RTX 3070 Review Roundup: 2080 Ti Performance at Half the Cost


Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

Recently, Nvidia released the new RTX 3070 Founder Edition graphics card, and to the delight of many, it’s about as fast as the last generation RTX 2080 Ti. Along with that level of performance, it is also priced at $499. As you would expect, by the time you read this or blinked for that matter, the cards have been sold out. Your only option is to jump on a waiting list and be ready for the email or wait until tomorrow for the board partner cards to release (and run into the same issue).

Sadly, we were unable to procure an RTX 3070 sample for launch day, but we do have some on the way soon. Keep an eye out on the front page and this article for links. For now, we’ve compiled the specifications along with its big brothers. Below the chart, we’ve compiled a list of reviews that should give you a good idea of the relative performance of the card.

Nvidia RTX 3000 Series Specifications 
ModelRTX 3090RTX 3080RTX 3070RTX 2080 Ti 
ArchitectureAmpere
(GA102)
Ampere
(GA102)
Ampere
(GA104)
Turing
(TU102)
Manufacturing Samsung 8 nmSamsung 8 nmSamsung 8 nmTSMC 12nm
CUDA Cores10,4968,7045,8884,352
RT Cores82684668
Tensor Cores
(2nd Gen)
328272184544
Texture Units
(3rd Gen)
328272184272
ROPs96886488
L2 Cache6 MB5 MB4 MB5.5 MB
Base Clock1,400 MHz1,440 MHz1,500 MHz1,350 MHz
Boost Clock1,700 MHz1,710 MHz1,730 MHz1,545 MHz
Memory24 GB
GDDR6X
10 GB
GDDR6X
8 GB
GDDR6
11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed935.8 GB/s760 GB/s512 GB/s616 GB/s
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit352-bit
Supplementary
Power
2x PCIe 8-pin2x PCIe 8-pin1x PCIe 8-pin2x PCIe 8-pin
Standard Display
Connectors 
HDMI 2.1
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
HDMI (2.1)
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
HDMI (2.1)
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Max Resolution8K (7680 x 4320)8K (7680 x 4320)8K (7680 x 4320)8K (7680 x 4320)
TDP350 W320 W220 W260 W
Release Date09/24/202009/17/202010/28/20209/19/2018
MSRP$1,499$699$499$999 (Ref)

Reviews:

If there are others you would like to see here, please let us know in the forums!

 

Where to Buy (or try to):

If you’re going to take a crack at buying any of these cards, we have several links below that should be helpful prove helpful.

Related Articles/Threads:

 

Joe Shields (Earthdog)

About Joe Shields 291 Articles
Joe started writing around 2010 for Overclockers.com covering the latest news and reviews that include video cards, motherboards, storage and processors. In 2018, he went ‘pro’ writing for Anandtech.com covering news and motherboards. Eventually, he landed at Tom’s Hardware where he wrote news, covered graphic card reviews, and currently writes motherboard reviews. If you can’t find him benchmarking and gathering data, Joe can be found working on his website (Overclockers.com), supporting his two kids in athletics, hanging out with his wife catching up on Game of Thrones, watching sports (Go Browns/Guardians/Cavs/Buckeyes!), or playing PUBG on PC.

Loading new replies...

Overclockers.com

Member

3,083 messages 52 likes

Recently, Nvidia released the new RTX 3070 Founder Edition graphics card, and to the delight of many, it's about as fast as the last generation RTX 2080 Ti. Along with that level of performance, it is also priced at $499.

Click here to view the article.

Reply Like