Overall and Final Verdict

With our testing out of the way and having taken a closer look at the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER we can finally step back and start to put everything together. For the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Nvidia doesn’t have a Founders Editon card, so all of the MSRP-focused cards will be cards like the TUF Gaming I took a look at today. That said I was impressed with Asus’s design which while being their MSRP option isn’t designed like a budget card, the entire fan shroud is all metal, diecast just like with Nvidia’s Founders Edition cards. This gives the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER that solid construction that fits perfectly with the TUF branding. The card design hasn’t changed from when I took a look at the overclocked TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti last year, but I’m not complaining because then and now I like the relatively clean design of the card. My only complaint with the aesthetics was that I wouldn’t mind seeing a little more of the accent lighting, but I was also happy that Asus didn’t just have backlit branding and nothing else, so even there it was an improvement over what you see from a lot of card designs.  The TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER does fall into the larger side of things with its 3.25 slot width, 300 mm length, and extra height. It also has its 12VHPWR connection right up on top sticking straight up, so in tighter cases that is going to be strained.

As for its performance, the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER has 10% more CUDA cores and Nvidia has also increased the video memory up from 12 GB to 16 GB which should help at high resolutions and help keep the card relevant in the future for longer. In my testing, this translated to a 6-10% increase in performance depending on the testing. In game at 1440p it was 5.5% faster than the overclocked TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti that I tested previously but at 4K this ramped up to 10% and I saw similar numbers in synthetic benchmarks like Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme which it improved 6.8% on Time Spy and 9.1% on Time Spy Extreme. This helped it catch up with AMDs RX 7900 XT, especially at 4k but the 7900 XT was on average still 3 FPS faster at 1440p. Where the 7900 XT didn’t keep up was with ray tracing performance and once you figure in DLSS which the games you are playing support it is a huge improvement. The performance improvement also helped with overall efficiency. While it has the same TGP our TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER did pull a hair more than our overclocked TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti did for power, but with the performance improvement its already great power to performance was even better. The cooler for the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER ran surprisingly quiet in my testing as well and while I wouldn’t say the cooling performance was the best it did perform well keeping the card more than cool enough which when combined with how quiet it was would make me happy.

As for pricing the TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER is launching at the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER launch MSRP of $799. This fits right in at the same MSRP as last year's RTX 4070 Ti which is it replacing. There aren’t any game partnerships right now however which is a bummer given that AMDs RX 7900 XT does come with Avatars Frontiers or Pandora. AMD did also just recently dropped the pricing on a few of their cards including the 7900 XT which now has an MSRP of $749 in response to Nvidia’s SUPER cards announcement. This does put the 7900 XT as the better value if you are looking only at raster performance, but I do think that the ray tracing and DLSS performance have a lot of value as well and that $50 difference still makes this a good pickup if you are looking for high-end performance without spending RTX 4080 or RX 7900 XTX numbers. The TUF Gaming RTX 4070 Ti SUPER specifically is looking especially appealing this time around given that there isn’t a Founders Edition for this GPU and its all-metal construction. Asus does have an overclocked model as well which will hit stores at $849.99 and a white overclocked TUF model for $879.99. They will also have a Pro Art card for that same $879.99 price point and then a Strix model as well which has a hefty $949.99 price point which is WAY too close to the announced MSRP of the RTX 4080 SUPER in my opinion.


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