Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Review 18

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Review

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has launched earlier this month to augment its RTX 30-series "Ampere" graphics card family, particularly as it faced unexpected competition from rival AMD in the high-end with the Radeon RX 6000 series "Big Navi" graphics cards. The RTX 3070 Ti is designed to fill a performance gap between the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, letting NVIDIA better compete with the RX 6700 XT and RX 6800, which posed stiff competition to the RTX 3070. Cards from this segment are expected to offer maxed-out gaming at 1440p with raytracing enabled while retaining the ability to play at 4K UHD with reasonably good settings.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is based on the same GA104 silicon as the RTX 3070, but NVIDIA made two major changes. First, they maxed out the GPU, enabling all 6,144 CUDA cores as opposed to 5,888 on the RTX 3070. Second, they installed faster 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory instead of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory. The memory sub-system alone sees a significant 35% uplift in bandwidth. The memory size is still 8 GB.

Ampere comes with the second-generation of NVIDIA's path-breaking RTX real-time raytracing technology that combines raytraced effects, such as reflections, shadows, lighting, and global-illumination, with conventional raster 3D graphics to increase realism. Ampere combines second-generation RT cores with third-generation Tensor cores that accelerate AI, and faster Ampere CUDA cores.

The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC is a factory-overclocked custom-design variant of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti that's not completely over the top like the Gigabyte AORUS Master, but, rather, seeks a balance between cooling, cost, overclock, and power draw. Clocked at a rated boost frequency of 1830 MHz, the card sits roughly in the middle of the frequencies available on custom designs.

Given current market conditions there is no MSRP available for the RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC; it's currently sold at around $1200, roughly $50 above the cheapest RTX 3070 Ti cards available right now.

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Market Segment Analysis
RX 5700 XT$3702560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$3402304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060$7503584481320 MHz1777 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2070 Super$4502560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$6803840641400 MHz1800 MHz1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RTX 2080$6002944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$6903072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$11504864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6700 XT$800
2560642424 MHz2581 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$13004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$10505888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3070 Ti$11506144961575 MHz1770 MHz1188 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti
Gaming OC
$12006144961575 MHz1830 MHz1188 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6X, 256-bit
RX 6800$12003840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$140046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$17008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
RTX 3080 Ti$2000102401121365 MHz1665 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M12 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
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