Nvidia Delays the RTX 3070 Launch by Two Weeks

Nvidia wants to avoid the RTX 3080's launch issues

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On its website yesterday, Nvidia announced it delayed its upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. As a result, it will now launch October 29 instead of October 15.

According to Nvidia, the delay will allow the company to avoid the launch issues prevalent with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. Although both graphics cards quickly sold out, their launches were plagued with issues of bots scooping up inventory before people could even check out.

The extra wait could be worth it for fans. The $499 RTX 3070 boasts overall better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti, which initially sold for $999. The RTX 3070 is also around 60 percent faster than its predecessor, the RTX 2070.

Odds are the RTX 3070 will be a hot seller due to its relatively low price. That said, it remains to be seen whether launch issues will surface again.


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