Test Setup

Please read our GPU Test Bench and Benchmarking Refresher for an explanation of our test system, procedures and goals.  Note that since the writing of that article, we have since further upgraded our CPU to a Ryzen 7 5800X now.  More information on our GPU testing can be found here.  Check out our KIT page where you can see all the components in our test system configuration for reviewing video cards.

System Setup Table NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

We have PCI-Express Resizable BAR (AMD Smart Access Memory) enabled in the motherboard BIOS. All video cards also have updated BIOS’s to support Resizable BAR, and it is enabled on all video cards.

We are using the latest drivers on each video card, GeForce 471.11 and Adrenalin 21.6.2. All data has been re-tested and is freshly tested with the new drivers.

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Brent Justice

Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented...

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4 Comments

  1. The newer RT games with some AMD support do indeed seem better in RT performance but still behind Nvidia even if close, Dirt 5 for example. Other games like Resident Evil Village I believe also shows this.

    Love to see some indebt comparisons between FSR and DLSS, FSR looks to have a more supported outcome in the mid to long term. DLSS has continue to improve, I was not impressed with either 1.0 and games using 2.0 had to many artifacts. Newer DLSS versions and games seem to make this feature shine. Just a matter of how well supported in the games I play.

    I would pick the 6800 over the 3070 Ti based off of having double the Vram. I don’t think the 3070 Ti would be a good medium to long term card 2-5 years. Sweet spot is the 6800XT and the 3080FE in my book.

    Very nice rundown/article/review

  2. The article has actually make me reconsider getting a 3070Ti. My watch list covered the RTX3070 and RTX3080. So I’m adding the 3070Ti to the list.

  3. I hadn’t even gotten through the first page, and noticed that EVGA Precision X1 was used – still not sure if I like it more or less than MSI’s ubiquitous Afterburner software, but what prompted me to give Precision X1 a shot was that they have it [URL=’https://store.steampowered.com/app/268850/EVGA_Precision_X1/’]listed on Steam as well![/URL] Using it now with a Gigabyte card to test out.

    Very nice to not have to worry about keeping the software up to date, thanks [USER=3]@Brent_Justice[/USER]

  4. Hey Brent,

    Nice writeup! I think I found a typo though. In section 5
    “In the above graph, we are looking at board power. Remember, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 are using GDDR6X memory, this affects the board power quite a bit. This is why the [B][U]GeForce RTX 3070 Ti[/U][/B] draws so much more power than the [B][U]GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.[/U][/B] ”

    I think that sentence was supposed to refer to a different card?

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