NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Availability Will Be “Considerably Larger” Than GeForce RTX 3080|3090, According to Japan

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We’ve seen plenty of signs that the GeForce RTX 3070 situation won’t be any better than its higher-performing siblings, but a new report from PC Watch is giving the optimists out there something to work with.

According to various retailers that the Japanese publication has spoken to, GeForce RTX 3070 stock is “considerably larger” than that of the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090.

The meat of the report relates to Dospara Akihabara, a PC specialty store located in Tokyo that will be delivering GeForce RTX 3070 units starting at 22:00 (8 p.m.) on Thursday, October 29. A ticket system will be offered in advance for reservation and pre-payment purposes.

“According to the store, numbered tickets will be distributed from 20:00 on Thursday, 29th, pre-payment will start from 21:00, and product delivery will start from 22:00,” PC Watch wrote.

“Distribution of numbered tickets is on a first-come, first-served basis and is valid only on the day. As of 23rd (Friday), there is no announcement regarding the details of the model to be sold on the day and the estimated price.”

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition carries an MSRP of $499 in the US, but it’ll be interesting to see how high the pricing can get on auction sites. The cost of custom models could also turn out to be higher than expected.

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