Joined on 11/27/12
I have been gaming on home built computers for over a decade. Was Intel loyal until 2021 When I switched over to an AMD R5600X from an Intel i7-3770K, and recently upgraded from a EVGA GTX 1080 SC (on water) to an EVGA RTX 3070 XC3.
Solid Upgrade From a GTX 1080
Pros: - Solid 1440p performance in all current titles - DLSS and Ray Tracing work as I had expected, and add great performance value - Boost Clocks are consistent around 1950 MHz on the stock cooler at 67C - Fans are reasonably quite given the amount of power/heat this card can pull/generate
Cons: - Still hard to find at MSRP, but the Newegg shuffle is a great way to eventually get the GPU you want - No real cons about the card, works as advertised
Overall Review: Great 1440p performance. I can play most of my games at High/Ultra with Ray Tracing on when DLSS "Quality" is enabled. With easily over 60 fps, and in some cases 100+ fps. A massive step up with the stock XC3 cooler from my GTX 1080 that I had OverClocked on a water cooler. I'm very happy with my purchase, and will continue to trust EVGA when I purchase future GPUs.