amd098yea dont even bother with the alerts, they come after it sold out
ericc191Yes! If Nvidia allowed pre-orders, it would ruin the scalper's attempts to control the market.
Cerulean_Shamanericc191Yes! If Nvidia allowed pre-orders, it would ruin the scalper's attempts to control the market.Preorders would also prevent a sense of scarcity and/or overwhelming demand. Whether or not Nvidia was prepared or not for this and whether or not they really underestimated demand, I think they were always planning on trying to create some kind of chokepoint to make things look better to investors. Especially after the lackluster 20xx launch. It's the only logical reason why nvidia would prevent preorders. With preorders people would at least sit there and be content that their order would be fulfilled, and though it might take a while there'd be no sense of scarcity that would drive more people to purchase. I'm just bidding my time. The huge AMD leak, if it pans out, has utterly convinced me that AMD will pull a huge swathe of gamers away from Nvidia and that next gen might be the gen they finally completely close the gap. They still need a solution for DLSS, but they said they're working on it. Between consumer frustration over the launch, all the muddying of waters due to the CAPGATE mess, and AMD coming in like kirby to suck in market share, it should be pretty darn easy to grab a 30xx card by the end of October... especially if EVGA can hook us up with a better way to snag one off their shop.