MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR
vs
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+


GPU comparison with benchmarks

In the gpu comparison between the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR and the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+, we compare both the technical data and the benchmark results of the two graphics cards.

GPU

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR is based on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR and has 5888 texture shaders and 46 execution units.

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ is based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, which has 1664 shaders and 13 execution units.
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR Based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
GA104-302-A1 GPU Chip GM204-200-A1
Ampere Architecture Maxwell 2.0
46 Streaming Multiprocessors 13
5888 Shader 1664
96 Render Output Units 56
184 Texture Units 104
46 Raytracing Cores 0

Memory

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR has 8 GB of graphics memory of the type GDDR6 and achieves a memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ can access 4 GB GDDR5 graphics memory and thus achieves a memory bandwidth of 224 GB/s.

8 GB Memory Size 4 GB
GDDR6 Memory Type GDDR5
1.750 GHz Memory Clock 1.753 GHz
14.0 Gbps Memory Speed 7.0 Gbps
448 GB/s Memory bandwidth 224 GB/s
256 bit Memory Interface 256 bit

Clock Speeds

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR clocks in the base with up to 1.500 GHz. The base frequency of the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ is 1.190 GHz.

1.500 GHz Base Clock 1.190 GHz
1.785 GHz Boost Clock 1.342 GHz
1.77 GHz Avg (Game) Clock
Yes Overclocking Yes

Thermal Design

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR is 270 W. The graphics card is supplied with energy via the 2 x 8-Pin connector.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ has a TDP of 145 W and is supplied with the required energy via 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin PCIe power connectors.

270 W TDP 145 W
280 W TDP (up) --
93 °C Tjunction max 98 °C
2 x 8-Pin PCIe-Power 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin

Cooler & Fans

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR has a total of 3 Axial fans.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ has 2 Axial fans to cool the GPU and memory.

Axial Fan-Type Axial
3 x 100 mm Fan 1 2 x 90 mm
-- Fan 2 --
Air cooling Cooler-Type Air cooling
0 dB Noise (Idle) 0 dB
-- Noise (Load) --

Connectivity

In the connectivity category, we recorded the number of ports on a graphics card. A total of 4 screens can be connected to the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ supports a maximum of 4 screens.

4 Max. Displays 4
2.3 HDCP-Version 2.2
1x HDMI v2.1 HDMI Ports 1x HDMI v2.0
3x DP v1.4a DP Ports 3x DP v1.2
-- DVI Ports 1
-- VGA Ports --
-- USB-C Ports --

Featureset

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR supports a maximum resolution of 7680x4320 pixels.

The maximum resolution of the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ is 4096x2160 pixels.

7680x4320 Max. resolution 4096x2160
12_2 (Ultimate) DirectX 12_1
Yes Raytracing No
Yes DLSS / FSR No
MSI Mystic Light LED No LED lighting

Supported Video Codecs

The support and acceleration of certain video codecs directly in the graphics card reduces the load when playing or creating videos.

Decode / Encode h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode h265 / HEVC No
Decode AV1 No
Decode VP8 Decode
Decode VP9 No

Dimensions

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR is 335 mm long, 140 mm high and 61 mm wide.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ is 256 mm long, 111 mm high and -- wide.

335 mm Length 256 mm
140 mm Height 111 mm
61 mm Width --
3 PCIe-Slots Width (Slots) 2 PCIe-Slots
1735 g Weight --
PCIe 4.0 x 16 GPU Interface PCIe 3 x 16

Additional data

The MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Suprim SE 8G LHR was released in Q2/2021 at a price of 499 $ (Reference).

The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ was introduced in Q1/2015 at a price of 329 $.

-- Part-no 04G-P4-3975-KR
Q2/2021 Release date Q1/2015
499 $ (Reference) Launch Price 329 $
8 nm Structure size 28 nm
data sheet Documents data sheet

Benchmark results

3DMark Benchmark (DirectX, Raytracing)

3DMark is a benchmark program that determines the performance of certain components of a computer and then reports the performance as a numerical value.

Time Spy Extreme Graphics score

Port Royal (Raytracing)

Speed Way Graphics Score (Raytracing)

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was developed by CD Projekt Red and is based on the development studio's own REDengine 4. Ray tracing is switched off in our benchmarks.

3840x2160 (2160p)

2560x1440 (1440p)

1920x1080 (1080p)

The Last of Us Part 1

The Last of Us Part One is a game released by Sony in June 2013 exclusively for the Playstation and released for the PC in early 2023. The benchmark values here were determined at high details.

3840x2160 (2160p)

2560x1440 (1440p)

1920x1080 (1080p)

Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 is a visually stunning game that is ideal as a graphics card benchmark. We test the game with maximum details on Windows 10.

3840x2160 (2160p)

2560x1440 (1440p)

1920x1080 (1080p)

FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second.

FP32 (TFLOPS)

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