It’s a smart move by NVIDIA. The company, which has had a pretty terrible release of it’s latest Ampere-based GPUs, is pushing back the next launch by a week. To when it expects AMD to release some new products, no doubt.

In a short blog post published by NVIDIA earlier today, the company announced the GeForce RTX 3070 will now launch of October 29. Days before Halloween and a week after AMD will reveal the future of RDNA2 GPUs. And shortly after AMD is rumored to release a handful of Zen3 CPUs.

We know all too well about the struggle to get an RTX 3080 or 3090. Weeks of apologies haven’t solved the problem, even though we expected a GPU cost to go sky high. It may all well be a clever tactic by NVIDIA to stall for more available units and sell right after AMD’s announcement. Or it may be a legitimate way for NVIDIA to not flub another release.

Whatever the case is, we’re not holding our breath. I’m still waiting to see if I can pick up a 3080 or 3090. Though there’s the ongoing concern of quality thanks to cheap capacitors on certain models. Even with supposedly thousands of units coming soon, who knows.

AMD has already hinted that the company expects no delivery problems for their own parts. Rumors of Big Navi’s 1.5X performance over the RTX 2080 Ti, however, leaves plenty to be desired. And here I was thinking that the final quarter of 2020 wouldn’t be so…2020.