With NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 set to launch next Thursday, retailers’ shelves are brimming with mid-ranged Ampere GPUs to sell to the masses, right? Sadly, it doesn’t look that way. Assuming that Proshop’s latest numbers are anything to go by, we could be in for a repeat of the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 situation.
Out of hundreds of models ordered, Proshop has only received an average of 18 GeForce RTX 3070 units. These include the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC (340 ordered, 20 received), MSI GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING X TRIO (300 ordered, 20 received), and GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC (300 ordered, 5 received). In total, only 106 units have been received.
As VideoCardz pointed out in its coverage, Proshop received its first batch of GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards on October 7, which comprises 20 ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 units. It is now October 19, and the Danish retailer has just over 100 to sell.
Previous rumors/allegations claimed that NVIDIA would be flooding the market in November with GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards to counter AMD, which is set to unveil its Radeon RX 6000 Series later this month. Maybe there will be plenty of GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs to buy this holiday after all.