Nvidia RTX 3070 Launch Date Resecheduled For October 15

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When Nvidia announced the RTX 30 series GPU earlier this month, the company also revealed the release dates for all of its GPUs. Even though the company is focused on bringing attention to the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080, fans are also pretty excited about the RTX 3070. Earlier, the RTX 3070 was said to release later in October, but now Nvidia has confirmed that the card will be available a bit earlier on October 15.

The information was confirmed by Nvidia representative NV_Tim on Reddit. Many gamers thought that Nvidia's decision to release the RTX 3070 later was because the company could focus on selling the powerful RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs. The new release date now means that Nvidia will be launching all of its GPUs before AMD's Radeon 6000 GPUs.

The same Reddit post also mentioned that benchmarks and performance metrics for the RTX 3080 will be delayed until September 16, a day before the card's release. Nvidia explained the delay by stating that some publications have requested additional time to post the benchmarks due to the ongoing pandemic. 

Moreover, since AMD will be revealing its RDNA 2 GPUs on October 28, Nvidia might want to capitalize on the opportunity to release all of its cards before Team Red's cards are out on the market. Speaking of the RTX 3070, the card is said to be faster than the previous generation's flagship RTX 2080Ti. The RTX 3070 packs 5888 CUDA Cores capable of a boost clock of 1730 Mhz. The card also comes with a beefy 8GB of DDR6 VRAM. 

Despite being much more powerful than the previous generation's GPUs, the RTX 3000 series are much cheaper than the RTX 2000 series GPUs. This has caused many recent RTX 2080Ti users some disappointment. Since Nvidia announced the new GPUs, many previous RTX 2080Ti owners are already selling their GPUs for a very low price. 

The Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition is launching on October 15 for $499.

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