Why can’t you buy the NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti FE at any store?

After miners kept all previous Founder Editions, those who were hoping to buy an RTX 30 and don’t have the capital to buy an RTX 3080 onwards, but who wanted a high-end GPU at a mid-range price, have been seen disappointed not being able to buy the NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti F due to lack of stock, which is totally frustrating.

Where is the stock of the NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti FE?

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti 8GB FE (9)

Although here in HardZone we have been able to receive a unit, of which you have an extensive and dedicated review. Apparently many of the ordinary users who wanted to buy this graphics card have been left with the desire, at least this is what has happened in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to The Verge.

In the UK, NVIDIA and Scan Computers had signed an exclusive distribution agreement to sell the Founder Editions of both the RTX 3080 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti. In the case that you wanted to buy the RTX 3080 Ti in these stores it was easy to find, but the RTX 3070 Ti has not appeared on a single shelf of the same. So much so that Scan Computers has directed users to NVIDIA’s website to buy the RTX 3070 Ti, but NVIDIA has never listed the RTX 3070 Ti Founder Editon from their website.

If we already talk about the United States, NVIDIA’s partner has been the Best Buy chain where the RTX 3080 Ti has been available in 81 stores with more than enough stock. While the RTX 3070 Ti could only be purchased online and quickly its stock is out of stock. So it seems that NVIDIA has made very few units of this gaming graphics card.

Do not despair, do not see you will be without your NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti

RTX 3070 Ti GA10-400

The NVIDIA Founder Editions are not the gaming GPU itself, but rather a graphics card model with that specific GPU. So when we talk that there is little availability of the Founder Edition we are referring to said model of graphics card and not to the rest of the RTX 3070 Ti that you can find in the market.

Although the low availability of the Founder Edition of the 3070 Ti compared to its equivalent with the 3080 Ti can have a very simple explanation. While the RTX 3080 Ti does not stop using a variant of the same GA102 chip as the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. In the case of the RTX 3070 Ti, its variant which is the GA104-400 when using a GDDR6X interface is not the same GPU than the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti.

It should be noted that NVIDIA has made a second edition of its RTX 30 graphics cards with its LHR models that have the capacity of Ethereum and other limited cryptocurrencies. So the GA104-400 chip distribution on Samsung wafers may have been lower than other NVIDIA RTX 30s.

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