Eager PC gamers will wait a little longer as the Nvidia RTX 3070 launch gets moved to October 29. The delay gives the company to procure more stocks.
This is needed to prevent the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 launch scenario from happening again.
According to Nvidia, it has increased the graphics card production to meet the unexpected demand.
“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,” Nvidia stated on its blog post.
“We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible,” Nvidia added.
According to Nvidia, the sudden shift of schedule will aid global partners in securing more stocks.
Nvidia bringing top-tier performance at an affordable price
Nvidia started the RTX 3070 hype when it announced that the new graphics card would be on par with the RTX 2080 Ti. This gives gamers flagship performance for only US$499.
The upcoming graphics card will include Nvidia Reflect and Broadcast plus the ability to play RTX-enabled titles.
Alongside the announcement, Nvidia included a comparison chart between the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2070, and the 2nd gen RTX card.
The graph shows the RTX 3070 is faster on the majority of titles shown. It also features a 60% performance increase compared to the RTX 2070.
Despite what Nvidia claims, it is advisable to wait for benchmarks from third-party testers. This will either confirm or deny Nvidia’s performance claims.
The Nvidia RTX 3070 will be the price-to-performance king when it comes out. Hopefully, gamers will get the stocks instead of scalpers and bots.