• Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

Had a 3070 in basket today but let it go.. was i right?

Soldato
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
6,082
Location
Newcastle, England
On a compeditors site today I had a Gigabyte eagle 3070 8gb OC card in my basket for £620 but i just couldnt bring myslef to buy it. As ive saved up £800 and really want an 3080. But i was sorely tempted, i must say. Having missed out this week again for a 3080 FE and i was so close it still had add to basket but when i did it said gone. The 8 gig puts me off the 3070 and i want to try gaming in native 4K on my LG CX Oled, not sure if 3070 is a good choice. So the wait goes on. My Power color 5700XT is doing a good job at 1440p and looks great on the CX but id love a 30 series card like everyone else or even a AMD 6000 series. Its very frustrating and watching for constant false alarm alerts is doing my head in. :rolleyes:
 
Associate
Joined
6 Nov 2020
Posts
413
£100 too much for 3070. Right to let it go. I'd still wait for a 3080 or even the possible 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti.
 
Soldato
OP
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
6,082
Location
Newcastle, England
Yes i think your right. Its confusing to know if your getting a deal or ripped off its totally mad. Ive seen cards at wildly differing prices on all sites for the same sku. It is a total mine field out there at moment.
 
Associate
Joined
28 Oct 2020
Posts
19
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
I did exactly the same last week! Went on a website and found the Gigabyte 3070 in stock, got all the way to payment screen then exited the tab. Don't regret at all.
 
Man of Honour
Joined
13 Oct 2006
Posts
83,125
It is a difficult one - I had to be pretty disciplined with the itch to upgrade - but I held out until I managed to get a 3070FE personally - anything over £550 max for a 3070 is taking the **** regardless of market circumstances, etc.

If the card had more than 8GB VRAM it would have been harder to resist as well - but I just couldn't justify spending more than £500 or so on a card with 8GB now and even that I'm not completely happy about.
 
Last edited:
Associate
Joined
12 Jan 2021
Posts
1,109
You already have a great card and some people skip a generation of GPUs before they upgrade. As you want to game at 4k don't worry if you don't get a 3080, there are already reports that some games can use more than 10G vram at 4k. I understand that the media is reporting that Nvidia 4000 series has in theory up to around a 70% increase in performance. I can see people who play at 4k wanting to dump their 3080 when the 4000 series is out. I would say that the 3070 isn't a good enough upgrade if you are set on trying 4k gaming and want to keep the card for a few years
 
Soldato
OP
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
6,082
Location
Newcastle, England
I hear what you say and it makes a lot of sense. It would be prudent to just give up and wait for next gen of Nvidia cards, but im not sure if its anywhere near on the horizon. Maybes 4000 series 2 years away?
 
Associate
Joined
12 Jan 2021
Posts
1,109
I hear what you say and it makes a lot of sense. It would be prudent to just give up and wait for next gen of Nvidia cards, but im not sure if its anywhere near on the horizon. Maybes 4000 series 2 years away?

I understand that the best guess for the 4000 series is late next year. If you are set on a 3000 series then the latest media reports suggest that there will be a 3080 with more vram around Sept. 2021, so having to wait might be the best outcome for you. Nvidia today announced that the 3060 has 12G vram, so more than the current 3080!
 
Soldato
OP
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
6,082
Location
Newcastle, England
I think i would be able to wait it out i guess. They say patience is the key. I might just turn off the alerts and wait it out and see what develops over the year. Im getting tired of this insane game. :)
 
Associate
Joined
29 Aug 2013
Posts
1,093
Couldn't stomach paying £600+ for a 3070 when thats 3080 MSRP territory - not a small performance gap between them either.

I'd try grab a 3080 FE for £650 or an AIB under 800.
 
Soldato
Joined
28 Sep 2014
Posts
2,889
Location
Scotland
On a compeditors site today I had a Gigabyte eagle 3070 8gb OC card in my basket for £620 but i just couldnt bring myslef to buy it. As ive saved up £800 and really want an 3080. But i was sorely tempted, i must say. Having missed out this week again for a 3080 FE and i was so close it still had add to basket but when i did it said gone. The 8 gig puts me off the 3070 and i want to try gaming in native 4K on my LG CX Oled, not sure if 3070 is a good choice. So the wait goes on. My Power color 5700XT is doing a good job at 1440p and looks great on the CX but id love a 30 series card like everyone else or even a AMD 6000 series. Its very frustrating and watching for constant false alarm alerts is doing my head in. :rolleyes:

You did the right not to buy RTX 3070. Forget about all rubbish alerts from StockDrops, StockRadar, Part Alerts etc that did my head in. Then I joined UK Stock Alert and grabbed MSI RTX 3080 Suprim X in less than day, I found UK Stock Alert the best with fastest notification pushed out.

You can grab MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio right now for £780. Or Palit RTX 3080 GameRock for similar price 1 day ago.
 
Last edited:
Soldato
Joined
26 May 2014
Posts
2,699
Absolutely. The 3070 is a decent card, but it's not worth much over £500 IMO. The FE hasn't been that hard to get relative to the 3080 FE either, so long as you're signed up for alerts of drops.
 
Associate
Joined
24 Sep 2013
Posts
2,479
Location
Exmouth, Devon
You did the right thing.

3070 is a capable card.

@ 4k the GDDR6x memory has benefits at high resolutions so a 3080 is a great card for 4k.

You were lucky on a 3070 today but, persevere for the 3080.

@ 4k, whilst a great card, is still a minimum for 4k.

£620 for a 3070?

If you gonna spend some 'inflated' price for our hobby. At least spend the uplift on the 3080, particularly as you have a +£1100 awesome TV to run native!

I'd rather pay £850 for a 3080 than I would a £650 for a 3070.

Wish I'd just typed the last sentence.:rolleyes:
 
Soldato
Joined
14 Nov 2007
Posts
13,321
Location
With the færies wearing black cherries for rings
On a compeditors site today I had a Gigabyte eagle 3070 8gb OC card in my basket for £620 but i just couldnt bring myslef to buy it. As ive saved up £800 and really want an 3080. But i was sorely tempted, i must say. Having missed out this week again for a 3080 FE and i was so close it still had add to basket but when i did it said gone. The 8 gig puts me off the 3070 and i want to try gaming in native 4K on my LG CX Oled, not sure if 3070 is a good choice. So the wait goes on. My Power color 5700XT is doing a good job at 1440p and looks great on the CX but id love a 30 series card like everyone else or even a AMD 6000 series. Its very frustrating and watching for constant false alarm alerts is doing my head in. :rolleyes:

You made the right decision IMO.

Personally I think one would have to be bonkers to pay £600+ for an 8GB card in 2021.

Especially when the 3080FE is significantly more powerful and has a more reasonable (though still a bit tight) 10GB for £649, although rarer than Unicorn poop.
 
Associate
Joined
3 Feb 2010
Posts
540
If it doesn't feel right then it's not. I had a 6800XT in my basket last week for £890, something was telling me not to check out but I went ahead anyway after a bit of dithering. By the time I'd got to enter payment details the retailer had bumped the price to £940 and I bailed. It's not that I couldn't afford it, it just felt wrong to me and the 50 quid bump confirmed it.

£620 for a 3070 is a joke by the way. Manufacturers and retailers are having everyone's pants down with these retarded prices.
 
Top Bottom