In a brief news post made to their GeForce website last night, NVIDIA has announced that they have delayed the launch of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 video card. The high-end video card, which was set to launch on October 15th for $499, has been pushed back by two weeks. It will now be launching on October 29th.

Indirectly referencing the launch-day availability concerns for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 last month, NVIDIA is citing a desire to have “more cards available on launch day” for the delay. NVIDIA does not disclose their launch supply numbers, so it’s not clear just how many more cards another two weeks’ worth of stockpiling will net them – it likely still won’t be enough to meet all demand – but it should at least improve the odds.

NVIDIA GeForce Specification Comparison
  RTX 3070 RTX 3080 RTX 3090 RTX 2070
CUDA Cores 5888 8704 10496 2304
ROPs 96 96 112 64
Boost Clock 1.725GHz 1.71GHz 1.7GHz 1.62GHz
Memory Clock 14Gbps GDDR6 19Gbps GDDR6X 19.5Gbps GDDR6X 14Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Single Precision Perf. 20.4 TFLOPs 29.8 TFLOPs 35.7 TFLOPs 7.5 TFLOPs
Tensor Perf. (FP16) 81.3 TFLOPs 119 TFLOPs 143 TFLOPs 59.8 TFLOPs
Tensor Perf. (FP16-Sparse) 163 TFLOPs 238 TFLOPs 285 TFLOPs 59.8 TFLOPs
TDP 220W 320W 350W 175W
GPU GA104 GA102 GA102 TU106
Transistor Count 17.4B 28B 28B 10.8B
Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere Turing
Manufacturing Process Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm TSMC 12nm "FFN"
Launch Date 10/15/2020
09/17/2020 09/24/2020 10/17/2018
Launch Price MSRP: $499 MSRP: $699 MSRP: $1499 MSRP: $499
Founders $599

Interestingly, this delay also means that the RTX 3070 will now launch after AMD’s planned Radeon product briefing, which is scheduled for October 28th. NVIDIA has already shown their hand with respect to specifications and pricing, so the 3070’s price and performance are presumably locked in. But this does give NVIDIA one last chance to react – or at least, distract – should they need it.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    The cards in ideal conditions can push 2 GHz on boost.

    It doesnt matter if they are *advertised* to do so, the card ARE doing it, and it IS causing problems. This reeks of lack of QC testing.
  • Spunjji - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link


    Does seem to be a fairly minor issue in the grand scheme of things, but it's redolent of a rushed launch. As such, it makes me more interested to see what AMD will come out with.
  • raywin - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

    you might get a broke af aib, but you'll never get a FE at retail pricing. those were only for reviewers, our microcenter got 15 for launch. fifteen
  • nandnandnand - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

    Take a hard look at RDNA 2 before you do that.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    Hoping rDNA2 is amazing is a fools errand. rDNA is more bandwidth hungry then turing, and we expect that a 256 bit GDDR6 rDNA 2 is going to go toe-to-toe with Ampere?


    Safe bet: the navi cards will compete with the 3070. If you want 3080 performance you're safe just buying a 3080, if the 1080ti is any indications it will take AMD till 2024 to catch up.
  • Spunjji - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    Why do you assume RDNA 2 will be equally as bandwidth-hungry as RDNA (itself a notable improvement over GCN, which was notoriously bad in that regard)?

    Furthermore: what possible benefits could AMD hope to reap from releasing an expensive-to-manufacture, large-die 7nm GPU with high clock speeds and then crippling it with an insufficient memory bus?

    I'm not sure why you're simultaneously trusting that the 256bit rumours are accurate whilst also assuming that they will have done nothing at all to compensate for that. It just doesn't make any sense - anything they'd save from the narrower bus would be more than lost on reduced margins from the hobbled performance. It would be a *bizarre* decision.
  • brunosalezze - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

    The Table.. the last collumn says 2070 but launch date and MSRP are from the 2080ti
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

  • austinsguitar - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

    smartest thing nvidia has ever done honestly.
  • MrSpadge - Friday, October 2, 2020 - link

    Personally I think it's a pitty because I'll need some time & reading to decide between 3070 and 3060Ti. But better launch availability for a product which is probably highly sought after is certainly good.

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