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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile (for laptops, GN20-E5, Max-P, ID 249c / 249d) is the second fastest Ampere graphics card for notebooks in early 2021. It is based on the GA104-770-A1 Ampere chip and offers 8 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in two different variants from 80 to 125 Watt (TGP). As package the notebook graphic card uses GB5-256 and the chip size is 40x40mm. The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, Whispermode).

The performance depends on the TGP setting and cooling of the laptop. On average it should be similar to the old RTX 2080 Super Mobile and therefore best suited for QHD - 4k gaming. The similar named RTX 3070 desktop card is significantly faster.

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3070 however wont use all ALUs on the chip. With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The RTX 3070 mobile series uses 5,120 of the 6,144 cores. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA104 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.9 - 1.28 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit
CodenameGN20-E5 GA104
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines5120 - unified
Core Speed780 - 1100 - 1290 - 1620 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0
technology8 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7358     avg: 9796     median: 9933 (54%)     max: 10872 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7888     avg: 10053     median: 10500 (53%)     max: 11019 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 29530     avg: 47740     median: 50367 (67%)     max: 59795 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 63674     avg: 134540     median: 140896 (70%)     max: 179716 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16769     avg: 21333     median: 22121 (57%)     max: 24265 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 20703     avg: 26158     median: 27764 (55%)     max: 29128 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 24890     avg: 26242     median: 25839 (61%)     max: 28106 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 31092     avg: 35119     median: 36675 (62%)     max: 38275 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 130     avg: 150     median: 144 (40%)     max: 182 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 121     avg: 172     median: 176.5 (39%)     max: 198 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1365     avg: 1624     median: 1657.5 (86%)     max: 1830 MHz
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
174.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
128  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
120.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
134.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Minimum Settings 1920x1080
172.4
low 1280x720
106 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
89.5 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
57.9 fps 76.9 fps 82 fps ~ 72 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50 fps 67.8 fps 70.3 fps 70.5 ~ 65 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
32 fps 45.6 fps ~ 39 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
15.5 fps 22.1 fps ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
97
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
24.1 fps
33.9 fps
33.1
56.4
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 3840x2160
4.1 fps
5.4 fps
low 1280x720
127  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
112  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
73 101 101 ~ 92 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
70 85 94 ~ 83 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
57 74 ~ 66 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
38 49 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
134 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
114 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
90.2 fps 115 fps ~ 103 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
84.3 fps 106 fps ~ 95 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
59.2 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
31 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
82 fps 83 fps ~ 83 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
73.5 fps 76.1 fps ~ 75 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
53.7 fps 64.5 fps ~ 59 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
29.8 fps 33.8 fps ~ 32 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Highest Settings + Ultra Ray Tracing 1920x1080
44.7 fps
49.3 fps
low 1280x720
126  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
95  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
63 77 84 ~ 75 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56 69 75 ~ 67 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
44 60 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
27 38 ~ 33 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
high 1920x1080
76.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
108 fps