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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition Graphics Card

MSRP 499 USDNEX score 83%

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Product Overview

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is a reference graphics card powered by the RTX 3070 GPU. Being a reference card, the Nvidia offers the performance of the new Ampere architecture without extra bells and whistles.
The Ampere architecture features 2nd-gen Ray Tracing Cores and 3rd-gen Tensor Cores and supports GDDR6 graphics memory. The RTX 3070 delivers significant increase in performance over the RTX 2070 while coming at the same retail price.
Naturally, Nvidia markets reference cards across the RTX 30-series lineup.
You can also search for other RTX 3070 graphics cards with this link.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fast enough for 1440p or 4K gaming
  • Solid performance at 1440p and 4K
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic 4K/60fps performance
  • Great build quality
  • Gorgeous 4K performance
  • Good value for money
  • Excellent 1080p ray tracing performance
Cons
  • Not the best optimised game
  • Only one HDMI 2.1 port
  • No internal benchmark
  • Not as powerful as the RTX 2080 Ti
  • No PCIe 3.0 support
  • More expensive than RTX 3080
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Bus] PCI Express 4.0 x16 | [I/O] 1x HDMI2.1 + 3x DisplayPort 1.4a | [Power] 1x 8-pin

Dimensions

Size | Height
4.4" (112 mm)
Size | Length
9.5" (242 mm)

Function

Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 5888 CUDA cores
Resolution
Max Resolution (8K UHD) 7680 x 4320

Performance

Frequency
1725MHz boost clock, 1500MHz base clock
Memory | Capacity
8 GB
Memory | Type
GDDR6, 256-bit memory interface, 14 Gbps
Power Consumption
220 W
Power Input
650 W

Production

Debut
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following***:
For $500, you will get over 60 fps at 1080p on ultra no matter what, even in demanding games like Control and Metro Exodus. For that kind of performance, you had to pay $1,000 only two years ago. The 3070 whooped the 2080 Ti's butt in LuxMark rendering the same 3D image of a reflective chrome ball.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent 1080p ray tracing performance
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Not as powerful as the RTX 2080 Ti

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
At $499, the RTX 3070 Founders Edition was able to push over that coveted 4K/60fps grail in games like Far Cry 5 and F1 2020. It redefines what kind of budget it takes to play games in new resolution tiers versus just a generation before. If you've been waiting since the GeForce GTX 900 to upgrade, this is the rare card to beat.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic 4K/60fps performance
  • Gorgeous design
Cons
  • Radeon RX 5700 XT is more expensive than RTX 3070

pcworld[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following***:
The GeForce RTX 3070 delivers performance roughly on a par with the former RTX 2080 Ti flagship, but the newer graphics card consumes 30 watts less power. The Founders Edition model still uses Nvidia's tiny, highly customized PCB with a notch taken out of it to help with airflow. The card offers three DisplayPort 1.4 connections and a single HDMI 2.1 port capable of 8K video output.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • More power efficient than the RTX 2080 Ti
  • More powerful than RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 Ti
Cons
  • Only 8GB of GDDR6 memory
  • No PCIe 3.0 support

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
, but it doesn't really need to be. The RTX 3070 Founders Edition looks sleek as hell, and should have no problem fitting into pretty much any build. This current round of Founders Editions are some of the most attractive graphics cards we've ever seen. With how good they are at keeping things cool, the FE cards are our de facto recommendation – if you can find one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K performance
  • Stunning design
  • Great value
Cons
  • No 12-pin power connector
  • More expensive than RTX 3080

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The RTX 3070 is both a big step up from the previous-gen cards it replaces. It has over 150 percent more FP32 compute and 67 percent more RT TFLOPS, though it still only has the same 448 GBps of bandwidth. Both fans are on the same side of the cooler (the side that normally faces down in a typical ATX case)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • More power efficient than previous-gen RTX 3080/3090
  • Great performance for the price
Cons
  • No RGB lighting
  • Only one HDMI 2.1 port

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
, and 4K with Ray Tracing turned on or off. This means the card is more than powerful enough to run the game at post 60fps withRay Tracing on in every resolution but 4K. The Division 2 is a massive multiplayer shooter with a huge active player base. Its internal benchmark is still a solid metric to gauge how a GPU will play most popular online shooters.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful enough for 1440p gaming
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No internal benchmark
  • Not the best optimised game

User Reviews

References

1. ^ The Nvidia RTX 3070 Has No Business Being This Good. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/the-nvidia-rtx-3070-has-no-business-being-this-good-1845483963. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-founders-edition. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition review: Blistering performance gets $700 cheaper. [pcworld]. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3586613/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-founders-edition-review-vs-2080-ti.html. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review: Taking on Turing's Best at $499. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-founders-edition-review. 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Nvidia RTX 3070 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/nvidia-rtx-3070. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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