Overall and Final Verdict
With our testing all out of the way, where does the Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition fall? Aesthetically, Nvidia didn’t venture very far beyond what we saw with the rest of the 4000 Series. The RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition has the same quality construction with the all-metal cast aluminum design. The unique exposed heatsink design is still one of the best looking card designs as well. The only thing that changed for the Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition is the new all blacked out design which looks great. Nvidia’s design also fits into a standard 2-slot configuration and doesn’t go up beyond normal PCI height as well. I wouldn’t consider it a compact card, but compared to just about any of the aftermarket cards in the last few generations it is small. The only complaint with the card design for me is having the power connection sticking straight up in the air in the middle of the card which looks out of place and also risks having the 12VHPWR connection strained.
As far as performance goes, the new RTX 4070 SUPER takes a nice step forward ahead of the original RTX 4070 by increasing the core count. This translated to a 10% improvement at 1440p in our testing and 15% at 4k with 1080p and 1440p running into some CPU limited situations. With just a 20-watt increase in power usage, this also moved the Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition up higher in our performance to wattage charts as well. Gaming performance was especially effective once I got into RTX and DLSS testing which with DLSS and DLSS combined with Frame Generation you can see huge performance improvements even in situations where your game is CPU limited. The Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition even did well in raster performance compared with AMD’s current generation RX 7800 XT but I will talk about that here in a second when we get into pricing. The Founders Edition cooler still kept things running relatively cool even with a little higher TGP and the under load noise performance had the card running surprisingly quiet.
So Nvidia has the Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition starting at an MSRP of $599, this is the same price as the original RTX 4070 when it launched back in April of 2023. For an idea of where that puts it in the market, the RX 7800 XT from AMD can be found in the $500 to $580 range. The RTX 4070 is now $549, and the RTX 4070 Ti is in the $769 range. There are also a few RX 6800 XT options still available as well at $499. The RTX 4070 SUPER does outperform the RX 7800 XT and the RX 6800 XT, but you are going to pay more to get that performance. Adding ray tracing and DLSS performance into the mix helps add value as well which as long as the games that you plan on playing support it there is a lot of value to be had.
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