If you’ve been looking for a video card for your gaming rig you’re probably intimately aware of the chip shortages and shipping delays. You’re probably asking yourself, “How do I buy an RTX 3070 Ti??”. The nVidia GeForce RTX 3070/Ti, built on nVidia’s new ampere architecture offers one of the best bang for buck video cards available at the moment. The nVidia Geforce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3090 Founders Edition cards perform well at great price points.
What’s good about the RTX 3070/Ti?
The GeForce RTX 3070 video card spec wise appears to be roughly on par with the GeForce RTX 3070 Super but what is notable is the increase in high-speed DDR6 RAM and nearly doubles the amount of CUDA cores onboard. CUDA cores translates to more lanes on the highway. For intensive gaming software and applications today that send oodles of frequent requests, this speeds up throughput noticeably. The RTX 3070 Ti variant improves performance with DDR6x for faster memory speeds. Stay tuned for more details in our nVidia GeForce RTX 3070 review.
Shipping Delays & Bots
Availability is however a relative term as the chip shortages and shipping delays plague the retail world. Sure you can grab an RTX 3070/Ti if you don’t mind paying more than twice the MSRP to a robot scalper. While we’re here; companies like Amazon, Walmart, Target have been facilitating the sales of these ridiculously price-gouged video cards from 3rd party vendors by allowing them to sell their overpriced products on their websites. Do yourself and everyone else a huge favor, don’t buy them at those inflated prices. At any rate back to the chase.
nVidia’s RTX 3070 was originally released in October of 2020, while the RTX 3070 Ti was released in June of 2021. Many people have been searching for one for over a year without success.
Retailers, distributors, shipping companies etc are all working as fast as possible to get inventory to their intended destinations for the coming holidays.
Where can I buy an RTX 3070?
The good news is, it’s not impossible.
What originally was a cluster-F mess of a purchase process has now been streamlined a bit. Last year (x-mas 2020) Walmart implemented a reservation cart system, this year Best Buy finally did it too. What this means is, the moment you notice the RTX 3070/3080/3090 are in stock, log in to the retailer’s website, add it to your cart, the site will verify your account and at that point you’ll have 15 min to get your credit card info in there and click through the check out screens (at the time of this article).
How do I buy an RTX 3070 Ti?
- Create an account on Best Buy, Walmart or other retailer.
- If there’s an app, download it and log into it or use your FB, Google or other account to one-click log in faster.
- Keep yourself logged in & set up 2FA (2-factor authentication) to speed up verification.
- Save a credit card to your account. If you don’t feel safe doing that, be ready to enter your CC info as quickly as possible when that time comes.
- Be Quick! Use an app like HotStock and once a shipment of stock does arrive, things sell out fast so be ready.
nVidia’s GeForce RTX 3070/Ti are one of the best bang for buck video cards out there. nVidia’s 30 series is full of bang for buck; If you can spare an extra 2 hundy, the GeForce RTX 3080 at $699.00 is a great choice for your gaming gear.
nVidia GeForce RTX 3070 $499.00
nVidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $599.00