The ASUS TUF RTX 3070 OC is now out! Is it better than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070?
The brand new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 has recently launched alongside the known Founders Edition cards and is said to allow different third-party graphics card manufacturers to be able to unleash the overclocked SKUs directly from the get-go. The new Asus TUF RTX 3070 AOC which is a slightly higher-clocked edition of the known third-tier Ampere GeForce card has recently launched.
The ASUS TUF RTX 3070 OC is said to be quite a beefy graphics card packed with amazing capabilities and joins in the competitive world of gaming hardware.
ASUS TUF RTX 3070 OC pros and cons
- The said graphics card is good for 1440p gaming performance
- It’s a super-cool and fashionably designed GPU
- There is no tangible OC boost
- It contains a higher power draw
- It is actually sold more expensively than the FE card.
While the previous RTX 3080 was known to be a massive piece of hardware, the RTX 3070, however, is said to be quite small which should allow more things to fit inside the computer case and not compete with other things.
What can be expected from this GPU
The ASUS TUF RTX 3070 is said to have a few similar features especially when it comes to the whole GPU cooler which was seen on the previous ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC card. To translate, this means that gamers will be able to see a really good cooling performance despite the overclocked SKU.
The suggested retail price for the said RTX 3070 is actually set by the known Founders Edition GPUs at about $499. This actually makes the ASUS OC card a bit more expensive.
The recognizable power
When talking about the raw specifications, it is said that the ASUS version of this RTX 3070 differs only the slightest from its original Founders Edition which actually sports the very same GPU configurations of a whopping 4,888 CUDA cores. This is all thanks to the Ampere architecture’s redesign on the SMs being able to deliver twice the potential floating point logic as its very own Turing-based forebears.
Alongside the said GPU itself, gamers will be able to get the very same 8GB of GDDR6 and still not the GDDR6X that already fills both the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 cards. This is now really the only place where the most recently announced AMD RX 6800 has potential gains. The brand new Big Navi card is said to have GDDR6 at 16GB and comes with the fancy Infinity Cache in order to boost the memory bandwidth and also promises a better performance over the previous RTX 2080 Ti.
The ASUS TUF RTX 3070 OC specs
- Uses a GA104 GPU
- Uses a Samsung 8nm for Lithography
- Has 5,888 CUDA Cores
- Has 46 SMs
- Has 46 RT Cores
- Has 1,845MHz OC Mode Boost Clock
- Has 1,905MHz Gaming Mode Boost clock
- Has a 256-bit Memory bus
- Has an 8GB GDDR6 Memory capacity
- Has a 14Gbps Memory Speed
- Has a 448GB/s Memory Bandwidth