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

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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  
Model RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 3070 RTX 2080 Ti 
Architecture Ampere
Manufacturing  Samsung 8 nm Samsung 8 nm Samsung 8 nm TSMC 12nm
CUDA Cores 10,496 8,704 5,888 4,352
RT Cores 82 68 46 68
Tensor Cores
(2nd Gen)
328 272 184 544
Texture Units
(3rd Gen)
328 272 184 272
ROPs 96 88 64 88
L2 Cache 6 MB 5 MB 4 MB 5.5 MB
Base Clock 1,400 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,350 MHz
Boost Clock 1,700 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,730 MHz 1,545 MHz
Memory 24 GB
10 GB
8 GB
Memory Speed 935.8 GB/s 760 GB/s 512 GB/s 616 GB/s
Memory Bus 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 352-bit
2x PCIe 8-pin 2x PCIe 8-pin 1x PCIe 8-pin 2x PCIe 8-pin
Standard Display
HDMI 2.1
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
HDMI (2.1)
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
HDMI (2.1)
3x DisplayPort (1.4a)
3x DisplayPort
Max Resolution 8K (7680 x 4320) 8K (7680 x 4320) 8K (7680 x 4320) 8K (7680 x 4320)
TDP 350 W 320 W 220 W 260 W
Release Date 09/24/2020 09/17/2020 10/28/2020 9/19/2018
MSRP $1,499 $699 $499 $999 (Ref)


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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.

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