The $499 RTX 3070 is available now, though the retailers that stock the new GPU appear to be mostly sold out at this point. If you’re still looking for one of Nvidia’s Founders Edition (FE) GPUs, try looking at Best Buy and Micro Center. If your hunt for the GPU isn’t limited to the FE version, several third-party graphics cards made by OEMs like Gigabyte and PNY are also officially on sale from a few other retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and B&H Photo, in addition to Best Buy and Micro Center. And like past launches, most of these cards sold out very quickly. But keep trying, as you might get lucky.
Compared to the 4K-capable RTX 3080 and 3090, this card is an especially good choice if you have a 1440p gaming monitor or see yourself getting one soon. My colleague Tom Warren posted a review of the 3070, and it put up favorable frame rates on popular games like Control, Call of Duty: Warzone, and more — even with ray-tracing features activated. In most cases, the $499 card provided faster performance than the RTX 2080 that debuted for $699 a few years ago.
- In the UK, the RTX 3070 FE GPU will be available on www.nvidia.co.uk. Nvidia also shared that the graphics card will be stocked at Amazon, Aria, AWD, Box.co.uk, CCL, Chillblast, CyberPower, Ebuyer, Falcon, Fierce PC, Mesh, Novatech, OcUK, PC Specialist, PC World, Scan, Utopia Computers and UK Gaming.
Speaking of fast performance, AMD just introduced its anticipated GPUs built on RDNA 2 architecture, and the company has three new GPUs aimed to take on the RTX 30-series cards. The $579 Radeon RX 6800 seems great for 1440p gaming, like the RTX 3070, and the $649 RX 6800 XT could be a good alternative if you wanted the RTX 3080. Both will go on sale on November 18th, whereas the $999 RX 6900 XT poised to take on the RTX 3090 will arrive on December 8th. We’ve got more details right here.
Update 9:43AM ET, October 29th: It seems like stock has dwindled down to a few options that go in-and-out of being available at Best Buy. Newegg’s stock appears to be sold out, and Amazon and B&H Photo haven’t yet made their listings available, or it would seem that way.