Nvidia RTX 3070: How Much You’ll Actually Pay In Australia

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Nvidia RTX 3070: How Much You’ll Actually Pay In Australia
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Nvidia’s released their RTX 3090 and 3080 flagships. This week, it’s the card that most gamers can generally afford — the RTX 3070.

The RTX 3070 was announced as the more affordable GPU alongside the new Ampere cards earlier this year, coming in with an MSRP of $809. But since the Founders Edition cards aren’t being made available more broadly locally, everyone will have to buy the regular third-party cards — and is often the case, the real price for those is generally higher.

So as we did before, below you’ll find a giant list of the major Australian tech retailers and how much they’re charging for actual RTX 3070 cards in the wild. Keep in mind availability can be up in the air, especially with how high demand has been.

Update 6/11: This post has been updated with refreshed pricing.

Amazon: RTX 3070 Pricing

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Amazon Australia typically doesn’t have GPUs immediately — they didn’t have any RTX 3080 or 3090 cards locally when they first launched. The RTX 3070, however, is much more widely available, and the company has a few GPUs on offer. They’re not as competitive, however, as the specialist retailers.

Amazon typically offers more competition on other PC components, like SSDs and CPUs.

Newegg: RTX 3070 Pricing

As you'd expect, there's more models of the RTX 3070 from third-party brands than the more expensive RTX 3080 and 3090. Newegg's reach and scale means they tend to stock a ton of options, and for Australians 18 separate models are available.

Unsurprisingly, there's a markup. The cheapest model comes in at $905, almost $100 more than Nvidia's MSRP.

It's pretty crazy seeing some RTX 3070 models push past $1100 -- you would just be better off grabbing a lower-end RTX 3080 model.

Scorptec Computers: RTX 3070 Pricing

Scorptec have outdone Newegg in this regard: the retailer has 23 separate RTX 3070 models available, but only one model is in stock at the time of writing. That said, if you're after the best deal, just note that Scorptec's cheapest model is $949.

You can view all listings via this link.

  • MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 2X OC, 8GB: $949
  • ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge, 8GB: $969
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black Gaming, 8GB: $969
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE 8G: $969
  • Inno3D GeForce RTX 3070 iCHILL X3: $989
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 3X OC: $999
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 3070 SG (1-Click OC): $999
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Gaming: $999
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC 8G: $1029
  • Inno3D GeForce RTX 3070 iCHILL X4: $1029
  • ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC: $1029
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING X TRIO: $1049
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra Gaming: $1049
  • ASUS GeForce DUAL RTX 3070: $1059
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC: $1069
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 VISION OC 8G: $1069
  • ASUS GeForce DUAL RTX 3070 OC Edition: $1099
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Gaming: $1099
  • ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 OC: $1159
  • Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 3070 MASTER 8G: $1169
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra Gaming: $1169
  • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070: $1239
  • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC: $1299

Mwave: RTX 3070 Pricing

Mwave are the only Australian outlet to offer Founders Edition level cards. That's not available, though, so the cheapest model clocks in at $949.

PC Case Gear: RTX 3070 Pricing

Something that really should be appreciated is PC Case Gear's status page for every single RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 model. There's more supply of the RTX 3070 -- PC Case Gear says more shipments should arrive weekly throughout November, although some brands are splitting up their shipments differently.

That's better than some RTX 3080 models: the MSI 3080 Gaming X Trio OC and ASUS 3080 TUF Gaming 10GB isn't expected to be back in the country until early 2021.

Again, only the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF model is in stock right now -- although at $1159, you might as well buy a RTX 3080 for that much.

PLE Computers: RTX 3070 Pricing

The Perth-based retailer did well in with the earlier RTX 30-series cards, offering some of the cheapest prices on entry level models. They've repeated that strategy here, although even their cheapest RTX 3070 card -- from EVGA -- is still almost $100 more than the Nvidia Founders Edition MSRP.

20 models are available, but as you'd expect, all are out of stock at the time of writing.

Definitely a lot of choice up and down the stack, but as before, it's hard to justify the pricing on the higher end models when RTX 3080 cards can be had for cheaper.

Umart: RTX 3070 Pricing

After getting caught out offering fake discounts, Umart's approach has been a lot more consumer friendly in the coming weeks. At the time of writing, they have the most RTX 3070 cards in stock -- and the most competitive prices, with Inno3D RTX 3070 models matching the original $809 MSRP (or close to).

MSY: RTX 3070 Pricing

MSY's online offerings are pretty limited, with the company only having 6 cards all priced over $1000.

Computer Alliance: RTX 3070 Pricing

The Queensland-based retailer doesn't have the most competitive prices -- their cheapest card is $999 at the time of searching -- but they do have a couple of models in stock.

Austin Computers: RTX 3070 Pricing

A retailer with 5 stores across Western Australia and in Sydney, Austin Computers has 10 RTX models up for grabs.


So that's how much you'll actually pay for a Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU in Australia. Sadly, and as is often the case with these things, Nvidia's more attractive MSRP isn't what ends up being the price for most people.

With those prices on board, how are you feeling about the value of an RTX 3070 in Australia -- and have you already made your major PC upgrade for the year, or are you holding off to see what happens on AMD's side?

Comments

  • I was hoping to upgrade before Xmas, but I’m not paying 3080 prices for a 3070 card.
    I’m gonna wait it out until January, the games I want are delayed anyway, and then I can see where the AMD cards land. I’m happy to wait for prices to come down close to what they should be.

    • Same. Was hoping to build a new rig around a 3080 before Christmas, but I guess thats another 2020 plan out the window. Ah well, wasnt all that unexpected.

  • Quick question, why do console retailers not mark up the new console prices at launch, but graphics card retailers nearly always do?

    • There’s no middleman, as it were. The console retailers is a pretty straight relationship — Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft to the retailer. But on the GPU side you’ve got the original silicon manufacturer in Nvidia/AMD, then the AIB partners who take the reference design and put their own spin on it (your ASUS/GIGABYTE/EVGA and so on) and then the individual PC retailers.

      Put simply, more fingers in the pie means the pie costs more for the customer.

  • After the way that NVIDIA has gone about this whole sorry mess, I will be going over to AMD. The 6800XT looks good for the price and considering I have an AMD processor, just seems like the way to go. For me anyway. I’m not a fanboi. I have a 1080 only because it was the best at the time and I got it at a decent price.

    • I’m still on a Gigabyte 1080. I actually don’t have many (if any complaints about still using the 1080). Obviously as time has passed new and “better”? things have come along in the PC graphics world. But like you I’m going to take a look at what AMD bring to the arena as I also am no fanboi.

  • Is Inno3D any good as a brand?

    I almost bought the $809 one from Umart when they were in stock, but I hesitated a bit since I’ve never touched them before. By the time I decided to bite the bullet they were all gone anyway…

  • Also, it should be pointed out that those quoted prices from newegg don’t include GST, so you’ll need to add 10% on top of those to get the actual price you’ll be paying.

  • I bought a 2070super on sale last week for $650 to replace my 1660ti OC

    Yes the 3070 is better but i wont be able to get my hands on one forever and will be paying as much as a 2080super would cost.

    The 2070 will do me solid for next gen games (esp cyberpunk) i can upgrade to a 3070 or better next time around when i need to

    • Well Aus shops seem to be putting the 3070 at the same price range as the 2070.

      Though from the officially its technically supposed to be a bit cheaper.. but hey Aussie Tax and all that jazz….

  • Don’t for a minute believe any are in stock. The one listed in the article is actually ‘at supplier’. Suspect for most of you get as far as hitting buy you’ll be told it’s actually or of stock.

    That said, seems the best buy would be the EVGA xc3. Any flavour. But while availability is so low and demand so high an 3070 will cost what a3080 should and most 3080 are closer to $1500 now. Still waiting for mine 7 weeks later.

  • So what’s the deal with the 8gb versions vs the 10gb. I’ve people say you’d be gimped with the 8, but is that truly the case?

    • to be fair the 3070 beats out the 2080 (and the TI version as well I think in some scenarios) from the various benchmarks that I’ve read. that really hasn’t happened before

      also I think buying a computer is about a long term planning. e.g. I’m still running a 980, I got it in 2015 and paying about 1000 dollars… that’s about 200 per year (currently), which for me isn’t bad

      • Yeah, but… it’s supposed to be a mid-range card. Even if it beats the previous high end cards, it’s just semantics if it also costs more than those cards.

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