NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 currently represents the cheapest solution of the GeForce RTX 300 line, the new family of graphics cards announced by NVIDIA last week with a lot of emphasis, undoubtedly justified by the numerous innovations introduced with the Ampere GPU architecture.
Although there is already talk of a hypothetical GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of VRAM, the GeForce RTX 3070 will only be available in October at a price of 519 euros for the Founders Edition model, all obviously waiting to see the first reviews and independent benchmarks.
Unlike the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 models, the RTX 3070 uses "slower" memory and, instead of the GDDR6X, we will find the first generation GDDR6. During the presentation, NVIDIA was slightly vague on this feature, while now partners like ASUS and Zotac definitively confirm that this model will be equipped with 14 Gbps GDDR6 chips.
Both Zotac and ASUS, respectively with the GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge and the DUAL-RTX3070-8G, report on their official websites that these models (and probably also the Founders Edition one) use 14 Gbps chips, a solution that paired with the 256-bit bus will offer a bandwidth of 448 GB / s, on par with a previous generation GeForce RTX 2070.
The question, which actually already contains the answer, is whether this choice will limit (and by how much) the absolute performance of the GeForce RTX 3070, a product that on paper has all the characteristics to become the best-buy of the entire range. Let us know what you think and if you intend to wait for the launch of the new models to update your configuration.
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