Gigabyte RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8G Review
There seems to be a Gigabyte Gaming card for every occasion. So far we have reviewed the 10G RAM equipped RTX 3080 Gaming, the 24G RTX 3090 and now we have the Gigabyte take upon the latest Nvidia Ampere GPU, the RTX 3070 Gaming OC with 8G of GDDR6 RAM.
The RTX 3070 is still fresh in our mind, only having been released 48 hours ago, and it provided RTX 2080 Ti performance at a greatly reduced cost when compared to its predecessor. As good as the Nvidia cooler is you can be certain that we waited with bated breath to see how a beefier cooling solution would affect the performance and with the Gigabyte card, and the MSI that we're also reviewing today, we can finally find out.
It's worth pointing out to those of you who have been clamouring loudly about the new AMD card that we can only review what we have on hand. This is a website based upon facts not opinions, and until we've tested the next Radeon we can only compare the RTX 3070 to cards we've benchmarked on our test setup. After all, if you'd have told people when the pandemic hit that within six months you can get the Turing performance in games from a card costing less than half as much, we're not sure many people would have believed you. The future is unknown. Today is all we have.
Although the clock speeds are here as TBD, we know from our time with the card that the Gigabyte Gaming OC version of the RTX 3070 is rated at 1815 MHz boost clock and 1750 MHz on the GDDR6, but runs much faster in actuality thanks to the GPU Boost technology.