Nvidia pushes back retail RTX 2080 Ti by one week

LemmingOverlrd

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For those waiting on the sidelines to figure out if the RTX-powered graphics cards from Nvidia are as good as it claims they are, then, there's a bit of bad news. Even if these turn out to be great performers, and you're willing to part with your hard-earned monies, you won't be able to pick one up for another week.

On the Geforce forums, one of the moderators (possibly Eric Thorsen, who heads up Nvidia's retail business) has announced that "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."

Now, it is our understanding this refers to retail units of Nvidia-built RTX 2080 Ti cards, and does not reflect on AIB partner shipments or the availability of the RTX 2080. The RTX 2070 card's availability remains "late October".

Nvidia did not provide a more clear explanation for the delay, although odds are high that it is due to Taiwan (and much of the Pacific rim) being blasted by typhoon Mangkhut, disrupting supply chains. A typhoon hitting a major manufacturing and logistics center like Taiwan constitutes an "act of god" and if that is the case, then that's all Nvidia needed to say in the forum post — that and extending a bit of sympathy for those affected by Mother Nature's fury. If this is indeed the case, we should also see AIB partners starting to inform customers of delivery delays, soon.

With the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti reviews hitting the web later today, consumers will finally get a complete understanding of the capabilities of the RTX-capable cards, and reassurance of sorts, telling them if they made the right choice.

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Mighty Duck

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What's up with retailers prices for RTX 2080's? They are around $850 for PNY, Asus and EVGA cards. I thought the Founders Edition was $799 and cards from retailers would be like $100 cheaper. I'm willing to pay $500 for the 2070, but if they are going to be selling for around $650, then I guess my GTX 970 will remain in my case for a long time. Unless they lower the price of the GTX 1080ti, but I really doubt it will be $500 any time soon.
 

Wendig0

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What's up with retailers prices for RTX 2080's? They are around $850 for PNY, Asus and EVGA cards. I thought the Founders Edition was $799 and cards from retailers would be like $100 cheaper. I'm willing to pay $500 for the 2070, but if they are going to be selling for around $650, then I guess my GTX 970 will remain in my case for a long time. Unless they lower the price of the GTX 1080ti, but I really doubt it will be $500 any time soon.
I preordered my EVGA 2080 XC Ultra Gaming from Best Buy for $765 instead of $849 when it was first announced.
 
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Mighty Duck

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I preordered my EVGA 2080 XC Ultra Gaming from Best Buy for $765 instead of $849 when it was first announced.
I was waiting for reviews before ordering a RTX 2070 because I'm not in a hurry to buy, but then many games are already giving my GTX 970 a hard time. I hope that prices remain around $500 and that cryptocurrencies don't make a comeback.
 

Wendig0

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I preordered my EVGA 2080 XC Ultra Gaming from Best Buy for $765 instead of $849 when it was first announced.
I was waiting for reviews before ordering a RTX 2070 because I'm not in a hurry to buy, but then many games are already giving my GTX 970 a hard time. I hope that prices remain around $500 and that cryptocurrencies don't make a comeback.
My GTX 970 is showing its age with the newer games as well. That's why I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on the RTX 2080. I usually wait until a card has been on the market for a while before I buy one, but I didn't want to risk the price hikes from the crypto miners.