Nvidia unveiled the GeForce RTX 3000 Series at an event in early September, and it was a big one; not only does the flagship RTX 3080 offer significant gains in performance, but it was also revealed that the budget-friendly option, the RTX 3070, could outperform the ultra-high-end RTX 2080Ti from the previous generation.
Here’s everything you need to know about where you can buy the Nvidia RTX 3070 in the UK. For those on the hunt for the entry-level GPU, we cover where to buy the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti in the UK separately and, if you're unsure of which is best, take a look at which Nvidia GPU should I buy?.
When was the Nvidia RTX 3070 released?
The Nvidia RTX 3070 was originally set to be released on 15 October in the UK, but Nvidia announced that it would be delayed until 29 October following concerns after the lack of stock at the RTX 3080 launch.
After all, at £469, the RTX 3070 is cheaper than the £649 RTX 3080 and still more powerful than the RTX 2080Ti, so chances are it’ll be even more in-demand than Nvidia’s flagship and ultra-high-end 30 Series graphics cards.
Where can I buy the RTX 3070 in the UK?
Stock is incredibly scarce in the UK right now, with many UK retailers selling out of the various RTX 3070 models within minutes of the products being listed, making it tough to get your hands on Nvidia's latest mid-range graphics card.
To make things easier, we’ve rounded up all the places that offer the RTX 3070 in the UK in one place (although they may be out of stock right now):
- Currys PC World (Stock Alerts available)
- Box (Stock Alerts available)
- Overclockers UK
It's worth noting that Nvidia has recently removed the RTX 3070 Founders Edition from its European sites, and it's unclear why - it could be a temporary move until stock is replenished, or a sign of something more permanent. The listing is still live at Nvidia UK (although unsurprisingly sold out) for the time being.
Without the Founders Edition, consumers will be forced to buy third-party RTX 3070 GPUs that are often much more expensive than the RRP quoted by Nvidia at the RTX 30 Series announcement, so we're hoping it's a temporary change, but we'll be keeping an eye on the UK site over the coming days.
If you're looking for a complete PC upgrade featuring the RTX 3070, you're in luck. While the GPU itself is sold out, Box is currently offering a bunch of pre-built gaming PCs featuring Nvidia's latest GPU.