Just days earlier than it was meant to go on sale, Nvidia have confirmed that the launch date of their Turing RTX 2080Ti graphics card has been pushed again by per week till Thursday September 27. It’s at present unclear whether or not the delay is because of a scarcity of playing cards, Nvidia wanting to offer the Ti’s little brother, the RTX 2080, just a little little bit of respiratory room earlier than it comes crashing in with all of the frames per second on the planet, or one thing else fully as Nvidia haven’t but supplied a proof as to why it’s been delayed.
Instead, they’ve merely requested for endurance within the face of this minor setback to each the overall availability of the cardboard and anybody who pre-ordered one after it was first introduced at Gamescom final month.
Originally, the RTX 2080Ti was meant to launch on Thursday September 20 this week alongside the RTX 2080. However, an Nvidia employees member has since introduced on the GeForce forums that pre-orders for the RTX 2080Ti are actually anticipated to reach someday between September 20 and 27, with common availability receiving the total seven-day delay till September 27.
Fortunately, the discharge date of the common RTX 2080 stays unchanged, so anybody who pre-ordered one among these playing cards ought to nonetheless obtain it on September 20. Similarly, for those who weren’t fast sufficient off the bat to safe both a Founders Edition RTX 2080 or one of many many third get together editions of the cardboard after their preliminary Gamescom announcement, you need to nonetheless be capable of snap one up come Thursday.
I’m at present in the midst of testing each playing cards and placing them by their paces in my suite of benchmark checks, seeing what sort of speeds they will supply at good previous 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and, most significantly, 4K each with and with out HDR enabled. Initial outcomes are definitely spectacular, notably at larger resolutions, however will they be price their astronomical asking costs of £715 / $750 and £1049 / $1150 respectively? Find out on Wednesday after I’ll be posting my full uncooked efficiency opinions.