1440p Gaming Performance

To start the bidding today, we will look at the 1440p performance of the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 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

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p Cyberpunk performance

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. The ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card turned in a performance of 58 FPS which bested the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X, by 4.8 FPS. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card boosted performance to 60.4 FPS (or 4.1%).

Watch Dogs: Legion

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p Watch Dogs performance

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. The ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card plodded ahead of the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X by 5.3 FPS or about 8.4%. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card turned in an additional 4% at 71 FPS.

Horizon Zero Dawn

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p  horizon zero dawn performance

In Horizon Zero Dawn the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card averaged 104 FPS just a few frames ahead of the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card increased performance by 5.8% stretching its victory over the 6700 XT. With all cards turning in scores at or near 100 FPS, they’re all great choices for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Red Dead Redemption 2

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p  red dead redemption 2 performance

In Red Dead Redemption 2, the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card rang up 63 FPS compared to the 59.4 FPS of the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card resulted in 66.9 FPS, a 6.2% gain.

Metro Exodus

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p  metro exodus performance

In Metro Exodus, the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card pulled 64.8 FPS out of its hat, beating out the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card produced 70.4 FPS, a 8.6% boost over stock speeds.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC 1440p  shadow of the tomb raider 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 ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card jumped to the front of the line with 71.3 FPS. The MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING X turned in 55 FPS. Overclocking the ASUS RTX 3070 TUF GAMING OC Video card increased its lead by 6.6%.

David Schroth

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

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1 Comment

  1. Metro Exodus chart 1440p appears to be different than the description, having the 6700 on top vice the 3070.

    These games, or games selected in general run better with Nvidia Hardware. If doing canned benchmarks, more variety I would expect.

    AMD RT is much better when the game is developed around the infinity cache, using DXR 1.1, using optimized Denoisers for AMD etc. Games developed for PS5 and XBox series X RT are running well with RNDA2 hardware and not so far apart from Nvidia. This can get rather specific for hardware design, either Nvidia or AMD and older games RT would be expected to tank with AMD hardware.

    It is so hard now days to compare per price range GPUs, the reference 6800 for example would be cheaper and probably perform better, if going by MSRP (one of the very few lucky ones getting one from AMD Thursday’s mornings at MSRP) vice the AIB 3070 at a much higher suggested price. Even the 6800XT. Mute point, it is clear if one can get a 3070 or 6700 for the same price, the 3070 in general would be better for gaming.

    ASUS does make some very nice stuff, nice seeing reviews exploring these unique cards.

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