I don't know anyone that got a card. And there were probably 100 of us on another site trying. Mostly us, a few Canada. This was a paper launch af imo.So pretty much a paper launch in Canada except for a few sprinkles here and there?
Is it the same story for our southern neighbours?
Yeah I searched every site I could think of and they are all out of stock. Some retail locations say they have 1 in stock. I think Edmonton got 2 or 3 GPUS for all of Alberta, BC I think has 1 for the province and Ontario has 3 for the whole province. 2 in Ottawa...
Looks like it is a soft launch. Well if I have to wait then I might as well see how the competition does and maybe even wait a bit more to see if a 3080 Ti comes out. Maybe next week we will have more stock but who knows.
What I found interesting was the 2 most popular websites in Canada were basically DDOSed and couldn't handle the traffic. Newegg is still experiencing problems while Canada Computers seems fine now.
I think a lot of the custom cards were rushed making me think this product was rushed. Some of the cards like EVGA's still have a SLI cutout on the backplate which looks off as there is no SLI on the 3080.