NVIDIA RTX 3070 India Price and Availability

Nvidia recently launched the RTX 3070 Graphics card globally. The Graphics card debuted on 15th October, but the card is still not available in many countries due to supply shortage.

Interestingly, the graphics card in India is priced at Rs. 44,500 (Founders Edition) by Nvidia, but it is available for a markup of 40%.

The graphics card was launched for $499 in the US that translates to Rs. 37,924, and if we add 18% GST, it comes out to be Rs. 44,500.

Pricing is good. The issue is additional GST and the lack of adequate supply.

I was trying to buy one of these, and unfortunately, the Founders Edition is not available on the Nvidia India official website.

However, you can grab a non-founders edition card from different OEMs such as Asus, MSI, or Gigabyte in the market for close to Rs. 62,000.

That’s Insane!

Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition price set by Nvidia India is Rs. 62,000. So, instead of getting an RTX 3080, we are getting an RTX 3070.

I think the supply shortage may continue for some months, and the pricing may stay high for the graphics cards in India.

Also, it is not clear when Nvidia will have the stock for the founder’s edition of these cards for the retail buyers.

Pricing and availability aside, let’s look at the performance and other features that make the RTX 3070 worth the wait.

RTX 3070

The RTX 3070 is NVIDIA’s third Ampere GPU after the launch of RTX 3080 and 3090. Also, the company is planning to launch RTX 3060 and probably a 3060 Ti and a 3080 Ti in the coming days.

 In terms of price, performance, and benchmarks, the RTX 3070 trade blows with the RTX 2080 Ti, which is commendable considering the affordable pricing. 

The 3070 is claimed to be 60% faster than that of the RTX 2070 and delivers higher performance in some of the tiles than the RTX 2080 Ti.

The RTX 3080 is intended for 4K gaming, while the RTX 3070 is best for 1440p. You can even game at 4K but with some reduced settings to get higher frame rates.

The 3070 plays an important role for NVIDIA by giving high-end results with value-orientation offerings.

The pre-orders for the card are already started, and not for the surprise. It is out of stock, making the buyers a little frustrated and upset.

NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU
NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU

Specifications for RTX 3070 GPU:

The GeForce RTX 3070 is powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture.

Apart from the raw performance, the GPU also offers Ray Tracing Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and the high-speed GDDR6 VRAM.

The graphics card offers better performance in games as well as other 3D Apps.

The GPU comes with the 2nd Gen Ray Tracing and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores with AI-enhanced DLSS to further improve the gaming experience.

For Ampere, the company said that it allows reliable performance with great benefits for streaming and broadcasting.

The Tensor Cores can improve voice and video quality, cancel noise, and replace background while live streaming.

Nvidia is not only focusing on just the FPS but also on the whole consumer experience with these new cards.

The RTX 3070 has 5,888 CUDA Cores with a base clock of 1.50 GHz ( boost up to 1.73 GHz). The card has 184 tensor cores and 46 RT cores.

The VRAM offered by the graphics cards is 8 GB  GDDR6 with 256-bit Memory bandwidth and 448 Gbps of memory throughput.

It supports DirectX 12, which allows loading game data directly from the storage to GPU memory. The VR ready card comes with a max resolution of 7680 * 4320 pixels and can connect four display simultaneously.

The ports included are HDMI 2.1 and  3 * display port 1.4a.

It has a single PCIe 8-Pin power connector, and total power consumption is 220 W. Quite low in comparison to the RTX 3080!

Additionally, the card has 242 mm of length and 112 mm of Width.

Design

RTX 3070 is the best looking graphics card with a small design.

The card is not too large and is 9.5 inches long and two slots wide.

The redesigned cooling and heatsink system is used for maximizing the flow of air and keep the card cool.

The fans here are on the same side instead of on both sides as that of RTX 3080 and 3090 designs.

There is a space above on the backplane for extra airflow, which keeps the system cool.

Comparing Specification For RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 2080 Ti:

Specification

RTX 3070RTX 3080

RTX 2080 Ti

Architecture

Ampere (GA104)Ampere (GA102)

Turing (TU102)

ProcessSamsung  8NSamsung 8NTSMC (FinFET)
Manufacturing process8 nm8 nm12 nm
Transistors count17.4 Billion28.3 Billion18.6 Billion
NVIDIA processing Cores5,8888,7044352
Die Size392.5 mm628.4 mm754 mm
SMs / CUs466868
Tensor Cores184272544
RT Cores466868
Base Clock1.50 GHz1.4 GHz1.35 GHz
Boost Clock1.72 GHz1.71 GHz1.54 GHz
VRAM8 GB GDDR610 GB GDDR6X11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed16  GBPS19 GBPS14 GBPS
Memory Bus Width256-bit320-bit352-bit
Power Connector8-Pin12-Pin2 * 8-Pin
ConnectorsHDMI 2.1 and 3*display port 1.4aHDMI 2.1 and 3*display port 1.4aHDMI and 3*display port, USB Type-C
Multi-monitor444
Length242 mm285 mm267 mm
Width112 mm112 mm116 mm
TDP220 W320 W250 W
Launch DateOct-2020Sept-2020Sept-2020
Launch Price$499 (INR 51,000)$699 (INR 71,000)$999 (INR 74,473)

RTX 3070 Performance and Benchmark:

Below are the synthetic benchmarks for the Nvidia RTX 3070 that shows it is faster than the RTX 2080.

The benchmarks data in the table comparing for RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 2080:

TestRTX 3070RTX 3080RTX 2080
3D Mark DLSS (ON/OFF)37.54 fps/88 fps50.33 fps/69.41 fpsNA
3D Mark Port Royal808310,721NA
3D Mark Time Spy11,85713,9969,505
3D Mark Time Spy Extreme5,9127,191NA
3D Mark Fire Strike23,89325,46119,461
3D Mark Fire Strike Extreme15,41517,78712,215
Unigine Superposition11,06013,708NA

Comparing the Gaming benchmarks with 1440p and 4K between RTX 3070, RTX  3080, and RTX 2080:

Games1440P Resolution4K Resolution
RTX 3070RTX 3080RTX 2080RTX 3070RTX 3080RTX 2080
Microsoft Flight Simulator40 fps40 fps35 fps23 fps36 fps19 fps
Shadow of Tom Raider111 fps132 fps87 fps54 fps76 fps45 fps
Fortnite138 fps160 fps102 fps73 fps93 fps52 fps
Gears 5108 fps120 fps85 fps57 fps76 fps46 fps
Death Stranding133 fps170 fps114 fps72 fps101 fps64 fps
Control95 fps126 fps78 fps48 fps68 fps41 fps

Also, check out some of the benchmarks – RTX 3070 Vs. 2080 Ti Vs. RTX 2070

Nvidia RTX 3070 Gaming benchmarks
Nvidia RTX 3070 Gaming benchmarks

Also Read:

Nvidia RTX 3080 India Launch Specs, Price, Benchmarks, Comparison

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Source:

Benchmarks Source – The Verge

Written By – Heena Makwana

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