Over the last couple of weeks, Nvidia has faced plenty of criticism over lack of availability for new RTX 30 series graphics cards. Ahead of this month’s RTX 3070 launch, Nvidia is taking that feedback on board, delaying retail availability so that more units can be made.
In an availability update posted yesterday, Nvidia announced that it is changing the retail release date for the RTX 3070 to Thursday October 29th. By pushing back retail availability, Nvidia hopes to have better levels of stock for those looking to upgrade.
“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 RTX 3070 will now launch on the 29th of October starting at $499. The GPU is expected to deliver similar or faster performance compared to the RTX 2080Ti. We do not know if the review embargo will also be pushed back to better align with the new retail launch.
KitGuru Says: Are many of you planning on getting an RTX 3070 when they become available?