It shouldn't be too surprising at this point, but NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics cards are sold out already - with NVIDIA seeing unprecedented demand for its $699 graphics card. This is both great news, and bad news.
First: the great side of it - gamers are starving for a super high-end graphics card, and NVIDIA over delivered with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. We have similar performance to the Titan X which costs $1200, but NVIDIA crammed it all into the $699 graphics card that became the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Demand is far exceeding the supply of GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with most e-tailers and retailers either having no stock, or quickly running out. New stock isn't expected until March 25, which is 10 days away.
The bad side of it: NVIDIA can't make enough GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition cards to keep up with demand, so what does this mean for AIB partners and their custom GTX 1080 Ti cards? This will mean we'll be waiting a little longer for the custom GTX 1080 Ti, possibly waiting until the end of April... which is 6 weeks away. That's a very long time in the gaming world, or in any sense - and the GTX 1080 Ti is so good that people want it now, not later.
There's even a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition from MSI that is selling for $857 on Amazon, a $150+ premium over the $699 price of the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition. There was only one of them left, but there are now going to be sellers who are charging a premium because the GTX 1080 Ti stock is getting close to nil.
It was only a couple of hours ago that legendary overclocker 'Kingpin' broke the 3DMark Time Spy record using an LN2-cooled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, with some amazing results.
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