- Apr 19, 2019
I made the jump from 1070 to 3070 (got really lucky at launch) and the performance upgrade didn't disappoint. The concern about 8gb vram is justified though......
Also I should be getting a delivery tomorrow.
I guess I bought a rtx 3070 despite being sure I would wait for the next round of cards.
I can always sell this one if I really feel the need to upgrade again, but 3070 is literally over double the performance on average vs the 1070, so I think I'll be happy with it for a while.
Only thing I'm sad about it is that it's still the same VRAM amount as the 1070. Not that it necessarily needs more, but it just feels weird to not have that move up a tier as well.
- if you prefer high fps high settings over max graphics with worse performance anyway and don't play in 4k i don't expect it to be a problem at all, there are so many 8gb cards out there, not offering a good 1440p/8gb vram experience is going to be very stupid for years to come.
- however 4k and/or max settings (especially with raytracing) are already pushing past 8gb on a number of titles, i thought a 3070 would feel a little overkill for my "low res" 2560x1080 panel but they turned out to be a good match