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NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti vs. 4080 [31 Benchmarks at 1440p, 4K, and Ray Tracing]

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is one of the most popular Ada Lovelace GPUs, while the RTX 4080 tends to get ignored in favor of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX or the RTX 4090. The two GPUs are suited for 1440p and 4K gaming, although the 4080 is a much better option for UHD due to its higher memory bandwidth. The RTX 4070 Ti Super and the 4080 Super are slated to replace them in the coming months, offering higher performance at the same price tags or less.

We’ll have another look at these cards before they’re retired through a series of 1440p and 4K benchmarks, including ray tracing. The GeForce RTX 4080 was launched with a price tag of $1,199 on the 16th of November, followed by the RTX 4070 Ti on the 5th of January for $799.

NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti vs 4080 Specifications

GPUNVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti (ASIC)NVIDIA RTX 4080 FENVIDIA RTX 4070 FE
GPU DieAD104AD103AD104
SMs607646
CUDA cores7,6809,7285,888
RT Cores607646
Tensor Cores240304184
Base clock2,310 MHz2,205 MHz1,920 MHz
Boost clock2,640 MHz2,508 MHz2,475 MHz
Memory12GB GDDR6X16GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X
TBP285W320W200W
L2 Cache48MB64MB36MB
MSRP$799$1199$599

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti uses the AD104, while the 4080 utilizes the larger AD103 GPU. The latter packs 26% more FP32 cores, a larger memory buffer (16GB vs. 12GB), and a wider 256-bit bus (vs. 192-bit on the 4070 Ti). This results in a 40% higher bandwidth for the RTX 4080 with a large L2 cache to boot (64MB vs. 48MB)

In conclusion, the RTX 4080 is superior to the 4070 Ti in every way, but this doesn’t affect their performance equally at every resolution. Read on to find out.

Test Bench

  • Mobo: ASUS Z790 Maximus Hero
  • Cooler: Lian Li Gld 360
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K
  • Memory: 16GB x2 DDR5 6,000 MT/s CL 38
  • RTX 4070 Ti
  • RTX 4080

NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti vs 4080 1440p Benchmarks

QHD, or 1440p, is the most popular resolution among gamers. In “A Plague Tale,” the GeForce RTX 4080 holds a lead of 31% over the RTX 4070 Ti with a similar lows’ delta. The former averages 101 FPS, while the latter finishes with 77 FPS.

Assassins’ Creed Valhalla sees a smaller gap between the RTX 4070 Ti and 4080. The 80-class GPU is just 14% faster than the 4070 Ti at 1440p. The RTX 4070 Ti averages 130 FPS, while the 4080 nets 148 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a well-optimized game that scales well across all hardware. As such, the RTX 4080 is ~31% faster than the 4070 Ti on average. The former averages 128 FPS, up from 98 FPS on the latter.

Dying Light 2 sees a delta of 22% between the two high-end RTX 40 series cards. The RTX 4070 Ti nets 142 FPS versus 173 FPS on the 4080.

As seen in the past, F1 2022 shows less than a 10% difference between the RTX 4070 Ti and 4080. We’re looking at averages of 225 FPS and 244.5 FPS, respectively.

Ghostwire Tokyo behaves similarly, except the lows are almost identical. The RTX 4080 averages 195 FPS, barely faster than the 189 FPS registered by the 4070 Ti.

Hitman 3 is roughly 17% faster on the RTX 4080 than the 4070 Ti, with comparable lows. We recorded averages of 207 FPS and 177.5 FPS, respectively.

Hogwarts Legacy didn’t run well at launch, but its issues have been ironed out. The RTX 4080 is 18% faster than the 4070 Ti in this game. It nets 135 FPS on average, up from 114 FPS on the latter.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is another well-optimized game where both GPUs average over 200 FPS at 1440p. The RTX 4080 is ~10% faster than the RTX 4070 Ti, courtesy of a CPU bottleneck. The former posts 236 FPS and the latter 213 FPS on average.

The Callisto Protocol runs surprisingly well on the RTX 4080, leading the 4070 Ti by nearly 30% at 1440p. That’s thanks to an average of 138 FPS, up from 108 FPS on the latter.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a well-balanced game that allows both GPUs to push 150 FPS. We get averages of 179 FPS and 152 FPS, respectively.

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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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