As always I like to start my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card, especially when comparing with the same GPU. For the MSI RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X, I have taken a look at one other 4070 Ti already so we can compare them together. Beyond that, I will be keeping an eye on how the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X compares with the RTX 4080, the AMD 7900 XT, and Nvidia’s last generation of cards as well. The RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X is overclocked more than the Asus TUF 4070 Ti with its clock speed of 2775 MHz to the TUF’s 2730 MHz so it will be interesting to see how much that extra clock speed helps.
The first round of tests were done in the older Fire Strike benchmark which is a DX11 test. There are three detail levels, performance, extreme, and ultra. The RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X sits just ahead of the TUF 4070 Ti in the base and Ultra Fire Strike tests but the TUF did edge it out in the Extreme test by a few points. Overall both cards came in ahead of the 3090 Ti but still behind the 4080 of course.
The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. The RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X once again edged out the Asus TUF 4070 Ti by a small margin with its larger overclock but the difference wasn’t enough to make a dent in the gap between either of the 4070 Tis and the 7900 XT in the standard Time Spy benchmark. It did close the gap slightly on the 3090 Ti in the Extreme test, however.
I did also test using the new 3DMark Speed Way which is their latest benchmark. Speed Way is DX12 as well but adds in more future-focused tech like Ray Tracing which up until now 3DMark has only used in feature tests. Here the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X didn’t outperform the TUF 4070 Ti which is interesting, though it was only 7 points behind.
The last test was using the Unigine-based Superposition benchmark and I tested at 1080p with the extreme detail setting as well as the 4K optimized setting. In the extreme detail 1080p setting and the 4K test, the RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X came in behind the RTX 3090 Ti but ahead of the 3080 Ti. The RTX 4070 Ti Suprim X did also improve on the scores in both tests compared to the TUF 4070 Ti by a small margin.