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RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 Ti – tested

RTX 4070 Super Ti or the 4070 Ti - which model truly stands on top? We'll let you know.
Last Updated on April 3, 2024
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The newer RTX 4070 Ti Super seems to have bested the RTX 4070 Ti. At a glance, the RTX 4070 Ti Super has an increased core count and better memory configuration, which marks a significant improvement in performance. Plus, the launch price is similar to the RTX 4070 Ti, so it offers better value.

Now, better specs should translate into better performance. But to see if the RTX 4070 Ti Super outdoes its predecessor, we got our hands on both GPUs, tested them, and compared them side-by-side. In our GPU reviews for both cards, we saw that they offered excellent performance for 1440p gaming and could also run 4K games. But to help you pick the best graphics card, we have put together an in-depth guide with our findings.

Quick Answer

In our testing, we saw that both cards deliver great performance at 1440p. However, the new RTX 4070 Ti Super offers a slightly better performance when it comes to 4K. Additionally, both cards had the same price at launch, so the RTX 4070 Ti Super offers improved performance at the same price.

RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 Ti Specs

Before we look in-depth at the specs of the two cards, let’s take an overview of the technical specifications.

SpecsRTX 4070 Ti SuperRTX 4070 Ti
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
GPUAD103-275AD104-400
CUDA Cores84487680
VRAM16GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus256-bit192-bit 
Base Clock2.34 Ghz2.31 Ghz
Boost Clock2.61 Ghz2.61 Ghz
TGP285285
Ray Tracing Cores102 TFLOPS93 TFLOPS
Release dateJanuary 2024January 2023

As you can see, there are quite a few differences between the two graphic cards, with the obvious one being the core count. The 4070 Ti Super boasts 8448 cores, which is about a 10% increase compared to the RTX 4070 Ti’s 7680 cores. As CUDA cores handle the parallel processing in GPUs, a higher core count translates into faster performance.

Further, the memory upgrade in the 4070 Ti Super is noteworthy – the card comes with 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM, which is 4GB more than the Ti card. With more VRAM, it becomes easier for the GPU to store and access higher-resolution textures without having to go through the system memory. As we saw in our RTX 4070 Ti Super review, this comes in handy while playing high-resolution games with large game worlds, as the VRAM makes these files readily available for the GPU to process. 

It is also worth noting that the Ti Super comes with a 256-bit memory bus, which is wider than the 192-bit bus that Ti offers. Think of this as a highway – and the RTX 4070 Ti Super has wider lanes, so more data can be processed, and it will be processed faster. 

Despite these enhancements, the Thermal Design Power (TGP) remains the same for both models at 285W, which means the Super card is more efficient at power management. The base and boost clock speeds are also quite similar, maintaining consistent performance levels.

From these specifications, we can gather that the RTX 4070 Ti Super comes with better specs than the RTX 4070 Ti. However, to see whether those improved numbers actually tweaked the performance, we tested the two cards and noted our findings.

RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 Ti performance

As we saw in the specs above, the RTX 4070 Ti Super offers a higher core count, improved VRAM and bandwidth. But to see how this would benefit users in the real world, we stress-tested both cards and compared their performance side-by-side without DLSS.

Before we get started, note that both GPUs are marketed as 1440p graphics cards, which means they’re designed to deliver good framerates at that resolution. In this guide, we will see how well these GPUs perform at 1440p and 4K using our in-house gaming benchmark test results conducted by our team.

In our RTX 4070 Ti Super review, we saw that the card could comfortably handle 1440p gaming and even forayed into 4K gaming (although it struggled with some intense 4K games). For instance, while playing CS2, the Ti Super delivered 151fps at 4K, 297fps at 1440p, and 360fps at 1080p. However, when we tried running resource-intensive titles like Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K, the framerates dipped to an average of 44fps.

Games (1440p)RTX 4070 Ti Super Average FPSRTX 4070 Ti Average FPS
Cyberpunk 20779396
Doom Eternal339303
Rainbow Six Siege324 281
Shadow of the Tomb Raider182215
Gaming benchmarks by PC Guide

Meanwhile, in our RTX 4070 Ti test, we found out that the GPU was capable of maintaining and surpassing 60fps at 1440p. For instance, while playing Overwatch 2 at max settings, the GPU delivered 129fps at 1440p. And while 4K gaming is possible for some well-optimized titles like Doom Eternal, this card, too, struggles when it comes to heavier games. In our tests, we saw that the framerates dropped to 49fps, while running Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K.

To sum up our reviews in short, both cards deliver excellent performance at 1440p. With either GPUs, you can explore 4K gaming, but the cards struggle while running resource-intensive games – although the Ti Super fares slightly better in this regard.

RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RTX 4070 Ti price

At launch, the RTX 4070 Ti was priced at $799. And now, the newer RTX 4070 Ti Super has the exact same launch price. This means users will be getting better features with the RTX 4070 Ti Super for the same price as the predecessor. Although the price of the Ti card has decreased a little, the Ti Super offers better value in terms of price and performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 4070 Ti Super better than the 4070 Ti?

Considering the improved specs and price, the RTX 4070 Ti Super is indeed a better pick than the RTX 4070 Ti. Plus, we reviewed both cards hands-on and found out that the Ti Super delivers slightly better framerates than the Ti card. This is why we think that the RTX 4070 Ti Super offers better value than the RTX 4070 Ti.

Conclusion

At launch, the RTX 4070 Ti was priced at $799. And now, the newer RTX 4070 Ti Super has launched with the same price tag. This means users will get better features with the RTX 4070 Ti Super at the same price as its predecessor. To recap, the RTX 4070 Ti Super has more CUDA cores, higher VRAM, and a wider memory bus. Plus, in our review, we saw that the Ti Super surpasses the Ti card in terms of 4K performance. Although the price of the Ti card has decreased a little, you are still better off with the Ti Super card.

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