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The Nvidia RTX 4070 is here, and we'll show you where to buy it

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Nvidia RTX 4070 Retailer Quicklinks

US RTX 4070 retailers: Newegg  |  Best Buy  |    B&H  | Amazon
UK RTX 4070 retailers: Scan  |  Overclockers  |  Ebuyer  |  Box | Amazon | CCL Online

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 is here at long last, going on sale on April 13, 2023, for a US MSRP of $599 (about £500 / 870), and midrange gamers finally have a graphics card that they might actually be able to afford — if they can find one to buy.

Naturally, demand for what is arguably the best graphics card for most gamers out there is through the roof, and while we haven't seen the kind of awful bot swarms buying up stock within seconds as we did back in 2020, there are still plenty of shopping carts that are going empty right now.

To help you find a new RTX 4070, we're trawling the entire internet looking for stock wherever we can find it (though we'll be skipping eBay and other reseller sites, because eff those folks). As we turn up new stock over the next few hours and over the next few days, we're going to bring what we find right here so you can jump on it ASAP.

We know how hard it's been to find a new graphics card over the past few years. We've covered the GPU stock crisis extensively — and infuriated more than a few crypto bros in the process with some of our hot takes — and so we've never been more excited to help you finally get the GPU upgrade you've been waiting for. We promise, it's totally worth it.

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The Nvidia RTX 4070 is opening today, and I'm winding up to spend my day trawling through retailer sites across the US and the UK - all for you, our lovely readers, so you can (hopefully!) snag what might just be my favorite RTX 4000 card Nvidia has made so far.

I'm Christian Guyton, TechRadar's UK Computing Editor, coming to you from sunny (but not for long, apparently) Bath, England - and I'm pumped for this launch. While we've seen some great GPUs launched in the past few months, from the mighty flagship RTX 4090 to the, uh, less impressive RTX 4080, they've all been a bit pricey for my liking.

Not so with the RTX 4070, though! Nvidia's latest Lovelace GPU comes in at $599 / £599, bringing Nvidia's next-gen graphics architecture to the masses at last. We're talking 4K gaming at 60+fps with DLSS 3, a big generational improvement in ray-traced games, and less power-guzzling tendencies than the more expensive cards.

Sure, it's a hundred bucks more expensive than its predecessor, the awesome RTX 3070, but the performance leap justifies the price and it's still the most affordable next-gen GPU you can buy right now - at least, until AMD finally releases more Radeon RX 7000 cards, though who knows when that'll be.

We know this is the GPU gamers will really want to buy - after all, the RTX 3070 and 3060 are both in the top 5 most-used cards among PC gamers, according to the Steam Hardware Survey - so we'll be here as soon as the RTX 4070 launches to help you track one down and secure yourself one of the best graphics cards around.

If you're here because you want a new GPU but you're not quite sure which one is the best pick for you, don't worry: we're good for more than just tracking retailer stock. The RTX 4070 Ti is also a very strong choice within Nvidia's next generation of GPUs - it costs a bit more, but it's naturally got more power behind it.

As such, we've got a detailed breakdown pitting the 4070 Ti against the 4070, to help you decide whether it's really worth springing for the more expensive card. If you've potentially got even more cash to play around with, we've also got the 4070 vs the 4080 for your consideration too!

If you're on a tighter budget and have been considering picking up one of Nvidia's still-excellent last-gen RTX 3000 graphics cards, we've got you covered there too: check out our 4070 vs 3070 and 4070 vs 3080 pieces! The results might surprise you...

And of course, if you're looking longingly at the RTX 4070 but have to admit that you're strapped for cash (don't worry, I'm in the same budget boat right now), you might want to have a gander at the best cheap graphics cards - or our rolling list of the best GPU deals, updated regularly for your purchasing convenience.

If you're an AMD fan who has stumbled in here out of curiosity or accident, you can take a look at our list of the best AMD graphics cards - but don't expect to find anything rivaling the RTX 4070 on there.

As we noted in our AMD vs Nvidia GPU breakdown, AMD is severely lagging behind Nvidia when it comes to keeping up next-gen release cadence; all we've had from Team Red so far is the (admittedly pretty solid) flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX and its slightly cheaper little brother, the RX 7900 XT.

We really hope AMD does put out something to counter Nvidia in the mid-range to budget space soon, like the rumored RX 7800 XT - because right now, Team Green has far more to offer. But if you're looking for a super-cheap 1080p GPU, the Radeon RX 6600 is still a great shout.

Still uncertain about which GPU is best for you? If the RTX 4070's $599 / £599 price tag is still too cheap, you might want to consider the kick-ass RTX 3060 Ti - or perhaps you'll be better off waiting until big dog Nvidia reveals the hotly-anticipated RTX 4060.

We've seen mixed reports and rumors surrounding Nvidia's budget Lovelace cards; some leaks have suggested lackluster specs, while others offer the good news that cheaper RTX 4000 GPUs could be with us sooner than expected.

Either way, it's bad news for AMD, which sorely needs to pull its finger out and get new Radeon cards on the market. Come on, guys, Nvidia is thrashing you here!

If you're wondering about picking up an RTX 4070 but want to know more about the technology powering it, check out this article about the updated Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling feature.

In short, DLSS 3 (the latest version of the tech, found in RTX 4000 cards) represents a huge step up from DLSS 2.0 - that's all thanks to the revolutionary new 'Frame Insertion' capabilities, which use AI to generate entire frames in real-time, boosting your framerate while DLSS renders the game at a lower resolution then upscales it instantly to your display resolution.

The RTX 4070 is perhaps the best card yet to make use of DLSS 3, since it's most effective at upscaling to 4K on less powerful cards. The third generation of the upscaling tech is phenomenal - so good, in fact, that with the RTX 4090 it let us play Cyberpunk 2077 at 8K, with Ultra graphics and ray tracing on. That's seriously impressive.

Anyone well-versed in the previous debacles that have surrounded GPU launches over the past few years will no doubt be aware that the RTX 4070 is likely to sell out fast.

That means get your F5-hitting finger ready, because we're now less than two hours out from the official on-sale time of release time of 2PM BST (9AM EDT / 6AM PDT). If you don't manage to snag one in the very first wave, though, don't panic - we'll keep tracking restocks at various retailers right here on this page over the next few days, so you can be assured you'll find yourself an shiny new graphics card.

We're less than an hour out, folks! Just a quick heads up for anyone who isn't aware: the Nvidia website doesn't actually sell cards directly, it links out to third-party retailers. You can use the quick links up above to jump straight to purchasing a card on an online retailer - and once the floodgates open, those seconds will matter!

T-minus 30 minutes, people! Action stations! Yes, we're all prepped and ready to track those stocks: expect all the major retailers to drop the RTX 4070 at bang on 2PM BST / 9AM EDT / 6AM PDT, although there may be some stragglers who don't update their online stores immediately. Get ready to smash that refresh button!

What build will you be pairing your RTX 4070 with? Are you planning on building a whole new gaming PC, or is this an upgrade for a trusty old GPU past its prime? Let us know on Twitter at @techradar!

About ten minutes away... my fingers are itching. Y'all know this stock is probably gonna go in a snap, right? Don't worry, though - even if you miss the first boat, we'll be here to let you know as soon as retailers restock.

Five minute warning! It's all about to kick off. Let's hope the scalpers are kept at bay this time, yeah? Depending on how the stock situation looks like in the near future, we may see certain retailers setting up 'lottery' systems to fairly (read: randomly) determine who gets to buy an RTX 4070.

Newegg did this for the RTX 4090 launch, and while the 4080 and 4070 Ti didn't see the same fervor, this is the card people are going to want to buy. I'm anticipating shortages, though hopefully they won't last long - at least we don't have hordes of crypto miners trying to grab every GPU they can this time around.

Remember that while the MSRP of the RTX 4070 is $599 / £599 / around AU$900, third-party manufacturers like MSI, Asus, and Gigabyte will have their own pricing for different models of the card. From early rumors and previous launches, we're expecting to see those go up to as much as $699 - if you see cards selling for more than that, we'd advise you stay your basket-adding hand.

An Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card standing upright next to its retail packaging

The Nvidia RTX 4070 Founders Edition will set you back $599, or about £599 or AU$900), while third-party cards will likely be more expensive. (Image credit: Future / John Loeffler)

...and we're off! Boy, I've got a lot of tabs open right now. Get clicking, folks! If you're in the US, it looks like Newegg has jumped the gun slightly - you can add these RTX 4070 cards to your basket right now!

...uh oh. Those Asus OC models of the RTX 4070 are looking mighty expensive - hold back, folks! Best Buy and other online storefronts will have the retail-price cards up and ready to buy any minute now!

It's time! Go go go! Except... not quite yet, it seems. Nowhere has the card ready to buy right now, and those suspiciously expensive Asus models have been pulled from Newegg as I type this. Keep refreshing, folks...

We're live! This Asus model is $599 at Newegg -  get your skates on, people! It looks like other retailers haven't quite caught up yet, but watch this space.

If you're in the UK, buckle up: Scan.co.uk has two RTX 4070 cards (from Zotac and Asus) ready to add to your basket right now! It looks like Box also has cards from Palit, Asus, and more in stock. Get moving!

We're live in the US, folks! Newegg has a ton of RTX 4070 cards available to buy RIGHT NOW, from all the major manufacturers. It looks like other retailers haven't dropped their stock just yet, however, so if you don't manage to snag one from Newegg, keep you eyes peeled.

Rather pleasingly, it looks like many of these third-party cards are selling for pretty much exactly MSRP in the US - you can get cards from Zotac, MSI, and Asus right now for six hundred dollarinos.

Some stock at Best Buy has already been and gone, it seems - though some cards are still listed as 'coming soon', so keep an eye on those ones. Unlike most retailers, Best Buy allows you to 'reserve' a card if you're a member; this could be why half their stock seems to have evaporated without even going on sale!

Still nothing from B&H Photo and Micro Center in the US - more suprisingly, Amazon doesn't seem to have RTX 4070 stock in any region. B&H are apparently closed for Passover, but it's unclear whether that affects their online storefront.

Over in the UK, we're still seeing stock at Scan and Box, but nothing at Overclockers just yet - that's odd, since they're usually at the fore when it comes to UK GPU launches. You can buy an RTX 4070 gaming laptop there, though, if you're considering something more portable!

Newegg's stock is holding steady in the US (thank heavens), but be wary - not all of the listed cards are being sold directly by Newegg, which you do (ideally) want. During the RTX 4090 launch, we saw third-party sellers offering the cards but then failing to ship them for weeks until after launch, so tread carefully.

As predicted, some RTX 4070 cards are selling quite high above MSRP, such as this (admittedly very stylish) $700 Gigabyte AERO model on Newegg. You will get certain advantages over the Founders Edition card from Nvidia with these, most notably the triple-fan layout for superior cooling, so it's up to you how much cash you want to drop here.

If you're specifically looking for the Nvidia-branded Founders Editon of the RTX 4070, you can take a look here if you're in the US or here if you're in the UK. It looks like some are still available in the UK, but the US ones (sold via Best Buy) might have already gone...

Interestingly, it looks like we were slightly off when it came to the UK pricing of the RTX 4070 FE: it's actually £589, not £599. That still makes it proportionally a bit more expensive than it is in the States, but I'm not complaining.

In the UK, Overclockers has a ton of cards listed - but they're all still labelled as 'coming soon'. However, you can put down a pre-order, which may be a wise move if you want to secure an RTX 4070.

Aaaand it looks like Best Buy's website crashed for a few minutes there. Don't worry, BB - we all get a little overwhelmed sometimes. Anyway, it's back now; sadly no RTX 4070s in sight, although there are some full pre-built PCs for sale that come equipped with the new GPU, if you don't feel like assembling your own system.

Mercifully, it looks like we won't be seeing the same degree of awful scalping going on with this particular GPU launch. Rejoice! Of course, that won't stop some people from trying their luck... I've already spotted a couple of overpriced 4070s for sale on eBay. Let's hope they lose their money, eh?

Best Buy's page for the RTX 4070 Founders Edition is back up, but it looks as though they are indeed out of stock. Bear in mind that you'll need a BB account to buy one, too.

Interestingly, there's still nothing to be found on Amazon - plenty of RTX 4070 Ti cards selling for way above MSRP though, if you feel like getting ripped off today.

Luckily, Newegg still has stock in the US and Overclockers in the UK has finally dropped their store fo 4070s - there are plenty of different models available there right now, so go check it out!

A man's hand holding the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card

(Image credit: Future / John Loeffler)

Fun fact: if it's something you care about (I personally don't, not since Jeff Kaplan left Blizzard), you can get a free Overwatch 2 Ultimate Battle Pass with your purchase of any RTX 4070 card from Newegg. It looks like this offer is being applied on other sites too, but not universally, so keep an eye out if you're an Overwatch fan.

Stock is starting to dry up - slower than I'd anticipated, but it's still happening. Newegg has just seen its first third-party RTX 4070 model go out of stock - it's a PNY Verto model, which was going for $599.99 before it sold out. Unsurprisingly, it looks like the cheapest third-party cards will sell out first, so if you're not able to stretch beyond that $600 MSRP, snag one from a different manufacturer quick.

A lot of the RTX 4070 cards being sold right now are triple-fan models, which are a fair bit chunkier than the twin-fan Founders Edition card. If you're looking for something a bit more svelte, check out this Asus model, currently selling for the $599.99 MSRP.

Best Buy has dropped the rest of its stock, so you can pick up several different models for the RTX 4070 - just remember that you'll need a Best Buy account in order to buy one there, since BB has listed the 4070 as a 'High Demand Product' and isn't selling them to non-account holders.

Meanwhile, over at Best Buy, there is still plenty of stock to be had, though these are considered "High Demand Products" so you'll need to sign up with Best Buy in order to buy one of these cards. Which is fine, honestly. Whatever keeps the bots at bay is better for everyone involved.

  • Current Best Buy RTX 4070 Stock

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So it looks like we have our first RTX 4070 deals to bring you, with two RTX 4070 cards on sale right now at Best Buy. The sale price only brings the two cards down to the RTX 4070's MSRP, but hey, there's nothing wrong with getting some extra features packed in for the price of the Nvidia reference model.

MSI RTX 4070 12GB VENTUS 3X OC:$629.99now $599.99 at Best Buy
$30 savings

MSI RTX 4070 12GB VENTUS 3X OC: was $629.99 now $599.99 at Best Buy
The Nvidia RTX 4070 just went on sale today, so it's surprising to already see a decent deal pop up, but that's what you get with the MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3C OC. For the price of Nvidia's MSRP (a $30 savings), you can get a triple-fan graphics card with overclocking, which is a great deal in our estimation.