NVIDIA Delays GeForce RTX 3070 Launch to October 29thby Ryan Smith on October 2, 2020 3:30 PM EST
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|
|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|
|Manufacturing Process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||TSMC 12nm "FFN"|
|Launch Price||MSRP: $499||MSRP: $699||MSRP: $1499||MSRP: $499
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.
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TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - linkThe 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 - link100%
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 - linkyou 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 - linkTake a hard look at RDNA 2 before you do that.
TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 5, 2020 - linkHoping 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 - linkWhy 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 - linkThe Table.. the last collumn says 2070 but launch date and MSRP are from the 2080ti
Ryan Smith - Friday, October 2, 2020 - linkThanks!
austinsguitar - Friday, October 2, 2020 - linksmartest thing nvidia has ever done honestly.
MrSpadge - Friday, October 2, 2020 - linkPersonally 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.