The review today is focused on the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC 12G video card. This will represent our second video card review in the RTX 4070 Ti category. You can read our initial review here.
GIGABYTE is a well-known manufacturer of PC components and peripherals as well as systems and laptops. One of the distinctive hallmarks of GIGABYTE is the number of models offered. In the RTX 4070 Ti class, there are 8 different models to choose from, separated into the AORUS, GAMING, AERO, Eagle, and Windforce branding. All the various models offer an overclocked version to some degree. AORUS, GAMING, and AERO offer varying RGB and shroud designs. The AORUS is the top of the line with the GAMING sitting just below at a slightly lower factory overclock and minimally smaller overall dimensions.
The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC (GV-N407TGAMING OC-12GD) sports a factory overclock of 2640MHz, Windforce triple fan design with alternating fans and nanolube, a vapor chamber heatsink with 7 copper heatpipes, and a vented backplate with extra thermal pads. In addition, there is the Zero Fan function, a dual BIOS, and Ultradurable PCB. The card is outfitted with 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory. Of course, you also get RGB Fusion-controlled lighting from the GIGABYTE Control Center software.
The NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti was released on 4 January 2023. There is no Founders Edition of this video card. Recall that initially NVIDIA was planning to brand this card as the RTX 4080 12GB, but changed their mind just before the release of the RTX 4080. The MSRP was initially placed at $799. Currently, you can find the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC for $849. The warranty on this card is 3 years standard and 4 years if registered online. We are testing a retail-packaged video card provided by GIGABYTE.
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING OC 12G
The one item worth mentioning at the start is the well-packaged items in the retail box. As with most of the upper-tier video cards of this generation, you receive GPU support of some sort. GIGABYTE has a special molded pocket in the packing foam for this to protect the video card during shipping. This has not been the case with other packages.
As you can see, one of the highlights is the 100mm diameter 9-bladed Windforce fans. These are surrounded by a slightly raised cowl from the top full-cover plastic shroud. The center fan rotates opposite the outer fans. The vapor chamber heat sink covers the full length of the video card and is vented on all sides, front, rear, and backplate. The backplate is stamped metal and covers the entire heatsink. It also incorporates a support bracket for the heatsink.
The GIGABYTE RTX 4070 TI GAMING OC is a solid-feeling card. It measures 13 ¼ x 4 7/8 x 2 inches. This is a 2.5-slot card with 3 x Display Port rev 1.4 and 1 HDMI rev 2.1. The power is supplied by the 16-pin 12VHPWR connector. GIGABYTE recommends a minimum 750 Watt power supply. The standard TDP is 285 Watts but can be as high as 340 Watts. There is a dual BIOS switch near the power connector. This is labeled “OC” and “SILENT” and primarily adjusts fan cycles. We will evaluate that in testing.
Lastly, there are accessories. For powering the card, an NVIDIA branded 8-pin PCIe x 2 to 12VHPWR adapter. For support of the card in your case a bracket and screws. An instruction booklet is included. As we stated earlier there is RGB which is controlled by RGB Fusion software in the GIGABYTE Control Center software download package. The lighting surrounds the fans and also there is a small logo on the outer-facing edge.