RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 3070

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1410
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating1812
Value for money64.6659.09
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104Ampere GA104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (1 year ago)16 September 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399 $499
Price now$564 (1.4x MSRP)$658 (1.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost 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. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores4864no data
Core clock speed1410 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1665 MHzno data
Number of transistors17,400 million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Wattno data
Texture fill rate253.1317.4

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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm242 mm
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pinno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6no data
Maximum RAM amount8 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bitno data
Memory clock speed14000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sno data
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 (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPortno data
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)no data
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan1.21.2
CUDA8.68.5

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 68.34
RTX 3070 74.54
+9.1%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 3060 Ti 20330
RTX 3070 22174
+9.1%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RTX 3060 Ti 37941
RTX 3070 41978
+10.6%

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3060 Ti 27043
+9.5%
RTX 3070 24695

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3060 Ti 153968
RTX 3070 154637
+0.4%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3060 Ti 28145
RTX 3070 30555
+8.6%

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 3060 Ti 120183
RTX 3070 135064
+12.4%

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 3060 Ti 95490
RTX 3070 99895
+4.6%

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 3060 Ti 128321
RTX 3070 149734
+16.7%

Gaming performance

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

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD144
−1.4%
146
+1.4%
1440p92
−15.2%
106
+15.2%
4K60
−18.3%
71
+18.3%

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 78
+4%
75−80
−4%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121
−3.3%
125
+3.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
−5.3%
100
+5.3%
Battlefield 5 145
−2.8%
149
+2.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−10.3%
75−80
+10.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
−70.5%
133
+70.5%
Far Cry 5 154
+10.8%
139
−10.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 111
−0.9%
112
+0.9%
Forza Horizon 4 200
+167%
75−80
−167%
Hitman 3 65−70
−151%
171
+151%
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
−10.1%
153
+10.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 154
−1.3%
156
+1.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 157
−2.5%
161
+2.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 122
+3.4%
118
−3.4%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104
−2.9%
107
+2.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
−7.4%
87
+7.4%
Battlefield 5 124
−6.5%
132
+6.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−10.3%
75−80
+10.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
−48.7%
116
+48.7%
Far Cry 5 146
+9.8%
133
−9.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 108
−3.7%
112
+3.7%
Forza Horizon 4 196
+161%
75−80
−161%
Hitman 3 65−70
−144%
166
+144%
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
−12.1%
130
+12.1%
Metro Exodus 110
−6.4%
117
+6.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 89
−10.1%
98
+10.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 149
−3.4%
154
+3.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 218
−2.8%
224
+2.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 109
−2.8%
112
+2.8%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
−8%
81
+8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
−5.4%
78
+5.4%
Battlefield 5 114
−4.4%
119
+4.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 77
−48.1%
114
+48.1%
Far Cry 5 137
+7.9%
127
−7.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 99
+2.1%
97
−2.1%
Forza Horizon 4 173
+131%
75−80
−131%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
−11%
121
+11%
Watch Dogs: Legion 77
−10.4%
85
+10.4%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−10.3%
75−80
+10.3%
Hitman 3 65−70
−106%
140
+106%
Horizon Zero Dawn 92
−16.3%
107
+16.3%
Metro Exodus 66
−13.6%
75
+13.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 57
−10.5%
63
+10.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 103
−10.7%
114
+10.7%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
−4.6%
68
+4.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
−8.3%
65
+8.3%
Battlefield 5 98
−5.1%
103
+5.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 52
−21.2%
63
+21.2%
Far Cry 5 110
−2.7%
113
+2.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 94
+0%
94
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 150
+100%
75−80
−100%
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
−11.9%
66
+11.9%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−10.3%
75−80
+10.3%
Hitman 3 65−70
−14.7%
78
+14.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 53
−30.2%
69
+30.2%
Metro Exodus 43
−14%
49
+14%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
−13.2%
43
+13.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 56
−10.7%
62
+10.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81
−9.9%
89
+9.9%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
−6.7%
48
+6.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
−7.5%
43
+7.5%
Battlefield 5 65
−7.7%
70
+7.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 25
−20%
30
+20%
Far Cry 5 65
−7.7%
70
+7.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 65
−7.7%
70
+7.7%
Forza Horizon 4 103
+37.3%
75−80
−37.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 33
−18.2%
39
+18.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 68.34 74.54
Novelty 1 December 2020 16 September 2020
Cost $399 $499

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

and

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800, which is faster by 2% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3070 by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3070's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800 XT, which is faster by 6% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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