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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review

Usually these articles will start off with an introduction to the technology, the new stuff that goes into the graphics card but with everyone on edge looking forward to how this card performs, this review will skip those and just jump straight to the performance details. NVIDIA positioned the RTX 3070 as the ideal upgrade card for mainstream gamers. With performance compared to an RTX 2080 Ti, the previous-gen flagship, there is literally no reason for this card to be bad… that is unless NVIDIA oversold this card as well. The NVIDIA RTX 3080 was a good card, it had the generational leap that one would expect but we’re told that performance is something else that its not, you suddenly get the feeling that you don’t want to trust the rest of the promises that Jensen dropped in his launch keynote.

With that said, I’ve tempered my expectation already. If this card performs the same as an RTX 2080 Ti then good. If it performs faster than an RTX 2080 Ti, better. But if it performs worse, then some value analysis is in order but let’s save that for the conclusion. For now, let’s dive right in with our NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition review.

And just to get it out right now, there’s no stability issues with the current driver that I encountered in pure stock usage. I have 3 cards right now. Just wanted to get that out first.

RTX 2080 Ti FE RTX 3080 FE RTX 3070 FE
Architecture Turing Ampere Ampere
CUDA Cores 4352 8704 5888
Boost frequency 1635Mhz 1710 MHz 1725 MHz
Memory 11GB GDDR6 10GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6
Memory bus 352-bit 320-bit 256-bit

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BossMac Suba

Owner and lead reviewer for Back2Gaming. More than 10-year of corporate IT experience as well as consumer IT journalism. His extensive skill set and experience in communicating complicated technical details into easily understandable bits. He's been with you since dial-up and the ISA slot. His favorite animal is the scapegoat.

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