NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 comes out later this week on October 29th at 6am PT / 1pm GMT, just about one month after the RTX 3080 and RTX 390 cards were released. On that date you’ll be able to by the RTX 3070 Founders Edition card that we tested today as well as all the third party add-in-boards from manufacturers like ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, Palit and others.
This is the new mid-range graphics card for NVIDIA and it looks like the performance numbers lived up to the hype. The GeForce RTX 3070 really does deliver GeForce RTX 2080 Ti-level performance at jus a fraction of the cost. It also does so while using less power and that helps the card run cooler and quieter. While the GeForce RTX 3070 trades blows with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, it completely dominates that other cards in the GeForce RTX 20 series and all the cards in the GeForce GTX 10 series. This makes upgrading much easier if you are looking for a $499 graphics card as you will be getting a massive performance increase while snagging all the latest NVIDIA features. Some might have wanted to see more than 8GB of GDDR6 memory on the GeForce RTX 3070, but that shouldn’t be an issue on current game titles for 1440P gaming. If a game comes out in the future that needs more than 8GB for ultra image quality settings then the solution would be to just change the game settings. Not a huge deal and moving up to the RTX 3080 only gets you 10GB of GDDR6X.
Legit Bottom Line: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition is the real deal! You get GeForce RTX 2080 Ti level performance for $499 with even more features!