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Talking about the RTX 3070, Nvidia’s latest $499 GPU launching Thursday, October 29, is tricky in terms of the timing of today’s review embargo. As of right now, the RTX 3070 is the finest GPU in this price sector by a large margin. In 24 hours, that could change—perhaps drastically.
Ahead of AMD’s big October 28 event, dedicated to its RDNA 2 GPU line, Nvidia gave us an RTX 3070 Founders Edition to test however we saw fit. This is the GPU Nvidia absolutely needed to reveal before AMD shows up in (expectedly) the same price and power range.
Inside of an Nvidia-only bubble, this new GPU is a sensation. Pretty much every major RTX 2000-series card overshot with proprietary promises instead of offering brute force worth its inflated costs. Yet without AMD nipping at its heels, Nvidia’s annoying strategy seemed to be the right call: the company established the RTX series’ exclusive bonus processing cores as a major industry option without opposition, then got to wait a full year before competing with significant power jumps and delectable price cuts.
Last month’s RTX 3080 saw that strategy bear incredible fruit—even if ordering that $699 GPU is still seemingly impossible. But what happens when Nvidia scales down the Ampere 7nm promise to a $499 product that more people can afford? And how will that compare to whatever AMD likely has to offer in the same range?
Future-proofing around the 1440p threshold
We can only answer some of those questions today. (Until Nvidia proves otherwise, we assume that availability will continue to be a massive asterisk for this and all other RTX 3000-series cards.) In good news, at least, the RTX 3070 gets off to a roaring start by rendering its 2019 sibling, the RTX 2070 Super, moot. Both debuted at $499, but the newer option typically approaches, and occasionally bests, the RTX 2080 Ti (whose $1,199 MSRP in 2018 sure feels like a kick in the ray-traced teeth nowadays).
But RTX 3070’s price-to-performance ratio comes with one significant caveat: a not-so-future-proofed VRAM capacity of 8GB, shipping in the not-as-blistering category of GDDR6. That matches the best RTX 2000-series cards but is surpassed by higher-speed GDDR6x VRAM in pricier RTX 3000-series GPUs.
|RTX 3080 FE||RTX 3070 FE||RTX 2080 Ti FE||RTX 2080 Super||RTX 2070 Super||GTX 1080 Ti|
|Memory Bus Width||320-bit||256-bit||352-bit||256-bit||256-bit||352-bit|
|Memory Size||10GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR5X|
|MSRP at launch||$699||$499||$1,199||$699||$499||$699|
The thing is, “future-proofed” for PC gaming is relative. What’s going to matter in 3D processing in the near future, both for the games you love and the systems you run them on? If you’re set on having the crispest native 4K rendering for the foreseeable future, the RTX doesn’t leapfrog over the 2080 Ti, particularly with a VRAM allotment that could stress any games that ship with 4K-specific texture packs.
But if you’re favoring a lower-resolution panel, perhaps 1440p or a widescreen 1440p variant—and Steam’s worldwide stats make that a safe assumption—then your version of future-proofing revolves more around processing power and ray-tracing potential. In those respects, the RTX 3070 currently looks like the tippy-top option for a “top-of-the-line” 1440p system… with the bonus of Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) for surprisingly competitive fidelity in 4K resolutions, should gamers upgrade their monitor between now and the next GPU generation. (Until AMD shows us otherwise, Nvidia’s proprietary DLSS 2.0 pipeline remains the industry’s leading upscaling option, and game studios have started embracing it in droves.)
In other words, if you’re more interested in high frame rates on resolutions less than 4K, and you want GPU overkill for such a CPU-bound gaming scenario, the RTX 3070 is this year’s best breathing-room option for the price… at least, unless AMD announces an even more compelling proposition on October 28.
Strong, but not the 2080 Ti topper we expected
The above collection of game benchmarks mostly mirrors the ones I used for my RTX 3080 review, and once again, these tests err on the side of graphical overkill. You may have zero interest in using an RTX 3070 with 4K resolutions or maximum graphical slider values, and that’s understandable. Instead, these tests are designed to stress the GPU as much as possible to present the clearest comparisons between the listed cards. Look less at the FPS values and more at the relative percentages of difference. (The exception comes from “DLSS” tests, which I’ll get to.)
Even though this year’s $499 RTX 3070 clearly exceeds the power of last year’s $699 RTX 2080 Super, I tested it against last year’s $499 RTX 2070 Super as well to show exactly what a difference a year makes in terms of price-to-power proposition. The percentage differential between the 70-suffix GPUs varies based on what kind of software you’re testing, but the most massive surge in performance can be found when ray-tracing effects are toggled at pure 4K resolution. Wolfenstein Youngblood, in particular, sees the 3070 double the 2070 Super’s frame rates in its ray-tracing benchmarks.
While Nvidia has made benchmarking claims that put the RTX 3070 ahead of the RTX 2080 Ti, that doesn’t necessarily bear out in my testing—but this is because the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition shipped in 2018 with a remarkable capacity for safe overclocking. The 3070 FE, like its 2070 Super sibling, seriously lacks headroom for such safe overclocking for either its core or memory clocks, as managed by tests-at-every-step automation by programs such as EVGA X1. Testing was nearly identical on the 3070 with or without a scant EVGA X1 overclock applied, and as such, I’ve left its OC tests out of this roundup. Remember: as Nvidia’s Founders Editions go, generally, so do other vendors’ variants. So we’re not sure other vendors will squeeze much more out of the same model.
Thus, the 2080 Ti still pulls ahead in most, but not all, of the above gaming benchmarks, whether ray tracing is or isn’t enabled. When comparing both cards’ specs, this difference checks out, since the newer 3070 cuts back on certain components for efficiency’s sake (not to mention that dip in VRAM capacity). Categories like Tensor cores and RT cores are listed as “newer-generation” versions for the 3070, and the bigger 3000-series cards beat the 2080 Ti both in quantity and generation, so they get the clearer wins. The 3070 finally sees that efficiency trade fail to win out in certain testing scenarios—nothing tragic, mind you, but worth noting in case you’d hoped for across-the-board wins against the 2080 Ti. That’s 184 “third-generation” Tensor cores in the 3070, versus 544 older Tensor cores in the 2080 Ti, and 46 “second-generation” RT cores in the 3070, versus 68 older RT cores in the 2080 Ti.
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