The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and 4080 are some of the most popular 4K GPUs on the market. With a price tag of $799 and $1,199, they fall somewhere between gettable and overpriced. This post compares the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and 4080 across a series of high-resolution gaming benchmarks to determine if the latter is worth the additional $200. We used the RTX 4080 Founders Edition and Gigabyte’s RTX 4070 Ti Windforce OC for the benchmark.
|GPU||Gigabyte RTX 4070 Ti Windforce OC||NVIDIA RTX 4080 FE||NVIDIA RTX 4070 FE|
|Base clock||2,310 MHz||2,205 MHz||1,920 MHz|
|Boost clock||2,640 MHz||2,508 MHz||2,475 MHz|
|Memory||12GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X|
- 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
NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti vs 4080 1440p Frame Rates
The performance deltas between the RTX 4080 and 4070 Ti vary greatly from game to game. In Dying Light 2, the former is faster by a massive margin of 40%. However, the deltas shrink to a mere 14% and 7% in Assassins’ Creed and Crysis Remastered, respectively. Ray-traced games punish the RTX 4070 Ti, leaving the 4080 with a lead of 48% in “A Plague Tale: Requiem”.
Cyberpunk 2077 fares similarly, as the RTX 4080 stays ahead by 20% and 30% in raster and ray-traced modes, respectively. The RTX 4080 is 45% faster than the 4070 Ti in Dying Light 2 but only 24% faster with ray tracing enabled. We can see that the per SM RT core configuration is a bottleneck at higher resolutions.
In F1 2022, the 4080 is only 8% faster than its sibling, leading by 18% with ray-tracing enabled. Strangely, Ghostwire: Tokyo performs nearly the same on both GPUs with and without ray tracing.
Hitman 3 and Hogwarts Legacy are the same, with a delta of less than 10% across all four tests.
The RTX 4080 is 34% faster than the RTX 4080 in Metro Exodus, the lead dropping to 11% (raster) and 17% (ray-tracing) in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The Callisto Protocol produces similar numbers. The RTX 4080 is 22% and 12% faster than the 4070 Ti with and without ray-tracing, respectively. Tina Tina’s Wonderlands is an outlier, with a delta of 35% between the two GPUs.
In conclusion, the GeForce RTX 4080 isn’t a good pick for 1440p gaming. The RTX 4070 Ti delivers comparable performance while costing $300 less.
NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti vs 4080 4K Benchmarks
4K benchmarks on the next page…