We had our eyes set on the launch of NVIDIA’s GTX 1630 graphics card which was to take place next week but it seems like the company had other plans. Just a few days ago, NVIDIA shared an update on the embargo timeline for the 1630. Few sources have confirmed that NVIDIA sent out a letter to its board partners with the new embargo date which was listed as ‘to be determined’. It has got something to do with problems related to the sourcing of some necessary components apart from GPUs.
The GTX 1630 ‘GTMK’ (Go to Market Kit) was provided on the 31st of May and some board partners already had the first cards manufactured which are currently going through the process of being validated. As far as the packaging and the design are concerned, these two things have been finalized and approved. Now the only thing board partners are waiting for is the launch date.
RTX 40 Series
The RTX 40 on the other hand have seen some push as we get a recent update on the launch date. We already reported on the RTX 40 series being pushed back, but we wanted to have multiple sources confirm this before we could be wholly optimistic about it. The latest update confirms a delay of a month for the RTX 4090. The launch date was originally set for August but has now been delayed to September. The same goes for the RTX 4080; the launch date has been delayed to November from October.
New Launch Dates
GeForce GTX 1630: TBD
GeForce RTX 4090: September 2022
GeForce RTX 4080: October 2022
GeForce RTX 4070: November 2022
We want to clarify that these dates are not the final target per say. With things changing so rapidly in the GPU market, the main focus is only to sell more of the RTX 30 graphics cards before the RTX 40 becomes available. Therefore, it is very likely that we might see price reductions in the RTX 30 series, though so far we haven’t heard something about this from NVIDIA.