Early GeForce RTX 4070 Availability Appears Strong Unless You Want a Founders Edition
The NDA for the new GeForce RTX 4070 was lifted yesterday morning, but today is a big day for anxious gamers looking to get their hands on Nvidia’s latest mainstream gaming card. Sales began at 9am ET through retailers including Best Buy, Newegg and Micro Center (you can see the list here). Interestingly, one of his best graphics cards for 1440p gaming, the card already shows some trends.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition is available as are all Nvidia FE cards. More precisely, not available — Exclusive to Best Buy. Redditor reported At 9:01 am, the GeForce RTX 4070 FE was listed as coming soon on Best Buy’s US website. As of 9:02 am, a visitor to Best Buy’s Canadian website was greeted with a backorder notice.
Around 10am, Best Buy’s website became a little more active, showing the GeForce RTX 4070 FE’s[カードに追加]button is displayed. I was put on the waiting list to purchase the card and typed in the code sent to my phone for verification. Unfortunately, I was told there were no stores within 250 miles of my location (in the Durham area of Raleigh, NC).
Scroll through Best Buy’s complete list of RTX 4070 cards (opens in new tab), nothing is shown as orderable. They are displayed as either Coming Soon or Sold Out. Another glimmer of hope in the MSI GeForce RTX 4070 12GB Ventus 3X 12GB (opens in new tab), a yellow “Add to Cart” button appeared. However, when I clicked the button, I got the dreaded “Sold Out” message. So for now, Best Buy is considered No Man’s Land.
Things are much better for Newegg. For online retailers, 15 RTX 4070 cards, (opens in new tab) And they are all in stock now. Gamers looking for the best bargains will be happy to know that more than half of the cards are priced at Nvidia’s $599 MSRP, including entries from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and Zotac. Also note that every card from Newegg comes with a free copy of the Overwatch 2 Ultimate Battle Pass Bundle.
Moving to the Micro Center, availability will largely depend on supply at the nearest brick and mortar store. However, most sites simply say “limited availability – buy in store”. This isn’t great news for gamers looking to go that route.
So if you’re looking to buy a GeForce RTX 4070 card with MSRP early in the game, Newegg is your best bet (opens in new tab).