Nvidia released a new model this week: the RTX 3070 Ti.
The MSRP of this device increased by 20% to $599 and the TDP value increased by 32%.
This may have less to do with Nvidia’s design expertise and more to do with squeezing this thing between the impressive duo of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080.
Unfortunately, the performance of the new card does not land as evenly between the GPUs mentioned above.
The new GPU features an upgrade of VRAM technology from GDDR6 from the 3070s to GDDR6X, and there are improvements in memory equipment that do justice to this, notably a 26% increase in memory bandwidth.
The other specifications of the new model show mostly slight increases compared to the predecessor card of the 3070 Ti. CUDA cores, texture units, tensor cores and RT cores all increase by a similar 4.16% compared to the RTX 3070.
The 3070 Ti wins with an increase of 7% over the 3070. The Ti also has more stable frame rates, as the solid 1% low statistics among the benchmarks show.
The 3070 Ti differs significantly from last week’s RTX 3080 Ti, with the latter being upgraded consistently to the cheaper RTX 3080.
The average gain of the 3070 Ti compared to the 3070 applies regardless of whether Ray Tracing and DLSS are included or not, with Cyberpunk 2077 Version 1.2 being the exception.
It remains efficient at a DLSS amplified resolution of 1440p, with beam tracking set to a maximum, with excellent images at 60 fps.
Using the same DLSS scaling to 1440p with RTX 3070 base is slightly less stable and clearly blurred.
The performance of the RTX 3070 Ti falls well short of that of the RTX 3070, amid the absence of hardware noise, visual flicker, or other signs of below-average GPU performance.
3DMark synthetic benchmarks did not suffer while decoupling, resetting parts, and trying again, which did not solve the problem, and the only solution seems to be to enable and disable the Windows 10 setting for hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.
Until GPU prices and supplies stabilize, Nvidia would have to make do with the disappointments of this GPU, an indication that the company is in the fast lane for now.
The RTX 3070 Ti is a moderately future-proof 1440p performer and is in the same league as the 3070.
For more information, read the original story in Arstechnica.