ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Review: 1440p Sweet Spot

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With 1440p monitors becoming more affordable recently, gamers are now asking the question, “what is the best 1440p graphics card?” Answers to that question vary between green and red team, but let’s try one from the green side of the fence. What we have here is the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC. It’s an out-of-the-box already overclocked card that sits snugly between the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and the RTX 3080. Is it good? Let’s find out in this review.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Review – Specifications

Graphic EngineNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti
Bus StandardPCI Express 4.0
OpenGLOpenGL®4.6
Video Memory8GB GDDR6X
Engine ClockOC mode : 1800 MHz (Boost Clock)
Gaming mode : 1770 MHz (Boost Clock)
CUDA Core6144
Memory Speed19 Gbps
Memory Interface256-bit
ResolutionDigital Max Resolution 7680 x 4320
InterfaceYes x 2 (Native HDMI 2.1)
Yes x 3 (Native DisplayPort 1.4a)
HDCP Support Yes (2.3)
Maximum Display Support4
NVlink/ Crossfire SupportNo
Accessories1 x TUF certificate of Reliability
1 x Collection card
1 x Speedsetup Manual
Software
ASUS GPU Tweak II & GeForce Game Ready Driver & Studio Driver
Dimensions299.9 x 126.9 x 51.7 mm
11.81 x 5 x 2.04 inch
Recommended PSU750W
Power Connectors2 x 8-pin
Slot2.7 Slot
AURA SYNCARGB

At A Glance

Occupies More Than 2 Slots

As you can see in the images above, the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC occupies more than 2 slots. If you’re planning on buying this card, be sure that you have enough allowance to make it fit.

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TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Review – Performance & Benchmarks

Testing Rig

CPUIntel Core i5-12600KF
MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING WIFI
RAMTeam Group 16GB DDR5 6400Mhz
StoragePatriot VPN110 1TB
PSUROG Strix 750W Gold

This build is what a regular gaming rig with the latest computer hardware would look like. The processor is best so expect a couple of numbers getting skewed when you compare it to other results. The graphics card was not manually overclocked during testing.

Gaming Performance

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Gaming Benchmarks

GamesSettingsAverage1%0.10%
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderHighest15811268
Borderlands 3Badass803910
Dota 2Highest18210649
Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUltra634741
Watch Dogs: LegionUltra + DLSS Balanced746155
Rainbow Six: SiegeHighest273159143
Total War: Warhammer 3Ultra784931

All games were tested in 1440p and with the highest settings possible.

DLSS Performance

DLSS SettingAverage FPSDifference
Off44
Performance74+40.54%
Balanced67+34.33%
Quality61+27.87%

Nvidia’s DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling makes use of technology found in recent RTX graphics cards to “adjust” resolutions in real-time, giving the user more frames while playing. In this test, we tried tweaking the different settings of Watch Dogs: Legion to show how it affects gameplay. The base setting has all in Ultra, including Ray Tracing, with the DLSS being the only one changed. The tests show how the settings improve gameplay and framerates.

Ray Tracing Performance

Metro Exodus Ray tracing Test

To test the RTX 3070 Ti’s ray tracing capabilities, we used Metro Exodus and switched between Normal and Ultra. When set to Ultra, average performance was reduced by only 14.1%. The game remains playable at 42.65 FPS when Ray Tracing is set to Ultra. Note that the results vary between games.

Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMark Port Royal

3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. It shows you how well your PC handles ray tracing effects in real-time.

3DMark Timespy

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070Ti OC Review Time Spy

3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built the right way from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers.

3DMark Firestrike Ultra

The 3DMark Firestrike Ultra tests the computer’s capabilities when rendering at 4K resolution.

3DMark Firestrike Extreme

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070Ti OC Review Firestrike Extreme

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme is designed for multi-GPU systems and future hardware generations. In addition to raising the rendering resolution, additional visual quality improvements increase the rendering load to ensure accurate performance measurements for truly extreme hardware setups.

Unigine Superposition

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070Ti OC Review Superposition Benchmark

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system.

Temperature & Power

MinMax
Temperature (C)42.573.9
Power (W)21.7289.9

The maximum numbers were measured while running benchmarks and FurMark. For the minimum numbers, the computer was left on idle with no running programs for 30 minutes. The card consumes a large amount of power and is hotter compared to the ASUS’ RTX 3060 OC and RTX 3050.

TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Review – Verdict & Conclusion

Great For 1440p

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There is no doubt about the prowess of the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC. The Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, although initially controversial, has proven to be more than capable of playing the latest video games on 1440p on the highest settings possible. It also is able to play well beyond 60 FPS at times. While there are tempting choices like the more affordable Nvidia RTX 3070 and the more formidable Nvidia RTX 3080, the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC sits in the middle, beckoning those that are confused about getting either.

Take Advantage of New Monitors

As already mentioned above, the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC is pretty much a great card if you’re looking to get into 1440p. If you also want to take advantage of a monitor with high refresh rates, best get something like this one with enough juice to deliver.

Decently Priced

While not the cheapest iteration of the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC can be deemed as a decently priced card, a rarity even for ASUS. It’s not too far from the average but it does offer a lot like being overclocked out of the box and an extra fan to cool it to boot. You also get some RGB with it if you fancy those kind of stuff.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC Award

With all that said, the TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC is a great video card and is now very reasonably priced as compared to before. Definitely something to consider if you’re looking to get into better visuals with ray tracing or if you just want a good work graphics card that won’t dent your wallet.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC – Pricing & Availability

The ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC is available in the Philippines and has an SRP of PhP 46,000. However, there are some stores that price it at for as low as PhP 42,000.

Know more about this card here.