ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge Graphics Card Review

Today we finally have a GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics card in our hands, and this one is from ZOTAC. Yes, we’ll be taking a look at their GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge Graphics Card. Big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample! So, I feel pretty lucky to have this card in hand today. We all know the frustration of trying to find any of 3000 series cards for sale. Ya, I’m not paying double the MSRP for anything. So, I guess I can wait a little longer for the cards to come back in stock. It is still difficult to know that you could of got one but didn’t. The performance gains you get with the 3000 Series cards is something I have been waiting to see for a while.

 

 

When the lowest tier (3070) out performs the flagship (2080Ti) I literally jumped for joy. I like simple, clear cut versions. In my opinion all 3000 cards should out perform all 2000 series cards, so on and so forth. For a while now we have had so many different iterations of the graphics series it can be cumbersome to follow. Anyways I am glad to see that even the 3070 is considered better than the 2080Ti! The Zotac 3070 Twin Edge is one of the most unique cards at the time of this review. This is the smallest design of the 3070. The card is only 9.1″x5.6″ and only takes up 2 slots. The width of the card is a little larger than the longer versions but not by much. The card is a good inch taller than the I/O bracket. With that being said this card would be a perfect fit for the SFF cases. This card features the Icestorm cooling solution, an active fan stop, metal backplate, and the Zotac logo is lit up “white” on the side. Lets get with the good stuff and dig into this review!

Get Amplified with the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX™ 30 Series based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. Built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed GDDR6 memory, the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge gives rise to amplified gaming with high fidelity.

 

 

Here’s a quick comparison between the GeForce RTX 20 series and the 30 Series (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti  GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Architecture GA104 GA102 GA102 TU102 TU102
CUDA Cores 5888 8704 10496 4352 3072
VRAM 8GB GDDR6 10GB GDDR6X 24GB GDDR6X 11GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Base Clock Speed 1500 MHz 1440 MHz
1395 MHz 1350 MHz 1650 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1725 MHz 11710 MHz 1695 MHz 1545 MHz 1815  MHz
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 19 Gbps 19.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 Gb/s 760 Gb/s 935.8 Gb/s 616 Gb/s 496 Gb/s
Power 220W 320W 350W 250W 250W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recommended PSU 650W 750W 750W 650W 650W

 

We’ll start by saying a big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Zotac has to say about themselves on their website …

BRAND STORY

ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.

Innovation, Quality and responsibility

ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.

 

 

OK let’s get down to business and start with the specifications and features of the Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge. You can also buy the Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC Edition from Amazon – https://amzn.to/32d8738

 

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