Nvidia has announced the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which is basically a rebranded RTX 4080 12GB that was scrapped by the company after criticism, at a price tag of $799 that has been reduced from $899, which was the price announced for the RTX 4080 12GB.
The new RTX 4070 Ti will be available starting January 5 and it will essentially provide users with a faster performance compared to the RTX 3090 Ti and over 10x performance compared to the legendary GTX 1080 Ti, while using nearly half the power as per the claims made by the company.
However, all the comparisons shown by the company have DLSS3 enabled, a feature not supported by RTX 3090 Ti. For those who are unaware, DLSS3 enables deep-learning frame generation technology that creates additional frames in supported games without the use of traditional rendering.
The company claims that “the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will max out your 1440p monitor, delivering over 120 FPS in modern games like A Plague Tale: Requiem, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and F1Ⓡ 22.”
The RTX 4070 Ti comes with two AV 1 encoders along with 7,680 cores and 12 GB of GDDR6X memory.
In addition to running faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti uses 43% less power on average while gaming: just 226W, versus the 3090 Ti’s 398W. And while idle, web browsing, or watching videos, its power usage barely registers thanks to architectural enhancements of the GeForce RTX 40 Series, the company said.
The following graph shows the power consumption between the RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3080 (12GB), and the RTX 4070 Ti.
|RTX 3090 Ti||RTX 3080 (12 GB)||RTX 4070 Ti|
|Video Playback (W)||26||27||20|
|Average Gaming (W)||398||340||226|
Meanwhile, the RTX 4070 Ti will provide up to 70% increase in performance for 3D creators compared to the RTX 3070 Ti in most popular apps like Blender, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Chaos V-Ray.
The RTX 4070 Ti will be available starting January 5 from board partners like ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, GALAX, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, KFA2, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC. However, the company has announced that it will not be producing a founders edition of the card.