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Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super review – is it worth it?

Last Updated on April 29, 2024
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The second of Nvidia’s Super cards, the RTX 4070 Ti Super, arrives to completely replace the existing 4070 Ti card. It also hopes to deliver a better value proposition than the 2023 arrival, along with extra power and the chance of a more sensible upgrade for users. The 4070 Ti Super utilizes a cut-down version of NVidia’s AD104 processor (also used by the 4080) rather than AD103 of the vanilla Ti – so there’s a substantial change to this particular ‘Super’. In this 4070 Ti Super review we’re going to give our thoughts on the changes, while specifically detailing Asus’ ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC – the model we’ve run through its paces and spent time with. So let’s do it.

  • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 OC Edition Graphics Card
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Highly Recommended
  • GPU: AD103
  • CUDA Cores: 8,448
  • Bandwidth: 672.3 GB/s
  • Memory bus width: 256-bit
  • Base clock speed: 2340 MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 2670 MHz
What We Think

The RTX 4070 Ti Super is a compelling choice, offering added value and 4K gaming capability for less than previous in Nvidia’s lineup. However, we wouldn’t opt for the Strix specifically given the cost of the the card over and above MSRP.

Reasons to Buy
  • Top overclock among custom models
  • Super cooling solution with good capacity
  • Smart looking – chic design
Reasons to Avoid
  • Far too high a price for the Strix
  • Hefty and large
  • Uses the 12VHPWR 16-pin power connector

Nvidia’s decision to bring the Super era to a start is an interesting one. Not least because, as we point out in our RTX 4070 review, it does suggest Nvidia realized it needed a bit of a shuffle and maybe missed the mark with the original lineup. Judging by the lukewarm reaction to the 4070 Super’s arrival it’s not clear if all issues have been addressed. But the Ti Super does offer an interesting proposition.

ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC key specs

The key thing about the 4070 Ti Super is certainly the AD103-275 processor. With a CUDA core count of 8,448 vs the 7680 of the 4070 Ti, there’s more capability for sure. Combined with 16GB GDDR6X vs 12GB and a bandwidth of 672 GB/s and 256-bit bus (compared to 504.2 GB/s and 192-bit in the original card), there are clear improvements that should make the new arrival more of a fit for 4K gaming – especially for a XX70 card!

In terms of the Strix card specifics, it offers 3x DisplayPort connectors and 2x HDMI just in case – so a good amount of IO capacity. The card also offers 2x fan headers on its end, should you want to directly target GPU temps and keep things cool. Those would be more handy in the Strix card’s ‘Performance Mode’ profile, although there is also a ‘Quiet Mode’ for when you don’t need extra grunt.

Unfortunately, along with the price, this Asus card is particularly large too. Its dimensions include a 336 mm (13.22 inch) length, and it weighs in at 1.81kg (3.99lbs). So it’s not small, and nor is it lightweight. You’ll want to ensure you have the space for a card this size. To further confound things, the ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super utilizes a 12VHPWR connector. This is the connector that has caused some issues with ‘burning out’ when not handled correctly and not pushed fully in. That’s less likely if you have an ATX 3 PSU which offers the power needed natively, and the Ti Super may not pull enough power – but it’s worth noting.

ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC key design

In terms of aesthetics, the ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC certainly looks good. It has an edge of color to it, so it’s not just a big bulky mass of darkness. Hints of blue and red draw the eye and offer some interest, and the card follows this styling around the edge, while also offering lighting to create some illumination when in your system.

More practically, the card features three axial fans with alternating spin to optimize airflow – augmented by a larger than three-slot heatsink and vented back and sides. The card features a diecast backplate, frame, and shroud to support cooling functionality too. In short, there shouldn’t be any heat issues in reasonable environments.

ROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti Super – gaming benchmarks

The RTX 4070 Ti Super is clearly a step above the 4070 Super. And, although NVidia compares it to the 3070 Ti for 1440p performance we’re actually looking at solid 4K capability here. Here’s our test bench setup:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X CPU
  • ROG X670E Hero motherboard 
  • Phanteks 1000W PSU
  • Corsair Dominator Titanium 64GB 6600
  • ROG Ryujin II 360 AIO CPU cooler

In terms of 4K performance for the card, we saw CS2 at 151 fps, while AC Mirage hit skipped along at an average of 84 fps. Rainbow 6: Siege hit an excess of 160 fps on 4K. Meanwhile, Cyberpunk 2077’s 4K run saw it at 44 fps without DLSS and ray tracing while on Ultra settings. DLSS 3 does allow you to push that up, but 1440p is a more comfortable run at 93 avg fps. Overall, the RTX 4070 Ti Super is very capable in all but harsh 4K environments. For more info on gaming benchmarks, head over to WePC’s Strix 4070 Ti Super OC review.

ROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti Super – synthetic benchmarks

In synthetic benchmarks, we’ve paired the tested ROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti Super with a 4080 OC from Gigabyte so you can see where the gap is between the 4070 Ti vs the RTX 4080. We know that synthetic tests can be hard to get a sense of context for – ultimately the tests below are to test synthetic graphical prowess to show where cards sit in terms of hierarchy. If you were to benchmark your current graphics card you’d gain additional understanding too if you’re looking to upgrade. What we see here is that the RTX 4070 Ti Super is where we expect it to be.

Synthetic benchmarkROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti SuperGigabyte RTX 4080 Eagle OC
3D Mark Firestrike Ultra graphics1451816749
3D Mark Timespy Extreme graphics1188713564
3D Mark Port Royal1555217471
Blender 4.0 monster3707.84345.6
Blender 4.0 junkshop1785.22065.9
Blender 4.0 classroom1883.62143.6
ROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti Super – synthetic benchmarks

RTX 4070 Ti Super review – encoding benchmarks

In terms of encoding benchmarks, there’s little surprise that the RTX 4070 Ti Super is behind the 4080. What’s interesting here though is that while the Cinebench score is above that found in our RTX 4070 review, the Handbrake test is identical. This speaks to a lack of benefit in choosing the Ti Super over the 4070 or 4070 Ti purely for encoding and editing prowess. This could be a quirk of the test, but there’s no discernible difference here from the bottom 4070 card to the top 4070 Ti Super. Of course, if you’re keen on higher framerates as well that’s a moot point. You’d opt for the 4070 Ti Super anyway.

Encoding benchmarksROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti SuperGigabyte RTX 4080 Eagle OC
Handbrake Tears of Steel 4K (H.264 Nvenc 4K)01m56s (155 avg fps)01m53s (160 avg fps)
Cinebench r242521126522
RTX 4070 Ti Super review – encoding benchmarks

RTX 4070 Ti Super review – price

As with other Supers, the RTX 4070 Ti Super arrives with an MSRP identical to that of the ‘vanilla’ card. That’s a good way to start, especially because pricing across the board for the 40-series has generally been…lackluster. But even improved value doesn’t mean good value. The 4070 Ti Super is still $799 at MSRP, and that means it’s still priced over and above the RTX 3080 of Nvidia’s last generation. We’ll consider if that’s a sensible placement further down.

Asus ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC price

Even more important for our test card – the ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC – is that you’re unlikely to see it anywhere near that price. As the ROG Strix 4070 Super is priced around $799, $200 above the 4070 Super MSRP, you’ll be seeing the Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC at around $999 (Best Buy). That’s a 25% markup on MSRP for this card, so a big consideration should you want this particular model. There is a reason for that of course.

Is the RTX 4070 Ti Super worth it?

Ultimately, if you want a bit more edge than the original RTX 4070 Ti, better value, and higher framerates than a regular 4070 where smooth 4K gaming is far more feasible (and expected across many titles), then yes – the RTX 4070 Ti Super is worth it. In terms of general workloads and rendering it sits comfortably between the 4070 and 4080 cards – although we’ve seen no clear benefit to rendering above the 4070.

In terms of the ROG Strix OC RTX 4070 Ti Super specifically, it’s a smart and powerful card. But it’s overpriced for what we consider a 4070 Ti Super should be. So unless you really want all the features and style of the Strix – and are happy to pay for it, when you’re in 4080 Super MSRP range – then we’d not opt for this particular card.

With a fascination for technology and games, Seb is a tech writer with a focus on hardware and deals. He is also the primary tester and reviewer at BGFG and PCGuide.