Analyzing NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 Delay To October 29th, 2020 - PC SEEKERS

Analyzing NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 Delay To October 29th, 2020

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NVIDIA just couple hours ago announced that they are going to delay the availability of the RTX 3070 by 2 weeks. The initial date for availability of the card was October 15th and now it has been pushed back to October 29th. 

 

Also Read: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Launch + RTX 3080 20GB & RTX 3070 16GB Models Confirmed 

 

NVIDIA had announced their 2nd Generation of RTX graphics cards on September 1st, 2020 with availability of the RTX 3080 starting from 17th September and RTX 3090 was available from 24th September. The date of availability for purchase was yet undeclared for the RTX 3070 and all we knew that it was going to be available some time in the month of October. Then NVIDIA announced that the RTX 3070 will be available for purchase starting October 15th. At least that was the case until today.

 

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Today NVIDIA updated its RTX 3070 product page which now shows that the RTX 3070 will be available for purchase starting October 29th.


What Could Be The Reason For NVIDIA To Go This Route:


Many speculations can be made regarding this decision from NVIDIA. Lets go through the possibilities as to why NVIDIA might have to delay the RTX 3070.

 

Also Read: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Coming Soon With 16GB Of VRAM?

 

  • Given the "seemingly" rushed launch of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 which resulted in lack of stock availability for purchase around the globe, NVIDIA might just want to produce a huge number of the RTX 3070 so that the buyers don't have to wait for months just to get their hands on one.
  • Also recent reports have suggested that the RTX 3080 was crashing due to both hardware and driver issues. The crashes were more common when the GPU clocks boosted over the 2.0GHz mark which resulted in crash to desktop. Then NVIDIA released a new driver update that restricted the boost clocks from going as high as 2GHz and since then the cards have been more stable.
  • The above point might point towards a similar issue in the RTX 3070 and they now want to delay the launch of the RTX 3070 so that they can re-design the part / whole card and the AIBs can have ample time to test their cards.
  • The reason that feels more appealing is that NVIDIA might want to try to take away the thunder from AMD's Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards announcement that is going to happen (on the 28th October 2020) just a day before the RTX 3070 is made available for purchase.
  • There can be any other reason why NVIDIA might have to delay the sale date of the RTX 3070 and we can't for sure know why NVIDIA had to do this but according to NVIDIA's official statement NVIDIA made this decision so that NVIDIA and its partners can make sure that the cards reach the hands of more buyers on launch day.

 

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