NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Founders Edition) Graphics Card Review

Power Consumption

To test power consumption we will be using a Kill-A-Watt meter. This will measure the entire system power draw at any given moment. We first run an idle test on the Windows 10 desktop at 1 hour of inactivity.

rtx3070 power idle

Then we run the 3DMark Time Spy stress test looped for 20 runs, this will put full load on our GPU and will give us a good idea of temperatures when gaming.

rtx3070 power load


For our temperature testing we run two different tests. The first is idle with our system sitting on the Windows Desktop.

rtx3070 temp idle

The second is running the 3DMark Time Spy stress test looped for 20 runs.

rtx3070 temp load

Noise Level

Noise level in any system is important, you never want your graphics card sounding like it is a jet engine! We will be using the RisePro sound level meter to measure the noise level of each graphics card. It is placed 6 inches away from the side of the card. The idle test is taken on the Windows 10 Desktop. Keep in mind that many of the card’s fans turn off during idle so many of the idle results will be the same.

rtx3070 noise idle

We once again use the 3DMark Time Spy stress test looped for 20 runs to put full load on the GPU and get those fans running.

rtx3070 noise load

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