RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 3070

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.73
 
1.15
Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Ampere GA104
 
Ampere GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
1 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
16 September 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
$499
Price now
$2805
 
$1963

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4864
 
5888
Core clock speed
1410 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Boost clock
1665 MHz
 
1725 MHz
Transistor count
17,400 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
200 Watt
 
220 Watt
Texture fill rate
253.1
 
317.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
242 mm
 
242 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.6
 
8.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 3060 Ti 75.23
RTX 3070 83.00 +10.3%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

RTX 3060 Ti 153968
RTX 3070 154864 +0.6%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 3060 Ti 27043
RTX 3070 27095 +0.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RTX 3060 Ti 28145
RTX 3070 31096 +10.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

RTX 3060 Ti 37941
RTX 3070 43359 +14.3%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RTX 3060 Ti 19683
RTX 3070 21715 +10.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Somewhat newer (1 December 2020 vs 16 September 2020)

Lower power consumption (200 vs 220 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

10.3% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($1963 vs $2805)

More pipelines (5888 vs 4864)

So, RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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