While gamers are preparing to upgrade their current or older generation of graphics cards, judging from the flooded second-hand market of graphics cards on platforms like eBay and CraigsList, NVIDIA has Yet to provide any official release date for their new line-up of RTX 40XX series of the graphics card.
Multiple accredited Twitter accounts are reporting the delayed plan of the product launch by NVIDIA, citing that only the RTX 4090 will be released in the current year, while the most affordable ones are planned only in 2023.
Many users believe that the delay is to clear up the currently massive inventory of RTX 3000 series of graphic cars, which NVIDIA has brought upon itself. NVIDIA has kept the price of the RTX 3000 series well above the MSRP, preventing the gamers to afford this series of cards.
During the 2021 and early 2022, NVIDIA has embarked on the “Chip Shortage” to keep the prices of graphics cards as high as it can, praying that gamers will buy the cards at any price that NVIDIA is eager to sell.
This has backlashed since, and now that the release of the new line of cards is imminent, they have to either cut the price of current generation cards by a huge margin or delay the launch of the new series. It seems that their strategy is to delay the launch and sell as many as the current stock of cards as they can achieve.