1440p Gaming Performance

To start the bidding today, we will look at the 1440p performance of the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING video card in an assortment of games. All of the games are running at the highest quality selections available sans Ray Tracing and DLSS which we will look at separately. For each game, we are using the game benchmark included with the game and reporting the average frames per second.

Cyberpunk 2077

In Cyberpunk 2077, we are using the Ultra quality presets without modifications. We are performing a manual run-through of a set driving route through the city and averaging our results over multiple runs.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Cyberpunk 2077 1440p performance

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING turned in a performance of 59.9 FPS which bested the MSI Radeon RX 6700, XT GAMING X, by 12.6% or 6.7 FPS. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING boosted performance by 7.3% to 64.3 FPS.

Watch Dogs: Legion

In Watch Dogs: Legion we do have the HD Textures installed. We are running in “Ultra” quality with the Extreme Detail slider maxed out, as well as the Headlights quality option maxed out. In this way, we are running “maximum” game settings.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Watchdogs:Legion 1440p Performance

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING trailed the MSI Radeon RX 6700, XT GAMING X, by 0.3 FPS or about 0.4%. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING boosted it by 7.3% or 4.6 FPS allowing it to take the lead.

Horizon Zero Dawn

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p Performance

In Horizon Zero Dawn the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING averaged 107.3 FPS which bested the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X by 10.7 FPS. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING increased performance by 6.8% over the stock configuration. With all cards turning in scores over 90 FPS, they’re all great choices for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Red Dead Redemption 2

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Red Dead Redemption 2 1440p Performance

In Red Dead Redemption 2, the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING rang up 63.7 FPS compared to the 59.4 FPS of the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING pushed it further ahead at 68.7 FPS which is a 7.8% boost over stock clocks.

Metro Exodus

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Metro Exodus 1440p Performance

In Metro Exodus, the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING pulled 62.2 FPS out of its hat, coming up short of the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X at 70.4 FPS (hats). Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING produced 66.4 FPS leaving it on the bottom rung of the hat rack.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1440p with Ray Tracing performance

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, because all of the cards performed so well, we went ahead and turned on Ray Tracing for testing at 1440p. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING jumped to the front of the line with 72 FPS. The MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X turned a 55 FPS performance. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING increased its lead over the others by 9.7% or 7 FPS.

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David Schroth

David is a computer hardware enthusiast that has been tinkering with computer hardware for the past 25 years.

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve been on the queue for this card since december, at least I know what to expect. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

  2. Well EVGA is probably my favorite AIB, not because they don’t make some mistakes, always have the best card but they have by far from my experience the best service out there. Their forums are actually useful and full of tricks, OCing and so on. Plus EVGA does not mind you installing coolers, water blocks etc. on your card. They will sometime offer OCing bios with much higher power limits at times particularly on the FTW3 and above cards. This card has a much better feature set over the AMD 6700XT except the 6700XT has more VRAM. Probably comes down to what one can nab in the end, hard choice.

  3. Nice review.

    I don’t think this is the one for me, not that anyone can buy them for msrp anyway.

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