The rumor mill’s roulette on NVIDIA release dates continues this weekend with new reports that suggest some of green team’s upcoming products will be surfacing later than expected. Headlining the news is the GeForce GTX 1630, a new budget-oriented model that was originally supposed to be released on May 31 but delayed to June 15. The launch date for the graphics card has now been pushed back indefinitely, according to VideoCardz, which reported today that the new embargo date is now listed as “to be determined” due to manufacturers having problems “securing the necessary components.” Sources with the publication have also echoed previous reports of the GeForce RTX 40 Series launch leaning more closely toward the traditional release schedule, with the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card surfacing in September. The GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4070 are expected to follow in October and November, respectively.
It’s worth noting that GTX 1630 ‘GTMK’ (Go To Market Kit) was provided on May 31st and board partners already have first cards manufactured which are being validated as we speak. The packaging design has also been finalized and approved. Board partners are currently awaiting an update on launch date.
Furthermore, an update to RTX 40 series launch dates has been issued. Although we have already reported after Wccftech that the launch date has been pushed back by a month, we wanted to confirm this information with as many sources as possible first. According to the latest information, the launch has indeed been delayed by a month for RTX 4090 from August to September, RTX 4080 to October and RTX 4070 to November. Importantly, this does not rule out a possible announcement sooner.