The $499 RTX 3070 is available now, but retailers stocking the new GPU seem mostly exhausted 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 quest for a GPU isn’t limited to the FE version, a few third-party graphics cards made by OEMs like Gigabyte and PNY are also officially on sale at a few retailers as below. Amazon, new egg, and in addition to B&H Photo, Best Buy and Micro Center. And as with past launches, most of these cards are sold out lots quickly. But keep trying as you may 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 think you’ll be getting one soon. My colleague Tom Warren posted a review on the 3070 and it provides decent frame rates in popular games like the 3070. Control, Call of Duty: Warzone, and more—even when ray tracing features are enabled. In most cases, the $499 card delivered faster performance than the RTX 2080, which went up to $699 a few years ago.
- in EnglandThe RTX 3070 FE GPU will be available at: www.nvidia.co.uk. Nvidia also has the graphics card’s Amazon, Aria, AWD, Box.co.uk, CCL, Chillblast, CyberPower, Ebuyer, Hawk, violent computerNetwork, Novatech, OcUK, computer expertPC World, Scan, Utopia Computers and England Game.
Speaking of fast performance, AMD has unveiled its expected GPUs built on the RDNA 2 architecture, and the company has three new GPUs aimed at getting the RTX 30 series cards. The $579 Radeon RX 6800 looks great for 1440p gaming like the RTX 3070, and if you want the RTX 3080 the $649 RX 6800 XT might be a good alternative. Both will go on sale on November 18, whereas the $999 RX 6900 XT will arrive on December 8 to pick up the ready RTX 3090. We have more details here.
Update 09:43 ET, 29 October: The stock seems to have dropped to a few options available and coming out at Best Buy. Newegg’s stock appears to have run out, and Amazon and B&H Photo haven’t made their listings available yet, or so it seems.