Nvidia RTX 4070 Super Review
- Excellent 1440p performance
- Incorporates DLSS 3 technology
- Priced at $599, maintaining the cost of the previous model
- Limited to 12GB of VRAM
- 12VHPWR Adapter
Our Review of the RTX 4070 last year was exciting but tepid because of hardware choices that caused a lot of controversy online in comparison to previous generations – specifically VRAM and cost were points of contention. I still believe the card would be in a great spot for $100 less since its incredible value with DLSS 3 makes it shine. Fast forward to now and Nvidia is releasing its RTX 4070 Super that took those lessons and is now the card we wanted at the same $599 price point.
Design and Hardware:
Externally, the RTX 4070 Super resembles the RTX 4070, with the most notable change being a darker alloy used for the card’s body. I still like the design and its sleek and looks beautiful in any case. Most board partners feature more extravagant designs but we really enjoy the FEs basic look. It features a die-cast aluminum body, dual axial fans, and an eight-layer PCB. The card includes three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and a single HDMI 2.1 port. It continues to use a single 12-pin PCIe 5 connector, with a 12VHPWR adapter cable included. Some may not like this cable due to its documented issues, there are some good fixed options out there but in reality if you use the Nvidia supplied cable there are rarely, if any, issues currently with the cable when seated properly.
This is still a controversial connector and if you do not want to risk it, other partners do have alternative solutions. If you are lucky to find this card at MSRP you will be very happy in our opinion, the 7800XT and 7900XT are also amazing choices but are becoming impossible to find at the standard MSRP.
The RTX 4070 Super shows about a 17% performance increase at 1440p and 15% at 4K over the RTX 4070. It outperforms the RTX 3070 by approximately 50% in most 1440p games and is closely competitive with the RTX 4070 Ti. The card also surpasses AMD’s Radeon RX 7800 XT in 1440p tests and offers significant gains with DLSS 3 technology.
Lets go to our benchmarking setup: