You’ll have a difficult time scoring a GeForce RTX 3080 from EVGA, but the majority may not be going to scalpers, at least. The support team took to Twitter last night to confirm that all orders will be manually checked and reviewed by hand, which should result in any bulk purchases made by bots being voided.
“We are hand reviewing all EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 orders, any orders that are taken from ‘bots’ will be rejected,” the company tweeted.
Important note: We are hand reviewing all EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 orders, any orders that are taken from "bots" will be rejected.— EVGA (@TEAMEVGA) September 21, 2020
While many customers are still complaining about site issues and begging for the implementation of additional security measures such as CAPTCHA, this is a good start to ensure that legitimate enthusiasts can get their hands on a GPU.
NVIDIA has been doing the very same. In its Q&A yesterday, green team confirmed that it has been manually monitoring purchases. In fact, it’s already canceled hundreds of orders made by bots before they could ship. NVIDIA is also flexing CAPTCHA and other security upgrades.
For 3080 it could be any time. And yes, thousands.— Jacob Freeman (@EVGA_JacobF) September 19, 2020