Despite the fact that with the fall in cryptocurrency quotes, prices for video cards have dropped significantly, demand has not kept pace with supply. As a result, both the secondary market and store shelves are overstocked. This is what is called the reason for the delay in the release of GeForce RTX 40 3D cards: warehouses are clogged with current generation video cards.
Despite the fact that the graphics card after mining is a pig in a poke, the secondary market is crowded with GeForce RTX 30, and there is a demand for them. At the same time, retailer warehouses are also overflowing, and even more so: GeForce RTX 30 oversupply across the entire supply chain.
Therefore, releasing the GeForce RTX 40 now is impractical – you need to try to sell the stocks of the current generation of video cards in the retail channel, and it also takes time for the stocks of these models to decrease in the secondary market. Therefore, now, according to the source, the premiere of the GeForce RTX 4090, as the first representative of the new line, is expected only in October and only on paper. In reality, sales start only at the very end of the year – in December. Previously, it was assumed that both the GeForce RTX 4080 and the GeForce RTX 4070 would be released by December..