NVIDIA has just quietly announced that the release date for for general availability for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU will be delayed by a week. The original launch was due this week on September 20th, but has now been pushed back until September 27th. All general orders, including preorders will be affected and will arrive sometime between the 20th and 27th of this month.
This delay comes just two days after detailed specifications regarding the Turing architecture were revealed. The delay does not affect the GeForce RTX 2080; only the “Ti” version will be affected. The GeForce RTX 2070 is set to arrive sometime in October. Pricing has not been affected, however. The RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition retails for $1199, and the RTX 2080 Founders Edition is priced at $799. The non-Founders Edition version of the cards will be $999 for the Ti and $699 for the standard RTX 2080.
It us unclear at this point why exactly NVIDIA announced the delay for the RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. The easiest speculation is that inventory issues are to blame. Currently on NVIDIA’s website the Ti version is sold out and unavailable for purchase. The RTX 2080 (Non-Ti) is still available for preorder.We’ll post updates as we learn more, but at this point it’s safe to say that if you ordered an RTX 2080 Ti, expect it a week late.