MSI stops production of the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio graphics card – buyers did not wait for pre-orders
Reddit reported that Dutch customers at Alternate and Megekko had received emails today informing them that their pre-orders for the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio have been canceled the manufacturer has discontinued the product.
Retailers did not offer an alternative since the cost of the video card increased by 2-3 times compared to September. In the comments to this Reddit post, users report that those who pre-ordered the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming series faced similar problems. They are offered a refund or purchase of the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 while also paying an additional $ 20. Users are outraged by this state of affairs and expect comments from video card manufacturers.
The shortage of video cards and the excessively high prices for them are several factors at once. On the one hand, there is a global semiconductor shortage that has hit all chip-dependent industries. On the other hand, many high-end video cards are bought by miners when they hit the market. Unfortunately, it is still difficult to predict when high-performance video cards will fall into the hands of gamers.