When it comes to the RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti battle, the two GPUs remain unchallenged. That’s because, even though the RTX 4090 has put an end to the RTX 30-series’s reign, the RTX 4060 and the RTX 4070 will likely arrive in the first quarter of 2023.

So, for the time being, the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti are the only mid-range NVIDIA GPUs you can get. When we put the RTX 3060 Ti against the RTX 3070, we found that the RTX 3070 was about 10.2% faster. 

That’s why there are no doubts that the RTX 3070 Ti will outperform the RTX 3060 Ti. But the main question is, by what margin will it stay ahead? And which one of the two GPUs offers better value for money in 2022?

To find out the answers, we will be doing an in-depth comparison between the RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti. We will put these two GPUs against each other in all categories, including their detailed specifications and gaming benchmarks.

Let’s get started!


Key Takeaways

  • In 1080p, the RTX 3070 Ti stays ahead of the RTX 3060 Ti with ~22% more FPS. Similarly, in 1440p, the former outperforms the latter with ~22.9% better performance.
  • In terms of power consumption and thermal efficiency, the RTX 3070 Ti consumed ~18.8% more power at 1080p and ~30.5% more power at 1440p. Additionally, the GPU also ran about 7.7% and about 12.6% hotter than the RTX 3060 Ti at 1080p and 1440p, respectively.
  • The RTX 3060 Ti is about $190 cheaper than the RTX 3070 Ti depending on the variant.

Comparison Table

To begin with, let’s go over the basic specifications of the RTX 3060 Ti against the RTX 3070 Ti.

Technical Specs RTX 3060 Ti RTX 3070 Ti
GPU GA104 GA104
Architecture Ampere Ampere
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4864 CUDA cores 6144 CUDA cores
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 290 Watt
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 8 nm
Base clock speed 1410 MHz 1575 MHz
Boost clock speed 1665 MHz 1770 Mhz
Memory Capacity 8 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X
Memory speed 14 Gbps 19 Gbps
Bandwidth 448.0 GBps 608.3 GBps
Tensor cores 152 192

RTX 3060 Ti Vs. RTX 3070 Ti Detailed Specifications

Now that we have a basic idea of how much the RTX 3070 Ti is than the RTX 3060 Ti on paper, let’s dive into their detailed specifications.

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Specifications

  • Release Date: Dec 1st, 2020
  • Launch Price: 399 USD
  • GPU Name: GA104
  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Process Size: 8 nm
  • Transistors: 17,400 million
  • Die Size: 392 mm²
  • Number of CUDA Cores: 4864
  • Base Clock: 1410 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1665 MHz
  • Memory Capacity: 8 GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Clock: 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective)
  • TMUs: 152
  • ROPs: 80
  • SM Count: 38
  • Tensor Cores: 152
  • RT Cores: 38
  • L1 Cache: 128 KB (per SM)
  • L2 Cache: 4 MB

Features

  • DirectX: 12 Ultimate (12_2)
  • OpenGL: 4.6
  • OpenCL: 3.0
  • Vulkan: 1.3
  • CUDA: 8.6
  • Shader Model: 6.6

Design

  • Slot Width: Dual-slot
  • TDP: 200 W
  • Suggested PSU: 550 W
  • Outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1 and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
  • Power Connectors: 1x 12-pin
  • Board Number: PG142 SKU 20

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Specifications

  • Release Date: May 31st, 2021
  • Launch Price: 599 USD
  • GPU Name: GA104
  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Process Size: 8 nm
  • Transistors: 17,400 million
  • Die Size: 392 mm²
  • Number of CUDA Cores: 6144
  • Base Clock: 1575 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1770 MHz
  • Memory Capacity: 8 GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Clock: 1188 MHz (9 Gbps effective)
  • TMUs: 192
  • ROPs: 96
  • SM Count: 48
  • Tensor Cores: 192
  • RT Cores: 48
  • L1 Cache: 128 KB (per SM)
  • L2 Cache: 4 MB

Features

  • DirectX: 12 Ultimate (12_2)
  • OpenGL: 4.6
  • OpenCL: 3.0
  • Vulkan: 1.3
  • CUDA: 8.6
  • Shader Model: 6.6

Design

  • Slot Width: Dual-slot
  • TDP: 290 W
  • Suggested PSU: 600 W
  • Outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1 and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
  • Power Connectors: 1x 12-pin
  • Board Number: PG143 SKU 15

Since both the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti are based on the same architecture, their fundamentals, like the process node, transistors, cache, and die size, are the same (we will discuss the Ampere architecture in the next section).

Right off the bat, it is quite clear that the RTX 3070 Ti is equipped with more power than the RTX 3060 Ti in all aspects. Take the number of CUDA cores, for example, the RTX 3070 Ti has 6,144 CUDA cores, while the RTX 3060 Ti has just 4,864.

Similarly, the RTX 3070 Ti also has a higher base and boost clock speeds of 1575 MHz and 1770 MHz, respectively. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 Ti has a base clock of 1410 MHz and a boost clock of 1665 MHz.

Not only that, but the RTX 3070 Ti also has a higher number of TMUs, ROPs, SM count, Tensor cores, and RT cores, giving the GPU an edge over the RTX 3060 Ti no matter how you look at it.

Even though both the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti have the same memory size, that is, 8 GB GDDR6X, the RTX RTX 3070 Ti has a higher memory bandwidth of 608.3 GB/s.

Well, all of these extra cores and numbers need more power to work. So, the RTX 3070 Ti also has a higher TDP of 290W. In comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti has a TDP of 200W. Consequently, the suggested PSU for the RTX 3070 Ti is 600W, and for the RTX 3060 Ti, it is 550W.

Since there is not a huge difference in the power consumption of both GPUs, they can be powered up by the 1x 12-pin power connector.

The Ampere Architecture: Everything You Need To Know

Despite the Ada Lovelace architecture’s long-awaited release, the Ampere still holds its own place as it contains the best features of its time. On top of that, as part of the NVIDIA RTX 30-series, both the RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3060 Ti are built on the same Ampere architecture. Hence, both GPUs are equipped with the same feature sets.

NVIDIA took huge leaps with its Ampere architecture as the company moved to an 8nm fabrication process, allowing it to pack more transistors and power into the chip. Let’s go over some of the Ampere architecture’s most important features.

  • Third-Generation Tensor Cores: NVIDIA introduced the all-new third-gen Tensor Cores with the Ampere architecture. These cores can result in up to 20x better performance in AI-related tasks like DLSS.
  • Second-Generation RT Cores: To further improve the ray tracing technology, the second-gen RT Cores result in faster delivery of tasks such as architectural design evaluations and photorealistic rendering, etc. Not only that, but these RT Cores also support concurrent Ray Tracing with either denoising or shading capabilities.
  • Multi-Instance GPU (MIG): Supported on A30 and A100 GPUs, MIG lets developers divide the GPU into up to seven multiple smaller GPUs, each with its own compute cores, memory bandwidth, and cache. With MIG, administrators can assign a particular amount of GPU to each task depending on its size.

All things considered, the Ampere architecture came with very capable features that raised the bar for AMD. 

Gaming Benchmarks: 1080p

Now comes the most important part of our comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti gaming benchmarks analysis. In this section, we will find out by what margin the RTX 3070 Ti outperforms the RTX 3060 Ti.

Hardware For Gamers has tested the two GPUs in 8 games by pairing them in the following rig:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-11900K 11th-gen (8-cores and 16-threads)  
  • GPU: RTX 3070 Ti 8GB Gigabyte OC and RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Zotac Twin OC 
  • CPU Cooler: AIO Enermax Liqmax III ARGB
  • RAM: Crucial RAM 16 GB (2×8) Dual Channel DDR4 3600 Mhz
  • Hard Disk: Samsung SSD 970 Evo
  • Motherboard: MSI Z590 A Pro Gaming
  • Power Supply: Gigabyte P850GM 850W
  • Resolution: 1080p

The Core i9-11900K is powerful enough to be paired with the two GPUs without any bottleneck issues. Similarly, Crucial’s DDR4 16 GB is more than enough for memory needs.

For the power supply, Gigabyte P850GM 850W will provide plenty of power as it is rated higher than both GPU’s suggested PSU.

All 8 games are tested in 1080p resolution at max settings.

Days Gone

Days Gone benchmarks
Days Gone 1080p benchmarks

We will be starting off our benchmark analysis with Days Gone — an action-adventure game released in 2019.

As expected, the RTX 3070 Ti is approximately 23.8% ahead. On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running Days Gone at 138 FPS, while the RTX 3060 Ti is not much behind with 111 FPS.

Even though the average performance is not surprising at all, the 1% lows are definitely more interesting. That’s because the RTX 3060 Ti only dipped to about 75 FPS while the RTX 3070 Ti went all the way down to 67 FPS.

Looking at the thermals, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 74°C, and the RTX 3060 Ti is at 61°C. Although the difference of about 21% in thermal efficiency is not negligible, it is not concerning either, as 74°C under workloads is not harmful.

Since the RTX 3070 Ti is running hotter, it is also consuming a whole lot more power. The RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 200W, but the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming a whopping ~42.9% more power at 285.8%.

Control

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Control benchmarks
Control 1080p benchmarks

Next up, we have Control — a four-year-old action-adventure game that relies heavily on the GPU.

The RTX 3070 Ti again leaves the RTX 3060 Ti behind with approx. 28% better FPS. On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running the game at 125 FPS, while the 3060 Ti is at 97 FPS only. These results are expected of the superior 3070 Ti since its overall specifications are better.

What’s shocking is the performance of the two GPUs in terms of 1% low. The RTX 3060 Ti is astonishingly far ahead of the RTX 3070 Ti. The RTX 3070 Ti is going all the way down to almost 20 FPS, while the RTX 3060 Ti is leading with 83 FPS.

When we look over at the thermals, the RTX 3070 Ti is about 10.7% hotter as it is running at 62°C, whereas the RTX 3060 Ti is at 56°C.

Similar to the thermal efficiency, the RTX 3070 Ti is also consuming more power. While the RTX 3060 Ti is running the game at 199.6W, the RTX 3070 Ti is at 260.7W. Overall, the RTX 3060 Ti is about 30.6% more power efficient.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmarks

Coming up next is Cyberpunk 2077. Even though it is not known for the best optimization, the game finally runs considerably better after recent updates.

Yet again, the RTX 3070 Ti knocks it out of the park with a solid 77-average FPS. In contrast, the RTX 3060 Ti can barely make it to 60 FPS as it is running the game at 58 average FPS. Overall, the RTX 3070 Ti is performing about 32.7% better.

Similarly, in the 1% lows, the RTX 3060 Ti dropped down to 51 FPS, while the RTX 3070 Ti managed to stay at 63 FPS.

In terms of thermal efficiency, the RTX 3060 Ti wins with a ~13.1% lead as it is running at 61°C while the RTX 3070 Ti is running at a hot 69°C.

On the topic of efficiency, the power consumption of the RTX 3070 Ti explains why the GPU is running hot. That’s because while the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 200.4W, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming a whopping 276.5W of power, which is about 37.9% more.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Assassins Creed Valhalla benchmarks
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 1080p benchmarks

No doubt Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the most beautiful games out there, which also makes it the perfect game to test our two GPUs.

On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running the game at 90 FPS while the RTX 3060 Ti is running it at 77 FPS, giving the win to the RTX 3070 Ti with ~16.8% more power.

Just like we saw in Days Gone, the RTX 3070 Ti seems to have worse 1% lows than the RTX 3060 Ti, as the former dropped to 47 FPS while the latter went just down to 54 FPS.

The thermal efficiency seems to be much better in running Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as the RTX 3070 Ti is only running about 5% hotter at 63°C. In comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 60°C.

Similarly, the difference in power consumption grows even smaller as the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming 207.6W, and the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 199.7W. Overall, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming just ~3.9% more power which can be neglected.

Hitman 3

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Hitman 3 benchmarks
Hitman 3 1080p benchmarks

When it comes to stealth games, nothing can beat Hitman 3.

Well, as expected, the RTX 3070 Ti is leading the battle with ~8.5% more FPS. Throughout the entire gameplay, the RTX 3070 Ti ran Hitman 3 at 140 FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti ran it at 129 FPS.

The RTX 3070 Ti seems to be lacking in the 1% lows again, as the GPU has dropped to 82 FPS, which is just a smidge lower than the 86 FPS that the RTX 3060 Ti went down to.

Similar to what we have analyzed so far, the RTX 3070 Ti is running hotter than the RTX 3060 Ti again. While the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 58°C, the RTX 3070 Ti is running about 8.6% hotter at 63°C. 

Not only that, but the RTX 3070 Ti is also consuming more power, which makes sense since the GPU is running hotter. All things considered, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming 233.9W, and the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming ~16.6% less power at 200.5W.

Call Of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone benchmarks
Call of Duty: Warzone 1080p benchmarks

Next on the list is Call of Duty: Warzone. COD has always relied heavily on the GPU to render its beautiful graphics.

This time, the RTX 3070 Ti is ahead by about 17.9% more FPS as it is running Warzone at 171 average FPS. In contrast, the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 145 average FPS. The GPU usage really puts the raw performance of the RTX 3070 Ti into perspective, as the graphics card is ahead of its competitor while having a significantly lower GPU usage.

The 1% lows paint a similar picture as the RTX 3070 Ti has dropped to 89 FPS and the RTX 3060 Ti to 81 FPS.

Since the RTX 3070 Ti has a lower usage, the thermal difference between the two GPUs has also come down to zero. That’s because both the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti are running at 61°C.

Call of Duty: Warzone is, so far, the first game where the RTX 3070 Ti shines in all aspects. The GPU is not only running the game with more FPS while hovering at the same temperatures as the RTX 3060 Ti, but it is also consuming about 9.1% less power. While the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 200.7W, the RTX 3070 Ti is taking in 183.8W.

Horizon Zero Dawn

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Horizon Zero Dawn benchmarks
Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p benchmarks

Released all the way back in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn is still a solid game to test our two GPUs on.

Throughout the entire gameplay, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 90 average FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 69 average FPS, giving the gaming performance win to the RTX 3070 Ti with an ~30.4% lead. What is even more impressive is that the RTX 3070 Ti is achieving such high figures with just 78% usage. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 98% GPU usage.

The difference in the 1% lows is even more as the RTX 3060 Ti dropped all the way to 31 FPS while the RTX 3070 Ti only dropped to 55 FPS.

In terms of thermal efficiency, both GPUs seem to be running at almost the same temperatures with a negligible difference of ~3.4%. The RTX 3060 Ti is running at 58°C, and the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 60°C.

Considering its ~30.4% more FPS, the RTX 3070 Ti is performing exceptionally well in running Horizon Zero Dawn at 1080p because the GPU is consuming 217.1W. In comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming just ~8.1% less power at 200.8W.

Minecraft Ray Tracing

Minecraft Raytracing benchmarks
Minecraft ray tracing 1080p benchmarks

We will wind up our RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti 1080p benchmarks with the greatest game of all time, Minecraft, and that too while running with ray tracing.

The RTX 3070 Ti is running this beautiful game with an average of 129 FPS. Similarly, the RTX 3060 Ti is running with an average of 109 FPS. Overall, the RTX 3070 Ti is winning with about 18.3% more FPS.

The RTX 3070 Ti is also performing quite well in the 1% lows as the GPU only dropped to about 110 FPS. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 Ti does not stay too much behind as it also went down to just 93 FPS.

Surprisingly, both the RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3060 Ti are running at the same temperature, that is, 58°C. Such thermal efficiency is really impressive because the RTX 3070 Ti is running with considerably more FPS.

As one would expect, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming more power by about 19.9%. While the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 197.6W, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming 237W.

Gaming Benchmarks: 1440p

So far, we analyzed the RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti benchmarks when the 8 games were running at 1080p resolution. But what happens when we crank the resolution up to 1440p? Will the performance difference increase? Let’s find out!

Days Gone

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Days Gone 1440p benchmarks
Days Gone 1440p benchmarks

Just like at 1080p, we will fire up the benchmarks at 1440p with Days Gone as well.

The RTX 3070 Ti is again leading with higher FPS. But, this time, the difference in performance is just ~20.9% which was about 23.8% when the two GPUs were running Days Gone at 1080p. On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 104 FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 86 FPS.

The 1% lows of the RTX 3070 Ti have improved at 1440p benchmarks as the GPU dropped to just about 64 FPS. Comparatively, the RTX 3060 Ti dropped to 60 FPS.

The temperatures of the two GPUs remain exactly the same as they did at 1080p, where the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 74°C and the RTX 3060 Ti is ~21.3% cooler at 61°C.

Well, the RTX 3070 Ti achieved high-performance figures while hovering at the same temperatures by consuming more power, and when we say more, we mean about 51.7% more. Overall, the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 200.2W whereas the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming a ridiculous 303.8W.

Control

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Control 1440p benchmarks
Control 1440p benchmarks

Just like at 1080p, both the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti have approximately the same difference in gaming FPS when running Control at 1440p.

For instance, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 90 average FPS while the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 70 average FPS, giving the win to the RTX 3070 Ti with about 28.5% more FPS.

However, the 1% lows are entirely different at 1440p as the RTX 3060 Ti is now at 48 FPS, and the RTX 3070 Ti is at 79 FPS.

Surprisingly, both GPUs are running at the same temperatures as they did at 1080. The RTX 3070 Ti is at 62°C, and the RTX 3060 Ti is ~10.7% cooler at 56°C.

What’s not equal is the difference in power consumption, as the RTX 3070 Ti is now consuming an astonishing 291.5W. Comparatively, the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming ~45.5% less power at 200.4W.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmarks

The overall difference in performance remains pretty much the same in Cyberpunk 2077 when the game is running at 1440p.

The RTX 3070 Ti is running at 55 average FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 41 average FPS, meaning that the RTX 3070 Ti is leading with about 34% better FPS, which is almost the same margin by which the RTX 3070 Ti led at 1080p performance.

However, the 1% lows tell a different story, as the RTX 3070 Ti has gone all the way down to 25 FPS while the RTX 3060 Ti is still at 32 FPS.

The overall difference in the temperatures remains almost the same as the RTX 3060 Ti is at 60°C, and the RTX 3070 Ti is about 15% hotter at 69°C.

Surprisingly, while the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming the same amount of power as it was when running in 1080p, that is 200.3W, the RTX 3070 Ti is actually consuming less power at 360.9W, reducing the difference in power consumption to about 30%.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1440p benchmarks
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 1440p benchmarks

The RTX 3070 Ti seems to be leading with an even bigger difference when running Assasin’s Creed Valhalla at 1440p.

On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 74 FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 59 FPS. So, the overall difference in sheer gaming performance has increased to 25.4%, with the RTX 3070 Ti leading.

The RTX 3070 Ti has also performed better in the 1% lows when compared with how it ran in 1080p. The GPU has dropped its framerates to 54 FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti has dropped to 47 FPS.

Even though the RTX 3060 Ti’s temperatures have not changed from 1080p to 1440p, the RTX 3070 Ti is actually running hotter as the GPU is now at 67°C, giving the thermal efficiency win to the RTX 3060 Ti with a ~9.8% margin.

The overall power consumption of both GPUs has increased at 1440p resolution as the RTX 3060 Ti is now consuming 200.8W, and the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming ~14.5% more power at 230W.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 1440p benchmarks
Hitman 3 1440p benchmarks

Just like we saw above, the RTX 3070 Ti is again leading with an even bigger margin when running Hitman 3 at 1440p resolution.

Previously, at 1080p, there was about an 8.5% difference in the FPS of the two GPUs. Well, this time, the difference has increased slightly to ~9.7% as the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 124 average FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 113 average FPS.

Both GPUs have relatively good 1% lows, where the RTX 3060 Ti dropped to 76 FPS and the RTX 3070 Ti to 85 FPS.

The RTX 3060 Ti seems to be maintaining its temperature rather well at both 1080p and 1440p gaming, as the GPU is now running at just 59°C. On the other hand, the RTX 3070 Ti has bumped up to 68°C, which has also increased the overall difference in thermal efficiency to ~15.2%.

It looks like the RTX 3070 Ti is firing up at all cylinders as the GPU is now consuming a solid ~44.1% more power. The RTX 3060 Ti is going relatively easy at just 200.8W, but the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming 289.4W.

Call Of Duty: Warzone

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti COD Warzone 1440p benchmarks
Call of Duty: Warzone 1440p benchmarks

As you can guess, the RTX 3070 Ti has again increased the gap in performance when running Call of Duty: Warzoze at 1440p.

With an average of 163 FPS, the RTX 3070 Ti is leading with 22.5% more framerates this time, as the RTX 3060 Ti is running at an average of 133 FPS.

The RTX 3070 Ti has much more stable, and consistent framerates at 1440p as the GPU dropped to just 101 FPS in the 1% lows. For comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti dropped to 88 FPS.

While the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 60°C, which is about the same temperature both the GPUs were running at when playing Warzone in 1080p, the RTX 3070 Ti is running slightly hotter at 65°C. So, overall, the RTX 3070 Ti is about 8.3% hotter.

It was a surprise to see the RTX 3070 Ti consuming ~9.1% less power than the RTX 3060 Ti when running at 1080p. But that’s not the case anymore, as the RTX 3070 Ti is now consuming ~11.8% more power at 224.2W. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming 200.4W.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p benchmarks

When running Horizon Zero Dawn at 1440p, both GPUs perform almost the same as they did in 1080, keeping the overall performance difference equal.

With the RTX 3070 Ti running Horizon Zero Dawn at 88 average FPS, the RTX 3060 Ti is behind by ~31% as it is running at 67 average FPS. Just like we saw in the 1080p benchmark, the RTX 3070 Ti is running with a lower GPU usage as compared to the RTX 3060 Ti.

The 1% lows of both GPUs are actually better at 1440p as the RTX 3060 Ti is now dropping to 47 FPS and the RTX 3070 Ti to 56 FPS.

While the RTX 3060 Ti is running Horizon Zero Dawn at 1440p at the same temperature as it ran at 1080p, the RTX 3070 Ti is running ~8.6% hotter at 63°C.

In terms of power efficiency, the overall difference in the power consumption of the two GPUs has doubled at 1440p. The RTX 3070 Ti is now consuming 233.7W, whereas the RTX 3060 Ti is still consuming 200.5W. Overall, the RTX 3070 Ti is consuming ~16.5% more power.

Minecraft Ray Tracing

RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti Minecraft Ray Tracing 1440p benchmarks
Minecraft Ray Tracing 1440p benchmarks

Finally, our thorough RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti benchmarks analysis has come to an end with Minecraft running with ray tracing at 1440p.

On average, the RTX 3070 Ti is running at 105 FPS, and the RTX 3060 Ti is running at 94 FPS. Overall, the RTX 3070 Ti outperforms the RTX 3060 Ti with about 11.7% more FPS. The difference in the sheer gaming performance of the two GPUs has reduced when running at 1440p, as it was ~18.3% at 1080p.

In terms of 1% lows, the RTX 3070 Ti has gone down to 89 FPS and the RTX 3060 Ti to 79 FPS.

While at 1080p, both GPUs were running at the same temperature, the RTX 3070 Ti has now become hotter as the GPU is running at 64°C, which is about 12.2% more than the RTX 3060 Ti running at 57°C.

Not only that, but the overall difference in power consumption has also increased to ~30.6% at 1440p as the RTX 3070 Ti is now consuming 260.7W. In comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti is consuming almost the same power as it did at 1080p, which is 199.6W.

How Much Better Is RTX 3070 Ti?

Overall Gaming Performance
Overall Gaming Performance

Now that we have gone through the thorough 3060 Ti vs. 3070 Ti benchmarks both at 1080p and 1440p, we can finally find out how well the RTX 3070 Ti performs in comparison with the RTX 3060 Ti.

So, in all the 8 games which we analyzed, the RTX 3070 Ti performed about 22% better at 1080p than the RTX 3060 Ti on average. Similarly, at 1440p, the RTX 3070 Ti performed somewhat the same as it remained ahead by ~22.9% on average than the RTX 3060 Ti.

However, one important thing that you should keep in mind is that the gaming performance varies a lot depending on the game. For instance, in Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p, the RTX 3070 Ti was ahead by a whopping 32.7% margin in sheer FPS figures. But then, in Hitman 3, it could only perform ~8.5% better.

Similarly, in most of the 1440p games, the RTX 3070 Ti managed to perform even better than how it did in 1080p. There are only two games, Days Gone and Minecraft ray tracing, where the overall difference in performance decreased. Other than that, it only increased, and in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at 1440p, the RTX 3070 Ti bumped the gap to 25.4% from ~16.8% at 1080p, which is quite impressive.

All things considered, the RTX 3070 Ti stayed ahead by considerable performance figures. But the RTX 3060 Ti is not too bad, either. In fact, the GPU also ran all of our games both at 1080p and 1440p with maxed-out settings without any hiccups. The only game where the GPU struggled just a bit was Cyberpunk 2077 at 1440p, as it could only achieve 41 average FPS. Other than that, the RTX 3060 Ti is an overall solid graphics card.

Power Consumption And Thermal Efficiency

The sheer gaming performance is not the only factor to consider when comparing two different GPUs. We also need to go over the power consumption and thermal efficiency to declare a winner of the RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti battle.

As we discussed in the detailed specifications, the RTX 3060 Ti has a TDP of 200W, whereas the RTX 3070 Ti has a 45% higher TDP of 290W. So, it was expected of the RTX 3070 Ti to consume more power as we already knew it had a higher TDP on paper. But, the real answer is what we analyzed in the gaming benchmarks.

On average, the RTX 3070 Ti consumed about 18.8% more power when running those 8 games at 1080p. Additionally, the overall difference in power consumption increased by a lot to ~30.5% as we cranked the resolution up to 1440p.

The power consumption figures varied quite a lot depending on the game and the resolution. For instance, when running Days Gone at 1440p, the RTX 3070 Ti was consuming ~51.7% more power, and in Warzone at 1080p, the GPU was actually consuming ~9.1% less power. 

More power means more heat, so consequently, the RTX 3070 Ti also ran hotter than the RTX 3060 Ti. However, the difference wasn’t significantly huge that you would be concerned. In fact, in games like Warzone and Minecraft ray tracing at 1080p, both GPUs were running at the same temperature.

Nevertheless, the RTX 3070 Ti ran about 7.7% hotter on average when running the 8 games at 1080p. Similarly, the temperatures rose as we moved to 1440p because the difference in thermal efficiency increased to ~12.6% in favor of the RTX 3060 Ti.

Which GPU Offers More Value

We know that the RTX 3070 Ti is undoubtedly a superior GPU. With its up to ~32.7% better performance figures, the RTX 3060 Ti does not stand a chance. But is it actually worth it? Or would an RTX 3060 Ti provide better value for money?

Well, you can get an RTX 3060 Ti for as low as $440 and an RTX 3070 Ti for about $630, depending on the variant. So, with a difference of $190, the RTX 3060 Ti offers more value for money.

The RTX 3060 Ti ran every game we threw at it at both 1080p and 1440p with solid FPS. The GPU also performed quite well in terms of thermal and power efficiency. Not only that, but with an RTX 3070 Ti, you might also have to spend extra on the PSU as the suggested PSU for the RTX 3070 Ti is 600W while it is 550W for the RTX 3060 Ti.

While the RTX 3060 Ti seems to be the better bang for the buck, the RTX 3070 Ti is not totally a bad deal. One shouldn’t forget that the GPU performed about 22.9% better than the RTX 3060 Ti in 1440 gaming. 

RTX 3060 Ti Vs. RTX 3070 Ti: Which One Is Better For You?

So, which GPU is better for you? Well, if you can afford it, then the RTX 3070 Ti is a no-brainer. The GPU packs more power, no matter how you look at it. It is a beast in its own league, and you won’t run into any performance issues with it as long as you aim to game at 1440p.

Similarly, if you’re on a budget and you think you could spend those $190 you saved on better RAM or CPU, then go with the RTX 3060 Ti. Even though the RTX 3070 Ti outperforms it in every game regardless of the resolution, the RTX 3060 Ti still managed to run them at playable FPS.

In the end, it all comes down to you. Yes, the RTX 3060 Ti is a better deal for the money, but if you want those extra frames, then the RTX 3070 Ti is not too bad either. At the moment, there is no sight of the RTX 4070, and even though that GPU will completely obliterate the RTX 3070 Ti at a similar price point, the RTX 3070 Ti remains the mid-range king.

We hope that our thorough RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3070 Ti guide will assist you in picking the right GPU for your next build.

FAQs

Is the RTX 3070 Ti enough for 1440p gaming?

Yes, as we saw in the benchmarks analysis, the RTX 3070 Ti ran every game we reviewed in 1440p without any problems. In fact, when put next to the RTX 3060 Ti, the RTX 3070 Ti was about 22.9% faster.

Is the RTX 3060 Ti worth it?

Yes, if you are on a budget, then the RTX 3060 Ti is definitely worth its salt. For about $440, you can run every game on it with considerable FPS.

Does the RTX 3070 Ti consume too much power?

Well, the RTX 3070 Ti has a higher TDP than the RTX 3060 Ti. Consequently, it also consumes more power. However, the overall power consumption was not too high so your electricity bill will not skyrocket.

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What started out as a love for PC gaming turned into an enthusiasm for PC tech and hardware. Ali is a high school graduate who aspires to be a dentist. On the side, Ali likes to keep up with the latest in PC tech, and write about it.