RTX 3070 benchmark sits balanced with RTX 2080 Ti…what’s the catch then?
Finally, we have the mid-high-end graphics card in the RTX 3000 series of this year. It was supposed to launch next year, in 2021, but due to messed up availability of RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, RTX 3070 has been rushed in to compete with AMD 6000 series.
Take a look at RTX 3070 Specs:
|Boost Clock||1.73 GHz|
|Base Clock||1.5 GHz|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Interface Width||246-bit|
|PCI Express Version||4.0|
|Nvidia Encoder||7th Gen|
|Nvidia Decoder||5th Gen|
|Ports||HDMI 2.1, 3x Display Port 1.4a|
|Card Size||L (9.5 inches – 242 mm) W (4.4 inches – 112 mm) – Occupies 2 Slot|
|Temperature||93 d-C Max|
|Power GPU||220 W|
|System Power (SMPS)||650 W|
|Power Connector||1x PCIe 8-pin|
Nvidia RTX 3070 Benchmark on 6 Games (4K – Ultra)
Borderlands 3 – Min: 43 – Max: 49
The Division 2 – Min: 46 – Max: 53
Far Cry 5 – Min: 63 – Max: 71
Metro Exodus – Min: 33 – Max: 50
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Min: 47 – Max: 55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Min: 52 – Max: 62
I’ll be adding more games as I keep benchmarking them.
What’s the main takeaway with RTX 3070 benchmarks?
- If you are buying RTX 3070 for 1080p gaming then please don’t. If you are already getting above 60+ FPS on your current titles with RTX 2070 or 2080 then, there is no point in upgrading to RTX 3070.
- Nvidia RTX 3070 will let you game on Ultra settings and at $499 founder’s edition price tag, it seems very lucrative and it is.
- Nvidia has advertised the RTX 3000 lineup as the first true-4K graphics card series and that’s just a marketing propaganda.
- As you already know, even GTX 1080 was able to handle 4K at 60+ FPS.
- Also, FPS is relative to what sort of game you’re playing.
- A while ago, I used to have GTX 1060 and it ran older titles at 4K. I hope you understand my point.
- 5 to 6 years from now, we’ll have hyper-realistic looking games. There is definitely room for improvement because currently, the games still stutter and lag due to insufficient power and technology with respect to hardware.
- Several of us are still gaming in 1080p because we want to play lag-free. Buying RTX 3070 will let you play current gen titles in 4K-Ultra settings but just 1 or 2 years from now, and you’ll be needing RTX 3080 to achieve the same frame rate.
- It’s how the gurus put it… the bar keeps getting higher each time we cross it. So, don’t fall for any marketing strategy.
- Also, currently Nvidia RTX 3070 is not available as we speak, even though CEO Jensen Huang promised that we’ll have no shortage of RTX 3070.
- I would urge you to wait for AMD 6000, so that we can have some competition going on and see if AMD has something better to offer or not.
- Currently, Nvidia has Ray Tracing and DLSS on their side & it looks quite compelling. The results are actually impressive. So, AMD needs to counter that with something similar, only then the price point will matter.
- It is also being mentioned that AMD is not going to undercut Nvidia too much because they are also fighting off Intel on the CPU side.
- Whatever ends up happening, do not pre-order the graphics cards. Wait and see which one sits atop and then make a well-informed decision.
Nvidia RTX 3070 Price in India
Currently, Indian gamers are being rolled over by the inflation, taxes, etc. all the economics mumbo-jumbo.
Let’s take a look at some prices here:
Nvidia RTX 2070: INR 39,990 or USD 540.46 (from Amazon.in)
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti: INR 65,800 or USD 889.27 (from Amazon.in)
Now, launch price of RTX 3070 in USA is $499, that’s roughly INR 36,922 (at INR 73.99 per $)
But Nvidia is launching RTX 3070 in India at:
Nvidia RTX 3070: INR 51000 or USD 689.25
Nvidia RTX 3080: $699 in USA or INR 51721.23 (at 73.99 per $)
In India: INR 71,000 or $959.55
So, it’s up to you. The prices are not a budget friendly for Indian gamers as you might have hoped. Let’s see what AMD has to offer.