The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is Here
In today’s video card review, we take a look at the brand-new ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GDDR6X OC Edition video card, based on NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. The GeForce RTX 40 Series from NVIDIA was announced on September 20th, 2022 but the first video card to launch in this series was the GeForce RTX 4090 on October 11th, 2022. The GeForce RTX 4090 was followed by the launch of the GeForce RTX 4080 on November 15, 2022. Both video cards are very extreme, high-end enthusiast GPUs that sit above $1,200 MSRP.
Today, the next step down from the GeForce RTX 4080 is launching, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which is now under a thousand dollars, coming in with an official MSRP of $799.99. However, this comes with a caveat, this round there are no Founders Edition video cards from NVIDIA, instead, this will be a partner-only (add-in-board partner) AIB launch with only AIB cards available. This means price-wise; it will have a varying degree of pricing with custom SKUs from each AIB. Hopefully, we will see some ‘reference spec’ $799.99 models available, which is something to look for.
The specific video card we have for review today is the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC video card (TUF-RTX4070Ti-O12G-GAMING), which has an MSRP of $849.99. This video card is a custom build from ASUS, and sits below the STRIX version, but offers a factory overclock and customized cooling that is built for overclocking. Before we look at the ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Gaming OC, let’s see what the specs are on the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Let’s get the elephant, nay Blue Whale, out of the room and acknowledge that the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB re-named. NVIDIA un-launched the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB, renamed it GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, and gave it a new sticker price.
So then, what is the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti? The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is based on NVIDIA’s AD104 die using the Ada Lovelace architecture found in the new GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards. The AD104 die sits just below the AD103 die, which the GeForce RTX 4080 is based on, while the GeForce RTX 4090 is based on the AD102 die. Therefore, the move to calling the AD104 an “xx70” series, was the right one, as this is a different die altogether. This iteration of the AD104 die constitutes the full spec of that die with 60 SMs. You can read all about the Ada Lovelace architecture in our GeForce RTX 4090 review.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is built on TSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom Process and has 35.8 billion transistors. It has 5 Graphics Processing Clusters, 60 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), 7,680 CUDA Cores, 240 4th Gen Tensor Cores, 60 3rd Gen RT Cores, 240 Texture Units, and 80 ROPs with 49,152 KB of L2 Cache. It has a boost clock set at 2610MHz. It has 12GB of GDDR6X memory running at 21GHz on a 192-bit memory bus providing 504GB/s of memory bandwidth. The Total Graphics Power (TGP) is 285W. Minimum Power Supply 700W. It will run on either 2x PCIe 8-pin cables or 300W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable.
As with all other Ada Lovelace GPUs, it supports AV1 decoding and encoding and NVIDIA Broadcast. It also supports DLSS 3 Frame Generation and NVIDIA Reflex. The list of DLSS 3-supported games is growing.
|GeForce RTX 4090||GeForce RTX 4080||GeForce RTX 4070 Ti|
|Architecture||Ada Lovelace||Ada Lovelace||Ada Lovelace|
|Process||TSMC 4N NVIDIA||TSMC 4N NVIDIA||TSMC 4N NVIDIA|
|Transistors||76.3 Billion||45.9 Billion||35.8 Billion|
|L2 Cache Size||73728 KB||65536 KB||49152 KB|
|RT Cores||128 (3rd Gen)||76 (3rd Gen)||60 (3rd Gen)|
|Tensor Cores||512 (4th Gen)||304 (4th Gen)||240 (4th Gen)|
|GPU Boost||2520 MHz||2505 MHz||2610 MHz|
|VRAM||24GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Clock||21 GHz||22.4 GHz||21 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||716.8 GB/s||504 GB/s|
In terms of power, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should use even less power than a GeForce RTX 3080, yet perform at an RTX 3090 Ti or above.