Most recently, NVIDIA announced that the release of the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card was postponed from October 15 to October 29. And according to several sources, in this way, the “green giant” intends to avoid a shortage of finished products at the start of sales. Nevertheless, this is a rather controversial statement, since in such a short time it will not be possible to fill the warehouses with a sufficient number of video cards. Therefore, most likely, NVIDIA simply intends to wait for official data on the performance of video cards of the competitor AMD Radeon RX 6000 and, if necessary, adjust the frequency characteristics of the GeForce RTX 3070.
However, this should not be of particular concern to end users, but the final performance should.
In the same blog, in which we were informed about the delay in the release of the GeForce RTX 3070, NVIDIA additionally showed a graph with the superiority of the new video card over the RTX 2070 and 2080 Ti, and our colleagues from VideoCardZ conducted additional research and revealed how much the performance of the new product really increased in percentage ratio:
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 relative performance|
|Benchmark:||RTX 2070 (px)||RTX 2080 Ti (px)||2080Ti/2070||RTX 3070 (px)||3070/2070||3070/2080Ti|
|Time Spy Extreme||520||810||156%||796||153%||98%|
|Wolfenstein Youngblood RTX||520||785||151%||846||163%||108%|
It looks like the RTX 3070 will still offer slightly better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti (8% on average), but it should be noted that in some cases the graphics card is slower (Borderlands / Blender / TimeSpy Extreme). On the other hand, in games, the RTX 3070 is an impressive 47-63% faster than the same RTX 2070, and 53-126% faster in synthetic tests. That is just an excellent result, since, nevertheless, in the end, the RTX 3070 is a replacement for the RTX 2070. And the fact that it is also faster than the RTX 2080 Ti is just a very nice bonus.
According to new plans from NVIDIA, the company will release the GeForce RTX 3070 on October 29th. On the same day, the embargo on the publication of reviews will be lifted, and accordingly, the results of testing the RTX 3070 from independent sources will become available.