This is what the RTX 4070 costs in South Africa

Several online PC shops in South Africa have listed prices for Nvidia’s recently-announced GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, the first moderately affordable option in the RTX 40 series. This series also includes the RTX 4070 Ti, RTX 4080, and RTX 4090. The RTX 4070 has been positioned by Nvidia as an ideal choice for playing games at maxed-out settings in 1440p resolution, with up to 1.7 times the performance of the RTX 3070 Ti.

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The RTX 4070’s specifications include base and boost clock speeds of 1,920MHz and 2,475MHz, 12GB GDDR6X memory, and 5,888 Cuda cores. Although it has the same number of Cuda cores as the RTX 3070, its much higher clock speeds and support for Nvidia’s latest DLSS 3 AI upscaling software allow the new card to achieve similar performance to the RTX 3080.

Dreamware Tech, Evetech, Progenix, Titan Ice, and Wootware, five prominent online PC shops in South Africa, listed RTX 4070 cards in the days following the card’s announcement. These stores offered five brands of cards, including Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, and Zotac.

Wootware had the broadest range of cards on offer and the cheapest and second-cheapest options overall. These were the Palit RTX 4070 Dual-Fan Edition selling for R13,499, and the Zotac RTX 4070 Twin Edge OC Edition at R13,999. It was the only store that offered these models.

Dreamware Tech was the cheapest option for an Asus card, with the RTX 4070 Dual Edition selling for R15,639. It still had to confirm pricing for the other three models, all of which were also available from Wootware.

If Gigabyte is more to your taste, Progenix should be your preferred stop. All five Gigabyte RTX 4070 models available were the cheapest from Progenix. Two of the MSI cards had the same price from the four stores where they were available, while Evetech was the only store that had the two-fan Ventus 2X version available. However, the store’s range left much to be desired, with that model being just one of two cards on offer.