Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition came in right in between the founders edition RTX 3070 and the overclocked EVGA 3070.
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition has a big lead up over the overclocked 3070 here but the gap between it and the 6800XT is still large except on the OpenGL test where AMD cards just fall on their face.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. Here I render two scenes and combine the total time it takes. The RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition took 142 seconds to complete the two blender renders which wasn’t all that good, our previous 3070 and even the 3060 Ti were faster. On the other hand, the Optix performance was amazing, taking just 62 seconds for the two renders.