Review: Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC

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Overclocking:

Overclocking via GPU Tweak :

Let’s head over to the latest version of the GPU Tweak software. This is the overclocking software designed by Asus but which will be compatible with other brands of GPUs. The software is really well designed but you will have to go select advanced mode to have access to all the settings.

To test our overclocking, we will first focus on the Time Spy benchmark. Let’s get started! We opt for a maximum fan speed, raise the power limit to the maximum, i.e. 110% and off we go! At first, we only push the GPU frequency until the benchmark is no longer running. Once we have a stable GPU frequency, we move on to increasing the memory frequency.

By default, at stock frequencies, our Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC scores 14165 points in Time Spy. Under Fire Strike Ultra, a score of 8909 points is achieved.

In-house protocol:

Let’s go! The fans are set to maximum speed and the power target is increased to the maximum, from 100 to 112%. This allows us to increase our score slightly. Next, we move on to the overclocking of our GPU. We tested several frequencies and finally arrived at a maximum boost frequency of 2175/2190 MHz. Once the GPU frequency was found, the same principle is applied to the memory frequency. Here are the parameters we finally obtained.

So we did the benchmarks with a boost frequency of 2020 MHz (max GPU-Z 2175/2190) and memory at 2050 MHz.

In the end, we scored 15587 points on Time Spy (+10%) and 9882 points on Fire Strike Ultra (+12%). As you can see, the temperatures remain perfectly cool. It is now time to give you our impressions of this Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC.

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