After waiting for what felt like forever, I finally got my hands on a 3070 GPU. Ever since using it, I have never felt happier with the 3070s solid performance. This graphics card is by far the best compared to the other brands in terms of benchmarks. While the prices are high due to scalpers, it’s worth pulling the plug if you have the money.
While I have not overclocked the GPU yet, this beast of a card plays the most demanding games on high settings to max settings with solid frames per second. Cyberpunk, Sekiro, and even multiplayer games like B4B and Final Fantasy 14 run like a charm. It also never seems to get too loud despite some other GPUs (like AMD GPUs). This GPU delivers consistent powerful performance thanks to the 30 series architecture.
The 3070 shows a huge upgrade compared to the previous generation 2070. While the two share 8GB of GDDR6 Ram, the new 3070 uses an Ampere GA102 chip, made with Samsung’s 8nm process. The 3070 holds a consistently higher frame rate and can play 4k games with no struggle. The only downside is it uses a lot more power, therefore causing users to most likely upgrade to at least an 850 watt PSU. The 2070 uses less power but will only play a few games in 4k and you will most likely be locked at 60fps if you are lucky. The 3070 also features way more improved ray tracing as opposed to the 2070. The core clock for this new GPU runs a solid 1500 MHz with a boost of 1730MHz.
The 3070 is a beast in size in addition to the performance. It will not fit in most compact mid towers and eat up a lot of space in normal mid towers. It has a beautiful RGB setting to make up for the insane size. The GPU also features the unique ability for changing between performance and quiet mode, depending on what games you are playing on it through the app, which is a great touch. The GPU will also feature a few different ports, which are HDCP Support, 3 display 1.4a ports, and two HDMI 2.1 ports. While the card is huge, the 3 fans do a phenomenal job of keeping it cool. I noticed the card usually stays around 60-65C.
Overall, I love the cars; even though it’s huge and eats up power usage, it was well worth the purchase. The GPU features a consistent, powerful performance that can’t be beaten.