The awaited mid-range 40-series graphics card the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 has now up for grabs in newegg, Amazon, Umart, and PCCG.
The RTX 4070 is the 4th 40-series that NVIDIA released and supposedly fills the mid-range market by competing with AMD’s entry high-end GPUs such as the RX 6700 and RX 6800.
According to IGN’s review, the RTX 4070 Founders Edition (FE) offers about half the performance of an RTX 4090 and is trading punch back to back with the earlier RTX generation, the RTX 3080.
The RTX 4070 comes only with 12GB of VRAM configuration and a TDP of 200W. It also supports the latest DLSS 3.0 as well as RTX Remix or well known as path tracingー though we don’t recommend you buy the graphics card solely for that reason.
RTX 4070 Release Date and MSRP Price
The GPU was officially released on 13 April 2023 with an MSRP of $599 or A$893. However, TechPowerUp reported that out of 19 video cards that have been released to the public, 10 of them are priced above MSRP.
The 10 cards in question priced higher than the MSRP range from US$609 to US$699 or around A$900 to A$1050.
Fortunately, albeit “a bit” overpriced, this has yet to result in a supply shortage.
How much is RTX 4070 Price Australia?
As of 15 April 2023, there are already several cards from major vendors such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, PNY and Zotac for the Australian market.
From what we observe, the current local market follows the inflated MSRP price where the cheapest card starts from A$1049 up to a whopping price of A$1500 which we don’t recommend buying until the price drops.
The first mid-range 40-series GPU, the RTX 4070 has released on 13 April 2023 with an official MSRP of $599, albeit currently some cards are priced above MSRP which is around $609 to $699 in the US market.
In the Australian market, the RTX 4070 starts from A$1049 up to A$1500 with ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Twin Edge OC being the cheapest available at the moment for A$1057 available on newegg.
The card trades blows with the RTX 3080.