NVIDIA says it’s delaying the launch of GeForce RTX 3070 by two weeks to October 29th. It not too long ago launched the RTX 3080, which bought out earlier than many customers had the possibility to buy. Very like the Xbox and PS5 preorder launches, the rocky expertise led to sad prospects, and NVIDIA needs to keep away from that consequence with the RTX 3070.
It’s the 12 months of nextgen gaming, and avid gamers all over the place have been saving up for giant purchases. Add within the manufacturing difficulties of a worldwide pandemic, and there isn’t sufficient inventory to go round. When NVIDIA launched the RTX 3080 final month, it bought out almost instantly. Sadly, among the issues have been bots making purchases for resellers, however inventory ranges have been additionally a problem. The entire fiasco led to NVIDIA apologizing for the failures concerned.
NVIDIA says a delay ought to assist forestall a repeat of these occasions. By pushing again the launch day to October twenty ninth, it may get extra graphics playing cards into avid gamers’ palms. Presumably, the additional time will permit NVIDIA to producer extra playing cards in time for the brand new launch day.
When it launches, the RTX 3070 must be 60% sooner than the previous-gen RTX 2070, whereas sustaining the identical $500 value. That promise will doubtless result in brisk gross sales. Hopefully the choice to delay will see everybody who needs the cardboard truly get it.