As Expected, Nvidia's RTX 3070 Sells Out Immediately After Launch
Despite a delay to ensure more stock was ready, Nvidia's latest GPU is sold out everywhere.
Following the rocky launches of both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards, Nvidia decided to delay the launch of the RTX 3070 to allow for more stock to be available when the cards hit retail. As expected, however, that surplus stock didn't last long.
The RTX 3070 went on sale today on both Nvidia's website and numerous retailers, but it didn't take more than five minutes for stock to be completely sold out across the lot of them. Although Nvidia hasn't commented on the sales just yet, retailers such as Amazon and Newegg have all RTX 3070 listings reading as unavailable, with no estimate for when new stock will arrive.
It seems then that the most affordable of Nvidia's three new cards is set to follow the fate of its two larger siblings, with eager PC players being forced to wait weeks (or potentially longer) for slow and minimal stock resupplies. It's a hole in the market that AMD will gladly fill, with the company announcing its own trio of graphics cards set to launch in mid-November.
The good news is that when stock does arrive, the RTX 3070 is a great option for an upgrade if you're looking to spruce up your 1440p gaming. With performance close to or exceeding that of the $1200 RTX 2080Ti, the RTX 3070 at $500 is a great deal, with critic Michael Higham praising the GPU in GameSpot's RTX 3070 review.