This new graphics card is something of a wolf in sheep's clothing, and we don't mean that in a bad way. The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti was originally slated for release as the RTX 4080 12GB, before Nvidia pulled a U-turn and 'unlaunched' that card, admitting that the name was confusing when another RTX 4080 already exists.
This card has a $100 knocked off the RTX 4080 12GB's original retail price of $899 (£899, around AU$1,315), though, which is good to see. While $799 isn't exactly what we'd call a 'midrange' price, the lower cost will likely see this card sell out just as fast as the incredibly popular RTX 4090.
If you're looking to nab yourself one of the best graphics cards, keep an eye on this page: we'll post stock updates and include links to relevant buyers, with our expert advice to help you avoid getting scammed. If it's a different GPU you're after, you can check out our where-to-buy pages for the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 too.
Today's the day! The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti will go on sale at some point on Thursday January 5. We don't have the exact time just yet, so we'll be keeping an eye out and will update this blog when stock starts appearing.
If Nvidia follows its previous launches, we expect it to go on sale at 9am ET, which is 2pm GMT for people following along in the UK.
When the RTX 4090 went on sale, it sold out almost instantly, and while the RTX 4080 eventually sold out, it took a little longer.
What will happen when the RTX 4070 Ti goes on sale? Due to the value proposition, it could sell out quickly - being the cheapest GPU of the current RTX 4000 series, it could make it more of an 'impulse' buy, and people disappointed at not getting the RTX 4080 or even 4090 might try to get the 4070 Ti to tide them over.
Keep this page bookmarked and we'll help you beat the rush and hopefully snag a new GPU.
While we wait for RTX 4070 Ti stock to appear, check out our roundup of everything we know about the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti.
We'll also be reviewing the GPU, but due to CES 2023 happening at the same time, it'll be a bit delayed.
Unlike with the RTX 4090 launch, Nvidia hasn't given us a specific timeframe for the release today. We can reasonably assume it'll be tied to a US timezone, so readers in other timezones may have to wait for a while even though it's already January 5.
Remember, we're very likely to see scalpers pop up once the card goes on sale. In fact, it looks like some sellers on Newegg are already prepared to capitalize on the inevitable stock shortages here; there are a bunch of RTX 4070 Ti models already listed from independent sellers of varying degrees of sketchiness, and virtually all of them are being offered for upwards of $1,000 - far beyond Nvidia's MSRP of $799.
Some of these cards are being sold for frankly ridiculous prices, closer to that of the RTX 4090 (though of course, you won't find one of those at retail price right now either). Needless to say, you shouldn't buy a 4070 Ti for $1,500!
A quick bit of analysis here of the RTX 4070 Ti models being promoted on Nvidia's own website: while Team Green might've dropped the US MSRP from $899 to $799 when it rebranded the RTX 4080 12GB to christen it this GPU instead, it looks like a third-party manufacturers aren't playing ball.
Not a single one of the 'coming soon' cards listed on Nvidia's website is priced at $799 - the cheapest is an MSI model at $839.99, and some are priced at the original $899 mark. This could be due to the manufacturers sticking with their original price plan for some of the cards - or they may have already taken an unseen hit when Nvidia renamed the GPU, since factory-overclocked models are frequently a bit more expensive than those that come direct from Nvidia.
It's worth noting here that there doesn't appear to be a Founder's Edition version of the RTX 4070 Ti. This isn't entirely surprising, since Nvidia tends to prioritise its most powerful cards for first-party FE variants, but it's a tad unusual since there was a Founder's Edition RTX 3070 Ti in the previous generation.
And we're off! The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti is officially on sale, though not all retailers have it available just yet. If you're in the US, it's available from Best Buy at retail price, but you'll need an account to purchase it.
Meanwhile, in the UK, Scan and Overclockers both have stock available, with prices starting at £848.99 and ranging up to around the thousand-pound mark. Stock is likely to evaporate faster than the lukewarm RTX 4080, so move fast!
Ironically, it looks like Nvidia's website links are playing up. On the UK site, some of the links to retailers don't appear to be working - you can use our pinned links above to instantly get to the relevant storefront!
Currently in the US, the cheapest RTX 4070 Ti we could find was at Best Buy: this MSI Ventus 3X OC model for $839.99, slightly above the $799 MSRP. As mentioned previously, you'll need a Best Buy account to snap one up, as the retailer is attempting to prevent another instant rush of sales to scalpers - learning from the mistakes of the RTX 4090 launch, clearly.
Newegg has stock, but only from horribly overpriced third-party sellers. Micro Center doesn't appear to have any units for sale. It looks like B&H Photo will be stocking the card, but it's still marked as 'coming soon' on the website so keep an eye on that one.
Over in the UK, it looks like Overclockers is the place to be, since Scan, Box, and Ebuyer are all listing the RTX 4070 Ti at £900 or above. You can snag this Zotac Trinity model (or one from Inno3D) for £848.99. If you're not a fan of those brands and are willing to pay a little more, you can get this Asus TUF RTX 4070 Ti for £869.99.
Somewhat surprisingly, we're not seeing a huge amount of RTX 4070 Ti cards show up on Amazon just yet. There's one MSI model being sold for a frankly ridiculous $1,299.99, and nothing at all to see on UK Amazon.
At this point during the RTX 4090 launch, we were already seeing a bunch of scalped GPUs being sold way, way above MSRP. This is a slightly heartening sight, though a quick trip to eBay shows a bunch for sale at $1,000+ prices - including one wiseguy who says he'll ship it as soon as he receives it on January 12. So to be clear, that's someone who has locked in an order for the card and couldn't even wait for it to be delivery before putting it up on eBay. Some people...
Newegg's actual own stock has dropped, so forget about those pricey third-party sellers: you can get this Gigabyte Eagle OC RTX 4070 Ti for $849.99 right now. Nothing from B&H Photo yet, which means that if the card sells out elsewhere that might end up being the best place to look.
Judging by the current stock situation, it looks like the UK is going to demonstrate a repeat of the RTX 4080 launch. While the card sold out immediately in America, British buyers didn't seem so enthused; likely a result of the current cost-of-living squeeze that is badly affecting the UK.
That means we're still seeing a lot of RTX 4070 Ti models on sale in Britain, with a ton of different models available from Overclockers, which seems to be where the best deals are right now. Other retailers also have stock, but it's often more expensive. Some cards on Scan are selling for as much as £1,049!
Red alert, everyone! There's actually an RTX 4070 Ti selling for MSRP on launch day! We haven't seen this in the US in forever, with all the recent GPU launches playing host to mass sell-outs, retailer price gouging, and widespread scalping.
Take a trip over to Newegg, though, and you can find this Zotac Trinity RTX 4070 Ti for $799.99 - is that technically 99 cents above the actual retail price given by Nvidia? We guess so, but we're willing to let this one slide.
In fact, there's a whole host of reasonably-priced RTX 4070 Ti models at Newegg right now. Most are slightly above the $799 figure quoted by Nvidia, but it's not uncommon for factory-overclocked cards from other manufacturers to throw a few bucks on top of the price - you're getting a slightly better version of the GPU in theory, after all.
Staggeringly, it looks like we're actually not going to see a massive sell-out of these cards on launch day, as we did with the previous two Nvidia GPUs and AMD's competing Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
This could be due to the fact that everyone with big bucks to spend upgrading their gaming PCs is holding out for an RTX 4090 instead (or already got their hands on one). The current economic climate is likely also a factor; either you've got cash to spend on a GPU, or you don't, and if you do you're ostensibly more likely to opt for a higher-performance card.
Stock has now landed with Ebuyer in the UK, though right now it looks like Overclockers still has the cheapest RTX 4070 Ti cards for British buyers. However, several models at Overclockers have reverted back to displaying a 'pre-order' button instead of purchasing options, indicating that they've already sold out.
Stock is drying up slower than we had expected, but it's still selling. At the time of writing, we counted six separate RTX 4070 Ti models that were out of stock at Newegg, and two of the models on sale at Best Buy are out of stock too.
Still nothing from B&H Photo and Micro Center, although it's entirely possible that these retailers are retaining stock for in-store sales before releasing any to the online market. If you live near one of these sellers, you might want to consider nipping down there to check out the stock situation before committing to an online purchase - you'll likely be left waiting on shipping even if you do manage to secure one.
We're still seeing a surprisingly slim amount of cards showing up on Amazon in both the US and the UK (although there are plenty of scalped units appearing on eBay). Demand just doesn't seem to be quite as high this time around - possibly due to the $799 MSRP that marks this theoretically 'midrange' card as more of a premium offering.
It's entirely understandable; the last-gen RTX 3070 Ti was only $599 at launch, after all, even if stock was quickly guzzled by crypto miners and bots. Anyone looking for a more affordable new GPU will likely be best off waiting until the desktop version of the RTX 4060 (which has already been announced for laptops) rolls around.
We're back! The good news is that stock of the RTX 4070 Ti seems to be holding strong. Is this down to Nvidia (and third parties) making sure enough GPUs were made this time? Or is it a sign that people just aren't that excited about it, and are holding out for more RTX 4090 stock to arrive?
Whatever the reason, if you want an affordable RTX 4000 series GPU, you're still able to get the RTX 4070 Ti at reasonable prices. Best Buy, for example, has the PNY GeForce RTX 4070 Ti for $839.99, and the MSI VENTUS 3X OC for the same amount. However, neither of these are available to buy online - you'll need to head to a store to pick them up.
It's the same at Micro Center - no RTX 4070 Tis available to ship, but a range of 4070 Ti models available in store.
The PNY Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti XLR8 Gaming Verto for $799.99 is the cheapest model, so it's worth checking stock in nearby stores at this price.
Over in the UK, meanwhile, most of the big retailers still have stock. It looks like Overclockers is still the best place to look - although more cards have sold out since yesterday, the cheapest model from Zotac is still available at £848.99. The closest model we've seen to this one in price is the Palit GamingPro RTX 4070 Ti, currently £850.99 at Box.
As predicted by just about everyone with a pulse and a brain, the scalpers are out in force on eBay right now. Virtually every RTX 4070 Ti being sold there is up for $1,100+, but we're hopeful that strong stock showings at actual, reputable retailers means that nobody will buy these cards. Let the scalpers lose their money, we say!
Micro Center and B&H Photo still aren't showing any RTX 4070 Ti stock on their respective online storefronts, with Micro Center's website cheerily reminding us that 'our best deals are found in-store!'
Still, there's no need to drag yourself down to your local computer hardware store just yet - more stock appears to have landed at Newegg, with a whole bunch of 4070 Ti cards sitting comfortably in the $800-$900 range. It's telling how all the 'shipped by Newegg' cards are sensibly priced, while third-party sellers with oblique names like '5Ggo' and 'SJF' are trying to squeeze gamers for as much as $1,579!
Best Buy has obviously replenished its stocks, as previously sold-out RTX 4070 Ti models are once again available - provided you have a Best Buy account to sign up for the new product reservation system.
Elsewhere, we're seeing reasonably-priced cards show up on Newegg, but other retailers currently look like a bust. We checked a few that aren't on the list above (including Antonline) but nope, all sold out. Nvidia's own website is primarily linking to Micro Center, but those cards are only available for in-store collection - no shipping available.
Stock levels look to be gradually diminishing in the UK too, with fewer and fewer cards available from retailers such as Overclockers and Box.
Interestingly, it looks like Overclockers has slightly hiked the price of some of these GPUs - including this Zotac Trinity model, which has gone up by £11 since we last checked - indicating that the retailer is still expecting these cards to sell out; just not straight away, by our estimations.
We're back with a quick Saturday update! If you're in the US, it looks like the best place to pick up an RTX 4070 Ti right now is Newegg - Micro Center and B&H Photo don't have stock available online, but Newegg has this MSI Ventus model selling at MSRP for $799.99.
Over in the UK, Scan has replenished its stock, while Box is almost completely out (with just one Palit model remaining at present). However, if you're aiming to keep your expenditures as low as possible, Overclockers still has the best deals.
And we're back for another week of tracking RTX 4070 Ti stock, folks. The situation hasn't changed all that much since last week; in the US B&H Photo and Micro Center are still only offering in-store stock, while Best Buy has cards reserved for account holders. For our money, Newegg is still the best place to pick up an RTX 4070 Ti right now.
Shoppers over in the UK will see that Scan and Box have both evidently had weekend restocks, judging by their websites. However, Overclockers remains the best place to get this GPU for the best price.
We're almost two weeks past the launch of the RTX 4070 Ti, and the stock situation is ever-evolving. After days of no online stock, it looks like B&H Photo is currently the best place to get an RTX 4070 Ti - in fact, it's one of only two places selling at the MSRP in the US. This Zotac Trinity model is $799.99, the cheapest we could find.
Meanwhile, this Gigabyte Eagle RTX 4070 Ti is the same price over at Newegg. Elsewhere, Best Buy has a handful of cards available to buy (now without the previous account requirement for reserving a GPU) between $800 and $850.
In the UK, stock is a lot more plentiful, with all the major retailers currently carrying a variety of RTX 4070 Ti cards from different manufacturers. Prices vary significantly; the cheapest we saw were this Inno3D model at Overclockers and this Palit card at Ebuyer, both priced at £830.
It's worth bearing in mind that these aren't GPU brands we'd jump to recommending (though that's not to say they're in any way suspect, just less popular). If you're able to pay a little more, our personal picks would be this Asus TUF Gaming card at £879 or this PNY Verto model at £865.
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