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 SUPER Founders Edition outperforms even the AMD RX 7900 XT and has a big gap between it and the next card up, the RX 7900 XTX. This of course means that it is well ahead of the 7800 XT and a big gap in front of the RTX 4070 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 SUPER Founders Edition did better than I expected here, the RTX 4070 Ti is the next card up and it is out in front of the powerful previous generation flagship RTX 3090 Ti.
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 SUPER Founders Edition is just behind the RTX 4070 Ti and way out in front of the older RTX 4070.
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 SUPER Founders Edition fits right below the RTX 4070 Ti and above the older RTX 3090 Ti and even though this isn’t the first time it still amazes me that this card outperforms that monster.