NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3070 sales 16 September 2020 at a recommended price of $499. This is 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 outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 82.67 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.40
 
Architecture
Ampere
 
GPU code name
Ampere GA104
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
16 September 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
Price now
$1307 (2.6x MSRP)
 
of 11080 (Quadro GV100)

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 cores
5888
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1725 MHz
 
Number of transistors
17,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
220 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
317.4
 

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).

Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
Length
242 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 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 type
GDDR6
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

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

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

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.

82.67

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.

154637

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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.

30555

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.

40950

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.

87125

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.

490937

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

70

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

13

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

155

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

38

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

176

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

12.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

60

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

112

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

265

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.

21860

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.

This video card matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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

1080p
 
143
 
1440p
 
104
 
4K
 
69
 

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
125
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
100
 
Battlefield 5
 
149
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
108
 
Far Cry 5
 
139
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
112
 
Hitman 3
 
171
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
153
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
156
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
161
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
118
 

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
107
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
87
 
Battlefield 5
 
132
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
93
 
Far Cry 5
 
133
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
112
 
Hitman 3
 
166
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
130
 
Metro Exodus
 
117
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
98
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
154
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
112
 

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
81
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
78
 
Battlefield 5
 
119
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
81
 
Far Cry 5
 
127
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
97
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
85
 

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3
 
140
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
107
 
Metro Exodus
 
75
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
63
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
114
 

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
68
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
65
 
Battlefield 5
 
103
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
54
 
Far Cry 5
 
113
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
94
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
66
 

3840x2160
High Preset

Hitman 3
 
78
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
69
 
Metro Exodus
 
49
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
43
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
62
 

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
48
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
43
 
Battlefield 5
 
70
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
27
 
Far Cry 5
 
70
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
70
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
39
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 5% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3070:

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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