Best upgrade from 3000 Series
I watched tons of reviews on YT before I bought that card and none of them reflect the pure performance of this card. I upgraded my PC from RTX 3060 to be able to use DLSS 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 Overdrive and path tracing feature. Lads. I don't know where these undermining reviews come from because this card is flying! For that price, you get a monster card! The mentioned Cyberpunk is just amazing! All settings maxed out, path tracing on, 80-90fps in 1080p. All ultra, path tracing on in 1440p runs in 60-65fps. Battlefield runs in 120 - 140 fps full-on settings. Plus, what's great, you need only one 8-pin PSU cable. No necessary PSU replacement. Plug and play. Can't recommend enough!!
Solidly built, Quiet & cool... No Coil whine.
This Gigabyte WindForce OC 4070 is a great choice especially at the launch price as it has zero coil whine, stays cool and gives well over 120fps on ultra settings in my games at 1440p. Gets up to 180fps on ACC on epic if your interested. As fast or faster that the founders edition according to reviews and has a metal backing plate. Hope you can get yours at MSRP or lower as they seem to have increased the price here.
Good Card, Nice Temps, Quiet
After using this card for about a week, must say I do like it.
Runs 1440p nice and smooth, relatively low temps (hovers around 60 at load), does not draw much power, around 140w - 180w most of time when gaming.
The fans only kick in sometimes, possibly due to boredom, but hardly any noise.
I now get 165hz at 1440p with low power and no noise, excellent stuff.
Also has the potential of DLS3, which have not tried yet as it isn't required, oh and ray tracing too.
Only 1 x 8 PIN connector required = Good stuff.
Windforce OC version is slightly faster than reference version, a little plus.
Only downside is the asking price.