- Nvidia launched the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 a few weeks ago
- Earlier, the chipmaker announced a piece of disappointing news about the GeForce RTX 3070
- Nvidia’s bad news could very well benefit the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series
Just a few weeks after the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards, Nvidia announced that the retail launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 would be delayed until the end of October.
In a most recent update, Nvidia confirmed that the retail launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 would be delayed for a couple of weeks. The graphics card was initially scheduled to launch on October 15 but now the chipmaker is saying that it will be available in stores starting October 29. Nvidia claimed that it decided to push the retail launch to ensure that more graphics cards will be available during the launch day.
Nvidia acknowledged that the announcement would be disappointing to fans who are eager to buy the GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible. “This shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day,” the company explained. It appears that there are no changes in the specs of Nvidia’s upcoming graphics card.
The new retail launch of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 falls a day after the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series’s official unveiling. Consumers can wait for the launch of the official specs of AMD’s graphics cards and compare it with that of Nvidia’s. Based on earlier leaks, the GeForce RTX 3070 is the weakest of the latest 30 series cards from Nvidia.
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Despite this, it offers an impressive GPU that is 60% faster than the RTX 2070. Additionally, the GeForce RTX 3070 offers 5888 CUDA cores and features 8 GB of GDRR6 VRAM. Rumors have it that it will retail at $499 at launch. Other leaks confirmed that the upcoming graphics card from Nvidia features a memory at speeds of 14 Gbps.
Apart from those, the GeForce RTX 3070 boasts a full uncut bus interface of 256-bit. It is capable of delivering a cumulative bandwidth of 448 Gbps. The GeForce RTX 3070 is powered by a single 12-pin Micro-Fit 3.0 connector.