RTX 3070 vs RTX 3090 Ti

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
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
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1560
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 21000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1525$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating121
Place by popularity343
Value for money46.2317.77
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104Ampere GA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date16 September 2020 (2 years ago)27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 $1,999
Current price$578 (1.2x MSRP)$1525 (0.8x 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 cores588810752
Core clock speed1500 MHz1560 MHz
Boost clock speed1725 MHz1860 MHz
Number of transistors17,400 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Watt450 Watt
Texture fill rate317.4625.0

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 mm336 mm
Width2-slot3-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin1x 16-pin

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 typeGDDR6GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount8 GB24 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz21000 MHz
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/s1,008 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 (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 DisplayPort1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.03.0
Vulkan1.21.3
CUDA8.58.6

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 3070 75.37
RTX 3090 Ti 100.00
+32.7%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 22287
RTX 3090 Ti 29609
+32.9%

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
RTX 3090 Ti 69481
+61.6%

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
RTX 3090 Ti 246319
+59.1%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3070 25739
RTX 3090 Ti 36563
+42.1%

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: 14%

RTX 3070 31020
RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+71.2%

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
RTX 3090 Ti 564087
+12.3%

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HD150
−40.7%
211
+40.7%
1440p106
−34%
142
+34%
4K70
−42.9%
100
+42.9%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 147
−49%
219
+49%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 125
+25%
100−105
−25%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100
−60%
160
+60%
Battlefield 5 149
+49%
100−105
−49%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 139
−44.6%
201
+44.6%
Far Cry 5 149
+49%
100−105
−49%
Far Cry New Dawn 124
+24%
100−105
−24%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Hitman 3 171
+71%
100−105
−71%
Horizon Zero Dawn 153
+53%
100−105
−53%
Red Dead Redemption 2 156
+56%
100−105
−56%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 167
−58.7%
265
+58.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 121
−41.3%
171
+41.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 107
+7%
100−105
−7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
−58.6%
138
+58.6%
Battlefield 5 132
+32%
100−105
−32%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 126
−37.3%
173
+37.3%
Far Cry 5 142
+42%
100−105
−42%
Far Cry New Dawn 121
+21%
100−105
−21%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Hitman 3 166
+66%
100−105
−66%
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
+30%
100−105
−30%
Metro Exodus 120
−48.3%
178
+48.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 98
−2%
100−105
+2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 158
−58.9%
251
+58.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 230
−71.3%
394
+71.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 111
−38.7%
154
+38.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
−23.5%
100−105
+23.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
−57.7%
123
+57.7%
Battlefield 5 119
+19%
100−105
−19%
Cyberpunk 2077 102
−49%
152
+49%
Far Cry 5 134
+34%
100−105
−34%
Far Cry New Dawn 107
+7%
100−105
−7%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 121
−59.5%
193
+59.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 85
−52.9%
130
+52.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Hitman 3 140
+40%
100−105
−40%
Horizon Zero Dawn 107
+7%
100−105
−7%
Metro Exodus 75
−66.7%
125
+66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
−58.7%
100−105
+58.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114
−61.4%
184
+61.4%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
−47.1%
100−105
+47.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65
−66.2%
108
+66.2%
Battlefield 5 103
+3%
100−105
−3%
Cyberpunk 2077 62
−67.7%
104
+67.7%
Far Cry 5 119
+19%
100−105
−19%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
+1%
100−105
−1%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 66
−63.6%
108
+63.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Hitman 3 78
−28.2%
100−105
+28.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 69
−44.9%
100−105
+44.9%
Metro Exodus 49
−71.4%
84
+71.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43
−133%
100−105
+133%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62
−71%
106
+71%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 90
−92.2%
173
+92.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 48
−108%
100−105
+108%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 43
−69.8%
73
+69.8%
Battlefield 5 70
−42.9%
100−105
+42.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 30
−76.7%
53
+76.7%
Far Cry 5 70
−42.9%
100−105
+42.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 71
−40.8%
100−105
+40.8%
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
−33.3%
100−105
+33.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 38
−84.2%
70
+84.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 75.37 100.00
Novelty 16 September 2020 27 January 2022
Cost $499 $1999
Memory bus width 256 384
Memory bandwidth 448 1
Pipelines / CUDA cores 5888 10752
Thermal design power (TDP) 220 Watt 450 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3070 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 6% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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