If you’re an AMD fan who has stumbled in here out of curiosity or accident, you can take a look at our list of the best AMD graphics cards – but don’t expect to find anything rivaling the RTX 4070 on there.
As we noted in our AMD vs Nvidia GPU breakdown, AMD is severely lagging behind Nvidia when it comes to keeping up next-gen release cadence; all we’ve had from Team Red so far is the (admittedly pretty solid) flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX and its slightly cheaper little brother, the RX 7900 XT.
We really hope AMD does put out something to counter Nvidia in the mid-range to budget space soon, like the rumored RX 7800 XT – because right now, Team Green has far more to offer. But if you’re looking for a super-cheap 1080p GPU, the Radeon RX 6600 is still a great shout.
If you’re on a tighter budget and have been considering picking up one of Nvidia’s still-excellent last-gen RTX 3000 graphics cards, we’ve got you covered there too: check out our 4070 vs 3070 and 4070 vs 3080 pieces! The results might surprise you…
And of course, if you’re looking longingly at the RTX 4070 but have to admit that you’re strapped for cash (don’t worry, I’m in the same budget boat right now), you might want to have a gander at the best cheap graphics cards – or our rolling list of the best GPU deals, updated regularly for your purchasing convenience.
If you’re here because you want a new GPU but you’re not quite sure which one is the best pick for you, don’t worry: we’re good for more than just tracking retailer stock. The RTX 4070 Ti is also a very strong choice within Nvidia’s next generation of GPUs – it costs a bit more, but it’s naturally got more power behind it.
As such, we’ve got a detailed breakdown pitting the 4070 Ti against the 4070, to help you decide whether it’s really worth springing for the more expensive card. If you’ve potentially got even more cash to play around with, we’ve also got the 4070 vs the 4080 for your consideration too!
The Nvidia RTX 4070 is opening today, and I’m winding up to spend my day trawling through retailer sites across the US and the UK – all for you, our lovely readers, so you can (hopefully!) snag what might just be my favorite RTX 4000 card Nvidia has made so far.
I’m Christian Guyton, TechRadar’s UK Computing Editor, coming to you from sunny (but not for long, apparently) Bath, England – and I’m pumped for this launch. While we’ve seen some great GPUs launched in the past few months, from the mighty flagship RTX 4090 to the, uh, less impressive RTX 4080, they’ve all been a bit pricey for my liking.
Not so with the RTX 4070, though! Nvidia’s latest Lovelace GPU comes in at $599 / £599, bringing Nvidia’s next-gen graphics architecture to the masses at last. We’re talking 4K gaming at 60+fps with DLSS 3, a big generational improvement in ray-traced games, and less power-guzzling tendencies than the more expensive cards.
Sure, it’s a hundred bucks more expensive than its predecessor, the awesome RTX 3070, but the performance leap justifies the price and it’s still the most affordable next-gen GPU you can buy right now – at least, until AMD finally releases more Radeon RX 7000 cards, though who knows when that’ll be.
We know this is the GPU gamers will really want to buy – after all, the RTX 3070 and 3060 are both in the top 5 most-used cards among PC gamers, according to the Steam Hardware Survey – so we’ll be here as soon as the RTX 4070 launches to help you track one down and secure yourself one of the best graphics cards around.