Nvidia RTX 2070s will start at $499, but aren't available for pre-orders yet

Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards are coming September 20, and they aren't going to be cheap. As with the GTX 1080 and 1070, Nvidia is launching Founders Edition cards that cost $100 over MSRP, and they'll be sold directly through Nvidia. This time around, those cards will actually be overclocked, rather than running at stock clocks. But if you don't need a card on day one (or care about being in the Founders club), you'll be able to save some money by buying an aftermarket card from the usual suspects like EVGA, Asus and MSI.

We're still looking for aftermarket card prices as new hardware trickles out, but Nvidia confirmed that the RTX 2070 will start at $499, and the RTX 2080 will start at $699. Will you actually be able to find hardware at those prices? If past launches (and inflated prices due to scarcity) are anything to go by, it could be tough.

And when will you be able to get them? Nvidia says the RTX 2070 will be available in October. But right now it isn't available for pre-orders and vendors are currently only pushing their 2080 and 2080 Ti models. We're asking Nvidia's partners about availability and will update as we get more information.

So far, here are some of the 2080 models we've found coming in under the Founders Edition prices.

EVGA's GeForce RTX 2080 XC Gaming is listed for pre-order at $750.

Zotac's GeForce RTX 2080 Blower is a pre-order on Amazon for $750.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Windforce OC is a pre-order on Newegg for $789.

Follow this link to see how these prices stack up against the current best graphics cards.

Correction: We originally heard from Nvidia that RTX 2070s would be available in September. This article has been updated to reflect the October release date.