A Few days ago Nvidia unveiled their RTX 3000 series line-up, with three new cards, the RTX 3070 successor to the RTX 2070, RTX 3080 successor to the RTX 2080, and RTX 3090 a new chip, which is said by Nvidia that it can play games at 8K 60FPS, Amazing isn’t it.
But the main point of this post is the RTX 3070, at $499, it offers better performance than the RTX 2080Ti, well at least Nvidia says so.
Here is a Detailed Specification Overview and some benchmarks of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Specification Table
|Graphics card||RTX 2080 Super|
|Base/Boost Clock||1650/1815MHz||1500/1730 MHz|
|VRAM||6 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Data Rate||15.5 Gbps||14Gbps|
GeForce RTX 3070
The RTX 3070 is an Ampere based GPU, it has 5888 Cuda Cores with a Base/Boost Clock of 1500/1730 MHz, 46 RT Cores, and 368 Tensor Cores. It has 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM with 14Gbps Data transfer Rate, a 256 Bit Bus Interface with a Bandwidth of 448 GBps, the TDP is rated at 220W, and the recommended Power Supply is of 650W.
Just for comparison the 3070 has 35% more Cuda cores than the 2080Ti, and 90% more Cuda cores than the 2080 Super, and it is priced at $499, as compared to the almost $1000 for the 2080Ti and $699 for the 2080 Super, so if you want RAW GPU performance than the RTX 3070 is a better choice than the previous years flagship GPU’s.
Obviously, Cuda cores are not everything, if you look at other factors like the Data Rate, RT core, Tensor Cores, Bandwidth, etc then the RTX 2080ti and super are better, but if we compare the 2080 Super and 3070 then the difference is not that huge, but the price to performance ratio of 3070 is much better than the 2080 Super.
RTX 3070 Benchmarks.
These Benchmarks are for RTX 3070+Intel Core i9-10900K
For 1080P Gaming.
Resolution 1920×1080(Ultra Settings)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey(1080P, Ultra Settings)
The RTX 3070 sits between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080 Super, falling slower than RTX 3080 by 28% and faster than RTX 2080 Super by 17%
Battlefield V(1080P, Ultra Settings)
The 3070 again sits between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080 Super, falling slower than RTX 3080 by 33% and faster than RTX 2080 Super by 12%
Froza Horizon(1080P, Ultra Settings)
Here again the 3070 sits between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080 Super, falling slower than RTX 3080 by 31% and faster than RTX 2080 Super by 25%
Shadow of The Tomb Raider(1080P, Ultra Settings)
Again the 3070 sits between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080 Super, falling slower than RTX 3080 by 29% and faster than RTX 2080 Super by 19%
The RTX 3070, in terms of RAW GPU power, is better than any of the Nvidia offering out there, excluding the RTX 3080, and 3090, and at $499, it offers better performance than the RTX 2080 Super priced at $699.
So 3070 is an excellent option for gamers who are into 1440P and 4K Gaming, and is also an excellent option for content creators.