As we always state, the internet is filled with rumors and leaks, and we won’t know when any new information will pop out in the corner of the web. And as such recently the Bilibili creator (硬件大玩家 Big Hardware Player) has published a video online.
The video contains the RTX 3070 Ti graphics card synthetic, mining and gaming tests. However, the review didn’t specifically mention the actual name of the graphics card. but speculations are there that it’s a custom variant because access to the Founder Edition model requires signing an NDA. However, thanks to GPU-Z it was easy to identify the exact model of the card used.
According to sources, the review is based on the press driver for RTX 3070 Ti (NVIDIA 466.61). however, the alleged leaker did not update the GPU-Z software to 2.40.0 which has full RTX3080Ti/3070Ti support. this means that some crucial data is missing from the review. It also means that the leaker wanted to keep the information such as BIOS version, boost clock, etc. hidden from the viewers. The subsystem ID confirms this is a Colorful Vulcan X model.
In the review, the card was tested in both the stock and power-optimized settings. The mining software shows that the hash rate drops 70 to 40 MH/s with stock settings. When the GDDR6X memory was overclocked by 1500 MHz and power limited to 80%, the performance starts at 78 MH/s and quickly drops to 45 MH/s. For as long as no one cracks the new mining limiter on this 290W TDP model, it definitely shouldn’t look as interesting to miners as the RTX 220W RTX 3070 non-Ti.
It seems that Nvidia did a number on miners with its new hash rate feature, however, let’s see how long this one lasts.