During the launch of the Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics cards, it was revealed that the Nvidia RTX 3070 would offer a similar level of performance to the £1000+ RTX 2080 Ti, while the RTX 3080 would offer substantially more performance while costs around a 1/3 less than the last generation flagship.
As ever, with review embargo dates approaching we are starting to see leaks of the performance, and things look promising.
GeForce RTX 3070 vs RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark
Videocardz has published several 3Dmark benchmarks showing the performance of the GeForce RTX 3070, and while it doesn’t beat the RTX 2080 Ti it is pretty damn close for a card that is well under half the price.
The full system spec from the benchmark is not available and finding a reference benchmark within 3Dmark can be a nightmare due to so many results on 3Dmark all with different hardware specs
However, if we look at the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme the graphics score for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with users running the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (all the top results are Xeon/X-Series/Threadripper CPUs) the results vary from 7000 to 8000 in the top 100 results.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 achieved a total score of 6,899 with a GPU score of 6907 putting it between 1% and 15% below the results achieved by the RTX 2080 Ti
Similarly, if we look at Fire Strike Ultra, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 managed 8,749 with the RTX 2080 Ti ranging from 9000 to 9500 this would then be a 2.9% to 8.5% difference.
In Port Royal, the RTX3070 managed 8324 which is quite a bit lower than the RTX 2080 Ti which achieves between 10000 and 10500 giving a 20% to 26% difference, though considering the price of the card I would still regard this as amazing.
GeForce RTX 3070 vs RTX 2080 Ti in Ashes of the Singularity (AoTS) benchmark
In a separate leak roggame released some AoTS benchmarks, again, showing impressive with the RTX 3070 actually beating the flagship RTX 2080 Ti of the previous generation on the lower resolution tests by 1 or 2 fps
In the 4K test, the result dropped behind by just 1fps representing a 1.4% difference which is likely due to the lower VRAM.
|Settings||RTX 2080 Ti||RTX 3070|
|Crazy_1080p DX12||93fps Ti (100%)||94fps (101%)|
|Custom 2560×1080 DX12||87fps Ti (100%)||89fps (102.3%)|
|Crazy_4K DX12||75fps Ti (100%)||74fps (98.6%)|
Price and Availability
The RTX 3070 has a MSRP of £469, and this is what the founder’s editions will sell for, but you have about as much chance as winning the lottery as you do getting on of them on launch day.
Overclockers have published the prices of the AIB cards they are selling, none of them will be MSRP which could be a result of the insane demand all sites saw when the RTX 3080 launched.
The RTX 3070 is now set to launch on October 29, two weeks after its original October 15 release date.