Do we really need a thread for every GPU on newegg and its inventory level?
Well, not if everything was sold out. Then we could just group them all into one and say "Newegg out of GPU's".
I think this is newsworthy. It was newsworthy when it was Tahiti selling out and now it's spread to Hawaii. It's Christmas season, and 3wks B4 Christmas they are having shortages. These aren't the mainstream volume models. These are top of the range high ASP, high margin models that typically move in lower volumes. At this rate they are going to sell every one they can get their hands on. I don't know how fast manufacturing can be shifted, from GPU's to PCB's, to complete cards, and everything in between, but this is a really volatile situation. If you up production what happens if the bottom falls out of mining? If you don't, then how much business are you losing? Does nVidia continue to ignore this market, or do they join the bandwagon? This could be more lucrative than the pro market simply because of the shear volume being sold and all without a dime being spent on support. They are just selling hardware. They are uncontested. No Crossfire support, not worrying about getting that last percent of performance so you can be on top of the benchmark charts, who cares if the fans are noisy, nothing. Just make the hardware put it on the shelves and take the money.
Rdit: They are now showing 1 model of 290 in stock and 2 models of 280X. I wonder how long they will last? I imagine they will start jacking prices if this continues.