Partly true. If scalpers weren't buying up supply then it might not be so constrained. And, I would suggest that if there were no scalpers the prices might not be as high as we are seeing. In other words, Nvidia, may or may not increase prices due to high demand. They may just set their price and deal with supply shortages without increasing end-user prices.I was referring to your post as if scalpers were rigging the market. They are not. Prices are not set by scalpers, as they are the product of high demand and low supply. Scalpers only facilitate the exchange of goods. That's it.
Consider this, if Nvidia jacked prices up to scalper levels would scalpers still buy the GPUs and try to sell them at even higher prices? Maybe. Of course there likely would be a major backlash towards Nvidia and people would probably turn to AMD for GPUs.