Prior to the originally announced September 20th launch date for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080, NVIDIA quietly delayed the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition release date by a week. Not long after the 20th, the timeline was again revised and delayed, with NVIDIA directly reaching out to those who had pre-ordered. Nevertheless, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti units are finally starting to ship today for preorders. Those originally slated to ship in September are now shipping by October 5th, while those with an original October ship date are now shipping by October 10th.

Again quietly announced via low-key update on the GeForce forum thread, the latest timeline does not mention any updates for general availability. Based on these new preorder shipping dates, any orders once the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is in stock is likely to be in the mid- to late-October window at the earliest. While the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is priced at $1199 with the standard MSRP at $999, $1200 is the observed going price for all 2080 Ti cards on the market and in general inflated prices will be the norm for weeks or perhaps months, something to be expected with new video card releases.

In any case, the RTX 2080 Ti is arguably the more interesting card, as we saw the RTX 2080 essentially land in the same performance bracket as the previous flagship, the GTX 1080 Ti. This is, of course, by traditional performance metrics, as opposed to the ray-tracing and deep learning enhanced graphics that the RTX card supports. For gamers and consumers, however, games are yet to support those features, and understanding that those games utilize raytracing via DXR, it was only as of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update launched just yesterday that Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) is supported in the OS. As the Turing flagship, the RTX 2080 Ti will naturally provide the most raw performance that will make the most of utilizing the intensive real time raytracing effects.

As for the GeForce RTX 2080, stock is available for both Founders Edition and partner models. And despite the recent RTX 2080 Ti delays, NVIDIA and their partners will naturally be looking to have as many available RTX 2080 Ti products as possible with the holiday shopping season drawing near.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • sabirah - Monday, December 10, 2018 - link

    In short, we are going to be needing software mods to get overclocking back?? Challenge accepted (not by me of course, I wouldnt know where to start but there are lots of smart people on the internet)
  • Dr. Swag - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    This has been known for two weeks now
  • Valantar - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    I don't get how Nvidia managed to bork this launch quite as badly as it did. It's not like AMD has a killer new card waiting in the wings, so why not wait a month or two until stocks were sufficient to meet demand (and perhaps some actual demos and/or games for RTX were available)? Perhaps they underestimated how rabid their fans are and/or how little they care about paying exorbitant prices?
  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    hubris in thinking they could get away with such a large, complex GPU while their competitor was floundering. Nvidia bit off way more then they could chew.
  • tamalero - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - link

    Or they are artificially downplaying the stock available as an excuse to inflate prices even further because of "demand".

    Or.. the yields for such insanely big chip is way too low (but also not so stable to offer them as QUADROs. Hence why Turin ended being what they are. aka rejected Titans and Quadros.)
  • edzieba - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    UK orders appear to be arriving today.

    In an email from Tim Bender ( it was mentioned that the delay was due to "[...]a problem on our supply chain visibility due to our product build coming along slower than we anticipated on the launch", which basically translates to 'a part shipment did not arrive on time and nobody told us in advance'.
  • eva02langley - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    That's a month later... shouldn't the launch be mid October at this point?
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    All eleven of the people that spent +$1K on a GPU that'll be obsolete in three years are certainly going to be disappointed. Then again, there are people that purchase +$1K cell phones too so maybe there are more than eleven of them in the US.
  • dakotafury128 - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    I guess I am one of those 11. I'm certainly not going to be disappointed running the fastest card on the planet. When games enable ray tracing soon, gamers are going to wish they had one in their machines. When this card becomes obsolete, which they all do, I'll buy the latest greatest card again. Been doing this for a couple decades now. I am really excited about this one!!!
  • milkod2001 - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    This RTX gen actually sucks at ray tracing. It is just first attempt. When games will fully support it your GPU will make you cry. Never buy first gen attempts.Enjoy your new GPU.

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