NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition Review

Power and Temperature

To test the power and temperature we perform a manual run-through in Cyberpunk 2077 at “Ultra” settings for real-world in-game data.  We use GPUz sensor data to record the results.  We report on the GPUz sensor data for “Board Power” and “GPU Chip Power” when available for our Wattage data. 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition board power draw graph

The board power draw reported by GPUz sensor data is very interesting and shows what we expected considering the use of GDDR6X memory on the new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE. The board power wattage is a whopping 28% higher than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE and 8% higher than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which is on a less advanced node process. The increase in board power doesn’t match the uplift in performance we experienced compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 FE. Therefore, the power draw is not efficient for the performance provided.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition gpu chip power draw graph

The CPU Chip Power draw replicates the same scaling as seen with the board power. The RTX 3070 Ti FE consumes 32% more GPU chip power than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE. It consumes 11% more GPU chip power than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE, again with a less advanced node process. The Radeon RX 6800 is not the highest power draw for a change, the new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE can now claim that.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition gpu temperature graph

The Founders Edition of course uses a unique custom NVIDIA designed cooler. Partner video cards will vary, and offer better solutions in their higher tier product ranges. As it stands, the RTX 3070 Ti FE resulted in a GPU temp of 76c. This is 5% hotter than the RTX 3070 FE. However, it’s a huge improvement over the temps of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE design.

If you want to compare the “Hot Spot” GPU Temps, the RTX 3070 Ti FE was at 86.6c, RTX 3070 FE at 83.6c, RTX 2080 Ti FE at 99.1c, and RX 6800 at 89c.

Brent Justicehttps://www.thefpsreview.com
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming https://www.youtube.com/c/JusticeGamingChannel You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice https://kit.co/BrentJustice

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