NVIDIA pushes GeForce RTX 3070 launch back to October 29th

Published: 2nd Oct 2020, 07:13 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA pushes GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards back. 

NVIDIA changes the launch date to October 29th

NVIDIA has postponed the launch of its GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card by two weeks. The manufacture has already updated its webstore information. The cards will be available for sale on October 29th.

This is exactly a day after AMD announces its Radeon RX 6000 series. What is also interesting is that the card will now be launched two months after the announcement, which is very unusual for NVIDIA.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 is the first desktop GA104-based model. This card will feature 5888 CUDA cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 (non-X) memory. The card is advertised as faster than GeForce RTX 2080 Ti but at a much lower MSRP of 499 USD.

NVIDIA officially confirmed that GeForce RTX 3070 will be delayed until October 29th

GeForce RTX 3070 Availability Update

Production of GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards are ramping quickly. We’ve heard from many of you that there should be more cards available on launch day. To help make that happen, we are updating the availability date to Thursday, October 29th.

We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible, however this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day.

The GeForce RTX 3070 delivers incredible performance and features, including NVIDIA Reflex and Broadcast, for $499. Across a variety of ray-traced and rasterized DirectX and Vulkan titles, the GeForce RTX 3070 delivers similar or faster performance than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (which sold for twice the price) and is on average 60% faster than the original GeForce RTX 2070.

We have been told that reviews will be published on the same day as the card goes on sale – October 29th.

Another thing to note, if the launch of RTX 3070 has indeed been pushed back, then RTX 3060 Ti should also launch at a later time (possibly November).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 new launch date

NVIDIA has previously communicated that GeForce RTX 3070 will be available on October 15th:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 old launch date

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Specifications
VideoCardz.comRTX 3090RTX 3080RTX 3070RTX 3060 Ti
Picture[To be leaked]
Reference BoardPG132 SKU 30PG132 SKU 10PG142 SKU 10PG190 SKU 10
GPU8nm GA102-3008nm GA102-2008nm GA104-3008nm GA104-200
Die Size
 
628 mm2
 
628 mm2
 
392 mm2
 
392 mm2
Transistors
 
28.3 B
 
28.3 B
 
17.4 B
 
17.4 B
CUDA Cores
 
10496
 
8704
 
5888
 
4864
GPU Utilization
 
98%
 
81%
 
96%
 
79%
Tensor Cores
 
328
 
272
 
184
 
152
RT Cores
 
82
 
68
 
46
 
38
Base Clock
 
1395 MHz
 
1440 MHz
 
1500 MHz
TBC
Boost Clock
 
1695 MHz
 
1710 MHz
 
1725 MHz
TBC
Shader Perf.
 
35.6 TFLOPS
 
29.8 TFLOPS
 
20.3 TFLOPS
TBC
Memory
 
24 GB G6X
 
10 GB G6X
 
8 GB G6
 
8 GB G6
Memory Clock
 
19.5 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Max Bandwidth
 
936 GB/s
 
760 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
Thermal Design
 
350W
 
320W
 
220W
 
~180W
MSRP
 
$1,499
 
$699
 
$499
TBC
Release DateSeptember 24thSeptember 17thOctober 29thTBC

Source: NVIDIA via HardwareLuxx




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