The Nvidia RTX 3070 is pictured during production, suggesting it won’t have the same stock issues as its RTX 3080 and 3090 siblings.
The images, first shared by the user on the Baidu forums before being picked up by Twitter user @ Avery78, show that Nvidia’s desktop GA104-300 Ampere GPUs are being validated for production.
# RTX3070 # GA104 pic.twitter.com/qNhKYI2TxUOctober 4, 2020
The GA104-300 is believed to be a limited version of the GA104 template, with 5,888 CUDA cores, 184 Tensor cores, and 46 RT cores. This is likely a sign that they are moving towards the RTX 3070 GPU, which has the same specs, but it’s worth noting that it could be a variation on the RTX 3060 or the rumored RTX 3060 Ti.
When it comes to the RTX 3070, this suggests that the mid-range GPU may not have the same stock shortages as the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, both of which sold out online in minutes. However, you should probably expect the RTX 3070 to be extremely popular and likely still sell out.
According to the source of factory validation images, the pictured test line is used to validate about a thousand GPUs per day.
Nvidia has already promised that this will not be the case. Last week, the company announced plans to delay the release of the RTX 3070 graphics cards by two weeks to ensure it has enough stock at launch.
“We know this could be disappointing for those looking to buy a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible, but this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards in the hands of gamers on launch day,” the company said in a statement. .
The Nvidia RTX 3070 is now launching on October 29, a day after AMD announced its RDNA 2 GPUs.
The Twitter post shared by Avery78 also notes that Nvidia has also “tens of thousands” of GA102 GPUs arriving, suggesting that its flagship RTX 3080 GPU will be back in stock soon.