Update 1: They’re late! Scan’s website has already fallen down, and the other sites still haven’t got their listings up yet.
Update 2: Ebuyer has stock listed now, and we’ve successfully preordered through them. Amazon and Curry’s PC World still don’t have pre-orders available.
Update 3: Ebuyer has stopped taking pre-orders as well for the moment. It seems as though they’re letting some through, and then shutting them off again.
Update 4: Scan is back up, and Founders Edition cards are available.
Update 5: The Founders Edition is now sold out. Other sites with cards from the various manufacturers are on hold for now.
Along with the generational jump that’s coming with the arrival of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, PC gamers are all set for some serious leaps with this year’s NVIDIA line up of graphic cards. While we’ve already seen the GeForce RTX 3080 arrive and then promptly disappear, prepare for another round of hunting for one of the most sought-after tech products of the year as the GeForce RTX 3070 goes on sale today at 1PM GMT/6AM PT.
We’re all set to keep an eye on stock levels, and try to buy at least one of these things for ourselves, but you can expect them to disappear nearly as quickly as the appear. This will then most likely be followed, just as with the 3080, by months of out of stock notices so if you want one, you need to be ready for it.
NIVIDIA have their own Founders Edition available via Scan for the fantastic price of £469.00 which you can check out here.
Currys PC World will have a full range of cards on sale from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte here.
Ebuyer feature cards from everyone, including ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Palit and Zotac which you can find here.
Amazon will of course be doing their best to hoover up as many sales as possible, with their range of 3070 cards available here.
Overclockers UK also have the full range of card manufacturers on their roster, which you’ll find here.
Scan have all the manufacturers listed, including EWGA, MSI, PNY, Gigabyte, Palit and Zotac and the link for them is here.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is liable to be the most wanted mass-market card from NVIDIA this year, sitting at the sweet spot in terms of price and power, offering similar performance to last year’s 2080 Ti for a much reduced ingoing. Boasting 5888 CUDA Cores, 1.73Ghz Boost Clock, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory this is the one you need, with the Founders Edition starting at £469.