Double fan also offers a good solution
The larger double fan for this RTX 3070Ti chipset offers good results in Full HD and 2K as well as in ray tracing exceeding 80 fps. As for its temperature, it is within the margins seen but with a lower frequency of around 48% compared to other models.
Excellent in Full HD and 2K
In the upper mid-range we have the RTX 3070 Ti chipset with excellent performance in both 1080p and 2K resolutions. The usual thing in these models is to see a triple fan configuration but sometimes we have good experiences, such as the model that we are going to analyze.
Design and build
The box is well known to us, with its star character the KFA2 DJ on the front and the slogan What´s your game?. Inside we have the card protected with foam, a horizontal support in transparent plastic with a large RGB effect and its manual.
We have a card with dimensions of 299 x 139 x 58 mm occupying slightly more than 2.5 slots in our equipment. The frame made of plastic comes in two colors gray and black combined. Its structure forms angled and raised designs, conforming a continuous improvement with respect to previous generations. If we look at the outer side we have the GEFORCE RTX logo in white silkscreen right in the center.
Both the logo on the external side and the fans receive RGB lighting that we can also control with the KFA2 software. The fans, two for this model, have a diameter of 102 mm and make use of 11 blades being made of transparent plastic. Its operation includes the fan-stop system that allows you to stop the fans at moderate temperatures with low GPU load.
Behind we have the backplate designed in black aluminum with white lines that cross it. We have different openings both in the chipset condensers and at the end of the radiator to improve cooling and air flow.
The radiator is made up of two aluminum fin bodies joined by 5 aluminum heatpipes that converge on a nickel-plated copper base. This base directly contacts the chipset and the memories but also has others strategically located for the VRM.
Behind the card we have the backplate made of aluminum that has a protection without thermalpads. Its function apart from aesthetics is to improve the structure of the PCB helping to prevent it from bending over time.
The card has 3 DisplayPort 1.4 connectors supporting 8K 60 Hz DSC, 4k / 2K / 1080p at 240 Hz and one HDMI 2.1 connector supporting 8K at 120Hz in DSC, 4K at 144Hz and 2k / 1080p at 240Hz.
VRM and power outlet
We have a VRM composed of 12 phases with 10 55A Alpha and Omega mosftets along with 2 for 51A uPi M3816N memories. To manage the energy to the chipset we have a controller uPi uP9512r while for memories we have a uS5650Q.
Chipset and memories
The chipset that configures this 3070Ti is the GA104-400-A1 (8nm Samsung) with Ampere architecture composed of 6144 CUDAS, 192 YOU and 96 ROPs Together with the 192 TC reaching their 3rd generation and 48 RT 2nd generation cores. What 1,575 MHz base frequency and 1,800 MHz boost together with the 1 Click mode reaching 1815 MHz, although all this will depend on the temperatures reached and the workload, being able to rise automatically.
The memories reach a total of 8GB GDDR6X Micron MT61K256M32JE-19G with 19 Gbps, a memory interface of 256 bits and a bandwidth of 608 GB / s.
We have done both synthetic and gaming tests to be able to compare the level of performance. All the tests have been carried out with the controller specifications for the RAM memory and stock frequencies for the CPUs, so the performance varies depending on the overclock applied.
Overclock and consumption
The models with RTX 3070 Ti chipset usually have a very juicy performance thanks to their proximity to the RTX 3080, with a little overclock we can reach them practically from stock. Of course, its lower amount of memory affects us when it comes to higher resolutions.
The frequency reached from stock is higher than the factory set, this is normal thanks to the boost and the good temperatures it handles. As standard we can reach 1800 MHz that can be increased to 1815 MHz with the One Click function that comes with your program. The difference thanks to the boost is 165 MHz higher than what is stipulated in the factory, all of this with a maximum consumption of 303.1 Watts.
If we force the overclock by applying +150 chipset and +1000 for the memories we achieve an even greater increase in the frequencies. In the tests carried out, we reached an average of 2102 MHz, this represents an increase of 302 MHz over the factory frequencies and 137.2 MHz over the boost achieved from stock. Consumption has hardly been increased, reaching 317.2 Watts, which is acceptable with 700W sources, perhaps even 650W depending on the CPU. We must mention the rpm of the fans, since to achieve those frequencies we will have to improve the temperatures of the chipset.
Temperatures and noise
The temperatures reached for this 2-fan model fall within the range that we see throughout the range, being generally between 65-70 degrees. As it has two fans, we can take advantage of the space for a larger diameter, which is the case, and therefore generate less noise. Its ability to overclock is palpable when seeing that the fans maintain temperatures with an operation of 48% of their capacity.
Only in the case that we want to exceed 80% of its capacity will we begin to notice some noise from the fans that even reaching 90% will remain below other models that we have seen with triple fans.
KFA2 has made efforts to improve the Xtreme Tuner software. This suite of the company allows us to configure values such as voltage, frequencies, power limit of the configuration. Only with your software we can activate the One Click function to accelerate the boost. We will also find sections such as automatic overclock, the RGB configuration of the fans or even make curves for the fans. The software is very complete and its design is quite simple to use.
The double fan model is presented with a slightly modified design from previous generations but offering the low noise that characterizes it. Thanks to the two larger fans we will enjoy good temperatures guaranteeing great performance.
The overclock for this chipset is quite good reaching 300 MHz of increase over the factory frequencies. This is also what we see in the memories that exceed the 1000 MHz increase over the base configuration.
Its performance is thinking above all to achieve high fps rates in FHD resolutions but also to enjoy 2K resolutions in its measure although it is just for its memory. We can enjoy ultra quality in triple A games reaching 80 fps while in competitive games we will widely exceed 140 fps. If we want a higher rate, we can lower the graphic quality, the margin being even higher. Of course, this performance is well reflected in RTX games where playing at 1080p above 80 fps thanks to DLSS is easy while at 2K we easily exceed 60 fps.
Currently its price is higher than that set by the brands reaching 1200 euros easily and of course being difficult to find stock.