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GeForce RTX 3070 vs GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3070 comes with clock speeds of 1500 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 5888 SPUs along with 184 Texture Address Units and 96 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which comes with a core clock frequency of 2310 MHz and a GDDR6X memory speed of 1313 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 4 nm design. It is comprised of 7680 SPUs, 240 Texture Address Units, and 80 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3070 220 Watts
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 285 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (30%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should be a small bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 516096 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3070 (Unknown) MB/sec
Difference: 516096 (-100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should be quite a bit (about 101%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 3070. (explain)

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 554400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3070 276000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 278400 (101%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 184800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3070 144000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 40800 (28%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2020 January 2023
Code Name Ampere GA104-300-A1 AD104-400-A1
Memory 8192 MB 12288 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 2310 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 1313 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 220 watts 285 watts
Bandwidth (Unknown) MB/sec 516096 MB/sec
Texel Rate 276000 Mtexels/sec 554400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 144000 Mpixels/sec 184800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 5888 7680
Texture Mapping Units 184 240
Render Output Units 96 80
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6X
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 4 nm
Transistors 17400 million 35800 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3070

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