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. In this case, the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition is our first look at the 4070 SUPER but I will be looking to see how it compares with the original RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti, and the RX 7800 XT from AMD which is selling for just under the $599 MSRP of the 4070 SUPER.
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 SUPER Founders Edition comes in sitting behind Nvidia’s flagship from last year the RTX 3090 Ti. It is ahead of the stock-clocked 7800 XT and the RTX 4070 but will be behind the 4070 Ti. In the Fire Strike Extreme test, the 7800 XT jumps ahead of the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition by just a few points, and the same on the Fire Strike Ultra test as well.
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 SUPER Founders Edition scored a 20674 in the base Time Spy test putting in behind the 3090 Ti and out in front of the overclocked 7800 XT by 819 points. In Time Spy Extreme the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition is ahead of the 6800 XT and 7800 XT overclocked cards and going from the RTX 4070 to the 4070 SUPER is a 16.8% improvement.
I did also test using the new 3DMark Speed Way which is their latest benchmark. Speed Way is DX12 as well but combines more future-focused tech like Ray Tracing which up until now 3DMark has only used in feature tests. All of the Nvidia cards do really well here but the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition is no different. It scored a flat 5200 points sitting just behind the RTX 4070 Ti and ahead of the 7900 XT and is 16% in front of the original RTX 4070.
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 setting the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition scored 11834 putting it under the 6950 XT and ahead of the older RTX 3080. No surprises with the 4070 Ti still out in front and the 7800 XT and original RTX 4070 are behind it. The 4K Optimized results are similar as well with just the 6950 XT moving up and away from the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition.