The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series SUPER refresh GPUs were announced at CES 2024, early this January. The GeForce RTX 40 Series SUPER series consists of three new video cards in NVIDIA’s lineup, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, and GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER. We detailed this launch in our NVIDIA CES 2024 Announcements article, among other things, which shows the specifications and pricing for the series, and what replaces what is in the product stack.
In this review, we will focus squarely on the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, specifically with an ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 16GB GDDR6X (TUF-RTX4070TIS-16G-GAMING) retail video card, with the standard $799 MSRP. The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER is an MSRP video card, which means it has standard clock speeds, but still has a gamer enthusiast focus and a custom design and cooling. Remember, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER variants will be based on partner (AIB) cards, not a Founders Edition for this model.
As we recall, NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti in January of 2023 with an MSRP of $799, so we are 1 year from that launch. The new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER will have an MSRP of $799 as well, taking the place of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti in the product stack. In our review today, we will look at performance compared to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and the Radeon RX 7900 XT at 4K and 1440p and with Ray Tracing and upscaling.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Specs
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Notably, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER is now based on the AD103 die, which is the GeForce RTX 4080 cut-down, whereas previously the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti was the AD104 die. This gives the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti more options, namely core increases and notably VRAM capacity increase and memory bus width increase with bandwidth increase. We see the CUDA Cores increasing by 10%, but with that is more Tensor Cores, more RT Cores, more TMUs, and 20% more ROPs. We also find that the boost clock is the same, however the base clock gets a small increase.
The other big part here is that the bus width increases from 192-bit to 256-bit, which allows the video card to have 16GB of VRAM now instead of 12GB. With the memory bus width increase, bandwidth increases by 33%. Incredibly, the TDP stays the same at 285W. Remember, you are getting all of this at the same $799 price point the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti was at.
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER
In ASUS’s new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER lineup, there are ROG models, TUF Gaming models, and even ProArt SKUs available. The one we are focused on today is the TUF Gaming lineup, where two GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER cards exist, an MSRP of $799 standard clocked TUF Gaming, and then an OC Edition of the same card with a price premium. The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 16GB GDDR6X (TUF-RTX4070TIS-16G-GAMING) we are reviewing today is the standard TUF Gaming version, with a standard NVIDIA reference clock speed.
The box clearly denotes the SUPER variant, with the new 16GB of memory on board. On the back, there is quite a it of detail about the hardware features of the video card, which is quite technical and nice to see. ASUS also offers a 3-year limited warranty. Inside the box, you will find a lot of goodies, including a collection card, a speedsetup manual, a power adapter cable, a TUF graphics card holder, a TUF velcro hook and loop, a thankyou card, and a TUF gaming certificate.
The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER runs at the reference NVIDIA clock speeds of a 2610MHz boost clock. However, there is an OC mode that can be enabled via GPU Tweak III which will give an automatic one-button click to a 2640MHz GPU boost clock speed, but you do have to install the software. Otherwise, you can just manually overclock the video card also.
You will find 3x DisplayPort 1.4a I/O ports and 2x HDMI 2.1a I/O ports, normally you only have one HDMI on cards like this, but this one offers five display ports which is nice. ASUS recommends a 750W power supply, and it has a 16-pin 12VHPWR connector on board, with an included 2x 8-pin PCIe adapter.
The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER measures 12″ inches in length, 5.43″ inches in width, and 2.55″ inches in height, it is a 3.25-slot video card. It’s not terribly long, but it is a chunky video card, with some depth due to the shroud sticking up beyond the brackets.
The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER uses an axial triple-fan design with up to 21% more airflow with dual-ball bearing fans. It uses military-grade capacitors rated for 20K hours at 105c and a full metal exoskeleton for structural rigidity with a full metal backplate. It also has an air pass-through on the back to send air through the heatsink and heatpipes. It also uses ASUS’s Auto-Extreme precision automated manufacturing for higher reliability.
There is also a dual-BIOS on board with a switch from Performance or Quiet mode, and the video card defaults to Performance mode from the factory. It also supports ASUS GPU Tweak III for controlling RGB overclocking and monitoring.
The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER has ASUS AURA SYNC on board, with controllable ARGB. Once installed in the computer, the RGB lights up on the top/edge of the video card, toward the rear. The video card looks quite good in the computer, it’s bulky, as stated, but looks great.