Editors Note, Added 9/16/20 9AM: Our review is now live at this link.
We already knew that the GeForce RTX 3070 would be dropping in October, but now, NVIDIA has given us an exact date of availability. The lower member of the GeForce RTX 30 Series family will be available on October 15th. Sales will begin at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. ET), so those of you who want one may want to hit the sack early.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is a $499 graphics card with 5888 CUDA Cores, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and a base/boost clock of 1.5 GHz/1.73 GHz. According to benchmarks provided by NVIDIA, this GPU should have no problem hitting 100 FPS at 1440p in select titles such as Control and Minecraft, even with ray-tracing (RTX) options enabled.
NVIDIA also confirmed that the embargo for GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition reviews will lift on September 16 at 6 a.m. Pacific Time (9 a.m. ET). You can expect benchmarks from us on that same day, which should reveal whether green team exaggerated or not with its initial claims/metrics (e.g., “twice the performance as 2080”).