already extracted pieces, which have a continuous operation in demanding conditions.
We will see how long this situation will last and whether Nvidia will increase its production, or will try together with various stores limit the unit quantity to one customer.