Geforce RTX 3070's Geforce Cards NVIDIA Become officially available for purchase - let's find out what performance it brings in return for an investment of about $ 500 under the popular TUF brand of the Asus company
Today it was the turn of another segment of video cards in the world of video cards to get its own new product, with the launch of the Geforce RTX 3070. This video card is designed to serve the same market segment to which video cards such as RTX 2070 Super and RTX 1070 Ti have previously served. The big question is how good he is at what he is supposed to do, and especially where the promises of NVIDIA So far.
Of course, promises are separate from reality, and we must first understand what they are about.
The RTX 3070 is designed for the "mid-range market", although it is very difficult to call a product that costs a little over $ 500 a mid-range market, it can be called a "former flagship" for me. An extension of 70 in the name of video cards is a long-standing tradition at NVIDIA Which usually marks one degree of performance above the flagship, in this case RTX 3080. Of course there are RTX 3090 with the small performance increase and the large price increase.
The Geforce RTX 3070 uses a smaller graphics core than the one we saw in its big brother. The GA104 of NVIDIA Is a core with an area of 392 millimeters-square produced in a process of 8 nanometers of סמסונג. Core This includes 5,888 CUDA processors supporting GDDR6 memory, which is slightly slower than the GDDR6X we know in the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. Core It contains 17.4 billion "only" transistors compared to 28.3 billion inRTX 3080 andRTX 3090.
The core frequency of RTX The 3070 TUF OC in Boost mode is 1815MHz, which is an addition over 1725MHz that you get in the Founder's Edition.
The memory capacity of this video card is 8GB, the same volume that we know for this video card segment from the GTX 10 generation. NVIDIA You will decide to launch a 16GB version of graphics memory, a rumor that while doubtful, may become a reality thanks toAMD Since she decided to include volume זיכרון Your 16GB on the competing RX 6800 to be launched in November.
The full GA104 core of NVIDIA Also includes one off processor group (256 processors), which means that if and when you decide NVIDIA Launch a refreshed version of theRTX 3070, it can earn a few percent performance on the road.
In terms of exterior design, the RTX 3070 TUF OC of Asus Almost identical to the modelsRTX 3080 andRTX 3090. The dimensions are similar externally when there is a difference mainly in the printed circuit board, which has lost some of its components due to the reduced power consumption of this graphics core.
Like the other TUF models in the RTX 30 generation, here too a small portion of the hot air through the heat sink comes out behind the video card. This air in any standard enclosure will usually find itself passing through Cooling CPU out of case.
This video card contains two 8PIN power connectors PCI-Express Despite significantly lower power consumption than its older siblings. However, this is not an absurd or exceptional requirement, since even relatively simple power supplies today with a suitable power include these connectors. Even a dual BIOS button is still here, with a slightly more aggressive fan profile for performance mode. Power consumption tests later in the audit.
The thickness of this video card is 2.5 slots, it is relatively thick, but a thick and cool card is better than a thin and noisy card when it comes to my body Cooling.
The RTX 3070 TUF OC has three respectable 90 mm fans, the same quality and quiet fans in them Asus Uses other TUF models.
It's time to move on to the performance tests to see where the RTX 3070 stands next graphic cards Others today.