NVIDIA says it is delaying the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 by two weeks until October 29. It recently launched the RTX 3080, which was sold before many users got the chance to buy. Just like the Xbox and PS5 pre-order launches, the rocky experience led to unhappy customers, and NVIDIA wants to avoid that result with the RTX 3070.
It̵7;s the year of the next generation of games, and players everywhere have saved for big purchases. Add to that the manufacturing difficulties of a global pandemic, and there are not enough stocks to go around. When NVIDIA launched the RTX 3080 last month, it sold almost immediately. Unfortunately, some of the problems were bots buying for retailers, but inventory levels were also an issue. The whole failure led NVIDIA to apologize for the failures involved.
NVIDIA says that a delay should help prevent a recurrence of these events. By pushing back the launch date to October 29, it can get more graphics cards in the players’ hands. The extra time will probably enable NVIDIA to produce more cards in time for the new launch date.
When launched, the RTX 3070 should be 60% faster than the previous generation RTX 2070, while maintaining the same $ 500 price tag. That promise is likely to lead to quick sales. Hopefully, the decision will delay that everyone who wants the card actually gets it.