The Nvidia RTX 3090 is officially out in the market. But it seems like Nvidia followed the RTX 3080 launch with another disappointment.
Last September 17, Nvidia released the RTX 3080 to the market. The launch was lackluster and Nvidia apologized for it. However, the company has not learned its lesson and the Nvidia RTX 3090 launch is another failure.
The disappointment does not come from the card’s performance. Stock availability is to blame once again.
Ordering the RTX 3090 is an endless loop
Nvidia is supposedly opening the RTX 3090 orders online at 6 a.m. PST. However, it is impossible to check out the card.
Refreshing the webpage in hopes of grabbing the card is an option. However, users are met with the “Out of Stock” page.
The “Add to Cart” button popped up minutes after the launch. But that is just about it. Once the card is on the cart, the Nvidia webpage is stuck. It goes back to the “Out of Stock” page not long after.
According to Nvidia, the botched RTX 3080 launch is caused by the massive traffic entering the website. The company was not expecting the demand for the graphics card to be that huge.
However, the company seems to have not learned from its mistake.
PC Gamers took their disappointment to Twitter
Just like the RTX 3080 launch, unsatisfied PC gamers shared their experience on social media.
Amused to see the RTX 3090 shown as "Out of Stock" even before they went on sale at 2pm BST and in the instants right after
Beats the 3080, sold out in zero seconds!😂#nvidia3090 pic.twitter.com/wGLng8mwRt
— Neil Stoker (@nmstoker) September 24, 2020
The RTX 3090 was available starting at 9am. There was never a buy button. pic.twitter.com/WEHS8ayKdC
— Oliver (@Glow_wuff) September 24, 2020
The Nvidia RTX 3090 and the RTX 3080 are probably the most powerful cards today. But if the products are out of stock for several weeks, then the AMD Big Navi cards might be worth waiting for.