It’s not like Zotac is against me. Or even the world. No, I’m just one of 20,000 pre-orders for a Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity OC 10GB that was listed on Amazon on September 18th. And subsequently cancelled.
That doesn’t make me feel any better.
Zotac, like other GPU manufacturers, has suffered from a lack of stock and an overwhelming demand. The new NVIDIA videocard just has low availability, and everyone wants one. Few have handled it well, and while a cancelled order isn’t great, at least I wasn’t charged. Disheartened, sure. But my wallet isn’t lighter for the experience.
Videocardz confirms my own reporting on the cancellation, which is no surprise. When I ordered it, I shared a link with Shawn and by the time he clicked through, it was no longer available. I found the unit was available through the Telegram feed I mentioned last week. Which means plenty of people already placed their orders. And, plenty in this case may mean hundreds or thousands.
If you’re trying to get your hands on an RTX 3080 (or heck, an RTX 3090 at this point), have low expectations. We’ve heard good news from EVGA about availability in the coming weeks, but it’s just as likely that you won’t get one under the Christmas tree. I highly recommend you’re ready for that possibility.