Armed with Nvidia's Ampere silicon, the GeForce RTX 3070 aims to become the best graphics card in the budget category. Its attributes include 5,888 CUDA cores, 46 RT cores and 184 Tensor cores. The 8GB of onboard 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory runs through a 256-bit memory bus to offer a memory bandwidth that peaks at 448 GBps.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is rated for 220W and utilizes the 12-pin PCIe power connector. The Founders Edition will retail for $499, but the design might not appeal to everyone, which is where Nvidia's partners come in with their custom models.
Custom GeForce RTX 3070 Prices
Based in Spain, PcComponentes deals in Euros, so we've converted the prices over to U.S. dollar sand deducted the standard 21% VAT (value-added tax). But keep in mind that computer hardware overseas are rarely priced the same as in the U.S. PcComponentes' postings could serve as an estimate but not definitive pricing we should expect in the U.S.
|Graphics Card||Part Number||Boost Clock (MHz)||Price|
|Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition||ROG-STRIX-RTX3070-O8G-GAMING||?||$653|
|Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070||ROG-STRIX-RTX3070-8G-GAMING||1,755||$634|
|PNY GeForce RTX 3070 8GB XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan Edition||VCG30708TFXPPB||1,725||$576|
|Asus Dual GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition||DUAL-RTX3070-O8G||?||$567|
|PNY GeForce RTX 3070 8GB Dual Fan||VCG30708DFMPB||1,725||$557|
|Asus Dual GeForce RTX 3070||DUAL-RTX3070-8G||1,755||$547|
|Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge||ZT-A30700E-10P||1,725||$499|
The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition, which could retail for about $653, is the most expensive custom SKU in PcComponentes catalogue. Asus hasn't expose the clock speeds for the triple-fan monster. For reference, the Founders Edition's boost clock is set at 1,725 MHz. Asus' non-OC edition has a boost clock of 1,755 MHz so we expect the OC variant's boost clock speed to surpass 1,800 MHz.
Assuming that the pricing is accurate, Zotac's Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge could be the cheapest custom option. The dual-fan graphics card has the same boost clock as the Founders Edition.
The RTX 3070 game begins October 15. If the GeForce RTX 3070's stock is anything like the GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, things will be hectic with genuine consumers battling scalpers and bots to secure a GeForce RTX 3070.
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If you're going to spend $653 on a 3070, you may as well save comparatively a little more for a 3080.Reply
And in other news you can actually buy an Apple watch today at release time BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY MADE SOME OF THEM! HELLO NVIDIA?? ANYONE THERE?? KNOCK KNOCK you were, perhaps, going to have actual video cards for your video card release?Reply
Nobody wants an Apple watch.Thomas Wells said:And in other news you can actually buy an Apple watch today at release time BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY MADE SOME OF THEM! HELLO NVIDIA?? ANYONE THERE?? KNOCK KNOCK you were, perhaps, going to have actual video cards for your video card release?
First adopters beware. Look at the 3080 crashing problem before you buy a 3070. Some AIB partner cards may have issues. Wait for the reviewers who get the cards for free and can test the cards. If you buy a card and it has problems do to subpar specs you have been warned.Reply
The unfortunate thing is reviewers are under pressure to have day-one reviews, so they don't have a whole lot of time to exercise the card. Not to mention if they do have an issue, depending on how much time they're willing to spend, they may chalk it up to a fluke.Prisoner #6 said:First adopters beware. Look at the 3080 crashing problem before you buy a 3070. Some AIB partner cards may have issues. Wait for the reviewers who get the cards for free and can test the cards. If you buy a card and it has problems do to subpar specs you have been warned.
After all a sample size of 1 doesn't necessarily indicate a problem.
Is it worth buying the first edition of anything other than books?Reply
Star Wars Episodes 4-6?thisisaname said:Is it worth buying the first edition of anything other than books?
hotaru.hino said:Star Wars Episodes 4-6?
Oh come on, you cheated ;).
One thing I want to point out to everyone trying to buy a card right now: do you need it ASAP? are you still using your old GPU that likely works just fine because if it weren't, you'd have replaced it with an older generation? If the answer to that question is no, then don't pay overprice, and don't settle for a card you wouldn't have bought otherwise. IE, don't settle for a bad AIB card, such as one that is noisy. Just wait.Reply
iSheep do and ... ummmm ... people who like to overpay for watches?spongiemaster said:Nobody wants an Apple watch.