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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

There is good news and bad news for buyers

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The sales start of the new RTX 3000 graphics cards went anything but as planned for Nvidia. But the company has learned something new – because with the latest model you want to avoid this mistake. However, this should annoy impatient customers.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: Sales start of the new graphics card is postponed

Actually, everything should go quickly. After the announcement of the new RTX 3000 graphics cards, Nvidia first started selling the RTX 3080, then the RTX 3090 was officially offered – at least on paper. Because both graphics cards are currently sold out at almost all retailers. The problem: Too high demand meets too low stocks.

Nvidia also seems to have noticed. So that this incident does not happen again with the RTX 3070, the graphics card manufacturer has now given in and without further ado postponed the sales start of the GPU from October 15 to October 29, according to an official blog entry.

Nvidia would like to use the additional time to provide all partners with significantly more graphics cards in good time, so that “more cards find their way into the hands of the players on the launch day”.

Playing in 8K? Thanks to the RTX 3090 actually possible, as the video proves:

Delayed start of the RTX 3070: Nvidia kills two birds with one stone

Some impatient customers might not like this delay at all. Anyone who is about to put together a new PC and want to use an RTX 3070 has to be patient for better or worse.

For Nvidia, however, the move should pay off twice. On the one hand, the negative headlines at the launch are likely to be significantly lower due to the higher stocks, and in this way you can take the wind out of AMD at the same time. The arch-rival will officially present its new graphics cards on October 28th at 5 p.m. as part of a live stream. With this step, Nvidia probably also hopes to be able to pull AMD out of the spotlight prematurely. It remains to be seen whether this will be successful.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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