NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1500
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 74.96

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3070 sales 16 September 2020 at a recommended price of $499. This is a high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 448.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 242 mm. 1x 12-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 220 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

74.96%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3070's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating13
Value for money48.07
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 September 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Current price$594 (1.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3070's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 3070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores5888of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1725 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate317.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3070's 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 x16
Length242 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3070: 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3070. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3070, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3070. 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 3070 74.96
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RTX 3070 22214

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3070 87125

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3070 41978

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3070 154637

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3070 24695

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 3070 30555

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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 3070 135064

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 3070 490937

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 3070 99895

GeekBench 5 CUDA

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 3070 149734

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3070 176

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 70

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 13

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 38

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 112

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 60

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 12.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 155

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 3070 265

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3070 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

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

Full HD146
1440p106
4K71

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 125
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
Battlefield 5 149
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 133
Far Cry 5 139
Far Cry New Dawn 112
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 171
Horizon Zero Dawn 153
Red Dead Redemption 2 156
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 161
Watch Dogs: Legion 118
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 107
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
Battlefield 5 132
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 116
Far Cry 5 133
Far Cry New Dawn 112
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 166
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
Metro Exodus 117
Red Dead Redemption 2 98
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 154
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 224
Watch Dogs: Legion 112
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 119
Cyberpunk 2077 114
Far Cry 5 127
Far Cry New Dawn 97
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 121
Watch Dogs: Legion 85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Hitman 3 140
Horizon Zero Dawn 107
Metro Exodus 75
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65
Battlefield 5 103
Cyberpunk 2077 63
Far Cry 5 113
Far Cry New Dawn 94
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 66
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Hitman 3 78
Horizon Zero Dawn 69
Metro Exodus 49
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 89
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 48
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 43
Battlefield 5 70
Cyberpunk 2077 30
Far Cry 5 70
Far Cry New Dawn 70
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 39

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 3070 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 6% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 3070 according to our statistics.

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