Nvidia delays GeForce RTX 3070 launch

Nvidia delays GeForce RTX 3070 launch

Graphics giant Nvidia has bumped the release date for its upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 GPU by two weeks.

In a post on its website, the company said that the hardware would now be coming out on October 29th, rather than the previously-announced October 15th. The reason for this delay is due to Nvidia wanting to make sure that it has enough stock to meet demand for the graphics card.

"We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible," Nvidia wrote. "However this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day."

This comes after the launch of fellow RTX 30 series the 3080 and 3090. The RTX 3080's release saw resellers and bots snapping up GPUs from Nvidia's own store, forcing the company to apologise. Since then the firm has moved its storefront to a different platform to enable it to get rid of bots.

Just days later, Nvidia apologised for the level of stock for the super-powered RTX 3090 graphics card before it was even out.

Nvidia revealed its new 30 line of GeForce RTX cards at the start of September. These boast double the performance of the original ray-tracing enabled RTX series, which debuted back in 2018.

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