Just Plain Mean
- May 18, 1997
In order to avoid scalpers from obtaining graphics cards and then reselling them at a much higher price, NVIDIA has implemented captcha in their own official store. The manufacturer later decided to use 3rd party sellers to offer their Founders Edition, in both US and Europe. But this only solved one problem, while the demand is still much higher than the supply.
AMD is also expected to face the huge demand for its next-generation GPUs. After all, customers who need new graphics cards will buy whatever card is available – and no one really knows when RTX 30 series will finally physically on the shelves.
In order to avoid making the same mistake NVIDIA did at the Ampere launch, AMD has sent out a document to its partners outlining the possible measures to prevent scalpers from obtaining the Radeon RX 6000 series cards. A YouTuber RedGamingTech received this document and it was shown in a video: