EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X review

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X review

Does it have real boos for 4K gaming? The large cooler works pretty well, where it has been relatively quiet in the gaming loads.  It represents a huge generational performance boost over the previous RTX 20-series. That’s impressive when put up against either the RTX 2080 or 2080 Super. Explore more in EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Ray tracing at 1440p and 4K
  • 2115MHz Overclock speeds
  • Metal Backplate for air to pass through
  • Excellent 4K and 1440p gaming
  • iCX3 is Great at cooling
  • Bios switch for more aggressive fan curve Normal/OC
  • Fan and RGB headers, striking RGB lights

Cons

  • 8GB of memory doesn’t feel future-proof for 4K gaming
  • Massive size

Specs – EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X

Performance

Memory

  • 8192 MB, 256 bit GDDR6X
  • 19000 MHz (effective)
  • 608 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

Cooling

  • iCX3 Technology
  • LED Logo: ARGB

Interface

  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, DisplayPort, DisplayPort

Dimensions

  • Height: 5.38 in – 136.75mm
  • Length: 11.81 in – 300mm
  • Width: 2.75 Slots
  • GPU Interface PCIe x16
  • GPU Chipset GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
  • GPU Memory Size 8GB
  • GPU Memory Type GDDR6X
  • GPU Memory Interface 256-Bit
  • GPU Clock Rate 1575MHz
  • GPU Boost Clock Rate 1860MHz
  • DirectX DirectX 12 Ultimate
  • OpenGL OpenGL 4.6
  • Max Resolution 7680 x 4320
  • TDP 290W
  • Length 300mm
  • Cooling Type 3 Fans
  • Power Connectors 2 PCIe 8-pin
  • SLI Support
  • CrossFire Support
  • DVI-D (Dual Link) 0
  • DVI-I (Dual Link) 0
  • DisplayPort 3
  • HDMI 1
  • G-SYNC Support
  • FreeSync Support
  • Expansion slots required 2

Compare EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X

 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Geforce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3070GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
ArchitectureTU102GA 104GA104GA 104
CUDA Cores4352486458886144
VRAM11GB GDDR68GB GDDR68GB GDDR68GB GDDR6X
Base Clock Speed1350 MHz1410 MHz1500 MHz1575 MHz
Boost Clock Speed1545 MHz1670 MHz1725 MHz1770 MHz
Memory Speed14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps19 Gbps
Memory Bus352-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth616 Gb/s448 Gb/s448 Gb/s608.3 Gb/s
Power250W200W220W290W
DX12 SupportYesYesYesYes
Vulkan APIYesYesYesYes
Ray TracingYesYesYesYes
Recommended PSU650W600W650W750W

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X review

Design

The FTW3 Ultra measures 11.8 inches long and 5.4 inches wide, and a chunky three slots thick. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU is based on the Samsung 8nm manufacturing process and Ampere architecture.  It has 8GB of GDDR6X memory at 19GHz on a 256-bit bus providing 608GB/s of memory bandwidth. Total board power is 290W. It has 6,144 CUDA Cores, 192 Tensor Cores (3rd gen), 48 RT Cores (2nd gen), 192 Texture Units, and 96 ROPs.  It has a GPU Boost Clock of 1770MHz. 

Ports

The front of the card features three HDB 2.0 and white trim along the top that lights up with RGB goodness. It’s a full two and three-quarters PCI-e slots wide and sports three Display Port 1.4a connections and one HDMI 2.0 connection.

Frame rate

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING boosted up to 54.4 FPS and punched the overclocked value up to 57.4 FPS. At this point, if you find the extra eye candy brought by Ray Tracing to be good then this is a good combination. Overall for Cyberpunk 2077, we’d leave Ray Tracing and DLSS off with this card at 1440p.

Power consumption

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING burned power in comparison to the Radeon RX 6800 at 295 Watts for the former compared to the latter’s 252 Watts. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING added 13W to its total draw.

Temperature

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING settled in at 65.3 degrees Celsius while gaming on our open test bench. That was cooler than the AMD Radeon RX 6800 that leveled out at 70 degrees Celsius. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING maxed out on both core clock and fans, it dropped to 58.9 degrees Celsius.

Cooling

The RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra includes a massive heat sink infused with multiple copper heat pipes. EVGA says it redesigned the heat sink to allow air to move more freely throughout. EVGA is utilizing its iCX3 cooling setup that consists of 3 HDB 2.0 noise motor fans with fan blades that have raised “E”s on them to reduce noise. The fans feature an asynchronous fan mode and will switch off when temperatures are under 55 degrees Celsius. The PCB features cutouts (along with the backplate having cutouts) to improve airflow and reduce exhaust recovery. EVGA claims a 5.1% improvement over the iCX2 cooling system while being 9.7% quieter.

Gaming

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING performed well against the AMD Radeon RX 6800. It provided a solid 1440p gaming experience with all of the image quality knobs turned up to 11 (except for Ray Tracing). If you’re rocking a 1440p monitor, the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING will do just fine for your gaming needs at this time.

Moving up to 4K gave us a bit more indigestion than 1440p did. Far Cry 6, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Dirt 5, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider turned in playable results while Cyberpunk 2077 and Metro Exodus circled the drain rather slowly. While the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING generally traded blows with the AMD Radeon RX 6800, we can’t recommend either as a great 4K card.  

Overclocking

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING entered the match with a factory overclock that gave it a running start compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition. We were able to take it to the next level and stabilized at an average 2100MHz and 22.2GHz memory. That makes the observed core clock 45MHz and the memory 1200MHz faster than the maximum overclocks on the Founders Edition.

BIOS

There are more welcome extras for overclockers as well, including a dual-BIOS switch on the edge of the card. We test with the stock BIOS, but the secondary “OC” BIOS increases fan speeds to reduce temperatures and give Nvidia’s GPU Boost feature more thermal headroom to potentially hit higher clocks. That’s handy as-is for people who prefer one setting or the other, but a dual-BIOS switch is precious for overclocking. If you push things too far with an overclock and lock up your system, being able to flip a switch to a secondary BIOS to get back in and start troubleshooting is a godsend.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X Performance review

In Horizon Zero Dawn the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING averaged 112 FPS just a few frames behind the AMD Radeon RX 6800’s 117 FPS. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING increased performance by 8.9% bringing it ahead of the RX 6800. With all cards turning in scores over 100 FPS, they’re all great choices for Horizon Zero Dawn.

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING turned in a performance of 51.9 FPS which trailed the AMD Radeon RX 6800 by 1.8 FPS. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING boosted performance to 55 FPS allowing it to take the lead.

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING jumped to the front of the line with 78 FPS. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 turned in 70 FPS. Overclocking the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING increased its lead over the others by 6 FPS or 7.7%.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X Customer review

Massive — and massively good 4k performance

This card is YUGE. Bigly. Phat. Thicc. A unit. A boi, if you will. And it rocks, man. I was slaying the teenagers and their egos in Vanguard like we were back in the glory days of wired Counter Strike LANs and CRT monitors. Averaged about 115-130 FPS with everything maxed out at 4K.

Build quality is great; the metal backplate does make a noticeable difference in holding this mammoth’s weight. I still utilize a reinforcement plate to hold the opposite end of the card. Helps prevent any long-term damage to the board.

The card’s fans are beautiful, very quiet. Easy to program with ASUS’ various available softwares n’ such, and I was able to get the LED jivin’ and groovin’ with my Corsair equipment’s color scheme and my Z390E.

Pictured hardware includes H100i cooler and extra Corsair fans tucked inside a Rosewill ATX mid-tower with tempered glass. Size comparison is next to my old but faithful 1070 Ti Aero from MSI. A massive upgrade, to be sure.

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Alternate of EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ultra gaming 08G-P5-3797-KL 8GB GDDR6X

GeForce RTX 3080

SPECIFICATIONS

GPU: Ampere (GA102)GPU Cores: 8704Boost Clock: 1,710 MHzVideo RAM: 10GB GDDR6X 19 GbpsTDP: 320 watts

REASONS TO BUY

+Excellent performance+Good price compared to 3090+Can legitimately do 4K ultra at 60 fps or more+Substantially faster than previous gen GPUs

REASONS TO AVOID

-Availability is severely limited-Requires 320W of power-Overkill for 1080p displays-Usually priced much higherAdvertisement

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 sports the new and improved Ampere architecture. It’s over 30% faster than the previous gen 2080 Ti, for $500 less. The new RTX 3080 Ti didn’t manage to supplant the incumbent, thanks to its significantly higher pricing. If you’re serious about maxing out all the graphics settings and you want to play at 4K or 1440p, this is the card to get — it’s mostly overkill for 1080p gaming, though enabling all ray tracing effects in games that support the feature makes 1080p still reasonable.

If you skipped the first round of RTX GPUs, the RTX 30-series might finally get you you on board the ray tracing train. With potentially double the ray tracing performance of Turing, and games like Cyberpunk 2077 using even more ray tracing effects, the RTX 3080 is your best bet at playing games in all their ray traced glory without nuking the piggy bank.

Ampere also brings improved tensor cores for DLSS, a technology we’re bound to see more of in future games now that it doesn’t require per-game training by a supercomputer. We’re seeing a lot more games with DLSS 2.0 these days, helped by the fact that it’s basically a toggle and UI update to get it working in Unreal Engine and Unity. Nvidia’s RT and DLSS performance are also quite a bit faster than what you get from AMD’s new RX 6000 cards, which is a good thing as Nvidia sometimes falls behind in traditional rasterization performance (which is what our raw numbers are based on).

The biggest problem with RTX 3080 by far is going to be finding one in stock, at prices that aren’t straight up terrible. Average eBay pricing as an example sits at over $1,750 during the past month. Given the even higher prices of the 3080 Ti and 3090, though, this remains our best pick for a fast GPU right now.

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