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Nvidia sets RTX 2070 launch date, delays RTX 2080Ti pre-order shipments

Nvidia RTX 2070 launch date set for October 17th, hopefully, no delays

The Nvidia RTX 2070 launch date is set for October 17th, calling it as the cheapest ray tracing graphics Turing graphics card. Nvidia started its pre-orders for it. The retail price of the base model is $499 while its Founder’s edition will cost $599. Just like its bigger brothers, the RTX 2070 Founders Edition has a bumped boost clock speed of 1710 MHz, compared to 1620 MHz on its standard version. AIB units will cost higher with respective PCB designs, components, factory overclocks and cooling. Furthermore, the RTX 2070 does not have NVLink support. The month of October is when Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Update containing Ray-Tracing support. the RTX 2070 is based on the TU106 silicon. There is some confirmation for DLSS and RTX supported titles. They are as follows:

DLSS/RTX Supported Titles

    • Assetto Corsa Competizione (Kunos Simulazioni/505 Games)
    • Atomic Heart (Mundfish)
    • Battlefield V (EA/DICE)
    • Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
    • Enlisted (Gaijin Entertainment/Darkflow Software)
    • Justice (NetEase)
    • JX3 (Kingsoft)
    • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Piranha Games)
    • Metro Exodus (4A Games)
    • ProjectDH (Nexon’s devCAT Studio)
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix/Eidos-Montréal/Crystal Dynamics/Nixxes)
    • Ark: Survival Evolved (Studio Wildcard)
    • Atomic Heart (Mundfish)
    • Dauntless (Phoenix Labs)
    • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)
    • Fractured Lands (Unbroken Studios)
    • Hitman 2 (IO Interactive/Warner Bros.)
    • Islands of Nyne (Define Human Studios)
    • Justice (NetEase)
    • X3 (Kingsoft)
    • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries (Piranha Games)
    • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
    • Remnant: From the Ashes (Arc Games)
    • Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass (Croteam/Devolver Digital)
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix/Eidos-Montréal/Crystal Dynamics/Nixxes)
    • The Forge Arena (Freezing Raccoon Studios)
    • We Happy Few (Compulsion Games / Gearbox)

The ones in bold have support for both DLSS and RTX.

We should be slowly seeing game developers providing RTX for some titles signed up with the program and many more in the future. All things would be great if some of these titles were ready for RTX/DLSS to game at the time of launch, but that conversation is equivalent to beating a dead horse.

Nvidia selling Founders Edition graphics cards on it own and challenges it faces with it…

Things are not very smooth with Nvidia since day one of its RTX 20 series launches. The RTX 2080 is heavily criticized for providing previous generation GTX 1080Ti-like performance and no RTX or DLSS titles to show performance to justify the price in any possible way. To be fair, Nvidia creates trust issues with its customers, like any other company from time to time. Some are understandable once its explained with no marketing lingo, which rarely happens and many reviewers have to decrypt and scrutinize the content. Usually, they have been on the technical side and restrictions. Since Nvidia is planning to sell its own graphics cards, the company is putting itself through issues they wouldn’t usually face.

No empathy for early adopters…

Those who have pre-ordered RTX 2080Ti founders edition are not happy since its shipment was delayed on day one. The RTX 2080Ti Founders Edition graphics card was supposed to be shipped on launch day but the delivery was delayed to September 27th at the time. Today, Nvidia sent an email to pre-order customers, informing that the shipment is delayed, and it should reach them between October 5th and 9th. Understandably, people who took Nvidia on their word for it without knowing its performance capability until the embargo was lifted were not happy. The response in the email are as follows:

  • Dear XXX,

    Thank you for your purchase from the NVIDIA online store.

    Your GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti Founders Edition order will now ship by 10/5/18 with expedited shipping**. You will receive a shipping confirmation email once your order is on its way.**

    If you have any other questions or concerns about your order, please visit customer service.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.

    Sincerely,

    NVIDIA Online Store

    Customer Service

  • Dear XXX,

    Thank you for your purchase from the NVIDIA online store.

    Your GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti Founders Edition order will now ship between 5th and 9th October with expedited shipping. You will receive a shipping confirmation email once your order is on its way.

    If you have any other questions or concerns about your order, please visit customer service.

    We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.

    Sincerely,

    NVIDIA Online Store

The email does not contain any explanation for the delay. Seeing that it happened twice, it would be fair if they did do it to re-assure its early adopting customers.

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