With October almost over, the numbers have begun to exit JD.com, the largest Chinese retail outlet, showing us how bad APVAC is still in the retail sector, even in the APAC market area Retailers’ sales numbers and even buyers have suffered. Submitted reviews on the site.
NVIDIA partners sold less than 1000 GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards at China’s largest retail outlet in October
Numbers compiled by a Baidu forum member indicate that NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 supplies are also scarce in the Chinese market. Not only that, but the numbers show that fake reviews are being done to ensure that there are no supply problems, while the actual number of buyers is far less than what is reported.
It is reported that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 AIB graphics card sold 114,410 units, while in reality, JD managed to fulfill only 743 orders, which is just 0.65% of the total reviews and sales reported by the retailer. To submit a buyer’s review, JD.com requires you to show the actual invoice of the product purchased, a picture or video of the product, and a comment about the product. But it seems that either JD.com or AIB are now virtually inflating sales numbers and product reviews to show that the card is out of stock due to heavy demand, which is certainly not the case here.
Color was the only manufacturer that managed to show 35.71% factual reviews for its 250 cards, while the rest of the AIBs such as Gigabyte and Galaxy, ASUS, and Gigabyte shipped 130, 50 and 150 units, respectively. The latter 3 AIBs sold 900, 400, and 3900 units against fake reviews whereas in reality, they were very few. MSI lists the largest number of graphics cards sold in 57,000 units on a large scale, but in reality, they were only able to sell 80 units, which is 0.14% of the total figure. Even ZOTAC sells 35,000 units against just 10 actual sales units.
Take for example the AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 MASTER, which is currently out of stock and according to JD.com, it has received 3900+ reviews, but scrolling to buyer reviews shows only 10 genuine reviews and the remaining 3890 reviews are non – are absent. It just ceases to explain how bad the NVIDIA RTX 3080 launch has become, with retailers and AIB increasing sales numbers to hide false claims due to declining sales numbers, when in reality its Excessive supply shortage of cards
This certainly sounds like a paper launch with the CEO of NVIDIA itself, confirming that supplies for its Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 graphics card will improve by the beginning of 2021, implying that most Users will have to wait longer to get their new graphics card, unlike the launch dates that NVIDIA promised.
The same is true for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for which large retail outlets are only able to meet less than 10% of demand. Supply for the GeForce RTX 3090 is slightly better, as it doesn’t have the same amount of niche and halo offerings and doesn’t have the same level of GPU demand as the RTX 3080, but since the RTX 3070 is targeting the $ 499 US price point Is, so we expect a repeat similar to the RTX 3080 stock issues.
Most users are now considering switching to AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, which sounds great in terms of performance compared to the RTX 309 offerings. If AMD can manage a decent stock at launch and price their cards right, there is a high probability that users will be more willing to buy the RX 6000 card. Now this would obviously remove the pressure of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series stock, but could result in a red team gaining significant market share in the DIY market.