Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition Graphics Card

(2 customer reviews)

$1,500.00

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition is another great addition to the RTX 30 Series Founders lineage – a monster that could be used not only for crypto mining, but for 4k gaming and seamless editing.

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Description

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti continues the Ampere architecture rollout, which powers the GPUs behind many of the best graphics cards.

Brief description

The GPU was launched on May 31st, 2021. Built on the 8 nm process, and based on the GA104 graphics processor, in its GA104-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12 Ultimate. This ensures that all modern games will run on GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Additionally, the DirectX 12 Ultimate capability guarantees support for hardware-raytracing, variable-rate shading and more, in upcoming video games. The GA104 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 392 mm² and 17,400 million transistors. It features 6144 shading units, 192 texture mapping units, and 96 ROPs. Also included are 192 tensor cores which help improve the speed of machine learning applications. The card also has 48 raytracing acceleration cores. NVIDIA has paired 8 GB GDDR6X memory with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1575 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1770 MHz, memory is running at 1188 MHz (19 Gbps effective).

Unlike the RTX 3080 Ti, Nvidia actually made some changes to the RTX 3070 Ti’s design. Basically, the 3070 Ti has a flow-through cooling fan at the ‘back’ of the card, similar to the 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition cards. In comparison, the 3070 just used two fans on the same side of the card. This also required some tweaks to the PCB layout, so the 3070 Ti doesn’t use the exact same boards as the 3070 and 3060 Ti. It’s not clear exactly how much the design tweak helps with cooling, but considering the 290W vs. 220W TDP, presumably Nvidia did plenty of testing before settling on the final product.

Nvidia 3070 Ti: A blend of the 3070 and 3080

Unlike the RTX 3080 Ti, Nvidia actually made some changes to the RTX 3070 Ti’s design. Basically, the 3070 Ti has a flow-through cooling fan at the ‘back’ of the card, similar to the 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition cards. In comparison, the 3070 just used two fans on the same side of the card. This also required some tweaks to the PCB layout, so the 3070 Ti doesn’t use the exact same boards as the 3070 and 3060 Ti. It’s not clear exactly how much the design tweak helps with cooling, but considering the 290W vs. 220W TDP, presumably Nvidia did plenty of testing before settling on the final product.

Overall, whether the change significantly improves the cooling or not, we think it does improve the look of the card. The RTX 3070 and 3060 Ti Founders Editions looked a bit bland, as they lacked even a large logo indicating the product name. The 3080 and above (FE models) include RGB lighting, though, which the 3070 Ti and below lack. Third party cards can do whatever they want with the GPU. We assume many of them will provide beefier cooling and RGB lighting, along with factory overclocks.

One question we had going into this review was how well the card would cool the GDDR6X memory. The various Founders Edition cards with GDDR6X memory can all hit 110 degrees Celsius on the memory with various crypto mining algorithms, at which point the fans kick into high gear and the GPU throttles. Gaming tends to be less demanding, but we still saw 102C-104C on the 3080 Ti. The 3070 Ti doesn’t have that problem. Even with mining algorithms, the memory peaked at 100C, and temperatures in games were generally 8C–12C cooler. That’s the benefit of only having to cool 8GB of GDDR6X instead of 10GB, 12GB, or 24GB.

To sum it up

Finding this graphics card is a rarity nowadays, so make sure you get one before they’re again out of stock.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 50 × 30 × 25 cm
Brand

Nvidia

Manufacturer

Nvidia

Video Memory Capacity

8GB

Type of Memory

GDDR6X

Operating System Compatibility

Windows, Linux, *Nix

Output(s)

HDMI, DisplayPort

Interface(s)

PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 4.0

2 reviews for Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition Graphics Card

  1. Joseph

    That bugger took me a month and a half to deliver. However, it was worth the wait.

  2. Niko

    Got 3 of those monsters – 160 Mh/s output. Awesome quality. Would buy again when available.

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