|Graphics Model||GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Vulcan OC 8G-V|
|Resolution||7680 X 4320|
|Bus Type||256 bit|
|Memory Interface||PCIe 4.0|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||608GB/s|
|Ports & Connectors|
|Display Port||3 x DP|
|Connector||3 x 8 Pin|
|Dimensions||323 x 158 x 60mm|
|Recommend PSU||750W and above|
|Manufacture Warranty||02 years warranty|
Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Vulcan OC 8G-V Graphics Card
The Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Vulcan OC 8G-V Graphics Card is a big card, and you’ll need to ensure you have a lot of room and three spare slots to comfortably accommodated it. Measuring 323 x 158 x 60mm (LxWxH), it’s a beefy card to slot into your PC, so you definitely want to make sure you don’t have your CPU cooling pipes near this GPU or any other cabling. Colorful did include a special holder which you can screw onto the back of the card to support it better in a horizontal setup.
Three fans sit on top of the card, and Colorful states that its new 13-blade design with a slightly raised edge help to move more airflow across the card and keep it cool. The company’s new Vacuum Cooper Plate technology helps to draw heat away from the card as well, by using a special chamber containing cooling liquid and copper powder. It also covers a larger surface area compared to the previous generation. The aluminum back plate features the GeForce RTX branding along with an RGB-compatible iGame logo.
At the top you’ll find the PCIe power connectors, and there are three 8-pin ones to power this card. That seems a bit of an overkill, but presumably this is the case in order to power the attached LCD screen as well as allow for overclockers to push this card a bit further. Colorful is also recommending a minimum 750W PSU to power everything smoothly, so that’s another thing to keep in mind before popping this card into your PC.
Starting with 1080p gaming, the Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Vulcan OC 8G-V Graphics Card performed exceptionally well. In games like Destiny 2 and Total War: Three Kingdoms, we regularly had 120-146fps throughout, while Final Fantasy XIV showed a whopping 206fps during its benchmark. There’s enough power here to easily tackle 1080p gaming perhaps too much power, but even at the highest settings with other visual effects turned on, most games performed flawlessly and didn’t dip below 80fps.
For 1440p gaming performance was still quite strong, jumping between 75-85fps for games like Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Where the card starts to strain a little-bit and rightfully so is when you crank things up to 4K resolution. Again, depending on the game you’re playing and what visual effects are turned on, you’ll looking at around 32-51fps overall. That’s still quite respectable for a card like this, and while you’re not going to get performance figures like those, you’d enjoy with an RTX 3080, the iGame RTX 3070 Ti still manages to perform admirably during our 4K gaming sessions. Whether or not you'll actually enjoy playing something at 4K with less than 60fps is entirely up to you.
Colorful is also one of the few (if not perhaps, the only) manufacturers to include a dedicated overclocking button on its cards. Pressing this button boost the card’s base frequency from 1575MHz to 1860MHz, allowing you to squeeze out about 8-12fps extra in certain games. It’s not a lot, but the ease of overclocking by just tapping a button is certainly appreciated.
For more invested overclockers, iGame’s control software allows you to tweak your settings more delicately with just a few clicks, making it easy to drill down to the clock settings that you prefer. Standard idle temperatures were around 40C, with the card going up to 72C during longer gaming sessions.
The end result is that theColorful iGame GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Vulcan OC 8G-V Graphics Card is a great card for gaming, but its asking price is a bit of a worry. While it’s great for 1080p and 1440p gaming, gamers might find themselves holding back to splurge on RTX 3080 cards when they’re more readily available in the market, or opting to forgo the handy LCD screen in order to get a cheaper price. Still, if you’re missing a good GPU in your PC and you’ve got the money ready to burn, then this is definitely a card worth showing off in your rig.