GeForce RTX 3070: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 3070 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 57.97% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 3070: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking31
Place by popularity46
Cost-effectiveness evaluation25.96
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 September 2020 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Current price$662 (1.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 3070's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1725 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)220 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate317.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 3070 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3070: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3070. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3070. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 57.97

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 3070 22384

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 43005

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 88744

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3070 31020

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 154864

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 122953

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 502470

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 121247

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: 4%

RTX 3070 149734

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3070 266

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD145
1440p99
4K64

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 147

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 125
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
Battlefield 5 180−190
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 139
Far Cry 5 110−120
Far Cry New Dawn 140−150
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 109
Horizon Zero Dawn 288
Metro Exodus 144
Red Dead Redemption 2 118
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 311
Watch Dogs: Legion 121

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 107
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
Battlefield 5 180−190
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 126
Far Cry 5 110−120
Far Cry New Dawn 140−150
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 100
Horizon Zero Dawn 230−240
Metro Exodus 133
Red Dead Redemption 2 117
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 255
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 230
Watch Dogs: Legion 178

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 102
Far Cry 5 110−120
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Horizon Zero Dawn 181
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 223
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 121
Watch Dogs: Legion 85

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 116

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 120−130
Far Cry New Dawn 144

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Cyberpunk 2077 62
Far Cry 5 119
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
Hitman 3 96
Horizon Zero Dawn 146
Metro Exodus 101
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 166
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 95−100
Watch Dogs: Legion 66

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 114

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Hitman 3 52
Horizon Zero Dawn 85−90
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 90

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 48
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 43
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 30
Far Cry 5 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 85−90
Horizon Zero Dawn 89
Metro Exodus 71
Watch Dogs: Legion 38

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 69

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 3070's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3070 is Radeon RX 7700 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3070:

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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

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