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ZOTAC GAMING RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC Graphics Card Review

My original NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition review concluded on a note that that review was intended as a preview of things to come. The Founders Edition, instead of being a first-wave partner release has now become a collectors item only available to NVIDIA retail channel. What it does give us is performance expectation on the partner cards that are releasing today as NVIDIA is now officially launching the GeForce RTX 3070.

The original promise for this card is that it is a contender to the RTX 2080 Ti, officially lifting the performance bar to a new level for a new generation. To those who are seeing the RTX 3070 reviews for the first time, I won’t spoil you. I’ve made a dedicated summary section as we for my RTX 3070 reviews to give a side-by-side view of the performance of the cards versus the Founders Edition.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s introduce the cards that we’re debuting with the launch of the RTX 3070. In this review, we’ll take a look at the ZOTAC RTX 3070 Twin Edge.  ZOTAC has had it rough thanks to the careless assumptions of some influencers but NVIDIA has since corrected their supposed “stability issues” and to just get straight to it, this card does not have stability issues.

ZOTAC GAMING RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC Graphics Card Review

More on the card itself, the sample we have is ZOTAC’s Twin Edge OC model of the RTX 3070. This card is a custom PCB design that features a 2-slot cooler but to offset the reduced length, ZOTAC has made this card extra wide with a hair over an inch protruding from the PCIe bracket which you’ll see  more of in later photos. ZOTAC’s Twin Edge cooler, with its more  subdued design is obviously aimed at compact builder. While not necessarily for ITX, compact RTX 30 series cards have been elusive and the RTX 3070 could change that.  With the performance promise of the RTX 3070, the ZOTAC Twin Edge variation could bring 4K gaming more closer to compact build. Find out how the card performs and read on!

RTX 2080 Ti FE RTX 3080 FE ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3070 OC ZOTAC RTX 3070 TWIN EDGE OC RTX 3070 FE
Architecture Turing Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere
CUDA Cores 4352 8704 5888 5888 5888
Boost frequency 1635Mhz 1710 MHz 1815 Mhz 1755 Mhz 1725 MHz
Memory 11GB GDDR6 10GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory bus 352-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-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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