Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super review – A slightly better 1440p powerhouse

Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super review – A slightly better 1440p powerhouse
Aleksha McLoughlin Updated on by

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  • 4GB extra VRAM
  • Bump up to AD103 die
  • No increased MSRP
  • Doesn’t quite soar in 4K
  • Prices will vary

The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super is the latest addition to the Ada Lovelace line-up and looks to close the gap between mid range and Team Green’s upper echelon. With a notable bump up in VRAM, and a change to the larger AD103 die and corresponding 256-bit memory bus, this card has all the makings to take on its larger siblings while keeping the pricing down. Read on to see whether or not it can be considered one of the best graphics cards on the market.

With the hotly anticipated GPU having launched today, we’re showing you where to buy RTX 4070 Ti Super graphics cards in the US and the UK. If you’re considering a full rebuild around the card then we’ve got you covered with our recommendations for the best CPU for RTX 4070 Ti Super, as well as the best PSU for RTX 4070 Ti Super and best case for RTX 4070 Ti Super, too.

RTX 4070 Ti Super price and availability

The RTX 4070 Ti Super is available today (January 24) in territories such as the US and the UK with a starting price of $799 / £769. Unlike with the RTX 4070 Super, there is no Founders Edition model, which means it’s up to partners such as ASUS to enforce Nvidia’s recommended retail price. Our review unit is the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC Edition which retails for $949 / £990. 

While it’s commendable that Nvidia didn’t raise the pricing for the RTX 4070 Ti Super over its predecessor, the RTX 4070 Ti, the fact that there’s no Founders Edition model means that competitive pricing is more of a suggestion for partners than something more enforceable. It’s possible that some AIBs could retail far above this starting price which would seriously undercut the value proposition here, especially in the wake of the RTX 4080 Super coming next week starting at $999 / £959 which will have an Nvidia-made model for purchase. 


ASUS ROG Strix 4070 Ti Super



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RTX 4070 Ti Super design and features

Nvidia RTX 4070 - A powerful 1440p graphics card.
The backplate of the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super (Image Credit: VideoGamer)

What immediately separates the RTX 4070 Ti Super out from its predecessor is the bump up in CUDA core count and VRAM, but that’s only one side of the story. The RTX 4070 Ti Super features a total of 8,448 CUDA cores and a total of 16GB GDDR6X memory (a 10% bump of cores and 4GB extra VRAM). However, more excitingly is the fact that this new card is built upon the AD103 die, which is considerably larger than the AD104 die of the original model. It also means a larger memory bus of 256-bit as opposed to 192-bit. Theoretically, this positions Nvidia’s latest refresh card in the 80-class performance group, being a touch slower than the RTX 4080. 

The RTX 4070 Ti Super features a touch faster base clock of 2.34 GHz (up from the original’s 2.31 GHz) and the boost clock remains the same as factory standard at 2.61 MHz. However, our ASUS Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC Edition review unit comes geared up outside of the box. The manufacturer claims a default boost mode clock of 2.67 GHz. Things heat up a little more when factoring in the “OC mode” which is able to go up to 2.7 GHz (a boost of around 3%). When fully cranked, you could see an extra few frames per second depending on the game you’re playing. 

Let’s factor the specific ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super features into the equation as that’s the card we have in front of us. What does that added premium pricing actually afford you? Chiefly, the heatsink which is a 3.15 slot design with a triple fan setup. ASUS claims that the axial-tech fans are scaled for “31% more airflow” and that seems plausible. The card’s huge and the fans are massive, so if you’re in the market for a model offering serious cooling then this one should have you covered.

As expected given it’s an ASUS ROG Strix product, it comes in with the aggressive branding that the hardware manufacturer is known for, coupled with angular red, silver, and blue stripes. This combined with the diecast shroud, frame, and backplate really help sell the premium nature of this RTX 4070 Ti Super variant. I don’t think that justifies its near-$1,000 price tag but that will ultimately be something only you can answer. If you want a larger, sturdy card with advanced cooling and overclocking potential than maybe the premium is something you’re happy to pay. 

RTX 4070 Ti Super performance

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The ports of the ASUS ROG Stix RTX 4070 Ti Super (Image Credit: VideoGamer)

In the testing conducted by WePC’s Sebastian Kozlowski, we can see that the RTX 4070 Ti Super certainly delivers on its aspirations of being a 1440p powerhouse, and we can evidence this by its performance in some of the latest and most graphically demanding games in this target resolution. 

We’ll start with the more graphically intensive titles as that’s always a good showing of exactly what a new GPU can do. Cyberpunk 2077 at Ultra settings in 1440p achieved an average of 93fps without ray tracing and 49fps with RT enabled when disabling DLSS for native rendering. Turning to more optimised games and those figures improve. Take Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for instance, with the two 2023 Ubisoft titles scoring averages of 133fps and 132fps in 1440p respectively. This extends to older games as well, such as the visually striking Shadow of the Tomb Raider performing excellently with 182fps average without ray tracing and 130fps average with it. 

Competitive gaming is where we see the RTX 4070 Ti Super really start to sing. The new card had absolutely no troubles steamrolling through The Finals in 1440p with the destructive shooter scoring 172fps average without ray tracing and 166fps with the real-time lighting tech enabled. The gap widens for older eSports-focused titles, too. This is evidenced with Rainbow Six Siege with its mammoth 324fps average in 1440p which is closely followed by CS2’s 297fps average in 1440p, too. While a single player shooter, Doom Eternal held no punches back with its average of 1440p average of 339fps without ray tracing and 239fps with RT on in Ultra Nightmare graphics settings. For the record, every game was maxed out where possible. 

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The power fans of the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super (Image Credit: VideoGamer)

These are good numbers so far, but we need to factor in the RTX 4070 Ti Super’s bump up of 16GB GDDR6X VRAM, 256-bit memory bus and AD103 die, because this card is incredibly capable at 4K, too. In Doom Eternal, we saw rates of 197fps average without ray tracing and 145fps with it enabled. Strong numbers can also be expected in more demanding games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with average readings of 84fps and 82 fps respectively – far above 60. This extends to The Finals with its average of 84fps without ray tracing and 83fps with it, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with 105fps average without ray tracing and 71fps average with the tech ticked. 

In the testing conducted, there were instances where the RTX 4070 Ti Super struggled to achieve that 4K60 standard, which we realistically consider to be a minimum when playing on PC from a card costing anywhere from $799 to $999. It’s most apparent in Cyberpunk 2077 in 4K with just 44fps average without ray tracing and a paultry 24fps with it enabled without DLSS. The same can be said of F1 23 which clocked up around 56fps in the Silverstone Wet benchmark. While the RTX 4070 Ti Super absolutely excels in 1440p and provides playable framerates in 4K, this is more conditional of a title’s optimization and reliance on DLSS. If a game has DLSS 3 Frame Generation and Ray Reconstruction support then you shouldn’t have many issues playing 4K60 or pushing QHD to its limits. For the purposes of our testing, we let the card’s native performance speak for itself. 

Should you buy the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super?

Asus RTX 2080 - A powerful 1080p graphics card.
The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super and its packaging (Image Credit: VideoGamer)

The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super is a larger and slightly more powerful powerhouse in 1440p with some respectable framerates in 4K depending on what games you want to play. If you’re smart with settings and enable Nvidia’s technologies then you won’t run into any glaring errors. What’s more, the bump up to 16GB GDDR6X VRAM from the previous 12GB should provide some extra overhead to crank textures to Ultra without having to worry about any VRAM limits at least for the next couple of years. 

However, whether or not you should buy this GPU all comes to the price. As mentioned above, there isn’t a Founders Edition model and it’s unknown how many retailers will stick stringently to Team Green’s recommended pricing. If you can find this card for its actual MSRP then we think it justifies the $799 / £769 price tag, more so than the original RTX 4070 Ti from 2022, however, if the cards are creeping up to rates bordering on the starting price for the upcoming RTX 4080 Super then we recommend holding off on this upgrade.

Copy by Aleksha McLoughlin – testing by Sebastian Kozlowski

RTX 4070 Ti Super review


The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super is a marginal upgrade on the original which benefits from a larger memory bus, a bigger die, and more VRAM to play with. It performs exceptionally well in 1440p but may let down some users wanting to push 4K harder. It justifies its price point more so than the original RTX 4070 Ti but doesn’t quite close the performance gap bridging 70 and 80-class.
7 Benefits from 4GB extra VRAM Built on larger AD103 die MSRP remains unchanged from base model Doesn't quite soar in 4K Pricing will vary