Nvidia apologies for RTX 3090 stock before launch

Nvidia apologies for RTX 3090 stock before launch

Hardware giant Nvidia has apologised for the level of stock of its upcoming and super powerful GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.

In a blog post, the GPU firm said that there will be limited supply on launch because the tech was designed for a very specific group of users. This follows the company rolling out its RTX 3080 card, only for the hardware to be snapped up by bots and resellers from its website. Nvidia has moved its storefront to its own platform in order to make sure that bad actors don't buy the graphics cards.

"Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the Titan RTX before it, we want to apologise upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day," the company said.

"We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come."

The RTX 3090 was announced at the start of September and comes with a $1,499 price tag, alongside the 3080 and 3070 cards. It's set to be released today (September 24th).

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