As reported by the Tech Report, Nvidia announced that it is delaying general availability of its new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti lineup from September 20 to September 27. The company says that customers that have already pre-ordered the flagship Turing cards will receive their orders between September 20 and 27. Per the company's forum post:
Wanted to give you an update on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti availability.
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability has shifted to September 27th, a one week delay. We expect pre-orders to arrive between September 20th and September 27th.
There is no change to GeForce RTX 2080 general availability, which is September 20th.
We’re eager for you to enjoy the new GeForce RTX family! Thanks for your patience.
It's easy to assume that the delay comes as the byproduct of higher-than-anticipated pre-order demand. The GeForce RTX 2080 models are currently readily available for pre-order at several retailers, which is good if you don't have $1,000 (MSRP) to splash on the flagship, but the RTX 2080 Ti models became scarce shortly after the preorder window opened.
Nvidia hasn't provided a reason for the delay, its probably too busy raking in money on preorders, but we've reached out for comment.
Meanwhile, we recently published the Turing architectural deep-dive, so head there if you're interested in the nuts and bolts. For ligther fare, head to our GeForce RTX FAQ for the high-level, or head over to our Here's Every Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 Card That We Know About article to feast your eyes on Nvidia's latest.