Last week I took a look at the first of Nvidia’s new SUPER lineup, the RTX 4070 SUPER which improved on the original RTX 4070’s performance getting closer to the RTX 4070 Ti’s performance. Nvidia also announced the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and RTX 4080 SUPER cards at CES this year as well and today is the day that we can check out the  RTX 4070 Ti SUPER before it hits stores tomorrow. Is the new card worth the upgrade for those who didn’t upgrade with the 4000 Series launch, today I’ll find out how it performs and where the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER fits in today's market. We also get a chance to check out what ASUS is up to as our card is a TUF Gaming model, so let’s dive in!

Product Name: ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

Review Sample Provided by: Nvidia/ASUS

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 4070 SUPER

RTX 4070 Ti

RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

RTX 4080

Graphics Processing Clusters

5

5

6

7

Texture Processing Clusters

28

30

33

38

Streaming Multiprocessors

56

60

66

76

CUDA Cores

7168

7680

8448

9728

Tensor Cores

224 (4th Gen)

240 (4th Gen)

264 (4th Gen)

304 (4th Gen)

RT Cores

56 (3rd Gen)

60 (3rd Gen)

66 (3rd Gen)

76 (3rd Gen)

Texture Units

224

240

264

304

ROPs

80

80

96

112

Boost Clock

2475 MHz

2610 MHz

2610 MHz

2505 MHz

Memory Clock

1313 MHz

1313 MHz

1313 MHz

1400 MHz

Memory Data Rate

21 Gbps

21 Gbps

21 Gbps

22.4 Gbps

L2 Cache Size

48MB

48 MB

48 MB

64 MB

Total Video Memory

12 GB GDDR6X

12 GB GDDR6X

16 GB GDDR6X

16 GB GDDR6X

Memory Interface

162-bit

192-bit

256-bit

256-bit

Total Memory Bandwidth

504 GB/s

504 GB/sec

672 GB/sec

1008 GB/sec

Texture Rate (Bilinear)

561.1 GigaTexels/second

626 Gigatexels/sec

689 GigaTexels/second

761.5 GigaTexels/second

Fabrication Process

4N NVIDIA Custom Process

TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process

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Transistor Count

35.8 Billion

35.8 billion

45.9 Billion

45.9 Billion

Connectors

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

3 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

Power Connectors

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

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

300 W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

3x PCIe 8-pin cables (adapter in box)

OR

1x 450 W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

Minimum Power Supply

650 Watts

700 Watts

700 Watts

750 Watts

Total Graphics Power (TGP)

220 Watts

285 Watts

285 Watts

320 Watts

Maximum GPU Temperature

90° C

90° C

90° C

90° C

PCI Express Interface

Gen 4

Gen 4

Gen 4

Gen 4

Launch MSRP

$599

$799

$799

$1199

 

Before getting into testing I did also run GPUz to double-check that our clock speeds match up with the specifications. The TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER has a boost clock of 2610 MHz which matches the stock clock speeds from Nvidia and the 1313 MHz memory clock speed as well. This also shows the driver I tested with which is the 551.15 driver and documents the BIOS version for future reference as well.

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