Power and Temperature

Power

All wattage was taken while gaming within Cyberpunk 2077 using GPUz’s GPU Chip Power Draw reading.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Power Usage

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING’s chip pulled 182W according to GPUz while the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X drew 10W less at 172W. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING added 14W or 7.7% to its chip draw. Keep in mind this is purely GPU chip draw and is not indicative of total board power.

Temperature

The ambient room temperature at the time of testing was 22 degrees Celsius.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Temperatures

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING’s default fan curve landed its gaming temperature at 59.1 degrees Celsius. It maintained that with the fans running but not audible without an issue. That was a bit warmer than the MSI Radeon RX 6700 GAMING X that leveled out at 53 degrees Celsius. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING maxed out on both core clock and fans, it dropped to 52.5 degrees Celsius.

For comparison, the GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition ran at 76c. Therefore the cooling on the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING improves upon the Founder’s Edition temperature by a great deal at 59.1c. That’s a huge difference with this custom video card.

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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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