Newegg on GeForce RTX 3080 demand: crazier than Black Friday morning

Newegg says that gamers trying to buy NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080: we had 'more traffic than the morning of Black Friday.

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We all know that the hype and demand for NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 has been huge, crashing retailer websites across the world from Scan Computers in the UK to PCCG here in Australia, and it even pushed Newegg to their knees in the US, too.

But just how huge was the demand for Newegg? According to a new tweet from the company, the demand was so huge that they experienced "more traffic than the morning of Black Friday". They added that "limited inventory sold out in 5 minutes" and that "bot protection was in place, orders were human".

NVIDIA apologized a few days ago for the insane demand and instant sell-out of pretty much global GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards in moments. Scalpers took advantage of the situation, buying cards -- while bots were trying to secure cards as well -- gobbling up supply, leaving gamers without cards.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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