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Nvidia's RTX 2070 is now available for as little as £460

Nvidia Founders Edition sells for £549

Nvidia's RTX 2070 is now available for as little as £460

Nvidia's RTX 2070 is now available for as little as £460

Nvidia's RTX 2070 series of graphics cards has officially launched, offering price tags as low as £460, which represents a major price reduction over Nvidia's RTX 2070 Founders Edition models. 

Better still is the fact that many of these new £460 RTX 2070 cards offer out of the box clock speeds that are higher than Nvidia's overclocked Founders Edition, with MSI's RTX 2070 Armor (which we reviewed yesterday) acting as a prime example. At Scan UK, you can buy MSI's RTX 2070 for £459.98, saving a total of £90 over Nvidia's Founders Edition while also receiving a small boost in GPU clock speed.   

These pricing levels give the RTX 2070 similar pricing to Nvidia's GTX 1080, making the RTX 2070 a no-brainer given its performance levels in today's games and the promise of Nvidia's RTX technologies in the future. Nvidia has already confirmed that DLSS support is coming to 25 games in the future, promising a huge performance boost on Turing hardware. While we wouldn't base a purchasing decision on the potential of new technologies alone, the performance levels offered by the RTX 2070 at £460 makes it more than worth considering over Nvidia's GTX 1080, at least outside of reference-style variants (Blower Fan models without a factory overclock). 

Nvidia's RTX 2070 is now available for as little as £460  
The main crime of Nvidia's RTX 20 series of graphics cards is that they do not offer more value for money than their previous generation counterparts, betting heavily on the potential of both AI and Ray Tracing technologies, both of which offer no benefit in any of today's games. Thankfully, Nvidia's RTX 2070 offers enough value when compared to GTX 1080 to be worth recommending, even without the promise of Ray Tracing and AI-powered technologies like DLSS, both of which add enough icing to the cake to push buyers in the direction of the RTX series.

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17-10-2018, 11:47:25

AngryGoldfish
That's not absolutely appalling. It's still bad value for money, but it's not absurdly bad—it's not 'go home, Nvidia, you're drunk'. The GTX 1080 on OCUK goes for around £500 so the 2070 being slightly cheaper and slightly faster is an improvement. Though anything would be an improvement at this stage. When the fan is so covered in poop, even just a year-old air freshener is going to be good.Quote

17-10-2018, 13:36:20

Nogginthenog
The Asus Strix is £650.

Asus have lost the plot over this series of cards.

Also I note that both the strix and the dual are 2.7 slot designs, so if you love Asus but use a smaller case, a 250D for instance, you couldn't use one even if you wanted too.

EVGA Black is also £460 at Scan, so good cards with decent warranties available £200 less than strix. I don't get it at all.Quote

17-10-2018, 13:59:36

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Nogginthenog View Post
The Asus Strix is £650.

Asus have lost the plot over this series of cards.

Also I note that both the strix and the dual are 2.7 slot designs, so if you love Asus but use a smaller case, a 250D for instance, you couldn't use one even if you wanted too.

EVGA Black is also £460 at Scan, so good cards with decent warranties available £200 less than strix. I don't get it at all.
Yeah, I don't see how there's £200 worth of additional R&D and components in the Strix, but I could be wrong. They generally are very good cards—but very hard to justify when a £200 cheaper version does the job perfectly fine, and when the GPUs are already grossly overpriced.Quote

18-10-2018, 11:20:58

demonking
Pc gaming used to be comparable in price. Yeah you spent more on your rig but games were generally cheaper. Nowadays the price of said rig has skyrocketed and game prices normally match console prices. I'm literally getting priced out of pc gaming give it couple of years and I won't be able to afford a gaming rig anymore.Quote

18-10-2018, 14:59:22

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Pc gaming used to be comparable in price. Yeah you spent more on your rig but games were generally cheaper. Nowadays the price of said rig has skyrocketed and game prices normally match console prices. I'm literally getting priced out of pc gaming give it couple of years and I won't be able to afford a gaming rig anymore.
Same.

One thing is though, I don't intend on going up in resolution any time soon, and at 1440p an RTX 2070 is perfect. If that card was priced as it should be (£400-ish), I'd be able to afford it, and it would give me more than enough performance for another 1-2 years. Navi should hopefully bring that kind of performance to the £300-400 price range in a years time. I could upgrade to that if Turing doesn't interest me. Even if I could afford a £600 GPU again, we're getting to that stage where 1440p/144Hz gaming is going to be possible with midrange GPUs, at least with conservative in-game settings where needed. In the past the GTX 980Ti was needed for that, then it was the GTX 1080, and next it should hopefully be the XX70 class or an AMD equivalent. The following architecture (post Turing/post Navi) should theoretically be able to offer 1440p/144Hz gaming with the XX60 class of GPUs, again with conservative settings. That means I wouldn't have to pay more than £300 for a capable GPU. Which also means I could have a smaller cooler, smaller power supply, quieter fans, etc.Quote
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