Nvidia unveiled the GeForce RTX 3000 Collection at an occasion in early September, and it was a giant one; not solely does the flagship RTX 3080 supply important positive aspects in efficiency, however it was additionally revealed that the budget-friendly choice, the RTX 3070, may outperform the ultra-high-end RTX 2080Ti from the earlier technology. The RTX 3080 and creator-focused RTX 3090 are nonetheless obtainable, and the RTX 3070 is ready to be launched within the UK very quickly.
Following the announcement of a two-week delay to permit Nvidia to handle inventory points, right here’s all the pieces it’s good to find out about the place and once you’ll be capable of purchase the Nvidia RTX 3070 within the UK.
When will the Nvidia RTX 3070 be launched?
The Nvidia RTX 3070 was initially set to be launched on 15 October within the UK, however Nvidia has since introduced that it’ll now be obtainable on 29 October, two weeks later. Nvidia itself confirmed the delay is associated to the lack of inventory on the RTX 3080 launch – the corporate received’t be in a rush to repeat that fiasco anytime quickly, so it is sensible to push the discharge and manufacture extra models for followers worldwide.
In spite of everything, at £469, the RTX 3070 is cheaper than the £649 RTX 3080 and nonetheless extra highly effective than the RTX 2080Ti, so chances are high it’ll be much more in-demand than Nvidia’s flagship and ultra-high-end 30 Collection graphics playing cards.
Whereas the precise launch time is but to be confirmed, wanting on the launch of the RTX 3080 and 3090, we are able to assume it’ll kick off at 2pm BST on 29 October 2020 – though Scan UK’s web site presently suggests it may begin an hour earlier, at 1pm BST. As soon as we get affirmation from Nvidia, we’ll replace this part, so verify again quickly.
The place can I purchase the RTX 3070 within the UK?
As you’re most likely conscious at this level, you may’t pre-order the Nvidia RTX 3070 within the UK – it is not distinctive to the 3070 both, with an identical direct-to-sale strategy for the discharge of the RTX 3080 and 3090 too. The one means you’ll be capable of get one is if you happen to’re fast sufficient on launch day, and as we all know, inventory tends to fly off the cabinets inside minutes on the subject of Nvidia card releases.
To make issues simpler, we’ve rounded up all of the locations you’ll be capable of purchase the RTX 3070 within the UK in a single place:
Nvidia (From £469) – you can buy the Founders Version of the RTX 3070 immediately from Nvidia. You’ll be able to’t enroll, however you may register for electronic mail notifications.
Overclockers UK (From £499) – OCUK has quite a lot of RTX 3070 listings from the likes of PNY, Asus, Palit and EVGA presently obtainable on the location. You’ll be able to’t pre-order or pre-register your curiosity at OCUK although; you will need to set a reminder your self.
Scan (From £469) – the web retailer presently has 13 listings for numerous third-party RTX 3070 GPUs. Like Nvidia, you may’t pre-order, however you may pre-register curiosity to be notified when inventory is accessible.
Field (£TBC) – Field additionally has an honest providing on the subject of RTX 3070 listings, with GPUs from retailers together with Zotac and MSI. The one problem? There’s no confirmed pricing for any GPUs within the RTX 3070 vary simply but.
Currys PC World (£TBC) – the tech retailer presently lists 4 variants of the RTX 3070 solely from Asus, and whereas that’s not fairly as massive an providing as different stockists, you may join inventory notifications on the retailer’s web site. Don’t take note of the £3070 price ticket both – going by the title, we assume it’s a placeholder whereas Currys PC World decides on ultimate pricing.
eBuyer (£TBC) – eBuyer has a barely broader assortment obtainable, with 5 listings from Asus and Zotac, with 0% curiosity affords obtainable too. There isn’t a means to enroll to inventory notifications although.