The GeForce RTX 3070 is lastly right here and it’s in all probability the RTX 30 sequence card that most individuals are ready for. Whereas NVIDIA didn’t precisely place the RTX 3070 on the similar stage because the earlier flagship RTX 2080 Ti, many expect it to be the RTX 2080 Ti killer after seeing how the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 performs.
We managed to get our palms on one of many RTX 3070 this time and on this overview, we’ll be having a look at one of many newest GeForce RTX 3070 playing cards from Gigabyte, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G. With none additional ado, let’s see what sort of efficiency we will anticipate from it and if it’s really an RTX 2080 Ti killer, or not.
|GPU||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G|
|GPU Increase Clock||1545 MHz||1815 MHz|
|Reminiscence Information Price||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Complete Video Reminiscence Measurement||11G GDDR6||8G GDDR6|
|Reminiscence Bandwidth||616 GB/sec||448 GB/sec|
|Really useful PSU||600W||650W|
|Energy Connectors||2 x 8-pin||1 x 8-pin, 1 x 6-pin|
|Dimensions||267mm x 116mm x 35mm||286mm x 115mm x 51mm|
Beginning off with the packaging, the field design is the standard eye emblem for the Gaming OC sequence lineup. Apart from the standard data resembling RGB Fusion 2.0 assist, 4 years guarantee, Windforce cooling design, you gained’t discover a lot data on the entrance of the field, so you’ll be able to flip to the again of the field for the specs and options of the product. If we have a look at the design and the data on the field, it’s fairly apparent that Gigabyte is emphasizing the cooling design for his or her playing cards.
The included equipment are a lot lesser than what we’ve anticipated this time. We’re not solely certain of it however plainly Gigabyte may now not present the Driver CD like they used to. Although that does is smart as a result of you’ll be able to just about get the software program/utilities and drivers from their official product web page these days so long as you’ve an web connection.
Design – Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G
Gigabyte outfitted the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G with a triple-fan that includes its signature cooling followers, just like the RTX 3090 Gaming OC 24G when it comes to design however with a extra compact design and smaller cooling followers. Of all of the Gaming OC sequence playing cards from Gigabyte we’ve seen so far, that is undoubtedly the best-looking design thus far – minimalist but fashionable design and naturally, very, very minimal RGB lightings on the cardboard.
The cooler contains a distinctive blade design that helps to cut back air turbulence and enhance acoustic efficiency and the center fan that spins in a reversed course to supply a bigger protection to enhance the cooling efficiency. In accordance with Gigabyte, the followers have been utilized with Graphene nano lubricant which permits the fan to last more, near the lifespan of double ball bearing, and runs quieter.
its dimension, the cardboard has a Z peak dimension of at 51mm (will take up 2 slots and barely extra) and size measures at 286mm. The heatsink has fairly quite a lot of warmth pipes which are in direct contact with the GPU die to enhance the warmth dissipation to attain a greater cooling efficiency.
For many who nonetheless fancy some RGB lightings of their system, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G does have some RGB lightings on its Gigabyte emblem. The RGB lightings are enabled by default and may be custom-made with the RGB Fusion 2.0 software program. For those who’re not a fan of RGB lightings, it’s also possible to disable it solely with the software program.
The RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G additionally contains a greyish metallic backplate that’s similar to the design on the RTX 3090 Gaming OC 24G. The cutout on the close to finish of the backplate acts equally to the cooling design because the RTX 30 sequence Founders Version playing cards, however we didn’t actually perceive why Gigabyte identify this design as ‘Display Cooling’. It permits the cooling fan on the close to finish of the heatsink to channel the warmth off to the higher part of the PC case and let the case fan(s) deal with the remainder.
As for the facility requirement, Gigabyte recommends not less than a 650W energy provide and a pair of x 8-pin PCIe energy cable (or 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 8-pin) for the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G. The PCIe energy connectors are very properly positioned for simpler cable administration and a cleaner look, significantly better than the present Founders Version playing cards with the brand new PCIe 12-pin energy connector which is situated in the midst of the cardboard and requires a customized adapter.
You’ll additionally discover a dip swap situated behind the cardboard to toggle between OC mode and Silent mode, relying in your desire. Whereas is operating at OC mode on default, you’ll be able to swap to Silent mode for those who want quieter operation, but it surely requires a reboot to take impact. This design can be helpful for many who wish to give customized BIOS a strive with out the chance of bricking the cardboard solely if the BIOS flashing failed, as you’ll all the time have a backup BIOS.
As for the show output, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G comes with 2 x DisplayPort 1.4 and a pair of x HDMI 2.1 ports. Whereas not everybody owns an 8K show at residence, the additional HDMI ports will nonetheless turn out to be useful for many customers who’re utilizing screens with HDMI ports.
Check System Setup
For our video games benchmark take a look at, we’ve chosen quite a lot of AAA titles to run at its highest doable settings utilizing the next setup underneath an ambient temperature of 31°C:
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 3900X|
|Motherboard||MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE|
|Reminiscence||TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB DDR4 @3600MHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti / Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G|
|Energy Provide||Enermax MaxTytan 1250W|
|Main Storage||Drive Collection Gen.4 PCIe MP600 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Secondary Storage||WD Black 6TB|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler MasterLiquid Grasp ML360R RGB|
|Chassis||Streacom Open Benchtable BC1|
|Working System||Home windows 10 64bit|
Video games Benchmark
1080p gaming is certainly a bit of cake for each the RTX 3070 and RTX 2080 Ti, however trying on the numbers from our 1080p video games benchmark outcomes, we will see that the RTX 3070 aren’t precisely overpowering the RTX 2080 Ti as some rumors claimed. For many who want to recreation on 1080p, we do suggest a excessive refresh fee monitor to make the most of the excessive framerates you’ll be getting at this decision.
Transferring on to 1440p, the RTX 3070 may be seen performing higher in many of the video games but it surely’s nonetheless not sufficient to fully overpowering the RTX 2080 Ti. Apart from Metro Exodus and Management, each the RTX 3070 and RTX 2080 Ti can deal with many of the video games with ray tracing characteristic at above 60fps with ease. As we’re utilizing very excessive graphics settings for the video games used for this benchmark take a look at, the outcomes present that that is just about the best we will go along with the RTX 3070.
Trying on the 4K gaming outcomes, we will undoubtedly inform that 4K is an excessive amount of for each RTX 3070 and RTX 2080 Ti to run these video games at very excessive graphics settings. Although this doesn’t imply that you could’t do 4K gaming with the RTX 3070, however you’ll undoubtedly need to decrease the graphics settings for the sport to be rather more playable at this decision.
We left the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G to run on FurMark stress take a look at for a complete day and the best temperature recorded is at 71°C. The temperature is barely increased than what we’ve noticed on the RTX 3090 Gaming OC 24G and RTX 3080 Eagle OC 10G in all probability due to its smaller design. Because the fan noise is barely audible from a detailed distance, we do suggest rising the fan curve a bit so the followers will run sooner to attain higher cooling efficiency.
Regardless of the marginally increased temperature studying, the facility draw of the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G throughout heavy load is fairly commendable. In comparison with the RTX 2080 Ti which attracts round 340W on heavy load, the RTX 3070 right here attracts solely 272W and that’s truly fairly respectable if we have a look at the truth that it’s performing pretty near the RTX 2080 Ti.
Now we’ve got the efficiency numbers in contrast, we will say that the RTX 3070 isn’t precisely the RTX 2080 Ti as some declare. It’s nonetheless a really highly effective graphics card and the value which begins at $499 is enticing sufficient for many who are beforehand trying ahead to upgrading to an RTX 2080 Ti as a result of this price approach lower than the latter however capable of carry out virtually on par with it. Based mostly on the numbers from our take a look at outcomes, we will say that 1440p gaming is extra just like the candy spot for the RTX 3070. It might nonetheless deal with 4K gaming, after all, for those who don’t thoughts decreasing the graphics settings in change for higher body charges.
The RTX 3070 is just about an RTX 2080 almost-Ti when it comes to efficiency which affords efficiency that could be very near an RTX 2080 Ti and to not point out that it’s not as taxing because the higher-end RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 in the case of the requirement for energy provide. For those who’re already utilizing a 650W energy provide in your present system, it’ll be capable of assist the RTX 3070. Although we suggest going for a 700W energy provide simply to be protected, particularly for these of you who’ve some further energy consuming components in your system.
The Gigabyte RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G right here will price you RM 2899, which is RM300 greater than probably the most reasonably priced RTX 3070 Eagle OC 8G in Gigabyte’s present RTX 3070 lineup, which is priced at RM2599. Personally, we expect that the additional RM300 that you just’re paying for the RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G continues to be fairly justifiable, primarily for the design and the cooler which simply seems to be approach significantly better than the RTX 3070 Eagle OC 8G.
- Wonderful efficiency out of the field
- Wonderful construct high quality
- Good placement for PCIe energy connectors for simpler cable administration
- Runs silently even throughout full load
- Include two HDMI ports