Asus TUF RTX 3070 Ti @ MSRP
Limited cards available at MSRP
Published: 19th October 2021 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
GPU's have got EXPENSIVE!
Its far to easy to just blame e-tailers for inflated GPU prices, although a select few are clearly cashing in. Every one of them are having difficulties getting stock though and Vendors like Asus for example are having to send shipments via Air Freight which costs a lot more than the usual container method prices have increased from around $2000 to around $20000!
This has made MSRP price impossible to meet unless the vendor decides to sell them at a loss or via a process called rebate to the etailer.
Now we are fully aware this is not the way any of us would like the market to be but in a way to try and make sure GPU stock ends up in actual gamers hands we have teamed up with Asus to try and give some of you a chance to get your hands on a TUF RTX 3070 Ti at the launch MSRP price.
As long as you have a recently active Steam account then you can be on the shortlist to get one of the 18 cards we have managed to get put aside at the MSRP price (which is actually lower than the cost price once they are in the UK!)
More information on the cards below but you can also head over here to read our recent OC3D RTX 3080 Ti TUF Review
The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti has been stripped down and built back up to provide more robust power and cooling. A new all-metal shroud houses three powerful axial-tech fans that utilize durable dual ball fan bearings. Fan rotation has been optimized for reduced turbulence, and a stop mode brings all three fans to a halt at low temps. Beneath, independent heatsinks for the GPU and memory keep thermals under tight control. Additional features, including TUF components, Auto-Extreme Technology, a new GPU bracket, and a backplate vent make the TUF a proper powerhouse. For builders looking for a new "old faithful", this card has your back.
- NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors: The building blocks for the world's fastest, most efficient GPUs, the all-new Ampere SM brings 2X the FP32 throughput and improved power efficiency.
- 2nd Generation RT Cores: Experience 2X the throughput of 1st gen RT Cores, plus concurrent RT and shading for a whole new level of ray tracing performance.
- 3rd Generation Tensor Cores: Get up to 2X the throughput with structural sparsity and advanced AI algorithms such as DLSS. These cores deliver a massive boost in game performance and all-new AI capabilities.
- Axial-tech fan design has been newly tuned with a reversed central fan direction for less turbulence.
- Dual ball fan bearings can last up to twice as long as sleeve bearing designs.
- Military-grade capacitors and other TUF components enhance durability and performance.
- GPU Tweak II provides intuitive performance tweaking, thermal controls, and system monitoring.
TUF Gaming cards leverage our tried-and-true Axial-tech fan design, with three fans working in tandem to satisfy the thermal demands of NVIDIA's new high-octane design. The fans rely on dual ball fan bearings to ensure consistent performance and increased longevity compared to sleeve bearings and other bearing types.
The two side fans spin counterclockwise to reduce turbulence. And to eliminate unnecessary noise, a stop mode halts all fans when the GPU temp falls below 50 degrees and power consumption is low.
To get heat into the heatsink array efficiently, so that it can be whisked away by the powerful Axial-tech fans, we use a manufacturing process that improves the surface smoothness of the heatspreader at the microscopic level. The extra flatness allows for better contact with the die, helping to enhance thermal transfer.
The heat spreader draws heat up into heatpipes that carry it through a fin stack that fills most of the card's large, 2.7-slot footprint. This generation of TUF Gaming graphics cards also feature a dedicated heatsink for VRAM to keep temperatures well under maximum operating specs.
How to Qualify:
Be a UK resident (this time)
Enter your info through the Gleam Entry Form, this will includes Steam info, so we can ensure you are indeed a gamer.
A like on OC3D Twitter page
A like on Asus / Rog twitter accounts,
Lastly Personal details will be required so if selected, Ebuyer will reach out directly to member to fulfil the reservation.
We will give the consumer 1 week (7 working days) to complete purchase, thereafter we reselect a new candidate for the allocation.
And that’s it, simple and easy .