Is the 4070 Ti better than the 3080?

The RTX 4070 Ti has debuted with some amazing specs and may give the 3080 a run for its money

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The RTX 4070 Ti offers up to 3.5 times better performance than the RTX 3080, according to Nvidia’s own results. In the benchmarks delivered by Team Green itself, the RTX 4070 Ti performs in 1440p resolution two times better on Microsoft Flight Simulator, 1.7 times better on Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and 3.5 times better on Cyberpunk 2077. Thus, the RTX 4070 Ti is better than the 3080 in gaming alone, but also several other factors, as well.

The RTX 4070 Ti is a strong and fast GPU that makes use of the newest architecture of the brand: Ada Lovelace. Thanks to the drastic changes this architecture brings to the table the mid-range 4070 Ti is capable of even reaching 3090 levels across every title it has been tested for. 

One of the main features that make the 4070 Ti stand out over the 3080 is the Raytracing and DLSS generation. Nvidia takes a big leap when changing from the second to its third generation of both feature sets. Raytracing and DLSS now are stronger than ever. In fact, these features are so strong that they even allow a mid-range GPU, such as the 4070 Ti, to deliver some considerable results in 4K gaming.

RTX 4070 TiRTX 3080 (12GB)
ArchitectureADA LovelaceAmpere
CUDA cores76808960
Memory Interface Width192 bit384-bit
Memory bandwidth504.2 GB/s760.3 GB/s
Process TechnologyTSMC 4nm Samsung 8 nm
Base clock speed2310 MHz1260 MHz
Boost Clock speed2610 MHz1710 MHz
Graphics Card Power (TDP)285 W350 W

How fast is RTX 4070 Ti?

According to the comparison above, the RTX 4070 Ti offers a significantly faster clock speed than the RTX 3080. The boosted maximum the 3080 can achieve without OC is 1,710 MHz, while the 4070 Ti goes above that to up to 2,610 MHz – that is one entire extra GHz. This extra speed will be depicted in most gaming experiences, ending up with a cooler and quieter GPU that offers effortless results.

Moreover, the RTX 4070 Ti’s chip is half the size of the previous gen. The Ada Lovelace architecture uses a 4nm TSMC chip while the 3080 uses the Samsung 8nm chip. This translates into more space for other features, but mainly in more efficient power transmission. That is why the 4070 Ti can achieve faster clock speeds and better performance at only 285W of power, while the 3080 needs 350W to deliver its maximum performance.