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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Reviews Delayed to September 16, RTX 3070 Available On October 15

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Nvidia announced today through its GeForce forums that reviews of the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card will land on September 16, 2020, at 6am PT. Nvidia hadn't previously revealed the timeline for the first RTX 3080 reviews, but, as evidenced by a post on the r/Nvidia subreddit, the original review date for the RTX 3080 has apparently been delayed. 

Company representative NV_Tim explained that "Due to COVID, delayed shipping and other issues, we received many requests from folks asking for more time to finish their review of the RTX 3080 Founders Edition."

Notably, neither post from Nvidia lists a change to retail availability of the RTX 3080, which is slated for September 17

(Image credit: r/Nvidia)

(Image credit: Nvidia)

Nvidia had previously stated that the $499 RTX 3070 would come at a "later date" in October, but cleared that up with today's announcement, too. Nvidia appears to be jumping in front of AMD's pending Big Navi reveal, which comes on October 28, 2020, with its own announcement that the GeForce RTX 3070 will be available on October 15, 2020, at 6am PT. 

GeForce RTX 3090GeForce RTX 3080GeForce RTX 3070Titan RTXGeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Architecture (GPU)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA104)*Turing (TU102)Turing (TU102)
CUDA Cores10,4968,7045,8884,6084,352
RT Cores8268467268
Tensor Cores328272184576544
Texture Units328272184288272
Base Clock Rate1,400 MHz1,440 MHz1,500 MHz1,350 MHz1,350 MHz
Boost Clock Rate1,700 MHz1,710 MHz1,730 MHz1,770 MHz1,545 MHz
Memory Capacity24GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR624GB GDDR611GB GDDR6
Memory Speed19.5 Gbps19 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit384-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth935.8 GBps760 GBps448 GBps672 GBps616 GBps
ROPs9688649688
L2 Cache6MB5MB4MB6MB5.5MB
TDP350W320W220W280W250W
Transistor Count???18.6 billion18.6 billion
Die Size???754 mm²754 mm²
MSRP$1,499$699$499$2,499$999

Nvidia still hasn't revealed the release date for the RTX 3090 reviews, but we do know that the new flagship card will land at retail on September 24, 2020, with an MSRP of $1,499. 

Nvidia has promised that the Ampere generation represents the single biggest gen-on-gen performance improvement in the company's history. If true, that will surely lead to some shakeups on our list of Best GPUs. As you would imagine, we'll get to the bottom of it the performance story when we post our review of the Nvidia's first Ampere card, the GeForce RTX 3080, on September 16, 2020, at 6am PT.

Meanwhile, you can check out our deep dive on the 30-series architecture here

  • Makaveli
    Looking forward to the review.
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  • nofanneeded
    I dont get it how is it delayed when the release date is still 17th sept?
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  • Conahl
    looks to be due to issues with shipping, and covid 19
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  • xxRonin47xx
    nofanneeded said:
    I dont get it how is it delayed when the release date is still 17th sept?
    The review is delayed not the card, reading is fundamental
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  • xxRonin47xx
    Will the 3080 be released at 6am PT as well?
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  • nofanneeded
    xxRonin47xx said:
    The review is delayed not the card, reading is fundamental

    what was the older date for reviews please? as I recall all past reviews happened at the release date before.
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  • xxRonin47xx
    nofanneeded said:
    what was the older date for reviews please? as I recall all past reviews happened at the release date before.
    Well it's apparent that they were suppose to happen before the 16th if they got delayed to said date, and reviews don't necessarily have to be published the day of release, that's why these news outlets and content creators get them on hand before the release. It was also stated that the review of the card from Tom's hardware will be out on the day before the release. Read, use context clues, and don't assume.
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  • spongiemaster
    xxRonin47xx said:
    Well it's apparent that they were suppose to happen before the 16th if they got delayed to said date, and reviews don't necessarily have to be published the day of release, that's why these news outlets and content creators get them on hand before the release. It was also stated that the review of the card from Tom's hardware will be out on the day before the release. Read, use context clues, and don't assume.
    You didn't even need context clues. The article screen captured Nvidia announcing that the review date was pushed back. As you said, unless you're illiterate, what is there to argue or question?
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  • xxRonin47xx
    spongiemaster said:
    You didn't even need context clues. The article screen captured Nvidia announcing that the review date was pushed back. As you said, unless you're illiterate, what is there to argue or question?
    I just found his comment puzzling because even after reading the article, he was still confused as to why the reviews were delayed. He was implying that review and the card were going to be released on the same day, and that's not the case.
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  • xxRonin47xx
    xxRonin47xx said:
    I just found his comment puzzling because even after reading the article, he was still confused as to why the reviews were delayed. He was implying that review and the card were going to be released on the same day, and that's not the case.
    Not implying, under the assumption.
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