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 RTX 4070 Founders Edition scored an 18718. This put it in front of the RTX 3080 and behind the 7900 XTX. This also means it was in front of both the 6800 XT and 6950 XT from AMD as well.
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 RTX 4070 Founders Edition is a lot farther up in this chart than you might expect. It is in front of the RTX 3080 and behind the RTX 3090 Ti and at least for the Monster and Classroom tests it was a lot closer to the 3090 Ti than I would have expected.
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 the RTX 4070 Founders Edition is ahead of the RTX 3080 which is impressive by itself but the RTX score is more interesting, the base scores were close between the two cards but the 4070 jumps way ahead with RTX.
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 RTX 4070 Founders Edition did really well here with its CUDA score and RTX scores both outperforming the RTX 3080.