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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: release date, price, news and features

It is official: the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 exists and very well on its way. Soon after months of speculations and rumors, the GPU has been declared at Nvidia’s launch event, and it is now seeking to be substantially greater than lots of experienced hoped. 

It is not only the most inexpensive entry in Nvidia’s new Ampere lineup (so far), but it is also touting specs that appear to be much too good to be correct, and set the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti to shame at a substantially decrease cost tag. Plus, whilst ‘affordable’ is certainly a relative term, as this is nevertheless likely to be an costly card, it will not likely come with the wallet-busting cost tag that the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 come with. 

If you’re fired up about the new tech that Nvidia is ushering in with this new technology of GPUs, then for lots of people today, the RTX 3070 will be the greatest GPU. Even in spite of getting slower RAM than the relaxation of the Ampere line-up, and new rumors that say both equally RTX 3070 ‘Super’ and RTX 3070 Ti cards are also coming.

In advance of the Oct launch of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, when it will be bundled with a absolutely free copy of Enjoy Dogs: Legion and a absolutely free yr of membership to GeForce Now, we went ahead and collected up all the info on the graphics card that we have correct now in one particular spot. As extra info occurs, we’ll be updating this posting. Be confident to retain it bookmarked if you have the RTX 3070 on your wishlist. 

Lower to the chase

  • What is it? Nvidia’s latest entry degree Ampere GPU
  • When is it out? Oct 2020
  • How substantially is it? $499 (£469, all-around AU$680)

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RTX 3070 launch day

Nvidia declared the RTX 3070 along with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 at its event on September one. Having said that, it will not likely be coming out at the exact same time as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090. 

Alternatively, it looks like Nvidia is doing extra of a staggered launch this time all-around, and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 ought to be hitting retail outlet cabinets someday in Oct 2020. Contrary to the RTX 3080 with its September 17 launch day or the RTX 3090 with its September twenty fourth launch day, on the other hand, we do not have an correct day. 

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RTX 3070 cost

Out of the 3 new GPUs that Nvidia has declared, the RTX 3070 is the cheapest at $499 (£469, all-around AU$680). It is certainly not likely to be an easy expenditure to swallow, but looking at the degree of performance that Nvidia is claiming with the RTX 3070 – it beats the RTX 2080 Ti on paper – it could be a lot even worse.

Plus, it will come bundled with a absolutely free copy of Enjoy Dogs: Legion and a absolutely free yr of membership to GeForce Now, building it an even greater benefit for players.

RTX 3070 specs

The official specs of the RTX 3070 are:

  • CUDA cores: five,888
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory interface: 256-little bit
  • TDP: 220W
  • Necessary energy connectors: one x PCIe eight-pin
  • PCIe interface: four.

Do not take the (reasonably) very low cost for granted, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is nothing at all to shake a stick at. With a whopping five,888 CUDA cores with a one.73GHz strengthen clock, you’re seeking at 20TFLOPs of theoretical FP32 performance – that’s extra highly effective than the RTX 2080 Ti, and that’s just on paper. 

What may possibly keep it back again from truly blowing the 2080 Ti out of the drinking water – particularly at 4K – is the simple fact that the RTX 3070 is minimal to just 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-little bit memory bus. 

This compares to the GeForce RTX 2070 Super, the card it replaces, which comes with two,560 Nvidia CUDA cores, 14 Gbps of 8GB GDDR6 memory, a strengthen clock of one,770MHz and a base clock of one,605MHz.

So, primarily we are getting a substantially more powerful GPU with the exact same memory as the very last technology. This will in all probability be a disappointment to lots of, but there is certainly no cause to worry just nonetheless. In our testing, lots of games at 4K nevertheless aren’t employing extra than 8GB of VRAM at any offered time, with just a couple of tremendous-demanding exceptions. 

What will most likely even further improve this, on the other hand, is the new Nvidia RTX IO API. This will perform along with the new Microsoft DirectStorage API to improve the pipeline between your storage and your graphics card. Preferably, this signifies that fewer info will need to be saved in your graphics memory in the initially spot, and ought to limit the performance reduction – though naturally extra VRAM nevertheless would have aided. 

Contrary to the RTX 3080, which sees a huge strengthen in energy usage, with the flagship rocking a 320W TDP, the RTX 3070 is a little bit extra restrained, coming in at a 220W TDP. This is nevertheless an increase around the 185W TDP of the RTX 2070 Founders Version, but not so substantially that you can expect to need to replace your energy provide. 

In simple fact, the huge strengthen to CUDA cores, alongside with a higher strengthen clock signifies that the RTX 3070 will in all probability be seemed at as the most energy-productive graphics card in the Nvidia Ampere lineup. We have not experienced the chance to test performance nonetheless, so we are just relying on the spec sheets Nvidia has presented, but the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 looks like it truly is likely to make 4K gaming substantially extra accessible for anyone.