On Tuesday I took a look at the new RTX 3070 Founders Edition as a look at Nvidia’s new Ampere-based GPU ahead of today's launch. Well in addition to the launch, today is also when the embargo drops for aftermarket RTX 3070’s and I’m lucky enough to have the RTX 3070 XC3 Black from EVGA on hand to check out. The RTX 3070 Founders Edition performed well, but today I’m excited to see what an overclock and a different cooler can do. Especially with EVGA going with a more traditional full-length PCB and cooler here over the short PCB that the Founders Edition had to support their unique blow-through design.

Product Name: EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Black

Review Sample Provided by: EVGA

Written by: Wes Compton

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Boost Clock

1725 MHz

Memory Clock

14000 MHz Effective

CUDA Cores


Bus Type

PCIe 4.0

Memory Detail

8192MB GDDR6

Memory Bit Width

256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

448 GB/s

LED Logo



Height: 4.38 in - 111.15 mm

Length: 11.23 in - 285.37mm

Width: 2.2 Slots

Display Connections

3x DisplayPort

1x HDMI 2.1


EVGA iCX3 Cooling

Adjustable ARGB LED

Built for EVGA Precision X1

2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores

3rd Gen Tensor Cores

PCI Express® Gen 4

Microsoft DirectX® 12 Ultimate

GDDR6 Graphics Memory


NVIDIA® GeForce ExperienceTM



Game Ready Drivers

Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6

DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.1

HDCP 2.3

VR Ready


650 Watt or greater power supply.

PCI Express, PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express

3.0 or PCI Express 4.0 compliant motherboard

with one graphics slot.

Two available 8-pin or 6+2pin PCIe power


Windows 10 64bit




So specification wise the EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Black is the same as the Founders Edition. To confirm that I did what I always do and ran GPUz. There I could confirm the memory and GPU clocks match the specifications. I also do this so I can document the BIOS version used and the driver I tested with which btw is the pre-launch version 456.96 provided by Nvidia.

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