Since yesterday’s reveal of the full Turing architecture, NVIDIA has set the stage for next week’s launch of GeForce RTX. Later that day, however, NVIDIA quietly announced that general availability of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be delayed by a week, from September 20 to September 27. Preorders have also been affected, and those units will arrive between the 20th and 27th.

So for the launch of GeForce RTX, the GeForce RTX 2080 is left as the only card set for full availability, with the RTX 2070 slated to arrive in October. To recap, the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is priced at $1199, while non-Founders Edition cards will be $999. The RTX 2080 FE will come in at $799, with non-Founders Edition cards at $699. As always with new video card releases, expect prices to be inflated for weeks, if not months, after launch day; the recent cryptomining craze and knock-on inventory effects only makes the situation more complicated.

With launch day sell-outs becoming the norm for new video cards, this leans towards more of a inventory cause than anything else, as some preorders may still arrive on the 20th. Regardless, only the RTX 2080 remains listed and in-stock for preorder on NVIDIA's site. Stay tuned for next week's GeForce RTX review!

Source: NVIDIA

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  • Death666Angel - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - link

    Please leave planet earth.
  • XabanakFanatik - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - link

    The cheapest, most crappy non-FE card rings up for $1210. You cant even find a single model that is less than the $1199 of the FE, much less approaching the $999 "claimed" MSRP.
  • jordanclock - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    The S in MSRP stands for Suggested. If the AIBs and retailers can sell out their cards at a higher price, they absolutely will.
  • Alistair - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - link

    nVidia manipulate's their own pricing so that nobody sells at MSRP. It is a lie. You see authorized retailers selling iPhones for $250 more than MSRP?
  • Spunjji - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    They're all going to want to make up for having to swallow nVidia's overstock of 10 series inventory. Whichever way you slice it, the only way it'll change is if AMD perform a miracle with their next generation (unlikely) or if their customers stop bending over and taking (even less likely).

    Hell, I'm likely to become part of the problem. I want a gaming notebook that's at least a slight upgrade from my desktop GTX 970. AMD options in that area are non-existent. Thanks AMD, and thanks to the fools who open their wallets for this.
  • Hxx - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    well its a little different isnt it. iphone vendors dont manufacture different variations of the iphone. nvidia's msrp concept is a little different. I'm trying to remember where i read this back in pascal days but msrp is the price for the pcb and then vendors add in their own cooling solutions which is why u see an increase in price.
  • nonoverclock - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - link

    While we're at it, the "From the Web" ads are also really obnoxious. If I'm browsing Anandtech at my job, it looks really sketchy and nsfw (girl in tank top...some girl in bed).
  • psychobriggsy - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    Agreed. These are the sorts of adverts that should be attached to clickbait sites, not a site like AnandTech which I consider above that level.

    Today's video advert really pissed me off, it must have been a minute long, and unpausable. Vile. Abusive.
  • mikael.skytter - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link

    Agree with the comments regarding the adds. They are now covering as much as 75% of the page. It´s getting to much. @Anandtech, please try and look into this. It´s becoming to much
  • BambiBoom - Monday, September 17, 2018 - link


    The delay in the general release of the new RTX cards may be in consumers' favor. There are at the moment apparently only about 75 games in total that will have a substantial benefit from the real-time ray tracing. However, those using GPU ray tracing rendering in 3D CAD modeling, animation, and GPU compute simulation should see the value right away.

    The delay will give buyers a chance to see some solid, independent benchmarks in the games / applications they use before buying. I have an idea that when these results are available, demand will drop some and in a few weeks, so will prices. If the real world results on screen are as amazing as NVIDIA demonstrated, no doubt many games will adapt in the RT direction, but I imagine that some games will move more slowly as not everyone can rush out and buy a $1,000+ GPU.

    Another reason for waiting is in consideration of the many people that rushed to preorder RTX will be selling piles of GTX 1080 Ti's and etc, in about a three weeks,...

    I use ray tracing rendering in 3D CAD on a combination of Quadro P2000 and GTX 1070 Ti (Strix), and I'm waiting anyway for whatever the Quadro RTX2000 or RTX 4000 will be and run a single GPU and perhaps on an i9-9900K system.


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