Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 10 and the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti OC scored 22759 which put it up ahead of the RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX as well as all of Nvidia’s cards from the last generation including the RTX 3090 Ti.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. With the latest version of Blender, they redid the benchmark so we now have a new test that runs three different renderings and gives each a score. I have all three stacked together so we can see the overall performance. The TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti OC did well here as well outperforming the RTX 3090 Ti and AMD's new cards aren’t even in the same zip code due to the performance improvement that Blender sees with Nvidia’s Optix.
For CUDA-based cards, I also check out OctaneRender performance using their OctaneBench 2060.1 benchmark which allows me to check out both RTX and non-RTX rendering performance. Here was more of the same with the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti OC sitting behind the RTX 4080 by a good margin but out in front of the RTX 3090 Ti when testing with RTX and almost tied with the 3090 Ti when not using RTX.
For an additional CUDA-based test I also ran V-Ray Benchmark 5 to check out CUDA and RTX performance in the 3D rendering and simulation software. The TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti OC scored 2317 with CUDA and with RTX which improved things up to 3096. This put it ahead of the RTX 3090 Ti on both tests but there is a big gap between it and the RTX 4080.