Weekly review and outlook: The wrong graphics card at the right time


This week Nvidia launched the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Under normal conditions, a disappointing graphics card that offers far too little additional performance in view of the additional consumption and surcharge. In times of global chip shortage, the graphics card will still sell like sliced ​​bread.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (test) is a mini upgrade that will only work in 2021 The performance of the graphics card is only 5 to 7 percent higher than with the GeForce RTX 3070 (test), depending on the resolution, but the graphics card costs around 20 percent more and treats itself to 70 watts more in games, which is a surcharge of over 30 Percent equals. In terms of performance per watt, Nvidia almost falls back to the old Turing level. The GeForce RTX 3070 delivers 25 percent more FPS per watt.

The market allows this graphics card

The new model, which is therefore not recommended, would have a hard time on the market under regular conditions. But in times of global semiconductor scarcity and the greed of many mining operators, who have recently been prevented from buying with a throttle, the market also allows disappointing products, according to the motto: Anyway, what is available is bought Price hardly plays a role anymore.

In the price comparison, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cost more than double what one would normally expect. Apart from the Founders Edition from Nvidia, which was no longer available at the start, non-binding price recommendations have not been given by partners for a long time because they have nothing to do with the development on the market anyway.

Tower for Ryzen 5000 and GeForce RTX 3000

This crazy price spiral means that complete systems like the Corsair One a200 with AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and GeForce RTX 3080 in June 2021 are nowhere near as aloof as they did a year before, although the PC system costs just over 4,000 euros. The test of the Corsair One a200 made it to place two of the most read articles behind the test of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti this week.

Most read tests & amp; Reports

  1. Test

    GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE The mini upgrade that will only work in 2021

    307 comments Wolfgang Andermahr 100%

  2. Test

    Corsair One a200 tower for Ryzen 5000 and GeForce RTX 3000

    41 comments Jan-Frederik Timm 57%

  3. Retro

    In the test 15 years ago The” gamer cube “that only ventilated via the power supply

    80 comments Robert McHardy 38%

  4. Test

    Intel SSD 670p 1 TB Reading the fastest QLC SSD in the course to date

    73 comments Michael Günsch 37%

  5. Test

    EarFun Free 2 Low-Latency-In-Ears with aptX, AAC and IPX7 for less than 50 euros

    42 comments Frank Hüber 34%

  6. Retro

    C: B_retro Ausgabe_83 Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 with PowerVR Kyro II

    94 Comments Sven Bauduin 31%

TXT file with billions of passwords

Among the daily news, a TXT file with 8.4 billion passwords compiled by hackers caused a sensation. This file, which is around 100 gigabytes in size, has appeared in the relevant scene forums for hackers. The hacker himself christened his huge TXT document, based on the data leak “RockYou” from 2009, with the name “RockYou2021”.

Whether one of the own passwords in the hack can be found on platforms such as “Have I been pwned?” There the API can be addressed directly and using the first five characters of the SHA-1 hash to find possible hits.

New Apple Maps and a passive CPU cooler

Also in demand this week were the new Apple Maps in iOS 15, for which ComputerBase provides map comparisons with iOS 14 and Google Maps, and the Noctua NH-P1 as the first passive CPU cooler from the Austrian manufacturer h2 class = “text-h2″> Most Read News & amp; Notes

  1. 1 8.4 billion passwords Huge TXT file appeared in scene forums 100%
  2. 2 iOS 15 The new Apple Maps is a giant step forward 74%
  3. 3 Noctua NH-P1 dealer unveils passive CPU cooler for US $ 100 58%
  4. 4 Extreme demand graphics card market grows 39% 51%
  5. 5 iOS 15 The iPhone is becoming the Cinema, house key and ID card 49%
  6. 6 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti Who got one and at what price? 47%
  7. 7 EA hackers loot source code for games and tools 41%
  8. 8 Battlefield 2042 Gigantic multiplayer battles return 40%

E3 starts next week

In the coming week, the virtual E3 will take place from June 15th to 17th instead, at which all kinds of new games and potentially also new hardware are expected. Rumor has it that Nintendo could present a revised Switch with more power and an OLED display.

With this reading material in the bag, the editors wish you a relaxing Sunday!