Overall and Final Verdict
With all of our testing out of the way and having taken a closer look at the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X already we can finally sit back and process everything we saw. Like with previous Suprim cards, MSI did a great job with the styling on the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X. It avoids a lot of the gimmicky “gamer” focused trends and has a cleaner design. It also shows that you can get the better quality construction that the Founders Edition series of cards are known for outside of that lineup which is important for the 4070 Ti because Nvidia doesn’t have a Founders Edition for this generation. MSI gave the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X a metal fan shroud, thick internal supports to help hold the weight of the card, and a thick backplate to tie it all together. They also used different finish types on the same panels to add to the styling for that signature Suprim look. The RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X is a very large card though and it isn’t going to fit in some cases so you will need to keep that in mind. It also has the new 12VHPWR connection up on top and while MSI did recess it some I would have preferred to see that positioned at an angle where it won’t be under as much strain when pressed up against the side panel in a lot of cases.
Like with the Asus TUF 4070 Ti OC that I already took a look at, the MSI RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X is overclocked and had a slightly higher overclock than the TUF card. This helped it edge the TUF out in a majority of tests. MSI did however go a little more conservative on the power profile on the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X which affected one or two results. More importantly, though that also meant that it used less power than the TUF 4070 Ti in our power tests by 9 watts on average. The 4070 Ti is the most efficient card we have tested for points per watt in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme and the better power profile put the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X at the top of our chart. I was also expecting the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X with its larger heatsink and lower power to do a little better than the TUF 4070 Ti in cooling but when testing with the fans cranked up they both came out at the same temperature. The extra cooling did translate to quieter performance when under load though. For the bigger picture of the card's performance, it fell right into the gap that Nvidia left under the new RTX 4080 and impressively it outperformed the RTX 3090 Ti which was the Nvidia flagship just months ago. It doesn’t however outperform the RX 7900 XT, at least when it comes to regular raster performance. The 7900 XT does fall behind once you start looking at other new technologies like ray tracing and DLSS 3 which the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X did extremely well with. Overall the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X dominated 1080p and 1440p performance and 4K is more than playable as well with all of our results at that resolution coming in at 60 FPS or higher but about half of them not reaching the high refresh rate capable of 120+ FPS. DLSS 3 does offer ways to help with that in games that support it.
As for pricing, the RTX 4070 Ti itself has an MSRP of $799 which is a nice improvement over the original expected MSRP of the 4080 12GB which was $899. As for the MSI RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X, sadly ahead of the launch, I haven’t been able to get the MSRP of MSIs flagship card but I do know that other companies have their highest-end RTX 4070 Ti’s up into the $1049 range and I wouldn’t expect this card to be any different given its build construction and being their highest end card. If at a price like that it does put it in a more precarious position with the 7900 XT outperforming the 4070 Ti and with that starting to get up into the RTX 4080 range. The MSI RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X is one of if not the best 4070 Ti card out there, but depending on its pricing it may be the card that only the people who want the best will be looking at.
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