What you need to know
- NZXT now has pre-built PCs with options for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.
- The RTX 3070 is the most affordable GPU from NVIDIA's RTX 30 series.
- The RTX 3070 is currently sold out as a standalone graphics card.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 sold out in only a few minutes for people looking to purchase the graphics card on its own. But despite the shortage of standalone RTX 3070 graphics cards, you can purchase pre-built PCs from NZXT with the new GPU inside. Builds with the RTX 3070 that's currently in stock start at $2,259.
NZXT has a page with shortcuts to builds featuring the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, or RTX 3090. If you click the shortcut for the RTX 3070 build, the preset options include an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founder's Edition. That specific RTX 3070 isn't available at the time of publication, but you can select the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC OG instead. That Gigabyte card costs an additional $70 compared to the default option, but it's currently available. The Gigabyte card has a normal retail price of $570.
The RTX 3070 is a highly anticipated card. It is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti and 60 percent faster than the RTX 2070. It should be a solid option for 1440 or 4K gamers. Based on its specs, its already among the best graphics cards available. Assuming it lives up to its specs in real-world use, it should be an excellent choice for gamers.
Companies like NZXT often have cards available for pre-built PCs that aren't available on their own. That doesn't help people who have the rest of their PC setup and just want to slot in a new GPU, but it's a good option for people looking for an entirely new rig.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
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