The absolute top tier of Nvidia’s brand new Geforce RTX 3000 series has made its debut, although few enthusiasts have so far managed to pinch an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090. level with the “Turing” family’s flagship card RTX 2080 Ti.
At the unveiling, this was paired with a release date nailed to October 15, but recently Nvidia announced via a blog post that the launch has been postponed to October 29 – an attempt at better accessibility on launch day. In the same post, the graphics giant tabs in more relative performance figures for the upcoming model, which is set against its predecessor Geforce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 Ti.
In comparison, Nvidia highlights a mix of gaming, rendering and synthetic testing with the Geforce RTX 2070 as the base level. As expected, the upcoming card beats its predecessor in all tests, where in all but one case it is a performance increase north of 50 percent. The company also believes that the overall performance trumps RTX 2080 Ti in the majority of tests.
Nvidia does not reveal any exact frame rates, rendering times or points, but Videocardz has checked and compared the height of the bars in number of pixels, to be able to put more accurate numbers on the performance steps. When it comes to the comparison between Geforce RTX 3070 and RTX 2080 Ti, the former ends up on average 8 percent ahead of the latter, while the increase is 68 percent when the reference RTX 2070 is used.
Across a variety of ray-traced and rasterized DirectX and Vulkan titles, the GeForce RTX 3070 delivers similar or faster performance than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (which sold for twice the price) and is on average 60% faster than the original GeForce RTX 2070.
Finally, Nvidia sends a statement in which they say that the latter comparison is 60 percent in gaming contexts. Information about similar Geforce RTX 2080 Ti performance is also repeated. Worth keeping in mind about Videocardz’s comparison is that it weighs in on Blender and Luxmark, which the upcoming card looks to perform extra well in. Anyone who is only looking for gaming performance should therefore lower their expectations somewhat. A few pinches of salt are also recommended as all test results are signed by Nvidia.