Saturday, December 05, 2020


NVIDIA RTX 3070 review: A hot rod GPU for the practical gamer

NVIDIA RTX : A hot rod GPU for the

If you’ve been for NVIDIA’s Ti for the past few years, but never found a way to justify spending $1,000 on a graphics card, the RTX 3070 is for you. At $499, it tied the 2080 Ti during of our benchmark testing. And for many, the 3070 will be a better buy than the $699 RTX 3080. Consider it the practical gamer’s GPU hot rod. It’ll deliver excellent performance for 240Hz monitors and 4K gaming alike.

Gallery: NVIDIA RTX 3070 | 10 Photos

The 3070’s design won’t surprise you too much if you’ve seen the 3080. It has the same dual fan design, with one exhausting air out of the side of your case, and another pulling air through the card and towards your top fans. Raised metal fins also help with the heat dissipation. The 3070 is several inches shorter than the 3080, which makes it easier to fit in tighter cases. Once again, NVIDIA also used a small 12-pin power connector to save a bit of PCB space.( A converter cable for a standard 8-pin power cable is in the box.) Around the back, there are three DisplayPort connections and one HDMI 2.1 port.

Engadget Score






  • as fast as the 2080 Ti
  • ray tracing performance
  • Excellent cooling under load
  • Fans can get loud


NVIDIA’s new mid-range GPU delivers the same performance of last-gen’s flagship, the RTX 2080 Tim but at half the price. It’s fast, runs cool and best of all, costs just $499. For many gamers, it’s the ideal upgrade for decent 1,440p and 4K gaming with ray tracing.

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