At the 2023 CES Electronics Show, NVIDIA released the RTX4070Ti graphics card for us, which will be officially listed on January 5. The originally planned RTX4080, there will be 12G and 16G two versions, because of the spit that the RTX4080 12G positioning is “not worthy of the name”, the result was forced to cancel by the public’s scolding, and in the recently released RTX4070Ti graphics card parameters, careful partners may find that RTX4070Ti is actually the RTX4080 12G that NVIDIA withdrew the release, which is exactly the same in specifications. So how is the performance of the RTX4070Ti graphics card, whether it can reach the performance level of the previous generation flagship RTX3090Ti, the following installation home to share the RTX4070Ti graphics card evaluation, and RTX4080, 3090Ti performance, and game test comparison, let’s see.
RTX4070Ti adopts the Ada Lovelace architecture design based on TSMC’s 4N manufacturing process, the core number is AD104, compared to the AD103 core equipped with RTX 4080, the AD104 core is smaller in size. However, compared with the previous generation of the Karo RTX3090Ti, the GA102 core area has shrunk from 628mm² to 294mm², but the integration is higher, and the number of transistors has skyrocketed to 35.8 billion, thanks to the upgrade of the new architecture, and this generation of cores further increases the frequency, so it can bring better performance.
Compared with the big brother RTX4080, the SM units of RTX4070Ti have been reduced from 76 to 60 groups, the number of stream processing has also decreased from 9728 to 7680, the number of Tensor Cores and RT Cores has also been reduced accordingly, and the number of transistors has decreased from 45.9 billion to 35.8 billion, so the chip area will be reduced accordingly.
RTX4070Ti still uses GDDR6X video memory, but the memory capacity has dropped from 16G to 12GB, the memory bit width is only 192-bit, and the memory bandwidth has also been reduced from 716.8GB/s to 504.2GB/s, these wide and bandwidth specifications are really a little small, there is no problem playing games in 2K high image quality, but in 4K high-resolution scenarios, the performance may not be as good as 2K resolution, after all, RTX4070Ti this level of the card, The positioning is undoubtedly a 2K game card, if this memory specification is put on the RTX4080, it will undoubtedly be scolded as Xiang, which is also the main reason why NVIDIA Lao Huang removed the RTX4080 12G overnight, and the RTX4070Ti name continues to be on the shelves.
Let’s better understand the performance of the RTX4070Ti graphics card through professional test software, and the test platform configuration is as follows.
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PC test platform configuration
Radiator: Asus 360 Ryushen II
Motherboard: ROG Z790 HERO
Memory: Fantasy Halberd DDR5 6000 16G*2 root
HARD DRIVE: SAMSUNG 980 PRO 1TB
Graphics card: RTX4070Ti, RTX4080, RTX3090Ti
Power supply: ROG Raytheon II 1000W power supply
System: Windows 11 22H2 Pro
3DMark performance test
3DMark’s test projects include TimeSpy, TimeSpy Extreme, FireStrike, and PortRoyal, and tested DX12’s performance at 2K/4K resolution, DX11’s performance at 1080P resolution, and ray tracing performance.
From the 3DMark test, it can be seen that at 2K resolution, RTX4070Ti is 1.8% stronger than the previous generation flagship RTX3090Ti, but at 4K resolution, it is 4.3% weaker, which is mainly the result of memory width and bandwidth reduction, and the performance of the two wins and loses. The RTX4080 is about 28% stronger than the RTX4070Ti.
The game test session was tested in 2K and 4K resolutions, and the game tested “The Witcher 3”, “Borderlands 3”, “Gears of War 5”, “Forza Motorsport Horizon 5”, “Far Cry 5”, “Cyberpunk 2077”, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” and “Tomb Raider: Shadow” games, setting the highest image quality, without turning on DLSS and ray tracing, for reference only.
Judging from the game test results of 2K resolution, RTX4070Ti plays all at 2K, and RTX4070Ti and the previous generation flagship RTX3090Ti can be regarded as winning or losing each other, which can be regarded as a tie.
Coming to 4K resolution, RTX4070Ti game performance is not as good as 2K, RTX3090Ti performance is significantly better than RTX4070Ti, RTX4070Ti in the 4K environment is roughly equivalent to the level of RTX3080Ti, even so, in 4K resolution can also meet the vast majority of 3A game games, for cyberpunk 2077 such as large 3A games, may need to reduce some picture quality.
Copy machine test
When the graphics card occupancy rate is full, the Furmark copy machine is more than ten minutes, the temperature is basically stable at about 62 °C, and the overall power consumption of the graphics card is 275W, which is 45W lower than the RTX4080, which means that the rated 700W power supply can meet its needs, and it is recommended to have a power supply of 700-750W.
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At 2K resolution, the RTX4070Ti’s gaming performance and RTX3090Ti’s game performance are basically at the same level, but at 4K resolution, RTX4070Ti’s performance can only be comparable to RTX3080Ti. In general, RTX4070Ti is a high-end graphics card that can meet most gamers, the performance can basically be compared to the previous generation of flagship graphics cards, thanks to the new architecture design, with lower power consumption and higher performance.