I've seen/heard the opposite. Microcenters getting 15 cards per store instead of 100 or so.
So when Nvidia said they had more stock at Ampere launch than they did for Turing they're straight up lying? And this is based on an arbitrary number of cards we think Microcenter should get? Not very convincing.
Tamasi did an interview recently where he said there's a 6 month lead time from when they order chips from TSMC to when cards are on shelves. Apparently they did account for the fact that so many ppl are at home due to covid but they still underestimated demand.