The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 was announced a few months ago in September 2020 during the RTX 30 series announcement event. The NVIDIA RTX 3070, just like the rest of the RTX 30 series cards is based on NVIDIA’s latest and greatest Ampere architecture. Ampere has several improvements over the last generation’s Turing. So, the RTX 30 series counterparts are significantly better when compared to the RTX 20 series. NVIDIA announced four cards in the event, among which one is the RTX 3070. There are various models of the RTX 3070 in India. So, there is some confusion among various buyers that which one should they go for.
It is quite an expensive card. The RTX 3070 price in India, starts from around 50,000 INR. When you are spending that kind of money, you should have peace of mind, that what you got was the best. So, in this article, we are going to discuss few cards that we think are some of the best currently. These will have high core frequencies, excellent cooling, and tons of features. No matter which of these cards you decide to go for, you would not be disappointed at all. So, without any further ado, let’s begin with the list.
1. MSI GEFORCE RTX 3070 SUPRIM X
Firstly, it is the MSI RTX 3070 SUPRIM X. The RTX 3070 SUPRIM X is currently the flagship RTX 3070 that MSI has. It has all that you would expect from a premium flagship of a reputed brand such as MSI. When it comes to the appearance, the MSI GEFORCE RTX 3070 SUPRIM X is one of the best looking cards on this list. The front shroud uses various polygon cutouts for the fans and has a brushed metal finish which makes it look classy, and premium. The RTX 3070 SURPIM X uses MSI’s TRI FROZR 2S cooling technology. It has three MSI TORX 4.0 fans, these fans have two of their blades linked together for direct airflow to the heatsink. There are dedicated heat pipes for the memory module to ensure better thermal performance.
The nickel-plated copper heatsink makes direct contact with the GPU and immediately transfers the heat to the fin stack array via the heat pipes. There are ample thermal pads that are installed to produce even better thermal performance. Talking of thermal pads, you can find some even under the metal backplate. The MSI GEFORCE RTX 3070 SUPRIM X also comes with various MSI Mystic Light RGB elements, and all of that can be customized using MSI Dragon Centre software. When it comes to performance, the card performs just as a flagship 3070 should. It comes with a boosted core clock of 1920 MHz while using Extreme Performance mode, and a memory speed of 14Gbps. As for the memory capacity, it is 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and the number of CUDA cores is 5888, just like any other RTX 3070.
2. Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition is the perfect choice for those are looking for a high-end graphics card from Asus. It has more features than most of its rivals, and it charges a premium for it. This RTX 3070 is premium inside out, high-quality capacitors, MOSFET, chokes on the inside, and a solid, premium build quality on the outside. This card has a stylish design, with various metal accents on the front, and ARGB lighting on the sides. The lighting can be customized using ASUS Armoury Crate software. When it comes to heat, that is something you do not have to worry about with the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition.
You get three fans with Asus’ Axial tech, the center fan spins in reverse and allows for reducing airflow turbulence inside the card, and improving the thermal performance. What further enhances the thermal performance is the supersmooth heatsink which makes direct contact. Even the fin stack has been thickened to allow for better heat transfer. Talking about the performance, the card is a factory overclocked card and has one of the highest clocked RTX 3070 cards out there. So, performance will be top-notch too. The memory speed is 14Gbps. As for the other factors such as memory, you get 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and 5888 CUDA cores just like every other NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 out there.
3. ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 AMP Holo
Zotac is a brand that is known for its graphic cards. It is one of those brands that manufacture solely graphics cards for the most part. The Zotac RTX 3070 AMP Holo is one of the best models that Zotac has on offer currently. It uses Zotac’s HoloBack which lends it a really unique design language. The appearance of this graphic card is further enhanced by the ARGB lighting. The card has various Spectra 2.0 ARGB elements throughout the body. On the front, on the sides, and even on the backplate. It is all customizable using the Zotac Gaming FireStorm application. Zotac RTX 3070 AMP Holo uses Zotac’s new IceStorm 2.0 cooling technology.
It uses a strong aluminum fin-stack array heatsink that has upto 6 copper heat pipes for excellent heat dissipation. With this card, you get two fans with 11 blades that are great when it comes to airflow. As for the frequencies, the Zotac RTX 3070 AMP Holo comes with a core clock of 1785 MHz, and a memory speed of 14Gbps. As for the memory capacity, you get 8GB of GDDR6 memory. You also get 5888 CUDA cores just as you would get from any other RTX 3070. One thing that sets Zotac GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 AMP Holo apart from the other cards in this list is the warranty. With Zotac, you can get 5 Years of extended warranty. And, is perfect if you plan on keeping it for a really long time.