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NVIDIA 4070 Ti Super Sparks AMD Price Drop!

We are carrying on with Nvidia's latest releases, and today we've got the RTX 4070 Ti Super for you. This one is the ASUS TUF Gaming variant, which, on the surface, mirrors the non-Ti version but packs a bit more punch under its cooler. The RTX 4070 Ti Super is particularly intriguing in terms of performance, so let's dive in and explore what it offers. 


First up, some key details. The 4070 Ti Super cards are hitting the market starting at 799 USD, with partner cards like this ASUS variant typically costing a bit more. Compared to the non-Super version, this card boasts additional CUDA cores, RT cores, and Tensor cores, along with a revamped memory interface. We're looking at an upgrade from a 192-bit bus to 256-bit, plus an extra 4GB of VRAM. 


I think this change will be most noticeable in 1440p and especially 4k gaming. But before we delve into gaming performance, let's discuss this card's power consumption and efficiency. Running Time Spy Extreme in a loop, we measured its power consumption using Nvidia's PCAT and found that it consumes about 286W, aligning perfectly with Nvidia's specifications. 


In terms of power efficiency, we analysed the framerate output against power usage. Here, the new card finds itself comfortably in the middle of the pack, alongside AMD's RX 7900 XT. Regrettably, we don't have the original 4070 Ti for a direct comparison, so our video will focus on how this card stacks up against other market contenders and the 4070 Super that we reviewed last week.  


Before going into gaming performance, let's kick off with a Vray test. Using CUDA, the 4070 Ti Super scored 17% higher than the 4070 Super, and we observed a similar margin when leveraging the RTX technology.  


In our custom Blender render, the 4070 Ti Super, with OPTIX, almost matched the performance of the 4090 using CUDA. This narrow performance gap has me eagerly anticipating next week's test of the 4080 Super. 


In the DaVinci Resolve Test by Puget Systems, the new card outperforms the 3090 but lags a bit behind the latest AMD cards due to a lower Fusion Score. For those primarily using Fusion in DaVinci Resolve, AMD might be a better choice. However, as an avid user of the software, I usually prioritize other aspects over Fusion, so your choice may vary depending on your specific workflow. 


Now, let's jump into gaming performance, starting with rasterized games. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p, the new Super card matches the RX 7900 XT's performance. This is particularly interesting given AMD's recent price drop on these models, I will expand on that more later in the video.  


At 4k resolution the 7900 XT takes 4% lead in average FPS and almost 5% in 1 percent lows. It is not a huge lead, but win is a win. 


Next up is Horizon Zero Dawn and at 1440p resolution we see 4070 Ti Super outperform both AMD cards by 10% and 3% respectively on average FPS, and in 1% lows, the lead extends to 12% and 11%. 


Upping the resolution to 4k, we see the 7900 XTX outperform the new Super by 8% in average FPS and 10% in 1% lows. Nonetheless, the 4070 Ti Super remains a strong competitor against the 7900 XT, outpacing it by 10% in average FPS and 3% in 1% lows. Just like we mentioned in 4070 Super review, the larger fast VRAM in this game really makes a difference at higher resolutions. 


In World War Z even at 4k the AMD cards really dominate. The 7900 XT leads the new Super card by 9% in average FPS and 3% in 1 percentiles. The margin widens to over 27% when compared to the 7900 XTX. 


Shifting our focus to F1 2022 with Ray Tracing enabled (but without upscaling), at 1440p, the 4070 Ti Super surpasses the 7900 XT by approximately 8% in average FPS and 14% in 1% lows. While it slightly trails the XTX variant in average FPS, it outperforms it in 1% lows. 


Next we have results with upscaling, and a quick note here. We were not able to re-do the AMD tests with the new Fluid Motion Frames Technology so they only feature standard FSR 2 and 2.1 in the tests. 


So in F1 2022 at 1440p we see very similar average FPS from both 4070 TI Super with DLSS 2 and 7900 XT with FSR 2 enabled. However, the AMD card struggles with 1% lows. Enabling DLSS 3 changes the story and now the new card is ahead of others but as we are missing AMD results, we can’t really comment here.  

 In Cyberpunk we will jump straight into 1440p with upscaling enabled and here the top of the chart is just dominated with Nvidia cards. The difference from 7900 XTX to 4070 Ti Super using DLSS 2 is 22% on average FPS and 8% on 1 percentiles. That is the more expensive AMD card of the two.  


When going up to 4k, the difference widens to 29% on average FPS and 25% on 1 percentiles. What is probably more important here is the actual framerate. With the new Super card you can maintain your framerate above 70 and unfortunately the AMD card will have dips to 46. That is not taking DLSS 3 into the consideration. We'll incorporate AMD's new Fluid Motion Frames Technology in future tests, but at the current stage even without looking at frame generation, at best the cards are competitive and at worst Nvidia cards do just run laps around AMD offerings. 


Responding to requests from our last video, we've included temperature data for components like Memory/VRM and Hotspots. These are from a custom burn in test on the card where we push it as hard as possible for about 15minutes. I would say this particular cooler design is doing well to control the temperatures. For future content suggestions, feel free to comment below. 


Now to close this off, AMD recently announced price cuts on 7900 XT cards, with some brands offering them for 750 USD or less. We even spotted deals as low as 720 USD. This pricing shift makes it challenging to outright recommend a specific card, but here's our take: 


For those who want to play slightly lighter titles or just standard rasterised games, the 7900 XT is probably the better value card right now. In contrast, the RTX 4070 Ti Super caters more to gamers seeking enhanced ray tracing and upscaling capabilities. The other big thing is the extras you get with the card. Nvidia has been actively advancing its capabilities in AI and streaming technologies, so if your usage extends beyond gaming, considering Nvidia might be a more suitable choice. Overall, I am glad there are options in the market and it's encouraging to see both companies actively competing. 


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