After the unmitigated (perceived at least) disaster of the launch of the Nvidia GTX 3080, and to a lesser extent the GTX 3090, we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised at the news that the launch of the lower-end card – the GTX 3070 seems to have been pushed back for two weeks.
This certainly seems to be the case as, on the official website, the launch is now listed as October 29th rather than 15th.
This might seem a shrewd move in many ways given the issues so far with the supply chain, but it now puts the launch back until the day after AMD’s press conference which is set to announce the eagerly-awaited Radeon RX 6000 series.
This is obviously a gamble but maybe NVIDIA is banking on the fact that their card will be actively available on that day will sway potential customers.
Nvidia has confirmed the day due to stock availability.
GeForce RTX 3070 Availability Update
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 GeForce RTX 3070 delivers incredible performance and features, including NVIDIA Reflex and Broadcast, for $499. Across a variety of ray-traced and rasterized DirectX and Vulkan titles, the GeForce RTX 3070 delivers similar or faster performance than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (which sold for twice the price) and is on average 60% faster than the original GeForce RTX 2070.
Be sure to bookmark our Where to Buy page for the RTX 3070 to see where you can get hold of it on launch day