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 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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