NVIDIA has reportedly postponed the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti indefinitely. The news comes from Steve Burke of Gamers Nexus, who was told by board partners that green team had decided to delay the graphics card due to a lack of supplies for existing SKUs, which are already very tough to find.
“[…] the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti postponement is likely due to the community response to the cards in general,” Burke hypothesized. “You can just look at the chat window from the […] event to see why NVIDIA might think it was in poor taste to announce yet another GPU.”
“From what the board partners were telling us, NVIDIA decided to put this on hold until it can get more supply in place for the existing SKUs that it already sells. NVIDIA was also working on other refreshes for January, but it sounds like all of those have basically been postponed at this point.”
According to previous rumors, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti was supposed to be released in February after Chinese New Year. The card is said to feature 10,496 CUDA Cores just like the GeForce RTX 3090, but with 20 GB of GDDR6X memory instead of 24 GB.