Nvidia Pushes Back GeForce RTX 2080 Ti General Availability

As reported by the Tech Report, Nvidia announced via a forum post that it is delaying general availability of its new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti lineup from September 20 to September 27. The company says customers that have already preordered the flagship Turing cards will receive them between September 20 and 27. Per the company's forum post:

Hi Everyone, Wanted to give you an update on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti availability. GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability has shifted to September 27th, a one week delay. We expect pre-orders to arrive between September 20th and September 27th.There is no change to GeForce RTX 2080 general availability, which is September 20th.We’re eager for you to enjoy the new GeForce RTX family! Thanks for your patience.

It's easy to assume that the delay comes as the byproduct of higher-than-anticipated preorder demand. The GeForce RTX 2080 models are currently readily available for preorder at several retailers, which is good if you don't have $1,000 (MSRP) to splash on the flagship, but the RTX 2080 Ti models became scarce shortly after the preorder window opened.

Nvidia hasn't provided a reason for the delay, but we've reached out for comment.

Meanwhile, we recently published the Turing architectural deep-dive, so head there if you're interested in the nuts and bolts. For lighter fare, head to our GeForce RTX FAQ for the high-level, or head over to our Here's Every Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 Card That We Know About article to feast your eyes on Nvidia's latest.

Paul Alcorn
Managing Editor: News and Emerging Tech

Paul Alcorn is the Managing Editor: News and Emerging Tech for Tom's Hardware US. He also writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage, and enterprise hardware.

  • Morbus
    My bet is the delay is due to not enough people having preordered it. nVidia is tanking...
    man i hope this dont mean the crypto miners are going to run the price up again
  • anthonyinsd
    the RTX is undoubtedly most pre-ordered card ever. this card has extra processes that miners dont want/need to pay for; its better to buy two more 1080's then migrate for mid-level miners. also rast mining cards are coming down the pipe.

    one last note; kudos to Nvidias marketing waiting to the last minute, you dont sell overstock by showing your new product. this was a dream of hyperbolic rumors that drove many to by 10xx cards....but jedi mind trick t hey will (remorse) want the rtx as well soon enough. this is basic econ selling wedgets.
  • bit_user
    One thing to keep in mind is how Nvidia is compressing 3 different GPU chips into a single launch. Pascal took several months to launch GP104 (launched via GTX 1080), GP106 (GTX 1060), and GP102 (launched via Titan X (pascal)). Go back and look at the launch dates of those cards and consider that many of the same employees would be involved in each launch. Now, they've got a lot more work to do, if instead of pipelining the launches, you want to launch them in parallel. Just something to think about, before instinctively visiting that place of cynicism.

    Anyway, if/when I eventually buy a RTX card, I will wait for Igor's reviews to decide which one. I hope the new Tom's continues to support his excellent teardowns.
  • Peter Martin
    oh dear. whatever will I do? (never buy it is what). who cares.
  • JamesSneed
    21322869 said:
    My bet is the delay is due to not enough people having preordered it. nVidia is tanking...

    My thought as well. I have never seen so much pre-order marketing in my life and I have been following GPU's before Nvidia existed. I bet we will see more "articles" from Nvidia about how great DLSS is etc. Even this site bought into the hype which was a first. I have this gut feeling that the performance increase in games that don't support new features like DLSS will be marginal like say 15% or less. If it turns out to be the case buying a 90% more expensive card for 15% more performance would be horrible. Anyone thinking of pre-ordering should just freaking wait a bit for reviews.
  • alextheblue
    Don't even worry about performance, or cost, or any correlation between the two. Benchmarks are for suckers - it's got the latest marketing technology! Just do it.

    Oh you STILL want to see some performance examples? Sigh. Fine, there were like... some demos... or something. Nearly solid 60 FPS at 1080p with the Raytanking enabled! Awesome. Nobody else can boast Raytanking performance this leet. What serious gamer wouldn't want to toggle some eyecandy that makes their high-end gaming monitor throw frames at you as fast as a $100 office special.

    (BF "Mediocre Sales" V had to go back and tone down the ray tracing so hopefully it won't run like garbage when they push it out the door, they really need that Nvidia Not-Called-GPP-Anymore Rewards money)
  • BulkZerker
    "...delaying general availability of its new GeForce..."

    Having yeild problems -AGAIN- nVidia?
  • Tanyac
    $1000? I wish! Here's one being advertising in eBay AU...

    By the time you add shipping and import duties they are charging just shy of $4000 AUD. Of Course, that's typical of eBay sellers. AU Retailers won't even reveal pricing at this stage, but you can be sure it will be close to, or just over $2000.

    At those prices, I doubt there are many Australian's pre-ordering them. So maybe the delay is due to a lack of pre-orders?
  • jonathan1683
    I'm a miner not looking forward to this it's too expensive and crypto is down 80-90% can't ROI anything right now. This is probably why there are no pre-orders. Miners were the ones buying all their cards even though they didn't want to admit it.