Nvidia admits, its production capacity is exceeded by demand. The firm mentions both massive orders for the RTX 3000s, but also a production line slowed down by health requirements. Clearly, getting your hands on a GeForce Ampère before the first quarter of 2021 will be complicated.
Bad time to change graphics card. While AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000s are also suffering from severe shortages upon launch, accompanied by an unreasonable increase in prices for the RX 6800 and 6800 XT, now Nvidia is showing its color: its production capacity will not be able to meet the demand for GeForce RTX 3000 before ” some months “. In other words, you will surely have to spend Christmas without an “Ampere” graphics card under the tree… and wait wisely until the first quarter of 2021 to hope to receive one.
To justify this persistent shortage, Nvidia mentions both particularly strong demand that has exceeded its forecasts, and production chains slowed down, probably as well as logistics, by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nvidia would like “more agile supply chains»
This overview comes to us in particular from Colette Kress, CFO of Nvidia, who indicated that the production of new cards continued to be done in small quantities. “Given the production constraints for the entire industry and the length of cycles, it may take a few more months for product availability to catch up with demand.“, Declared the person concerned during a conference with investors from Nvidia held on Wednesday.
This estimate matches that of Jensen Huang who for his part predicted, at the beginning of October, a demand greater than production capacity for the rest of 2020. We are there. On Wednesday, the CEO of Nvidia added however that the production of GeForce RTX 3000 was “one of the fastest to[se mettre en place]», But was overwhelmed by a request that PC Mag overwhelming judge.
« We would like the cycle times to be shorter. We would like more agile supply chains. But you know the world is in shackles right now. So we have to make the most of this situation“, Punctuated Jensen Huang, still Wednesday.