Previously, we knew that the RTX 3070 would be the ultimate Ampere graphics card, part of the emergence of those who were part of Nvidia’s early revision (RTX 3090 is due on September 24), but in terms of release date, we all What the 3070s knew was that it would happen at some point in October.
Now we have an official date, namely October 15, which could make a more creepy argument that appears on October 28 ahead of AMD’s Big Navy, perhaps for a little thunderous theft (such a thing is not uncommon, of course. From, when it comes to GPU or indeed CPU wars).
The RTX 3070 is the cheapest Ampere GPU – or at least it will be until the RTX 3060 arrives – and it will hit the streets with a price tag of $ 499 (or £ 469, AU $ 685), giving a lot Promises to Performed for money.
The RTX 3080 is making even bigger promises, and reviews were expected to drop on 14 September. However, announcing the release date of the RTX 3070 in a GeForce forum post, the Nvidia representative clarified that the review Embargo has been delayed until 16 September.
Nvidia’s community manager gave a reason for the Embargo shift on Reddit, which was as follows: “Due to Kovid, shipping and other issues were delayed, we were asked by people seeking more time to finish reviewing the RTX 3080 Founders Edition Many requests received. ”
Of course, September 16 is the day before the release, to see a mild effect of jealousy and impatience from some members of the PC gaming community who were eager to see the review early next week. Thinking time before release big day
Said that, if the rumors about stock shortages are true, you may not have time to think – or even blink of an eye – before the RTX 3080 goes on sale (but apparently somehow With speculation, take a pinch of salt).
However, it is such a hot topic that MicroCenter has also asked frequently asked questions on stock, where the US retailer has confirmed that it will not be taking any of the RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition from Nvidia on release day.
MicroCenter however notes that it is “likely to be a number of third-party cards when issued from vendors such as Asus, Gigabyte, Zotech, EVGA and MSI.” The retailer further observes: “Stock may vary by location, you can check our website to see what we have in stock.”
So hopefully, there should be a decent amount of third party cards, but the fact that the retailer is qualified that ‘stock may vary’ makes one slightly skeptical of that. And furthermore, “When will you rest?” – With the answer “We will rest as soon as possible!” – which may be another indication that the GPU may be thinner on the ground than the norm.
Especially the high demand for the RTX 3080 and an early rush for snag cards is expected. The Micro Center states that “no reservation will be made for in-store pickup for these video cards due to high demand” and customers will be limited to a maximum purchase of one GPU per household. “With limited availability, we want all our customers to have a chance to release this new product,” says Micro Center.
Via Tom’s Hardware