Earlier this week, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang headed to his kitchen to announce the first graphics cards from the Ampere generation. Ah, who am I kidding? You already know all of this. The whirlwind of excitement of the RTX 30 series, “The Greatest Leap Forever Ever” for the Green is almost impossible to ignore. However, despite all the excitement surrounding the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 – two very powerful giants – it was the graphics card we weren’t sure would emerge that stole the display.
The RTX 3070 is an incredibly exciting opportunity for any PC gamer, although there was a time when it appeared as if he might just receive a passing signal during a Jen-Hsun ad stream. But, thankfully, we heard all about a “mid-range” RTX graphics card during the event, after all. And its specs list alone is enough to give any PC builder a bleed.
The RTX 3070 is equipped with an Ampere GA104-300 GPU. This tier 3 GPU has a combined total of 5,888 CUDA cores, which is a 35% shading increase over the top Turing RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. Away from the moderating outcrop of the generations from Pascal to Turing, the technical specifications definitely point to a jump in the Eiffel Knifeel lineage between the Turing and Ampere generations.
From the RTX 2070 to the RTX 3070, we’re looking for a massive jump in the number of kernels. The RTX 3070 is 1.5 times larger than the RTX 2070-5888 to 2304 CUDA cores, respectively.
Looking through the specs list, it’s hard not to feel dizzy like a Christmas kid.
Not just a matter of size, Nvidia promises more improvements right down to Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) with Ampere. The RT and Tensor Core both saw improvements to reduce the impact of ray tracing on tire times, and that should mean leaving the RTX performance penalty at the door.
It’s more power thirsty than the RTX 2070, at least, requiring 220 watts from the wall as the RTX 2070 requires only 185 watts. This is true for all Ampere cards announced so far – the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is 260W higher.
|The name of the graphics card||RTX 3070||RTX 2070 Super||RTX 2070 (reference)|
|GPU name||GA104-300 amp||Turing TU104-410||Turing TU106-400|
|Operation node||Samsung 8N||TSMC 12nm FinFET||TSMC 12nm FinFET|
|Increase the hour||1730MHz||1770MHz||1,620MHz|
|Memory capacity||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory bus||256 bits||256 bits||256 bits|
|Memory speed||16 Gbps *||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|PSU recommended||650 watts||650 watts||550 watts|
|price||$ 499||$ 499||$ 499|
|Release day||October||July 2019||October 2018|
But perhaps this could be tolerated for the sake of equity in pricing. At $ 499, the RTX 3070 turns the entire graphics card market on its head. There are actually multiple listings for RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards on Ebay at reasonable prices under $ 600 – and very few optimistic people still hope for a return on their investment. Sorry dude, that won’t happen.
Isn’t this the case with all advanced technologies?
You throw a bag of invalid bills at Nvidia’s doorstep and in return get all of us with your outstanding performance for a minimum of six to 12 months. Can 18 months if you are lucky. We’re sure to see the same thing happen with the RTX 3090 and its claims for 8K gaming – by the time we’re all enjoying 8K games as a base, and how brutal that card is. 10496 Coda color You will be able to offer you a distant memory at a price of $ 1,499.
This is why the RTX 3070 appeals to my sensitivity. It is a sophisticated card that you can be sure that you will not regret in a few years. It lies in that cool spot of incremental performance linked to the entire tech industry, effectively being the upscale product of yesterday in a much cheaper, arguably more performing package.
Although we can’t talk about its true performance, it is without a doubt a card that will bring the ultra-premium 1440p with high refresh rates to an entirely new weight class of gaming PCs.
Nvidia reports performance “faster than the 2080 Ti,” which places conservative ratings on overall gaming performance during independent testing on a premium football stadium. And compared to its $ 499 predecessor, the RTX 2070, we can also expect performance to be around 1.6 times faster at 4K, the company says.
If not as common as the GTX 970 or the cheaper GTX 1060, the RTX 3070 is sure to present an ambitious new target for many PC builders. Regardless, it is sure to show, or act as a pre-emptive hit, the best at AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics performance at a price we can easily afford, too.
What I’m saying is: It is a good time to be in the market for a new gaming computer. Bring in October.
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