The constant barrage of bad news surrounding GPU availability isn’t surprising. We expected it since early this year. And over the With so many devices releasing simultaneously, raw materials for some of the components become scarce. And major companies like Apple use their size as leverage for priority shipments.
…it will take weeks for the situation to return to normal, which means that the availability of all models will not improve until February, even by blocking the release of some models (such as the 6900XT Custom) …
My optimism is fading. I’ve personally struggled to upgrade. My own rig uses an NVIDIA GTX 980, an excellent but aging GPU. While I was planning for an RTX 3080 or 3090, at this point any current-gen GPU is my new target. The same is true with AMD’s CPU line, though Intel has had no supply concerns (yet). Fortunately my CPU is a crazy powerful i7-5960X, and 64GB of DDR4 RAM at 3200MHz is still enough for any task.