Nvidia introduced a refreshed 2000 Series lineup back in 2019 with models having a SUPER designation at the end and here we are 5 years later and this year at CES they did that once again with their 4000 Series of cards, skipping the 3000 Series. Their CES press conference announced the new RTX 4080 SUPER, RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, and the RTX 4070 SUPER. The last of which goes on sale tomorrow January 17th but ahead of that we have the chance to take a look at the Nvidia Founders Edition of the RTX 4070 SUPER to see what it is all about so let’s dive in.

Product Name: Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition

Review Sample Provided by: Nvidia

Written by: Wes Compton

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What’s so SUPER

Nvidia’s CES announcements were all covered in their video but to hit a few highlights before getting into what the three new SUPER cards have to offer. They touched on a few new upcoming RTX supported titles. One of those is Half-Life 2 RTX which was done using the RTX Remix tool. That tool is going into open beta offering an easy way for modders and developers to upgrade past and current games to utilize RTX technology. Anything that makes it easier to do will only help get more support and in this case, we can potentially see upgraded games that we would have never seen otherwise which is exciting.

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Nvidia and Twitch announced a new way for Twitch streamers to now offer a better range of resolutions. In the past, for anyone who isn’t one of their main partnered streamers you are stuck with just one resolution. This way you will be able to stream at a range of resolutions and frame rates. Viewers who have the bandwidth can enjoy better quality 4k 60 FPS streams but users on mobile or lower-performing internet connections will still be able to watch as well.

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They announced improvements in G-Sync variable refresh rate. Along with that, they covered G-Sync Pulsar which is part of their VRR or variable refresh rate technology. Pulsar bridges the gap between using variable refresh rate and ultra low motion blur to get a smooth experience but cut out the blur that you can get with it.

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They then of course announced the three new SUPER cards and showed where all three will fit in their updated lineup. The RTX 4080 SUPER will replace the RTX 4080 and sit behind the RTX 4090 still. That will have an MSRP of $999, $200 less than the original MSRP of the RTX 4080. The new card has a faster base clock of 2295 MHz vs 2205 MHz on the 4080 and 40 MHz more on the boost clock with it now at 2550 MHz. The real improvement comes from more cores going from 9728 CUDA cores up to 10240. The RTX 4070 Ti SUPER replaces the RTX 4070 and has an MSRP of $799, the same as the original launch price of the RTX 4070. It gets a memory clock speed improvement but like with the 4080 SUPER, it's big improvements with the CUDA core count jumping up from 7680 up to 8448 which is a big improvement. With all of these cards, the tensor cores and RT cores will also scale up at the same rate as the CUDA cores as well. Lastly the RTX 4070 SUPER doesn’t replace the original RTX 4070, the original is staying in the lineup. The 4070 will now be $549, $50 less than its launch price and the RTX 4070 SUPER takes up that $599 price point and fits in between the 4070 and 4070 Ti SUPER. The CUDA core count goes from 5888 up to 7168, a 21.7% improvement and the same boost and memory clock speeds. Nvidia did bump up the power usage slightly with the 4070 SUPER now having a TGP of 220 Watts to the 200 Watts on the 4070, the 4080 SUPER and 4070 Ti SUPER both stay the same at 285 Watts and 320 watts respectively. Overall though I like that as a refresh the focus is on adding more cores, not cranking up clock speeds which we have seen with things like the RX 480 to RX 580.

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Specifications

RTX 2070 SUPER

RTX 4070

RTX 4070 SUPER

RTX 4070 Ti

Graphics Processing Clusters

5 or 6

4

5

5

Texture Processing Clusters

20

23

28

30

Streaming Multiprocessors

40

46

56

60

CUDA Cores

2560

5888

7168

7680

Tensor Cores

320

184 (4th Gen)

224 (4th Gen)

240 (4th Gen)

RT Cores

40

46 (3rd Gen)

56 (3rd Gen)

60 (3rd Gen)

Texture Units

160

184

224

240

ROPs

64

64

80

80

Boost Clock

1770 MHz

2475 MHz

2475 MHz

2610 MHz

Memory Clock

1750 MHz

1313 MHz

1313 MHz

1313 MHz

Memory Data Rate

14 Gbps

21 Gbps

21 Gbps

21 Gbps

L2 Cache Size

4 MB

36 MB

48MB

49 MB

Total Video Memory

8 GB GDDR6

12 GB GDDR6X

12 GB GDDR6X

12 GB GDDR6X

Memory Interface

256-bit

192-bit

162-bit

192-bit

Total Memory Bandwidth

448.0 GB/s

504 GB/sec

504 GB/s

504 GB/sec

Texture Rate (Bilinear)

283.2 Gigatexels/sec

455.4 Gigatexels/sec

561.1 GigaTexels/second

626 Gigatexels/sec

Fabrication Process

TSMC 12 nm

TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process

4N NVIDIA Custom Process

TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process

Transistor Count

13.6 Million

35.8 billion

35.8 Billion

35.8 billion

Connectors

1x HDMI 2.0

3x DisplayPort 1.4a

1x USB Type-C

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

Power Connectors

1x 6-pin

1x 8-pin

2x PCIe 8-pin cables OR 300w or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

2x PCIe 8-pin cables (adapter in box) OR

300 W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

 

2x PCIe 8-pin cables OR 300w or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

Minimum Power Supply

550 W

650 Watts

650 Watts

700 Watts

Total Graphics Power (TGP)

215 W

200 Watts

220 Watts

285 Watts

Maximum GPU Temperature

83° C

90° C

90° C

90° C

PCI Express Interface

Gen 3

Gen 4

Gen 4

Gen 4

Launch MSRP

$499

$599

$599

$799

 

 

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