Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super reviews round-up – good at MSRP

A round-up of opinions on Nvidia's latest GPU

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In the world of hardware reviews, it’s uncommon to see all reviewers agree upon one product opinion. Nvidia’s RTX 4070 TI Super has managed to do just that. In this roundup, we delve into what leading tech reviewers have to say about the RTX 4070 Ti Super; covering key aspects like specs, price, and performance. We’ll be drawing comparisons, not just with its predecessor, the RTX 4070 Ti, but also with its impressive market rivals, namely the RTX 4080 and AMD’s RX 7900 XT. Let’s jump right in!

If you’d like to find out more about the RTX 4070 Ti Super, check out some of our other coverage on the product, including our top picks of best monitors and best motherboards for the RTX 4070 Ti Super.

What’s been said?

ReviewerReview
PC Guide“if you want a bit more edge than the original RTX 4070 Ti (…) then the RTX 4070 Ti Super is worth it.”
Ars Technica“while the 4070 Ti Super is better in important ways, it’s not better enough”
Gamers Nexus“(The 4070 Ti Super) is not particularly strong but it’s also not offensively bad”
The Verge“If you’re interested in 4K gaming, this is more of a 60Hz “
Tom’s Hardware“the RTX 4070 Ti Super provides some worthwhile improvements”

RTX 4070 Ti Super reviews round-up – performance

Now, we move on to the most vital part, performance. Every reviewer agreed that the 4070 Ti Super is better than its predecessor, but just not good enough. The statement becomes even more powerful when we consider that the 4070 Ti was already a mediocre graphics card with market doubt about the bad pricing. So, yes, the improvement is well received, but it should have been better.

Tom’s Hardware’s review of the RTX 4070 Ti Super brings to light the nuanced improvements this GPU offers over its predecessor. Their extensive 15-game test suite revealed that the largest performance gain compared to the 4070 Ti 12GB card was a modest 15%. While this indicates that the increase to 16GB of memory was a beneficial move, it also highlights a missed opportunity. The performance gains, though present, don’t fully capitalize on the potential that a ‘Super’ variant could offer.

Our review aligns closely with their perspective, which encapsulates the advantage of the RTX 4070 Ti Super. In our review, we defend that if you aim to gain an edge over the original RTX 4070 Ti, along with better value and improved framerates compared to the standard 4070, then the RTX 4070 Ti Super stands out as a worthy choice. According to this, the 4070 Ti Super not only outperforms its non-Super variant but also competes effectively with AMD’s 7900 XT in several scenarios.

However, not everybody is that optimistic. The Verge marked the GPU as “not very super”. according to The Verge benchmarks the anticipated 10 percent performance improvement over the RTX 4070 Ti is somewhat elusive, particularly at the 1440p resolution – a key gaming benchmark for many users. Their observation that the 4070 Ti Super is more suited to 60Hz 4K gaming unless one is willing to compromise on settings, further underscores its limitations.

The Verge’s review suggests that the GPU is caught in a limbo of sorts – not quite the powerhouse for 4K gaming enthusiasts, yet too pricey for those seeking a 1440p gaming experience. Ars Technica echoes this sentiment, positioning the 4070 Ti Super as a GPU that straddles several categories without firmly belonging to any.

RTX 4070 Ti Super reviews round-up – specs

It’s important to note that we noticed slight differences in the review depending on what brand the reviewer had. The specs seemed to change across the different brands. For example, it appears that the Asus TUF version stands out in terms of performance, delivering up to 5% better results compared to other variants.

Diving into specifics, MSI’s RTX 4070 Ti Super 16G Ventus 3X opts for a triple-fan layout complemented by a copper baseplate and heat pipes. However, it’s the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super OC Edition that catches the eye with its robust connectivity options, including 3x DisplayPort connectors and 2x HDMI ports.

Yet, it’s the Asus RTX 4070 Ti Super TUF Gaming that arguably steals the show. This model boasts triple 89mm fans, a design choice that enhances cooling efficiency. The attention to cooling details in the TUF Gaming variant not only promises a quieter operation but also ensures longevity and consistent performance.

How much is the RTX 4070 Ti Super?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super is conveniently priced the same as the non-super variant; $799. Considering that the Super is faster than its predecessor, keeping it in the same price range is an attractive feature of this product. However, that is still quite a high price to be paying for a mildly disappointing GPU.

✓ Eve’s thoughts

Price

Graphics cards can be an expensive piece of harware, so making sure you get everything you need out of it is important. If you require a powerful GPU then you’ll have to expect a higher price range. Similarly, if you don’t need as much from your card make sure you choose price that reflects that.

RTX 4070 Ti Super roundup – our take

Our take on the RTX 4070 Ti Super aligns with the consensus, that it’s an improvement over the original RTX 4070 Ti, especially considering it comes at the same price point. However, we share the sentiment of mild disappointment echoed by other reviewers regarding Nvidia’s somewhat conservative approach to this upgrade.

The challenge, however, lies in its market positioning. The RTX 4070 Ti Super finds itself in a tricky spot. On one hand, it’s not quite powerful enough to handle 4K gaming at high frame rates, which is increasingly becoming a standard expectation for GPUs in this price range. On the other hand, for 1440p gaming – which could be its sweet spot – the price feels a bit steep.

This creates a dilemma for potential buyers; those seeking a top-notch 4K gaming experience might find the 4070 Ti Super lacking, while 1440p gamers might hesitate to invest in a GPU that seems overpriced for their needs.