NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (Laptop, 140W) vs GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 140W) – Do not eat all the hype about the 40-series

 

The laptop landscape is looking Green all the way, and while we’re still waiting for manufacturers to supply the market with AMD laptop graphics, we have plenty of decisions to make, in regards as to whether or not to pick the new modern 40-series GPUs from NVIDIA or to go for the 30-series and save some money, while still getting plenty of performance. Today we have the brand new RTX 4060, a GPU ripe for 1440p gaming or high-FPS esports games at 1080p. On the other end, sits the RTX 3070, a premiere GPU that’s able to push frames as high as 4K in some titles.

You can learn more about both GPUs here: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (140W) / GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop)

You can check out our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see the top-performing GPUs. 

Specs table

Looking at the specs of both GPUs, we see that the 40-series leads in terms of clock speeds while employing faster memory, which is always the case with newer products. However, the RTX 3070 does have a lot more cores, a 66% increase to be specific. The memory bandwidth is also higher, which contributes to performance as well.

RTX 4060 (Laptop, 140W)RTX 3070 (Laptop, 140W)
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAmpere
Lithography4 nm8 nm
Base / Max Frequency1920MHz / 2250MHz1215MHz / 1720MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6-20000MHzGDDR6-17500MHz
Memory capacity8GB8GB
Cores30725120
Power Consumption140W140W
Memory bus128-bit256-bit
Memory bandwidth256 GB/sec384 GB/sec

GPU benchmarks

Looking at the synthetic benchmarks that we use for testing, we see that the RTX 3070 is faster all around, with leads of 6% in 3DMark Time Spy, 14% in 3DMark Fire Strike, 12% in 3DMark Wild Life, and 8% in Unigine Superposition.

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