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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  • zodiacfml - Saturday, October 3, 2020 - link

    interesting. looks like they don't know yet AMD's pricing for the RX 6000 series but recently found the performance. I reckon, the RTX 3070 will be within 5% performance (including RT) on one of the AMD cards.
  • AndrewJD - Saturday, October 3, 2020 - link

    Unless your lucky enough to get a pre order, the mainstream public will need to wait till 2021 to actually get an RTX3070. Look at the past 20 years of Nvidia launching their cards. They deliberately do this to make them more demanding and profit from it. Google Scalping. This is what Nvidia does. They should be prosecuted for this they are a 100 billion company who basically gets away with everything but murder. But then who knows about that.
  • Spunjji - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    That's a bit much. They're certainly manipulating launches to maximise profit, but it's down to consumers not to buy into the hype and they just... fail. Over and over.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    This. Same with gaming. I cant be mad comapnies push heavy monetization, because consumers just fall head over heels to dump money into games these days. Pre-order culture only evolved into this monster because people kept buying into the BS.

    The consumer is always right, and the consumer is a total idiot.
  • raywin - Sunday, October 11, 2020 - link

    I agree with this line of thinking, particularly on the software side. Preordering software is lunacy. On the hardware front, the enthusiast market is being roasted by the companies by creating nominal parts and nominal prices, that are completely unavailable in the first 3 months after launch.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - link

    Prosecuted because you couldnt buy a $700 card.

    Jesus dude. Its just a video card. Calm TF down.
  • raywin - Sunday, October 11, 2020 - link

    i think they meant persecuted, but definitely they are abusing the market by paper launching a card no one can buy at that price point. They actually have extreme fans who have waited to build a machine around a gpu that can't reasonably be purchased.
  • bcronce - Saturday, October 3, 2020 - link

    3090 has 15/20% more compute/ROP, but only has 10% more TDP at the same frequency.
  • Gigaplex - Sunday, October 4, 2020 - link

    Compared to the 3070 which is what this article is about? No.
  • mrvco - Saturday, October 3, 2020 - link

    Good on AMD for at least keeping this interesting, these certainly aren't the choices that Nvidia would be making if they were the only game in town.

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