RTX 3070 vs RTX 2070 vs GTX 1070 – 3 Generation GPU Comparison

I’ve compared Nvidia’s new RTX 3070 graphics card against the RTX 2070 from last generation and the GTX 1070 before it in games at 4K, 1440p, and 1080p resolutions / content creator workloads like video editing and rendering to see what the differences are.

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0:00 Intro
0:18 Spec Differences
0:39 Test PC Setup
0:51 Microsoft Flight Simulator
1:12 Red Dead Redemption 2
1:35 Battlefield V
1:50 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
2:08 Control (RTX On+Off)
2:45 Metro Exodus
3:05 Death Stranding
3:22 The Witcher 3
3:43 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
4:00 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
4:15 Rainbow Six Siege
4:28 3070 vs 1070 (1080p/1440p/4K)
5:12 3070 vs 2070 (1080p/1440p/4K)
5:35 3070 in 4K? More VRAM?
5:57 Power Draw
6:13 Performance Per Watt
6:23 Cost Per Frame
6:35 Content Creation (Resolve/V-Ray/Blender)
7:23 Conclusion

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  1. does it matter if i have 77fps or 92fps as max fps in 4k my eyes wont see the differens any way its ust a number, but what to worry about is the lowest frame rate where it lags 16-20fps hi fps is for FRAME HUNTERS over 30fps everything looks smooth anyway, again the lowest fps is more important than skyhigh fps

  2. what matters most to me is the 1070 is still really playable for even newest games. just need to turn some setting to medium which is fine with me. im hoping to be able to hold out til nvidia 5000 series

  3. In the future could you do tests of BFV in multiplayer? Even my 980 can run the single player ridiculously well (for its age), but multiplayer only 70-80, sometimes 90fps. Since its a multiplayer focused games it just gives a more relevant idea of performance differences.

  4. They really should have added more VRAM to the 3070. 3 generations of GPUs and still the same amount of VRAM..

  5. I overclock my 2070 almost at 50%, with 1/3 more power draw… and it compares close to the 3070 in game play but not in editing or the bmw test

  6. My 1070 has lasted for 4 years. Still running great on most games except a few notable exceptions (CP2077 mainly).

  7. i paid 600 for my overclocked 3070 to play Minecraft with raytracing. I legit cried when I saw the god rays coming through the windows of the house I built. Best money I've ever spent.

  8. My 2 year old 2070 is getting old?. Buyer beware, staying near the top of performance in the pc master race seems to require dropping about $800 on a new gpu at intervals of 24 months. Never mind necessary new mb, chip, and psu to run your sparkling new gpu.

  9. At least the 3070 easier to find compared to the 3080. They both suck in terms of stock but the 3070 sucks marginally less. I need 2 3080s for my both rigs but, might just fold and get the 3070s instead until 3080ti is available 😭

  10. The pricing and availability of the 3070s is absolutely ridiculous ATM, a used 2070 seems like a vastly better bargain for the time being.

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