NVIDIA RTX 3070 specs and features: What upgrades does it have?

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While we wait for the release date of NVIDIA RTX 3070 to roll around, it's only natural to wonder what's actually in these new graphics card in terms of specs and features.

Part of the hotly anticipated NVIDIA RTX 30 range, the NVIDIA RTX 3070 is sure to have a lot to offer. It's the successor, of course, to the 2070.

Keep reading for our full thoughts on the NVIDIA RTX 3070 specs and features...

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Specs

Here's a handy visual summary of what NVIDIA has told us through official channels about the 3070 specs...

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The wider picture - this is how it compares to the 30 Series at large.

NVIDIA RTX 3070 leaks

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The specs for the range of GeForce RTX 30 range leaked early, courtesy of Videocardz. You can view those leaked details below:

 RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 3070
GPU7nm GA102-3007nm GA102-200??nm GA104-300
BoardPG132 SKU 30PG132 SKU 10PG142 SKU 10
CUDA Cores52484352TBA
Boost Clock1695 MHz1710 MHzTBA
Memory24GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR6
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit
Bandwidth936 GB/s760 GB/s512 GB/s
TGP350W320W220W

The ‘XX70’ card from GeForce is usually seen as the ‘mid-range’ card, for PC setups that run games at ‘Ultra’ between 1080P-1440P. These will also be the standard for what will be in laptops from 2021, as history has dictated from the ‘10 Series’ and ‘20 Series’ in the last 4 years from NVIDIA.

But as the ‘30 Series’ will be based on the ‘Ampere’ architecture, expect the ‘3070’ to borrow from both the ‘3080’ and ‘3060’. There will be ample VRAM and processing power that will be able to render games at a high resolution at a high frame-rate, yet it will still be able to rival the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Furthermore, as Tweaktown has reported, "Tom from Moore's Law is Dead tweeted out that he can confirm the GeForce RTX 3070 has around the same level of performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. He adds that "you all can do the math on how much stronger the 3080 & 3060 are relative to this based on the previous gen."

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NVIDIA RTX 3070 features

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Rumoured to feature 2,944 CUDA cores and around 8GB of GDDR6 video memory, it’s still going to beat the ‘20 Series’ regardless, mainly due to the ‘Ampere’ architecture.

The second-gen ray-tracing and the algorithms that will be better optimised to handle the higher textures, larger open-worlds from games such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Cyberpunk, it will be a graphics card that will be future-proof for at least 12 months if you like to run everything at ‘Ultra’.

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