Now that China has emphasized that Hong Kong is part of China … it seems that sales embargo (just like in China) does not apply to street vendors in Hong Kong. The Gigabyte RTX 4090 GAMING OC is already on sale in Hong Kong two weeks before official release date.
Taken from Videocardz … Someone managed to buy Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 graphics card more than two weeks before official release. One usually does not see next-gen GPUs sold this soon, but it may confirm that NVIDIA board partners indeed have a large stock of cards waiting for customers.
NVIDIA is yet to release a driver that offers full functionality and performance. This driver is not to be released for public until October 12th, when the card officially launches. That said, just because you buy this card this soon, without this driver there is no chance it will work. For press members, this driver will become available later this week.