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RTX 4070 Super Vs RTX 3080 Ti: Gaming Benchmarks 2024

We'll compare the specifications of RTX 4070 Super and RTX 3080 Ti, analyze their gaming benchmarks and test the thermal efficiency.

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RTX 4070 Super

Rated: 8.5/10

RTX 3080 Ti

Rated: 7.5/10

Pros And Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RTX 4070 Superโœ…Better Power Efficiency
โœ… Lower Price
โŒLimited Availability
RTX 3080 Tiโœ… Wider Availability
โœ… Strong Used Market Presence
โŒ Slightly Lower Performance
Key Takeaways
  • Our gaming benchmarks showed no impactful performance between the RTX 4070 Super and the RTX 3080 Ti. However, the RTX 4070 was better overall than the 3080 Ti by approximately 1.65%.
  • The RTX 3080 Ti drew approximately 32.58% more power than the RTX 4070 Super, improving power consumption. The more the GPU is power efficient, the more performance it gives.
  • As of February 2024, the price of the RTX 4070 Super is around 82.15% lower than the RTX 3080 Ti. Where the 4070 gives a better performance-to-cost ratio, the 3080 Ti is more readily available. 
  • No massive performance difference appeared as we tested both GPUs. But if you are looking for an option that draws less power and produces less temperature, the 4070 Super is the one.

Comparison Table

Technical SpecsRTX 4070 Super RTX 3080 Ti
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAmpere
CUDA Cores716810240
Tensor Cores4th Generation3rd Generation
RT Cores3rd Generation2nd Generation
Memory Interface 192-bit384-bit
Best VariantsBest RTX 4070 Super Graphic CardsBest RTX 3080 Ti Graphic Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The base clock speed of the RTX 4070 Super is 1.98 GHz, and the RTX 3080 Ti is 1.37 GHz. The boost clock speeds of both GPUs are 2.48 GHz and 1.67 GHz, respectively. 
  2. TDP: The RTX 4070 Super has a TDP of 220 W, while the RTX 3080 Ti works on 450 W, nearly double the 4070 Super.
  3. VRAM: The RTX 3080 Ti has 12 GB memory, and the RTX 4070 Super has the same 12 GB virtual random access memory. The difference is in their memory interface.
  4. Other differences: The RTX 4070 Super’s ray-tracing potentially performs better and more efficiently than the 3080. While both cards support NVENC, NVDEC, DirectX 12 Ultimate, Vulkan, OpenGL, etc, the DLSS technology version is 3.0 in 3080 Ti while 3.5 in 4070 Super.

Gamers seeking the ultimate edge crave the newest technology. The newer RTX 4070 Super boasts cutting-edge architecture, but can it dethrone the battle-tested, established RTX 3080 Ti? We compared both graphic cards and real-time tested them in popular gaming titles to reveal the true champion.

Gaming Benchmarks – 1440p

We tested the RTX 4090 Super vs the RTX 3080 Ti in 8 popular video games to analyze the muscles of these cards. It is a way to compare the real-world performances of these GPUs. We selected the following testing rig for the benchmarks to get the most accurate data.

Testing Rig

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Avatar Frontiers of Pandora
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We noticed that the RTX 4070 Super gave an average FPS of 41 while the RTX 3080 Ti gave 40 FPS, with a difference of only 2.5%.
  • There was minimal difference between the 1% low FPS of the RTX 3080 Ti (28 FPS) and the RTX 4070 Super (30 FPS), suggesting a negligible impact on the actual gameplay experience.

Forza Horizon 5

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Forza Horizon 5, the 4070 Super gave 115 FPS on average, while the 3080 Ti gave 114, with a negligible difference of 0.9%.
  • We found the RTX 3080 and 4070 performed similarly regarding 1% low FPS. While both achieved high FPS, the 4070 edged out the 3080, reaching 109 FPS compared to 108 FPS of the 3080.

Assassin’s Creed 

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Assassin's Creed
Assassin’s Creed @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • So far, we haven’t seen any significant difference in average FPS. In this game, the RTX 4070 Super gave approximately 2.67% higher 77 FPS than the RTX 3080 Ti’s 75 FPS.
  • The RTX 3080 Ti delivered a 1% low FPS of 69. This is slightly better than the RTX 4070 Super, which managed 68 FPS at the same 1% low threshold.

God Of War

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in God of War
God of War @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our testing, we noticed that the 4070 Super gave 90 FPS on average while the other gave 86 FPS in God Of War, with a difference of approximately 4.65%.
  • The newer RTX 4070 Super slightly improved the 1% low FPS compared to the RTX 3080 Ti. While the 3080 Ti delivered 77 FPS, the 4070 Super edged it out with 82 FPS.

The Last of Us Part I

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in The Last of Us Part I
The Last of Us I @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The minimal difference continues. The RTX 4070 Super gave 43 FPS on average, while the 3080 Ti gave 44 FPS, which is approximately 2.33% higher than the first.
  • In our benchmarks, looking at the 1% low FPS of these cards, the new 4070 Super came in at 32 FPS, while the well-established 3080 Ti managed 33 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077

FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The average FPS of the RTX 3080 Ti was 42 FPS, and the RTX 4070 Super was 41 FPS, with a difference of only 2.44%.
  • The 1% low FPS for the RTX 4070 Super came in at 28 FPS in our testing. Interestingly, the well-established RTX 3080 Ti managed a slightly higher 1% low of 30 FPS.

Hogwarts Legacy

4070 Super Vs 3080 Ti FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Hogwarts Legacy, the RTX 4070 Super gave an average FPS of 57, while the RTX 3080 Ti gave 55 FPS, approximately 3.64% lower.
  • We saw the RTX 3080 Ti giving 45 FPS and the RTX 4070 Super giving 48 FPS as 1% lows in our benchmarks.

Remnant 2

4070 Super Vs 3080 Ti FPS and 1% low FPS at 1440p Resolution in Remnant 2
Remnant 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The difference wasn’t huge in terms of average FPS. The 4070 Super gave 50 FPS, while the 3080 Ti gave 49 FPS FPS, approximately 2.04% lower.
  • Our testing found the 1% low FPS for the RTX 3080 Ti to be 36, while the RTX 4070 Super managed 39 FPS.

Editor`s Note

The RTX 4070 Super might benefit more from advancements in AI functionalities within the Ada Lovelace architecture. This could lead to features like enhanced in-game character behaviour, improved game world simulation, and even AI-powered upscaling beyond just DLSS.

โ€“ Uzair Qureshi

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 SuperRTX 3080 Ti
Average FPS 64.25 ๐Ÿ“ˆ63.12 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
1% Lows54.5 ๐Ÿ“‰53.25 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: RTX 4070 Super

Our testing found the RTX 4070 Super winner, beating the established RTX 3080 Ti. Although the difference in frame rates is not massive, the 1.8 % difference in average FPS and 2.35% difference in 1% low FPS makes the 4070 Super relatively better than the 3080 Ti.

Power Consumption

GameRTX 4070 Super (W)RTX 3080 Ti (W)
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora213333
Forza Horizon 5204309
Assassin's Creed211320
God Of War212326
The Last of Us Part I207327
Cyberpunk 2077210321
Hogwarts Legacy213233
Remnant 2212326
Average Power Consumptionโšก210.25โšก311.88
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070 Super

The RTX 3080 Ti is more power-hungry than the RTX 4070 Super. With a difference of approximately 48%, the 4070 Super drew less power and gave less temperature. This makes the RTX 4070 Super more durable by preventing other components from overheating against the RTX 3080 Ti.

Price And Value

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4070 Super ๐Ÿ’ฒ599๐Ÿ’ฒ549
RTX 3080 Ti๐Ÿ’ฒ1199๐Ÿ’ฒ1000

While the 4070 Super and the 3080 Ti have seen price drops from their MSRP, the RTX 4070 Super offers a more affordable option at its current price point. However, the RTX 3080 Ti is more available in the market due to its established presence. The RTX 4070 Super is a newer GPU, so users in the used market may not benefit.

What Do We Recommend?

RTX 4070 Super: For gamers seeking the best value and efficiency, the RTX 4070 Super emerges as the winner. It boasts slightly better performance than the 3080 Ti, consumes significantly less power, and carries a lower price tag.

RTX 3080 Ti: Conversely, the RTX 3080 Ti offers easier accessibility and maintains a slight edge in maintaining a consistent 1% low FPS. However, its higher power consumption, steeper price points, and older architecture make it less attractive in the long run.

Ultimately, it depends on the user’s priorities. Prioritize readily available performance with a potential trade-off in efficiency and cost or opt for the newer, more efficient option with the caveat of potential availability challenges. However, beyond the GPU itself, it’s essential to consider potential bottlenecks in your system. This will help you ensure a balanced and optimized gaming setup, regardless of your GPU.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which GPU is newer, the 4070 Super or the 3080 Ti?

The RTX 4070 Super is the newer GPU launched in Q1 2024. Meanwhile, the RTX 3080 Ti was launched in Q2 2021.

Which GPU has better ray tracing performance

The RTX 4070 Super might have a slight edge in ray tracing due to its newer architecture, but the difference is often minimal.

Is the RTX 4070 Super worth the upgrade from the RTX 3080 Ti?

It depends on your needs and budget. If you’re looking for the absolute best performance and have a system that can handle the higher power draw, the RTX 4070 Super might be worth it. However, upgrading might not be necessary if you’re happy with the RTX 3080 Ti’s performance and prioritize value.

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