NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 now on sale; make sure to grab one early

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Image credit: NVIDIA)

Update, October 29 (9:40 AM ET): The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 appears to be out of stock at all major retailers.

What you need to know

  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 goes on sale today at 9 AM EST.
  • The graphics card was delayed by two weeks to make more stock available at launch.
  • The RTX 3070 is the most affordable of NVIDIA's RTX 30 series.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 is the most affordable graphics card from NVIDIA's new RTX 30 series. The RTX 3070 starts at $500 and will be available starting at 9 AM EST from several retailers, including Amazon, and Best Buy. NVIDIA delayed the launch of the RTX 3070 to have more stock available, but it's a good idea to grab one early if you're interested.

NVIDIA's RTX 3080 practically sold out instantly, and the demand for the RTX 30 series of cards appears to be quite high. Even though NVIDIA delayed the RTX 3070 to have more cards available, there's still a chance that they'll be hard to find on launch day. Have a look at our guide to where to buy NVIDIA RTX 30-series graphics cards for more information.

The RTX 3070 is a highly anticipated card thanks to its promised performance. It is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti and 60 percent faster than the RTX 2070. If it meets expectations in real-world usage, it will easily be one of the best graphics card options on the market.

To make sure that your PC setup is ready for the RTX 3070, make sure to grab one of the best motherboards and a power supply unit that works well with the new GPU.

Sean Endicott
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