RTX 4070 SUPER Review: A $599 Powerhouse

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RTX 4070 SUPER Review: A $599 Powerhouse

Benching Methodology

Test Configuration – Hardware

  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700K (Hyper-Threading/Turbo boost on; stock settings)
  • ASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 motherboard (Intel Z690 chipset, v.1008 BIOS)
  • CORSAIR Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB DDR4 (2×16GB, dual-channel at 3600 MHz XMP)
  • RTX 4070 SUPER FE, Stock Clocks, supplied by Nvidia
  • RTX 4070 FE 12GB, stock clocks; supplied by Nvidia
  • ASUS TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition 12GB, stock clocks; supplied by Nvidia
  • RTX 3080 FE 10GB, stock clocks
  • RTX 3070 FE, stock clocks
  • 1 x TeamGroup 1 TB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 2 x WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD
  • Corsair RM850x, 850W 80PLUS Gold power supply unit

Test Configuration – Software

  • NVIDIA GeForce 546.52 game-ready press drivers; ‘Prefer maximum performance’ (on a per-game profile basis); Shader Cache Size ‘Unlimited’ (globally); fixed refresh rate (globally).
  • We enable Resizable BAR
  • ‘V-Sync application controlled’ in the control panel; V-Sync off in-game.
  • We note and specify the main in-game display, graphics, AA, and scaling settings in the performance summary charts.
  • Windows 11 64-bit Pro edition, latest updates v22H2, High-performance power plan, HAGS & Game Mode are enabled, Game DVR & Game Bar features off, Control Flow Guard (CFG) off on a per-game basis, Hypervisor and Virtualization-based security are disabled.
  • We do not install ASUS tools.
  • Latest DirectX
  • All games are patched to their latest versions at the time of publication.
  • 3DMark suite, the latest version
  • RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS), the latest version
  • FrameView, the latest version
  • Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU), the latest version; always uninstall drivers using DDU in safe mode, clean, and restart.
  • ISLC (Purge Standby List) before each benchmark.

GeForce Driver Suite-related

  • We use DCH Game Ready drivers.
  • The display driver is installed.
  • We install the latest version of PhysX.

Hybrid & Non-Synthetic Tests-related

  • Single run per test.

Game Benchmarks-related

  • We use the corresponding built-in or custom benchmark sequence.

Frametimes Capture

  • We use FrameView for capturing frame times and analyzing the relevant performance numbers obtained from each recorded built-in or custom benchmark sequence.

Benchmark Suite:

PC Games

DX11 Games

  • Total War: Warhammer III (DX11)

DX12 Games

  • Chernoblyte (DX12)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (DX12)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DX12)
  • F1 2022 (DX12)
  • Far Cry 6 (DX12)
  • Resident Evil 4 (DX12)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2(DX12)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12)
  • Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition (DX12)
  • Dirt 5 (DX 12)

Vulkan Games

  • DOOM Eternal (VK)

Hybrid Tests (3DMark)

  • DLSS Feature Test
  • Fire Strike Extreme
  • Fire Strike Ultra
  • Time Spy
  • Time Spy Extreme

Nvidia Control Panel settings

Here are the global Nvidia Control Panel settings: