Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti Eagle Review
There has been loads to discuss with the Ti launch of cards in the past seven days. Nearly all of it is price and stock related. As much as we always try and separate price and performance, the way that the GPU market has been since the original launch of the Ampere cards from Nvidia means it's utterly impossible to think about one without the other.
We adored the 3000 range as it brought loads of performance at prices far below those of the Turing cards, but the absolute inability to buy one and the price issues thanks to scalpers and website owners without scruples has meant that they've left a nasty taste in our mouths. With the Ti launch the hugely increased prices and barely increased performance has felt like nothing other than a cynical cash in on the world shortages.
Thankfully, the RTX 3070 Ti launch, in price terms at least, isn't as horrific as the 3080 Ti was, and Gigabyte have shocked the world by launching the RTX 3070 Ti Eagle at Nvidia MSRP. We almost don't care how this performs. We're just so grateful they haven't gone down the "add a grand to the price because reasons" route we saw with the partner RTX 3080 Tis.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've already seen that the RTX 3070 Ti is basically identical in performance to the regular RTX 3070, so how does the Eagle get on?