It looks like the Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti may have run into a production problem that could threaten the January 27 release date of what is expected to be the best graphics card ever for the consumer market.
In a report from TweakTown, sources told the site that Nvidia has instructed its board partners to “stop production” of their RTX 3090 Ti cards, though they could not indicate what the problem was that prompted the request. . Meanwhile, Nvidia has reportedly halted its production of the RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition.
The pause is simply called a pause, so the production delay should only be a temporary blip. It should also be noted that Nvidia didn’t actually reveal a release date, so while we expect a January 27th release, that date hasn’t been confirmed by Nvidia.
As to what the underlying problem may be, Videocardz says its sources have confirmed a production break, but also report that the problem appears to be twofold: a hardware issue and a problem with the BIOS.
No further details were given, but a hardware problem would be much more serious than a bad BIOS, but either would almost certainly push back the January 27 release.
We’ve reached out to Nvidia for comment and will update this story when we hear back from the company.
Analysis: _ (tsu) _ /
At the end of the day, the RTX 3090 Ti will be impossible to find in the best production conditions, so the fact that we’ll have to wait a while to buy it all isn’t that big of a deal.
This latest generation of graphics cards is really mostly short lived, a perfect one to try without really getting it. Even better, we can embrace what it means to be human and resign ourselves to never reaching that 60-frame-of-ray-traced-4K-graphics-on-ultra nirvana and just what’s in front of us. Appreciate that right, like DLSS and FSR.
Or, we can explore some of the best indie games out there that can run on ultrabooks but capture the unexpected joy of gaming in a way that flashier AAA games can often miss.
Most importantly, we are glad that it is the RTX 3090 Ti that has been affected and not the RTX 3050.
We want more people to have a passion for PC gaming, and a quality budget graphics card like the Nvidia RTX 3050 or AMD RX 6500 XT is a card that can do just that. We’ll see a lot more people in gaming without them making a major investment in a gaming rig than with some happy elite experience that the RTX 3090 Ti can do while all else is left out.
The best possible outcome is that everyone is getting what they want, but if there’s some delay, then having the RTX 3090 Ti is the least bad choice.
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