Almost a year has passed since the Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs debut, specifically the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070. Despite the inflated prices that we continue to experience, the RTX 3070 remains the most sought-after GPU for gamers even after the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT release. Among the RTX 3070 variants selling in the market, the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 OC holds very high praise from gamers due to its robust build quality, thanks to the ROG Strix touchups. We’ll be taking a look at the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 to see why gamers prefer to pay the premium over the regular $499 price stage of other RTX 3070 variants.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Specs
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Specs|
|Graphics Card||RTX 3090||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3080||RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti|
|Process Technology||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N|
|Die size (mm^2)||628.4||628.4||628.4||392.5||392.5||392.5|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1400||1370||1440||1575||1500||1410|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1695||1670||1710||1770||1725||1665|
|VRAM Speed (Gbps)||19||19||19||19||14||14|
|VRAM Bus Width||384||384||320||256||256||256|
Specs-wise, the RTX 3070 sits in between the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti with an almost equal gap in core count and the same $100 difference. All three uses the same GA104 core as the RTX 3070, sporting 5888 GPU, cores, 184 Tensor Corse, and 46 RT cores, twenty percent more than the RTX 3060 Ti. On the other hand, the RTX 3070 Ti has only five percent more cores than the vanilla RTX 3070 Ti, but the Ti variant uses GDDR6X memory, which translates to 19 Gbps VRAM speed. Power-wise, the RTX 3070 only consumes 10% more power than the RTX 3060 Ti for 20% more overall cores and is 70-watts more efficient than the RTX 3070 Ti with 5% more cores and GDDR6X memory.
The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 is the flagship model in ASUS’ RTX 3070 series lineup sporting the latest ROG Strix 2.9-slot cooling shroud equipped with axial tech fans. The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 basically uses the same cooler found on the more power RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 series. Being the flagship card in ASUS’ RTX 30 lineup, the ROG Strix variant commands a higher SRP than the ASUS TUF variant with an average price difference of Php 10,000 depending on the store and, of course, the current GPU supply.
RTX Technologies Breakdown
The latest Ampere Architecture features 2nd Generation RT Cores and 3rd Generation Tensor cores that double the performance compared to last generation’s Turing architecture and bring in new and improved features such as Ray Tracing, DLSS 2.0, Nvidia Broadcast, Reflex, and many more.
The all-new GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards deliver unmatched Ray Tracing capabilities that further immerse you into games by using ray-traced lighting, shading, and reflection, thanks to the 2nd Generation RT Cores. Real-time Ray Tracing is achieved by tracing the path of light as pixels as well as simulating how these light pixels interact with other virtual objects in the game resulting in incredible visuals.
DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling is Nvidia’s proprietary image upscaling technology that uses AI or deep learning to render fewer pixels than uses AI to construct sharp, higher resolution images. Enabling DLSS will give you more framerate at higher resolutions without the loss in image quality.
NVIDIA Reflex is a feature that debuted alongside the GeForce RTX 30 series, but the great news is even older GeForce Graphics cards support Reflex. NVIDIA Reflex reduces overall system latency in GPU-intensive games with the help of the GPU, a G-Sync display, and software. If you’re a competitive gamer or a pro player, then NVIDIA helps you by making your PC respond faster to your keyboard and mouse inputs helping you secure victory.