Whether it’s gaming laptops or dedicated graphics cards, the ASUS ROG series is dedicated to performance, and after our review of the fastest card in its class, the ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3080, today we present to you the next in terms of performance in the same series, the ROG STRIX RTX 3070.
The clock speed of the card processor reaches 1755 MHz in OC mode, while in the gaming mode it is at 1725 MHz.
The card has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, there are 5888 CUDA cores with a 256-bit memory interface and a memory speed of up to 14 Gbps with support for a maximum resolution of 4320 x 7680 pixels.
In terms of ports, the card is supported with two HDMI 2.1 ports and three ports for connecting with external monitors DisplatPort 1.4a and supports connection to 4 monitors and connects with the motherboard through the new port that gives twice the speed of PCIe 4.0. In terms of supplying the electrical power necessary for its work, it is connected to two outlets, each with 8 copper contacts 2 x 8 pins.
Those were the technical specifications, let’s talk a little about the design that Asus made with thoughtful engineering, beginning with the fans with Axial-tech technology that run the medium fan in the opposite direction of the remaining two fans, with more blades to give a better flow of hot air and cooling.
Asus used the new generation of RT cores, which provides double the performance compared to the first generation, which gives higher performance in the field of ray tracing and lighting.
It also used 3rd generation Tensor cores that provide twice the performance in structural scattering of elements and advanced AI algorithms like DLSS that support resolutions up to 8K. These improvements take the card’s AI capabilities to a new level.
The chokes are made of a new alloy of metal with solid polymer capacitors and an array of high current phases, all of which increase working efficiency under high pressure.
The card is based on NVIDIA’s Ampere graphics processing architecture, which provides a better experience through dedicated ray tracing cores and NVIDIA DLSS technology that uses artificial intelligence to process graphics, raise frame rates and improve image quality without compressing them.
The MAXCONTACT technology from Asus increases the efficiency of heat absorption by the heat sink and thus outwards by using special manufacturing techniques to smooth the surface at a very precise level to increase the contact surface between the heat and the heat sink.
While the 2.9 port design enlarges the cooling surface compared to the previous generation in order to increase the heat that is drawn outwards.
Components such as capacitors are made of the best materials to maximize their power in just a few milliseconds. It even used stainless steel to protect the ports to prevent dust from forming.
Asus took care of the interface and the customization of colors in terms of the shape of the lighting distribution, and there is a red light to warn when there are power problems.
The GPU Tweak II software package helps customize the card and keeps track of its numerical indicators such as processor frequency, memory frequency, power settings and other important numbers that you can track in real time.
Below are the results of the performance tests on the ROG STRIX RTX 3070 8GB in OC mode on several levels of 4K, 2K, 1K image quality and for various powerful games. In addition to comparing the maximum operating and idle temperatures with the card fans’ rotation rate.