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Old 27-10-20, 02:03 PM
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Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review



The card which appears in the middle of the Ampere range has incredible performance for the money. Come and take a look.


Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition Review

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Old 27-10-20, 03:04 PM
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Nice review, nice card mostly.

Shame about the 12pin, feels like Nvidia are trying to force that one on the masses at the moment, Warranty still invalidated by using anything other than the supplied adapter?

Hopefully these are actually available but the rumour mill is that these are in short supply too. Lets hope not, these are priced pretty well though longevity of 8gb of vram might become apparent in the near future.

Next week will tell how well these are priced
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Old 27-10-20, 04:05 PM
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Seems like a decent little card, but why 8pin to 12pin cable needed why not just use an 8pin seems really un-needed to me, and like all the 3k series it's slap bang in the middle of the card like a huge sore thumb.

Otherwise it's actually a better card than i was expecting far closer to the 2080ti, but it's not faster than a 2080ti Nvidia marketing at it's best.

but yea not bad tbh.
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So it's faster than a 2080Ti even in some Ray-Traced games, draws less power, is more than half the price, and has an excellent cooler design. But 8GB is pretty feeble, power draw is not great, availability is likely to be meagre, the price is still high for a midrange card, and it's slyly reviewed the day before AMD announces a likely superior alternative.

Oh, and stupid 12-pin connector.
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Old 27-10-20, 04:21 PM
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When it comes to AIB's can expect to see these selling at £525+ imho so it's a long way from the £469 of the FE and the chances of you getting one well good luck.
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Old 27-10-20, 04:27 PM
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So it's faster than a 2080Ti even in some Ray-Traced games, draws less power, is more than half the price, and has an excellent cooler design. But 8GB is pretty feeble, power draw is not great, availability is likely to be meagre, the price is still high for a midrange card, and it's slyly reviewed the day before AMD announces a likely superior alternative.

Oh, and stupid 12-pin connector.
It starts to creak at 4k, usually allowing the 2080Ti to win. In fact overall the 2080Ti does win in Hardware Unboxed's review.

Which is kind of annoying really. I mean, had they found a way to shove it to 10gb or 12 or 12 this card could be bargain of the decade. Instead? it's a Macdonalds. It will fil you up for about ten minutes and then you'll be hungry again.

1440p is such a grey area now too. It seems to be where all of the high end previous gen cards go to die. So there are many in that category, all of which provide a very pleasant gaming experience.

TBH I would rather have seen this at £80 more, with more VRAM. Because it would have prolonged the life of this card another year or more. Instead? once those heavy hitting new console games designed from the ground up to utlilise all of their power? it's going to struggle something rotten.

I suppose all of this is fine when you have a 1440p monitor, but the whole thing being rammed in our faces by every manufacturer of everything now is 4k.

What it does do, however, is give AMD a really big chance of getting a foot in and making tons of sales.
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So from what I'm reading, On the whole it's slightly slower than a 2080 Ti in some things, Slightly faster in some things and on par with some other things, At £450 I call that a win, Only issue now is stock.
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So from what I'm reading, On the whole it's slightly slower than a 2080 Ti in some things, Slightly faster in some things and on par with some other things, At £450 I call that a win, Only issue now is stock.

Is that a £450 in real world though? Due to the prices as far as I know, haven't exactly been at the MSRP.
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Is that a £450 in real world though? Due to the prices as far as I know, haven't exactly been at the MSRP.
no chance. You use komplett. Take a look there and scoff at the prices its not even close to £450. its more like £625

odd though. 3080 and 3090 were closer to MMRP but i guess 3070 will be the most popular, so thats why its ramped up so much.
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Yeah, I can't see 3070's being £450 for a long time.
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