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NVidia RTX 4070 Founders Edition expected release time

Key information to keep in mind

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on April 13, 2023
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You’re here because you want to know about the RTX 4070 Founders Edition release time. We’ve become accustomed to FE cards with new NVidia launches, but it’s not always a given. Sometimes they’re hard to get hold of too. So what’s the deal with the RTX 4070? The new midrange card launches today, Thursday 13th April, and this is the info you need.

NVidia RTX 4070 Founders Edition expected release time

We expect the RTX 4070 Founders Edition release time to be at 6am PST / 9am EST / 2pm GMT on April 13th. The RTX is already being listed in online stores ahead of today’s confirmed release date for the 4070, and it looks like FE cards are already being included. We’ve spotted an FE looking card at Best Buy among other RTX 4070 listings, and it would be just odd for an FE card to arrive any later than the general release.

Where to buy an RTX 4070 Founders Edition

As mentioned, we’ve spotted an FE card among early listings and specifically at Best Buy. You can find that link directly below this paragraph. We’ll be keeping an eye on availability elsewhere though, as the RTX 4070 Founders Edition may also pop up at the likes of Amazon and Newegg, as well as other outlets. And you can check out our general RTX 4070 where to buy guide too.

RTX 4070 Founders Edition price

Of secondary importance to the RTX 4070 Founders Edition release time is the price of the card. Well, since the MSRP of the 4070 is confirmed at $599, you shouldn’t be paying more than $599.99. Yes, Founders Edition cards are sometimes sought after because of their original styling and chic visuals, but paying over the odds for an RTX 4070 Founders Edition just doesn’t make any sense.

Our advice: if you’re keen to get one stick to the MSRP price and only buy from trusted retailers. Sometimes FE cards can go for more on reselling sites, but given the 4070 is $100 cheaper than the launch MSRP of the RTX 3080, so paying a higher price makes little sense. Additionally, Founders Edition cards have no additional performance, aren’t overclocked, and have no custom cooling.

Final thoughts

Keep a close eye on stores around the expected RTX 4070 release time of 2pm. With a bit of luck you’ll nab the RTX 4070 FE card you’ve got your eyes on. Try to avoid paying over the odds, and only buy from trusted sellers. Whatever RTX 4070 card you end up getting, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the new addition!

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.