NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Founders Edition) Graphics Card Review

Out of the three GeForce 30 series cards that NVIDIA announced back in September the one I was most excited about was the RTX 3070. The main reason was mainly price, the RTX 3070 is only $499. Lower-priced cards end up getting in the hands of more gamers and with the RTX 3070 NVIDIA is claiming better performance than a $1200 RTX 2080 Ti! That is definitely something to be excited about! This means that more gamers will be able to enjoy faster frame rates, higher resolutions, and of course real-time ray tracing. The RTX 3070 is based off NVIDIA’s GA104 silicon with 5888 CUDA cores, 184 Tensor cores, 46 RT cores, 184 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The card has a base clock of 1500 MHz and boost up to 1725 MHz. The 8GB of GDDR6 memory runs at 1750 MHz (effective) across a 256-bit memory bus. Today we are checking out NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition version of the card, which is a first for me. It will be interesting to see NVIDIA’s own offering rather than an aftermarket card.

Special thanks to our friends over at PCTestBench for loaning us this card for review!

Specifications

NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 5888
Boost Clock (GHz): 1.73
Base Clock (GHz): 1.50
Memory Specs: 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width: 256-bit
Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680×4320
Standard Display Connectors: HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
Multi Monitor: 4
HDCP: 2.3
Dimensions: 242 mm x 112 mm (LxW)
Slot: 2-slot

Packaging

NVIDIA’s packaging for their RTX 30 series cad is not all that flashy. The card comes in a box that is not that much larger than the card itself. On the front of the box it just simply says “GeForce RTX 3070” with a small NVIDIA logo. On the back of the box there is a list of specifications, what comes in the box, and information on the warranty.

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Opening up the box the card is set inside like it is on display. The unboxing experience of this card really makes it feel like it is a quality product. Getting everything out of the box we have the RTX 3070 graphics card, 12-pin to 8-pin power adapter, a quick start guide and support guide.

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