It’s now common knowledge that, despite great reaction from the cards themselves, the RTX 3080 and 3090 launch could have gone a lot smoother. Websites broke, massive queues formed and customers are still looking at possible months of delay to get their cards.
So it comes as no surprise to find that Nvidia have postponed the retail launch of their next card, the RTX 3070 until they and their retail partners can ensure enough stock to meet at least some of the demand.
The RTX 3070 will, no doubt, prove to be very popular given its lower price and potential to beat last generation’s popular RTX 2080 TI in terms of graphical grunt. Set for early this month, Nvidia have now officially pushed the availability of the new card back to October 29th to give manufacturers time to create enough of a stock level.
“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.” reads the press release on Nvidia’s site.