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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti trades blows with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the Radeon RX 6800 XT in early benchmarks

The RTX 3070 Ti may offer around 10% better performance than its non-Ti sibling, but there are trade-offs. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The RTX 3070 Ti may offer around 10% better performance than its non-Ti sibling, but there are trade-offs. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has made its debut on benchmarking websites. The RTX 3070 Ti competes with the RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon RX 6800 XT, which are more expensive than NVIDIA's latest effort. The RTX 3070 Ti appears to be worse value for money than the RTX 3070, though.
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The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti may not be available to purchase yet, but it has already appeared on the Ashes of the Singularity (AotS) and Geekbench databases. Apparently, NVIDIA has embargoed RTX 3070 Ti reviews until June 9, so we suspect that reviewers have posted these benchmark results using press drivers.

On the face of it, the RTX 3070 Ti averages approximately 10% better performance than the non-Ti model. However, the RTX 3070 Ti has a 30% higher power envelope than the RTX 3070, which NVIDIA caps at 220 W. In our opinion, this performance to power consumption difference suggests that the RTX 3070 Ti hits a bandwidth limit before reaching its 290 W TDP.

The RTX 3070 Ti also has a 20% higher MSRP than the RTX 3070, so these results imply that the former provides worse performance per dollar than the latter. NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3070 Ti will be available on June 10 for US$599, but it has not provided board partner pricing, which could be a few hundred dollars more.

NVIDIA's latest GA104-based card outperforms the RTX 2080 Ti in Geekbench CUDA and OpenCL though, which the RTX 3070 does not. The RTX 3070 Ti also matches the RX 6800 XT for OpenCL performance, which is decent considering the supposed US$50 MSRP difference between the two cards. Ultimately, it seems that its disproportionate increase in MSRP outweighs the RTX 3070 Ti's benefits relative to the RTX 3070.

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(Image source: Geekbench)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-06- 4 (Update: 2021-06- 4)