NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 confirmed to be using the GA104-300 GPU
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 does not arrive for another two weeks, with the current entry-level card due to arrive on October 15. However, add-in board (AIB) partner Gainward has revealed the last piece of the puzzle regarding the card's specifications. NVIDIA lists plenty of specifications for the Founders Edition on its website like clock speeds, but not the GPU on which it has based the RTX 3070.
Gainward has confirmed that NVIDIA has used the GA104-300 for the RTX 3070, which packs 5,888 CUDA cores and a boost clock of 1.73 GHz. The RTX 3070 also features 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 14 Gbps with a 256-bit memory bandwidth. NVIDIA recommends a 650 W PSU for the RTX 3070 too, which has a single 8-pin power connector. The Founders Edition has NVIDIA's new 12-pin power connector, though. Unlike the Founders Edition, Gainwards' custom model is a triple-fan card with RGB aplenty. The red and gold colour scheme is striking, to say the least.
NVIDIA is also expected to use the GA104 GPU in the RTX 3060 Ti, along with the RTX 3070 Ti. We suspect that the company will use the full GA104 for the RTX 3070 Ti, while the RTX 3060 Ti is rumoured to be arriving with a GA104-200. The latter is rumoured to feature 4,864 CUDA cores and may be unveiled later this month, according to Videocardz.