Moore’s Law Is Dead has shared a new video that provides insight on NVIDIA’s so-called “Ultimate Play,” which alleges that the company is purposely holding back stock of GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards for manipulative purposes (e.g., creating artificial shortages to spur increased pricing and impulse buys).
Moore’s suggests that NVIDIA’s alleged plans are coming to a crescendo soon due to the impending launch of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series. What will supposedly happen is that in early November, green team will flood the market with GeForce RTX 3080 (300,000+), GeForce RTX 3090 (30,000+), and GeForce RTX 3070 (“boat load”) cards in an attempt to inundate Big Navi.
Some reports have suggested that GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 production is being hampered due to a shortage of GDDR6X, but Moore’s says that’s “bullsh*t.” Actually, it’s kind of true, but he alleges that NVIDIA has been intentionally controlling the supply of GDDR6X to limit Ampere availability – in fact, the company has supposedly confirmed to at least one AIB/AIC that there will be “ample supply” in Q4.
Moore’s also claims that the 20 GB models of the GeForce RTX 3080 will be released for around $850 to $1,000. These versions will be sold exclusively by third-party manufacturers.