Nvidia’s RTX 4070 is available now, and for once it’s actually quite affordable. There are plenty of models available, and while some are more expensive, plenty are already up for grabs for their recommended list price of $600.
If you want to upgrade to one of Nvidia’s best graphics cards, here are some options available right now.
The RTX 4070 is the first truly mid-range offering in Nvidia’s RTX 40 series. It’s a solid GPU and a breath of fresh air in an otherwise pricey lineup. While the RTX 4070 Ti beats it, comparing the two GPUs still helps the RTX 4070 go the extra mile – all because it’s actually a lot better value than its more expensive counterpart.
As for specs, Nvidia’s RTX 4070 comes with 5888 CUDA cores, an accelerated clock speed of 2475 MHz, and 12 GB of GDDR6X memory on a 192-bit bus. It does not consume much power at all, as the total graphics power (TGP) is only 200W.
In our own testing of the card, we found it swapped with AMD’s RX 6950 XT. More importantly, the RTX 4070 is fully capable of running AAA games at 1440p and even 4K.
Often when Nvidia launches a new GPU, it takes a while for inventory levels to match price stability. That doesn’t seem to be the case with the RTX 4070. We found them in stock at Newegg and Best Buy, and both retailers have plenty of models at their recommended price.
Newegg offers the following models at MSRP, and they are available now:
Best Buy also has a few standout GPUs, all at $600:
There are also more expensive models, of course, but you really don’t need to spend more money. The closer you get to the $700 mark, the less it’s worth buying, because at that point you’ll get the RTX 4070 Ti by adding another $100. It’s a slippery slope, and the performance margins will be close between the different RTX 4070 models.
It is unclear how long these inventory levels will last. The last-gen RTX 3070 was one of the most popular GPUs of this generation. The RTX 4070 being Ada Lovelace’s first affordable graphics card, it is likely to repeat the success of its predecessor.