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RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070: Should You Upgrade?

In the comparison between the RTX 4070 Ti Super and RTX 4070, we will assess how the enhanced iteration of the 4070 stacks up against its standard counterpart.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070

Rated: 7/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super

Rated: 8/10


Pros And Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RTX 4070 Ti Super✅ Better overall performance
✅Larger VRAM bandwidth
❌Lower power efficiency
❌Higher Price
RTX 4070✅ Better power efficiency
✅Lower Price
❌Lower Performance
❌Native 4K performance is lacking
Key Takeaways
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super showed a 47% better performance than its lower-end counterpart, putting both cards in different performance tiers.
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super took 20% more power than the vanilla RTX 4070, which makes sense considering its superior performance.
  • Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti Super has a price tag around 34% higher than the vanilla 4070, which scales nicely with its spike in performance.
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 comparison showed impressive performance, but the choice ultimately hinges on budget constraints.

Comparison Table

FeatureGeForce RTX 4070GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
Design ChipAD104AD103
Product FamilyNvidia GeForce RTX 40 seriesNvidia GeForce RTX 40 series
Steam Processors/Cuda Cores58888448
Compute Units/Tensor Cores184264
Ray Accelerators4666
ROPs6496
Memory Bandwidth504.2 GB/s672.3 GB/s
Best VariantsBest RTX 4070 Graphics CardsBest RTX 4070 Ti Super Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RTX 4070 Ti Super features a significantly higher base clock at 2340MHz, surpassing the RTX 4070’s 1920MHz. Its boost clock is also elevated, reaching 2610MHz compared to the vanilla variant’s 2475MHz.
  2. VRAM: The RTX 4070 Ti Super has a larger 16GB VRAM buffer that uses GDDR6X memory carried over a wide 256-bit bus. The RTX 4070, however, has a 12GB memory buffer using the same memory type over a narrower 192-bit bus.
  3. TDP: The rated TDP of the RTX 4070 Ti Super is 285 watts, 42.5% higher than the RTX 4070’s TDP of 200 watts.
  4. L2 CacheThe RTX 4070 Ti Super features a larger 48 megabytes L2 cache, surpassing the RTX 4070, which utilizes 36 megabytes for its cache.

The RTX 4070 serves as a base for three graphics cards, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super utilizing a completely separate GPU die from its parent. In the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 comparison, we will weigh the former’s improvements against the latter’s innovations.


Editor`s Note
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In the FP32 performance test, the RTX 4070 Ti Super had a score of around 51% higher than the vanilla RTX 4070, which speaks highly of its performance in games.

– Ali


Gaming Performance – 1440p

To give you insight into how each card performs, this part of the comparison will go from game to game, seeing how both graphics cards perform in various types of graphical workloads. We used a standard test bench for both cards, the specifications of which you can read below:

Test Bench

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With RT set to Ultra and the game on the high preset, the RTX 4070 Ti Super outperformed the RTX 4070 by 28%, achieving a smooth 93 FPS compared to the vanilla card’s 65 FPS average.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 4070 Ti Super hovered around 65 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 fell below sixty frames with its minimum framerates hovering around 55 FPS, accounting for an 18% difference between the two.

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Enabling RT and DLSS Quality in The Witcher 3, the RTX 4070 averaged 54 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved an impressive 85 FPS, showcasing a substantial 57% performance lead.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 Ti Super shot down to 71 FPS in the more active scenes in our testing, whereas the RTX 4070 stuttered a fair bit more with 1% lows of around 43 FPS.

Starfield

Starfield
Starfield @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With Ultra settings and DLSS set to Quality, the RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved an impressive average framerate of 94 FPS, surpassing the RTX 4070’s 66 FPS by a substantial 42%.
  • The difference rose to 50% in terms of 1% lows, with the RTX 4070 getting minimums of around 54 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super had lows closer to 81 FPS. This caused a vastly different smoothness between the two GPUs.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Rendering at native resolution with Ultra settings, the RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved a comfortable average framerate of 101 FPS, presenting a 23% improvement over the RTX 4070’s average of 82 FPS.
  • Interestingly, the 1% lows of the RTX 4070 Ti Super matched the RTX 4070’s average framerate at 82 FPS, with a 14% advantage over the 4070’s 72 FPS lows.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Well-optimized, the RTX 4070 ran smoothly at Ultra settings, hitting 81 FPS. The RTX 4070 Ti Super outperformed by about 44%, reaching 117 FPS on average.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 4070 Ti Super danced around 98 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 had its 1% lows hovering around 36% lower at 72 FPS.

Marvel’s Spiderman Remastered

Marvel's Spiderman Remastered
Marvel’s Spiderman Remastered @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With RT reflections enabled, the RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved an impressive average framerate of 106 FPS, surpassing the RTX 4070’s 76 FPS by a substantial 39%.
  • The 1% lows were around 87 FPS on the RTX 4070 Ti Super, while the vanilla variant had lows of around 63 FPS38% lower than the RTX 4070 Ti Super.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With RT set to high and DLSS enabled in Alan Wake 2, the RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved a commendable average framerate of 68 FPS, surpassing the RTX 4070’s 47 FPS by a notable 45%.
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super fell below sixty frames in terms of its 1% lows, with a minimum framerate of 58 FPS, which was 61% higher than the measly 36 FPS the RTX 4070 could muster.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In MS Flight Sim with DLSS Q and Ultra settings, the RTX 4070 Ti Super scored an average framerate of 116 FPS, surpassing the RTX 4070’s 82 FPS by a significant 41%.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 4070 hit 73 FPS in the most demanding scenes, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super had 1% lows of around 94 FPS, getting a final win of 29%.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 Ti SuperRTX 4070
Average FPS97 📈66 📈
%1 lows78 📉54 📉
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti Super

The RTX 4070 Ti Super outperformed the RTX 4070 with a 47% higher average framerate, making it a potent choice for 1440p gaming. In 1% lows, the RTX 4070 Ti Super showcased smoother gameplay, with lows around 44% higher on average, minimizing stuttering.

Here are some of our recorded gameplay while we were conducting these benchmarks:

YouTube video


Power Consumption

GameRTX 4070 Ti Super (W)RTX 4070 (W)
Cyberpunk 2077259207
The Witcher 3235202
Starfield252201
Baldur's Gate 3241205
Diablo 2 RE243206
Hogwarts Legacy247203
Red Dead Redemption 2246208
Diablo 4248203
Marvel's Spiderman242209
Alan Wake 2243201
Average Power Consumption245.6204.5
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070

There was a 20% difference in the power consumption of these cards, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super taking more power. The huge improvement in performance serves as an excuse for this deficiency, but the power efficiency of this card stands on its own. If you operate with a tight power budget, the RTX 4070 can be more optimal.


Price And Value

Graphics CardLaunch MSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4070 Ti Super💲799💲799
RTX 4070💲599💲529
Difference25.03%33.79%

The RTX 4070 has fallen in price due to the release of the RTX 4070 Super while also being slightly discounted on some variants. This makes the value proposition of these cards not as clear-cut. Yes, the RTX 4070 Ti Super does give you more framerate per dollar, but some people might find that the RTX 4070 suits their budget.


What We Recommend

RTX 4070 Ti Super: The RTX 4070 Ti Super outperforms the RTX 4070 significantly, especially in 1440p gaming. It’s a solid choice for those with a budget for high-performance GPUs, offering the flexibility to indulge in 4k gaming with adjusted settings. 

RTX 4070: The fully decked-out version of its card puts its vanilla counterpart to shame, at least in gaming performance. The RTX 4070 does have some advantages that allow it to be a better budget card, like needing a smaller power supply and having a lower price tag.

We were impressed with the performance of the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070, but the decision to buy either card depends on how much you can stretch your budget. Either way, you’ll get your money’s worth in the new GPU hierarchy set by Nvidia.


Frequently Asked Questions

What GPU die do the RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti Super use?

The RTX 4070 uses the AD103 GPU die, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super uses a cut-down version of the AD104 die.

How many more shading units does the RTX 4070 Ti Super have over the vanilla RTX 4070?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super has 43% more shading units, which roughly correlates with its performance improvements.

How many RT cores do the RTX 4070 Ti Super have versus the RTX 4070?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super has 66 RT cores, whereas the RTX 4070 has 46 RT cores. This allows the RTX 4070 Ti Super to be much better in ray-traced gaming, especially in conjunction with its much higher base performance.


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