The third round of Ti graphics cards of the RTX 30 series! For players who feel that the price of RTX 3080 Ti is too high, I must look forward to the debut of this RTX 3070 Ti. Although the memory size is still 8GB, the specification is upgraded to GDDR6X, and the CUDA core has also been increased from 5888 to 6,144. This time we introduce the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING launched by ASUS, which continues this generation of ROG Strix metal domineering design vocabulary, and the power supply has also increased to three 8PINs, comparable to the power supply specifications of the RTX 3080.
Graphics core: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Bus specification: PCIe 4.0 x16
GPU 時脈：OC mode：1875Mhz、Gaming mode：1845Mhz
Number of CUDA cores: 6144
Memory: GDDR6X 10GB
Memory interface: 256-bit
Output interface: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 2 x HDMI 2.1
Power input: 3 x 8-pin
Suggested power supply: 750W
Dimensions: 318.5 x 140.1 x 57.78 mm, 2.9 slot
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING unboxing
It must be said that ROG Strix’s RTX 30 flagship card series has increased a lot, not only the length is close to 32 cm, but the thickness is also approaching the 3-slot mark (although it is still in the 2-slot category, it is recommended that players who use a compact case make sure Is it compatible with your own chassis), coupled with the thick heat dissipation module and the multi-layer heat dissipation design of the metal middle frame, the entire graphics card is very important to hold in your hand.
This generation of RTX 3070 Ti is still the core of GA104, but the specifications have been slightly improved, including 6144 CUDA cores, 192 third-generation Tensor cores and 48 second-generation RT cores. Although compared with RTX 3070 (5888 CUDA cores, 184 third-generation Tensor cores and 96 second-generation RT cores), the range is not as large as other Ti versions, but the memory specifications finally keep up with flagships such as RTX 3080 and 3090 The GDDR6X has improved memory interface and bandwidth.
And this ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING is an overclocked version, which can reach 1845Mhz in Gaming mode and 1875Mhz in OC mode, which is a bit higher than the FE version of 1770Mhz. At the same time, it also has a dual BIOS design, which can adjust P Mode (performance mode) and Q Mode (silent mode) with the physical lever, allowing players to adjust freely according to their needs.
There are 3 axial fans with a diameter of 9.5 cm on the front of the graphics card. If you look closely, you will find that there are 13 fan blades in the center (the left and right two are 11), and the direction is opposite to the left and right two, which can reduce the excess The interference and increase the heat dissipation efficiency. At the same time, the metal trim next to the graphics card also has a hairline bottom and an etched design of ROG gaming totem. In the lower left corner, there is the location of the ASUS headquarters and the Game On logo.
At the top of the graphics card, you can see the newly designed lighting performance, the metal swatch and the etched Prodigal Eye, as well as the metal middle frame design and the upper cover design additionally printed with the word GEFORCE RTX. In addition, the power supply on the side adopts three 8 PIN designs, one more than RTX 3070, which has the same specifications as RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090.
Introducing the back version, this time the RTX 30 canceled the design of the Prodigal Eye on the back version (but it still retains the smaller RTX 30 series), and the style is more metallic. In addition to irregular openings on the front of the graphics card, two fan interfaces are also hidden inside.
Come to see the other three sides of the design, at the front end of the radiator is covered with a cover on the back and the shell of the middle frame, but there is still a gap to see the heat pipe. The display card’s baffle plate is also made of stainless steel 304, and provides 3 DisplayPort 1.4a and 2 HDMI 2.1 and display output.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING teardown
Next, take a look at the graphics card to get a look at the internal material structure. It can be seen that the ROG Strix RTX 30 series uses special hexagonal screws. If players want to disassemble, they may need to pay attention to whether the tools at hand are compatible. This ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING has a U-shaped copper nickel-plated heat pipe at the rear and 6 S-shaped copper nickel-plated heat pipes running through the radiating fins. A total of 7 heat pipes are configured very luxuriously.
The design of the aluminum metal middle frame and the metal back plate can make the PCB more stable and increase the resistance to gravity. There are also heat dissipation stickers on the contact surface of the middle frame and the graphics card inductor, and the memory and inductors at the bottom of the graphics card to enhance the heating element. Heat dissipation.
Finally, see the PCB part, this ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING has up to 17-phase power supply design. The graphics card core RTX 3080 Ti is code-named GA104-400-A1, which is also a member of the GA104 family like RTX 3060 Ti/ RTX 3070, with 6144 CUDA cores. Next to this is the upgraded Micron GDDR6X memory, code-named D8BWW, with a total of 8 GB.
ASUS GPU Tweak II software / AURA color display
ASUS also provides graphics card GPU Tweak II software for control. The interface adopts a dual-window design. The main interface on the right can display graphics card information in real time, including memory usage, GPU clock and temperature, etc. There are also three modes to choose from. On the left is the video card monitoring screen. In addition to choosing the content to be monitored, you can also enable real-time OSD monitoring.
This time, the lighting effect of ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING is mainly on the top light bar. The large-area mirror surface covers the diagonal decoration. The light can also penetrate the area of about 3 leaf surfaces of the front fan, plus the opposite of the middle fan. The direction of rotation is more irregular overall.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING performance test
Entering the performance test link, AMD B550 platform is used here, the processor is AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with ASUS ProArt B550-CREATOR motherboard and two 8GB 3200Mhz memory, BIOS settings only enable DOCP and PBO technology, and set the overclocking at 200Mhz Amplitude.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard: ASUS ProArt B550-CREATOR
Memory: G.SKILL DDR4 8GB*2-3200
System Disk: Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 PCI-E 2T SSD
Power supply: GIGABYTE AORUS P850W 850W
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 20H2 64bit
Driver version: NVIDIA 466.61
The detailed specifications of the GPU-Z display card can be read out of the GA104 core of 8nm process, but it already has 6144 CUDA cores, and 8192 MB GDDR6X Micron memory, and the base clock is 1575 MHz and the Boost clock is 1845. Information such as MHz is available for display.
DXVA Checker interprets the results, supports up to AV1, HEVC, VP9 VLD level 8K resolution video hard decoding.
The 3DMark Fire Strike test is to simulate games based on DirectX 11 API, and judge the performance of the computer when running AAA games in points. And 3DMark Fire Strike, Extreme and Ultra run at 1080P, 2K and 4K resolutions respectively. ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING scored 36315, 18242 and 9368 points on Graphics score respectively.
The 3DMark Time Spy test simulates games based on DirectX 12 API, and judges the performance of the computer when running AAA games in points. 3DMark Time Spy and Extreme run at 2K and 4K resolutions respectively. ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING scored 14915 and 7421 points on the Graphics score respectively.
The 3DMark Port Royal test simulates a DirectX 12-based DXR API game. Under 2K resolution, the performance of the computer when running a ray tracing game is judged by scores. ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING scored 8885 points on the Graphics score.
The 3DMark DirectX Ray-tracing test simulates a ray tracing scene based on Microsoft DirectX Rayt-racing. At a resolution of 2K, the actual test shows the number of frames of the graphics card during ray tracing operations. Here we set the number of samples to the preset 12 groups, and ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING can get an average of 33.48 frames.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING 7 games test
In the actual game test part, we have chosen relatively efficient AAA masterpiece games, including “Control”, “Electricity Rebel 2077”, “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”, “Assassin’s Creed: Viking Era”, “Horizon: Expectation” There are 7 games including Dawn, Dirt 5 and Watchdogs: Legion of Liberty, which are set in 1080P, 1440P and 2160P resolutions. The screen settings of each game are preset with the highest option.
First of all, at 1080P resolution, most games can be at around 8 or 90 frames, and a few less efficient games such as “Horizon: Expecting Dawn” can even break 100 frames. But relatively at 4K resolution, it will be very difficult. Except for a few less efficient games that can achieve more than 60 frames, most of them are less than 60 frames, or even about 45 frames.
Finally, I saw the 2K resolution of the main battlefield. Almost all games can have more than 70 frames of experience, even if it is quite efficient, some games like “Dynamic Rebel 2077” and “Watch Dogs: Freedom Legion” can also be used. Smooth experience above 60 frames. Simply put, the RTX 3070 Ti can meet 2K games or even less efficient 4K games, but whether Light Chase can achieve the same good results can be seen in the next part of the test:
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING 4 DXR game test
In the light chase game test part, choose “Control”, “Dynamic Rebel 2077”, “Watchdogs: Legion of Freedom”, “Terror Tunnel: Exile Enhanced Edition” in 4K resolution and 2K resolution. 4 games and 3DMark DLSS function test as reference benchmarks. In the part of DLSS, select the two modes of Performance and Quality to turn on. (There is no mode selection in “Control”, but to adjust the rendering resolution. Please see the chart for details.)
The first is the 4K resolution. The RTX 3070 Ti can be very strenuous. Even if DLSS Performance is turned on, each game has less than 50 frames. But in the 2K resolution of the main battlefield, each game with DLSS Quality can be close to 60 frames. Switch to Performance and even some games like “Control” and “Electricity Rebel 2077” can exceed 70 frames, which can be said to be very good. Strong.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING temperature and power consumption test
Let’s test the temperature and power consumption. Use third-party software to check the temperature and standby, 3DMark Fire Strike stress test, burn the graphics card with FurMark 4x MSAA, and the actual game test of “Dian Yu Renke 2077” (Turn on ray tracing and DLSS.) A total of 4 scenarios were tested.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING has a 0db fan design during standby, so the standby temperature is 44°C. Under the Time Spy Stress test and FurMark high load test, it can reach about 70°C, but the temperature during gaming is relatively Lower, controlled at 67°C.
ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING GPU standby power consumption is 54 watts in standby, and can reach 391 watts under the Time Spy Stress test high load test, and the FurMark stress test is the second highest at 407 watts. And in “Dian Yu Renke 2077” reached the highest, the power consumption of the whole machine reached 417 watts.
to sum up
The ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti out of the box can be said to be the mainstream 2K graphics card of Zhiba. It not only stabilizes its 2K light tracking graphics card position, but also announces that more games will support DLSS technology in the future. , We can expect (without ray tracing), this graphics card can also be used at a relatively cheap price, allowing players to taste the high-quality and smooth experience of 4K games.
Compared with the TUF RTX 30 series, and the more refined ROG STRIX RTX 3060 and other 30 cm graphics cards, this ROG STRIX has the weight, heat dissipation structure, and power supply design that deserves the name of the flagship, and “borrows” the light from the side light bar to the front The fan’s ingenuity is even more praised.
Now that the price of RTX 3080 is flying and the spot is not available, if players want a masterpiece that focuses on 2K light chasing and want to try 4K games, then the RTX 3070 Ti series graphics cards are considered to have a good price/performance ratio. If the player wants to reach the top in one step, then this ROG STRIX RTX 3070 Ti O8G GAMING all-metal style with dazzling lighting effects is a good choice for you!