Last week, on January 17th, the NVIDIA officially launched the new RTX 4070 Super. The new graphics card model is updated with hardware improvements, but arrives with the same official price as the 4070 a year later (US$599).
The new card is NVIDIA’s response to the market and aims to reposition its GPUs in relation to the competition. The Super model has just over a thousand additional CUDA cores and also operates with a TGP 20W higher than the standard RTX 4070.
Below you can see the specifications of the new graphics card alongside its “sisters”. If you are interested in the graphics card, check out an overview of the analyzes and first benchmarks of the RTX 4070 Super below.
4070 Super SpecificationsFonte: Digital Foundry
RTX 4070 Super reviews
We already have several reviews of the RTX 4070 at this point and most of them bring a lot of praise. After all, the RTX 4070 wasn’t exactly a bad card, it was just poorly positioned in terms of its price and performance ratio, especially when we consider the official prices in dollars.
The TechPowerUp review states that this model is perfect for 1440p at maximum quality, and can even enable ray tracing in most titles. The PC Gamer website rated the model 85/100
The super version’s improvements are enough to bring it closer to what the RTX 4070 Ti delivers, and it is possible that this pressure will end up lowering the price of the traditional 4070. The Verge’s coverage highlights that the card is a great upgrade option, and It’s just a little disappointing that 12 GB of VRAM instead of 16 GB.
In some scenarios, the RTX 4070 even has performance equivalent to an RTX 3090, but with only a portion of the cost and consumption. The results are impressive and the use of DLSS 3 in games allows for very comfortable use in the most demanding games.
RTX 4070 Super at 1440p maximum qualitySource: Data from TechPowerUp
When we compare the card to the RTX 4070 and RTX 3090 we have a better idea of how the RTX 4070 Super positions itself in the line of Nvidia graphics cards launched in recent years. With a TGP of 220W, the 4070 Super is equivalent to a 350W card launched in 2020 (3090).
Comparison between the RTX 4070 and the RTX 3090Source: Data from TechPowerUp
With the use of DLSS Frame Generation it is possible to get even more out of the RTX 4070 Super, although this was also possible in the standard version of the card. This frame generation technology combined with DLSS Super Resolution makes the model well capable of handling large 4K games with a good frame rate.
Comparison of Immortals of Aveum in 4K running with and without DLSS technologiesFonte: TechPowerUp
A card for 1440p?
Marketing and most of the reviews of the RTX 4070 Super tend to target this GPU towards 1440p monitors, being capable of delivering maximum quality with high frame rates. However, it is possible to adjust the settings to have visual quality equivalent to 4K consoles and still with a lot of fps.
4070 Super running Alan Wake 2 in PS5 quality modeFonte: Digital Foundry
Digital Foundry’s analysis made comparisons with the graphics card running demanding games with graphics configured equivalently to the PlayStation 5. It is possible to see a big difference between the hardware.
Alan Wake 2 on optimized settings, path tracing and DLSS3Fonte: Digital Foundry
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