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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super Review: A Cheaper, Slightly Slower 4070 Ti

The GeForce RTX 4070 Super is a 4070 Ti in disguise. How it holds up in real world gaming workloads, including ray tracing remains to be seen

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 Super hits the retail market on the 17th of January. Leveraging a denser AD103 die, it features 7168 FP32 cores (+22%), up from 5,888 on the RTX 4070. These numbers place it slightly below the RTX 4070 Ti, which packs 7680 shaders across 60 SMs. On the memory side, the RTX 4070 Super and the 4070 Ti are identical, with 12GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 21Gbps. Both are backed by 48MB of L2 cache and a 192-bit wide bus. While the RTX 4070 Ti retailed at $799, the 4070 Super will cost “only” $599.

Specifications: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super

RTX 4070 TiRTX 4070 Ti SuperRTX 4070RTX 4070 Super
GPUAD104AD103AD104AD104
SMs60664656
Shaders7,6808,4485,8887,168
VRAM12GB16GB12GB12GB
L2 Cache48MB64MB36MB48MB
Memory bus192-bit256-bit192-bit192-bit
Memory Clock21Gbps22.4Gbps21Gbps21Gbps
GPU Boost Clock2,610MHz2,610MHz2,475MHz2,475MHz
TBP285W285W200W220W
MSRP$799$799$599$599
LaunchJan 5 (23)Jan 24 (24)April 12 (23)Jan 17 (24)

Test Bench

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K.
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus Hero Z790/X670.
  • Memory: 16GB x2 DDR5 6,000MT/s CL38.
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM1000E.

1080p Benchmarks

The GeForce RTX 4070 Super should be popular among 1080p gamers like its predecessor. Rendering over 100 FPS in modern titles, it’s an efficient 120Hz/144Hz GPU. We tested the card at 1080p and 1440p (with and without ray tracing) to establish how it performs compared to the RTX 4070 and the 4070 Ti.

In “A Plague Tale: Requiem,” the GeForce RTX 4070 Super is 13% faster than the 4070, while the 4070 Ti holds a lead of 6% over it. The Super averages 100 FPS, up from 88 FPS on the 4070 and 106 FPS on the Ti.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is more CPU and memory-bound. The RTX 4070 Ti is nearly 10% faster than the 4070, while the 4070 Super is a smidge better than the latter. Medieval England averages 154 FPS on the RTX 4070, 164 FPS on the 4070 Super, and 180 FPS on the 4070 Ti.

Cyberpunk 2077 performs rather well on the RTX 4070 Super, averaging 143 FPS, up from 129 FPS on the 4070 and 152.6 FPS on the 4070 Ti.

Dying Light 2 posts an average of 184 FPS on the RTX 4070 Super, up from 141 FPS on the 4070 and 210 FPS on the 4070 Ti. That’s a massive 30% lead for the Super.

Ghostwire Tokyo nets 206 FPS on the 4070 Super, up from 201 FPS and 185.4 FPS on the RTX 4070 Ti and 4070, respectively. This is the first title where it manages to beat both its siblings.

Hitman 3 is another title where the RTX 4070 Super ups the 4070 Ti, averaging 211 FPS versus 205 FPS and 189 FPS on the Ti and 4070, respectively.

Hogwarts Legacy is a VRAM-hungry title that starts to lag on 12GB cards at higher resolutions. The RTX 4070 Super averages 121 FPS in the Hogsmeade area, up from 107 FPS on the RTX 4070 and 128 FPS on the 4070 Ti.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the oldest titles in our suite, but it scales well, still pushing modern hardware to its limits. The RTX 4070 Super is 11% faster than the 4070, averaging 253 FPS (up from 228 FPS), while the 4070 Ti nets 262.5 FPS.

The Callisto Protocol tends to run like crap. Regardless, the RTX 4070 Super manages an average of 139 FPS, slightly higher than the 132.5 FPS of the 4070. On the other hand, the RTX 4070 Ti nets 148.4 FPS, with similar lows as the Super.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is one of the better-optimized titles. It averages 187 FPS on the 4070 Super, up from 163 FPS on the 4070, and 208 FPS on the 4070 Ti.

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Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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