Well, it looks like Nvidia has delivered on their promises, and it does seem that the RTX 3070 is going to be every bit the 2080 Ti beating graphics card that it has been hyped up to be.
Now, don’t go running off believing that statement means that this card is kicking the 2080 Ti down the road in terms of in-game performance in every game ever made. It doesn’t. But that doesn’t take away the fact that when the 3070 does fall short of 2080 Ti level rendering and speeds, we are only talking times that measure in fractions of a second, nothing that you are going to notice unless you had the two cards on two separate rigs running next to each other.
But the fact does remain that in plenty of modern gaming titles, especially ones that take advantage of the ray tracing and deep learning aspects present in the 3070, this card flat out beats the 2080 Ti in terms of performance. even in games like Microsoft Flight Simulator, you are going to see a quicker and more robust performance out of the 3070 than you would a 2080 Ti. This might not be a definitive, beat the 2080 Ti down the street performance, but its still faster.
The story is the same in the likes of programs that focus on productivity like Blender, where the 3070 outshines the entirety of the Turing generation in terms of rendering time. Across the board then, this card is delivering.
And it’s delivering at a massively reduced cost too. like I mentioned before, in the very few areas where the 3070 is pipped by the 2080 Ti, you can’t complain too much because the 3070 comes at a fraction of the cost of a 2080 Ti. So, the bottom line is this: If you are looking for a card that delivers 2080 Ti level performance, and can sometimes top even that, at a fraction of the cost for a 2080 Ti, then you need to look to the 3070.
Another brilliant and game-changing GPU from Nvidia. All that’s left now is to see if their stock levels can keep up with consumer demand, and to grab your own 3070 at 6am PT / 1pm GMT this Thursday, 10/29/2020!