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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 official performance figures confirm 60% advantage over the RTX 2070 and a consistent uplift from the RTX 2080 Ti

The GeForce RTX 3070 will now arrive on October 29. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The GeForce RTX 3070 will now arrive on October 29. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has published initial performance figures for the GeForce RTX 3070, which will arrive on October 29. The Ampere card is apparently over 60% faster than the RTX 2070 in mixed applications and around 8% more powerful than the RTX 2080 Ti.
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When NVIDIA announced the RTX 3070 last month it boasted that its new upper-midrange card was faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, the most powerful GeForce card of the Turing generation. While a leaked Galax presentation slide suggested otherwise, NVIDIA has now published some initial performance figures to demonstrate its claims.

The chart plots the performance of the RTX 3070 in eleven scenarios against the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 Ti, which Videocardz has kindly tabulated. According to these figures, the RTX 3070 averages 168% of the performance that the RTX 2070 offers - a huge generational leap from Turing to Ampere. These figures are from a mix of professional applications and games, including Blender, LuxMark and Ashes of the Singularity.

NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3070 outperforms the RTX 2080 Ti, mostly. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3070 outperforms the RTX 2080 Ti, mostly. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The RTX 3070 apparently averages 108% of the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti, although there is a large variance in results. According to Videocardz's table, the RTX 2080 Ti edges the RTX 3070 in Borderlands 3, Control and Time Spy Extreme, for example, albeit only by a maximum of 2%.

By contrast, the RTX 3070 has a sizeable advantage in Blender, LuxMark and Redshift. Ultimately, the 25% spread in relative performance between the two cards suggests that we should not conclude before we put the RTX 3070 through its paces. The card may well outperform the RTX 2080 Ti in some games like Doom Eternal, but that may not be the case across the board. NVIDIA will release the RTX 3070 on October 29.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10- 3 (Update: 2020-10- 3)