We have with us the PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X RGB graphics card. The XLR8 (reads "accelerate") line of graphics cards by PNY targets the gaming and PC enthusiast community and comes with the trust creative professionals associate with the PNY brand. PNY is a major vendor of professional visualization graphics cards based on NVIDIA Quadro graphics processors, as well as a leading vendor of flash memory products used by photographers and cinematographers. Palit-Gainward has been PNY's manufacturing partner for these XLR8 graphics cards, and the RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel bears a striking resemblance to the Gainward RTX 3070 Phoenix GS.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is a fascinating performance-segment product that's dancing on the edge of the enthusiast segment. NVIDIA claims it's designed to perform better than the previous-generation flagship, the RTX 2080 Ti, but at half the price. This would mean the RTX 3070 has the same performance outlook as the RTX 2080 Ti—to enable maxed out gaming with RTX-on at 1440p resolution, 4K UHD gaming with RTX-off, or DLSS Quality enabled. It should also let e-sports gamers play at 1440p with high refresh rates.
At its heart, the RTX 3070 is based on the 8 nm "GA104" silicon, which it nearly maxes out. This is NVIDIA's second-largest GeForce "Ampere" silicon. The company used a conventional memory setup by giving it 8 GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit wide memory bus, same as the RTX 2070. For the full details on the RTX 3070 technology and architecture, refer to our RTX 3070 Founders Edition article.
The GeForce Ampere graphics architecture heralds the 2nd generation of NVIDIA's path-breaking RTX technology, which leverages real-time raytracing and AI deep-learning to dramatically uplift eye candy. It combines new Ampere CUDA cores capable of concurrent INT32+FP32 operations, 2nd gen RT cores that double the ray intersection performance over the 1st gen and add more hardware to accelerate newer kinds of raytraced effects, and 3rd gen Tensor cores that leverage the sparsity phenomenon to build and train AI deep-learning neural nets faster.
The PNY RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X features a massive triple-slot product design with a triple-fan heatsink. The cooler is longer than the PCB underneath, so airflow from one of the fans flows right through because of vents on the backplate. The card also features a rugged industrial design, and a tastefully executed RGB LED illumination. Interestingly, our card sticks with NVIDIA-reference clock speeds, with its GPU Boost set to 1725 MHz and memory left untouched at 14 Gbps.
|RTX 2060 Super||$380||2176||64||1470 MHz||1650 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX Vega 64||$400||4096||64||1247 MHz||1546 MHz||953 MHz||Vega 10||12500M||8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit|
|GTX 1080 Ti||$650||3584||88||1481 MHz||1582 MHz||1376 MHz||GP102||12000M||11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit|
|RX 5700 XT||$370||2560||64||1605 MHz||1755 MHz||1750 MHz||Navi 10||10300M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2070||$340||2304||64||1410 MHz||1620 MHz||1750 MHz||TU106||10800M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060||$330||3584||48||1320 MHz||1777 MHz||1875 MHz||GA106||13250M||12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit|
|RTX 2070 Super||$450||2560||64||1605 MHz||1770 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|Radeon VII||$680||3840||64||1802 MHz||N/A||1000 MHz||Vega 20||13230M||16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit|
|RTX 2080||$600||2944||64||1515 MHz||1710 MHz||1750 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Super||$690||3072||64||1650 MHz||1815 MHz||1940 MHz||TU104||13600M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3060 Ti||$700||4864||80||1410 MHz||1665 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 2080 Ti||$1000||4352||88||1350 MHz||1545 MHz||1750 MHz||TU102||18600M||11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit|
|RTX 3070||$750||5888||96||1500 MHz||1725 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|PNY RTX 3070|
XLR8 Revel Epic-X
|5888||96||1500 MHz||1725 MHz||1750 MHz||GA104||17400M||8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6800||$850||3840||96||1815 MHz||2105 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RX 6800 XT||$1200||4608||128||2015 MHz||2250 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3080||$1000||8704||96||1440 MHz||1710 MHz||1188 MHz||GA102||28000M||10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit|
|RX 6900 XT||$1500||5120||128||2015 MHz||2250 MHz||2000 MHz||Navi 21||26800M||16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit|
|RTX 3090||$1900||10496||112||1395 MHz||1695 MHz||1219 MHz||GA102||28000M||24 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit|