Modder Proves That NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Can Support Up to 16 GB of GDDR6 Memory

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NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card comes with a modest amount of 8 GB GDDR6 memory, but the model can actually support more depending on one’s soldering skills. This has been confirmed by Russian modder VIK-on, who shared videos this week demonstrating how he managed to replace the standard Samsung modules on his Palit GeForce RTX 3070 GamingPro with higher-capacity alternatives that doubled the memory configuration to 16 GB. While initial tests resulted in some serious instability, VIK-on discovered that the modified card could be tamed to operate normally by using EVGA’s Precision X1 software to lock the clock and force the GPU to run at normal frequencies.

After being updated with a 16 GB memory configuration, VIK-on’s Palit GeForce RTX 3070 GamingPro managed to score 12,925 and 4,914 in 3DMark’s Time Spy and UNIGINE’s Superposition benchmarks, respectively. Both of these scores are reportedly higher than what NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition with 8 GB of GDDR6 can obtain. The discovery is also fueling speculation that green team must be prepping a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with twice the amount of memory.

Tsing Mui
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