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EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black

A Closer Look at the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black Gaming »

RTX 3070 XC3The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black is one of 5 versions of the RTX 3070 GPUs from EVGA. The XC3 Black comes in two flavors standard and ultra and our sample is the standard. I’ve long held the opinion that the xx70 cards from Nvidia and its partners are the GPUs for “everyone”. Past versions of the xx70 cars have offered a good price to performance ratio. In the past, we’ve seen the xx70s really dominate at 1080p with high or ultra image quality and perform well at 2K, and can game at 4K resolutions. Nvidia’s AMPERE architecture’s performance gains shifts the resolution up a bit and tear through games at 2k and better yet, still play fairly well at 4k. And to recap, Nvidia claimed the RTX 3070 GPU matches the performance of the RTX 2080 TI from the last generation. EVGA takes this a bit further as the XC3 black edition offers a factory overclock compared to the reference card from Nvidia and offers good cooling with the iCX3 cooler sitting on top of the GPU.

Review Sample Provided By: EVGA
Product Name and Website: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 BLACK GAMING

 

Packaging and Specifications

EVGA uses the standard Black and green color theme for the RTX 3070 XC3. On the front of the box, you’ll find a nice graphic representative of the GPU inside. The back of the box details the specifications and features of the GPU as well as giving a bit of information on the Ampere architecture and the GeForce platform.

 

Inside, you’ll find that EVGA kept it simple. The GPU is housed in clear plastic clamshell housing that is molded to keep the GPU secure while in transport.
RTX 3070 XC3

 

With keeping it simple, the only items included are the GPU itself and an installation kit. Right out of the box, the fan shroud as well as the fan hubs have a static plastic covering to protect from scratches and scrapes.
RTX 3070 XC3

 

 

Specifications

Performance

  • NVIDIA RTX 3070
  • 5888 CUDA Cores
  • 1725 MHz Boost Clock
  • 317.4GT/s Texture Fill Rate

Memory

  • 8192 MB, 256 bit GDDR6
  • 14000 MHz (effective)
  • 448 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

Cooling

  • iCX3 Cooling
  • LED Logo: ARGB

Interface

  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, DisplayPort, DisplayPort

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.38 in – 111.15 mm
  • Length: 11.23 in – 285.37mm
  • Width: 2.2 Slots

Operating System Support

  • Windows 10 64bit

Requirements

  • Minimum of a 650 Watt power supply.
  • Two available 8-pin or 6+2pin PCIe power dongles
  • Total Power Draw: 220 Watts

Product Warranty

  • This product comes with a 3-year warranty. Registration is recommended.

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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