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Best RTX 4070 SUPER Graphics Cards to Buy in 2024

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As NVIDIA’s first ‘SUPER’ RTX 4000 series graphics card to release, the RTX 4070 SUPER offers enhanced performance on its predecessor, making it an excellent GPU for 1440p gaming. With 12GB of VRAM and an increased amount of CUDA cores compared to the original RTX 4070, this card will have no issues running the latest titles at higher settings, which is ideal for a mid-range gaming PC.

But with so many variants of the RTX 4070 SUPER on the market, which version of this GPU should you consider for your next PC build? In this buyers guide, we’ll be showing you our favourite RTX 4070 SUPER graphics cards, offerings detailed explanations of what makes each AIB stand out.

Best RTX 4070 SUPER GPU: Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER WINDFORCE OC

Read on for our full testing, but here’s our quickfire verdict:
PI_Gigabyte WINDFORCE 4070 SUPER Wide

Gigabyte’s WINDFORCE OC is clearly the best RTX 4070 SUPER on the market, offering a number of enhancements while maintaining the MSRP price point. It’s rare for a GPU priced at MSRP to include improvements to performance, but the WINDFORCE OC achieves this to great affect, and tops it off with a change to a triple-fan design for more efficient method of cooling.

The Best RTX 4070 SUPER GPUs

1. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition

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Original Review by Aled Wheeler: ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPER Review & Benchmarks

When searching for any NVIDIA graphics card, the Founders Edition is always a great place to start. With this GPU acting as the baseline design for other manufacturers to interpret, you always know what to expect from a Founders Edition card in terms of performance, pricing, and design.

That being said, the appearance of the RTX 4070 SUPER has been switched up from the original RTX 4000 series line-up. This card dons an all-black aesthetic, instead of the black and silver combination on other 40 series GPUs, to resemble its SUPER upgrade. Overall, the look of the Founders Edition is fairly tame compared to other SKUs, making it a better choice for stealthy or professional PC builds.

RTX 4070 SUPER Founders EditionSpecification
Video Memory12GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus192-bit
Core Clock Speed1.98GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.48GHz
CUDA Cores7168
RT Cores56
GPU Length244mm
Power Consumption220W
MSRP$599.99

One of the biggest strengths to NVIDIA’s design is the practicality of the design, as the dual-fan layout provides a healthy balance between size and thermal regulation. Without the bells and whistles on other AIBs, the Founders Edition can take advantage of larger fans to keep temperatures down, allowing it to perform optimally.

In terms of pricing, Founders Edition cards are always available at MSRP, making them one of the cheapest options at all times. However, the limited stock can make these cards difficult to find after launch, especially at their original price point.

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2. Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER Windforce OC

MPI_Gigabyte WINDFORCE 4070 SUPER
Original Review by Jay Harris: Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER WINDFORCE OC Review & Benchmarks

For those interested in an RTX 4070 SUPER graphics card with further performance enhancements, then Gigabyte’s RTX 4070 SUPER Windforce OC has you covered. This AIB enhances the original RTX 4070 SUPER across the board, including a boost to clock speeds to marginally improve gaming performance.

The most obvious change from NVIDIA’s design is the additional fan, which is designed to maximise airflow. As the name of this card would suggest, the triple-fan layout is powered by Gigabyte’s Windforce cooling technology, which uses an alternative spinning method to ensure the fans are pushing the air in the same direction.

RTX 4070 SUPER Windforce OCSpecification
Video Memory12GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus192-bit
Core Clock Speed1.98GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.5GHz
CUDA Cores7168
RT Cores56
GPU Length261mm
Power Consumption220W
MSRP$599

Despite adding another fan into the design, the RTX 4070 SUPER Windforce OC remains a similar size to the other SKUs on the market, which means there is no need to worry about finding an appropriate PC case to house this GPU.

As for the performance, the increase of boost clock speeds up to 2.5GHz provides a small boost to gaming performance. The improvements will vary slightly depending on the game, but the enhancements made will result in a few additional frames per second in most titles.

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3. ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPER

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Original Review by Aled Wheeler: ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPER Review & Benchmarks

The ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPER is a strong alternative to the Founders Edition, offering the same specs and MSRP price point, but with a modified design tailored towards gaming. Whilst the core of this GPU is identical to NVIDIA’s Founders Edition, the changes to the design are not only for aesthetic purposes, as this AIB distinct a distinct cooling system that is meant to enhance the efficiency of the RTX 4070 SUPER.

Like the Founders Edition, the ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPER sticks to two fans, which allows the design to remain fairly compact. As a result, its easy to find a PC case that can accommodate the RTX 4070 SUPER, something that can’t be said for higher-end RTX 40 series cards. The main enhancement comes from the axial-tech fans, which are designed to increase downward pressure for greater heat dissipation. Additionally, the 0dB technology looks to reduce noise during lighter gaming sessions.

ASUS Dual RTX 4070 SUPERSpecification
Video Memory12GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus192-bit
Core Clock Speed1.98GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.48GHz
CUDA Cores7168
RT Cores56
GPU Length267mm
Power Consumption220W
MSRP$599

As this design is available at MSRP, the ASUS Dual is one of the cheaper RTX 4070 SUPER variants on the market, which makes it a great option for gamers that want a unique design without spend more than they need to. Whilst this card isn’t the most eccentric due to a lack of RGB lighting, the segmented and shroud and decals give the ASUS Dual a futuristic, industrial look that looks great in a gaming PC.

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4. Palit Dual RTX 4070 SUPER

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Original Review by Jay Harris: Palit RTX 4070 SUPER Dual Review & Benchmarks

Not to be mistaken with the ASUS card we tested beforehand, Palit’s Dual RTX 4070 SUPER is another variant that predominantly alters the original design, providing gamers with another option to consider for their build. In terms of appearance, this particular SKU is much closer to NVIDIA Founders Edition, mainly thanks to the all-black colour scheme.

However, the Palit Dual RTX 4070 SUPER expands the length of the card accommodate for two 0-dB Tech fans, which switches the fans off during less demanding workloads. Because of this, the GPU remains silent until it’s time to play some games, leading to less distractions or unnecessary stress on the fans.

Palit Dual RTX 4070 SUPERSpecification
Video Memory12GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus192-bit
Core Clock Speed1.98GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.48GHz
CUDA Cores7168
RT Cores56
GPU Length269mm
Power Consumption220W
MSRP$599

Whilst the Palit Dual RTX 4070 SUPER doesn’t include any changes under the hood, the refreshed design is arguably better suited to gaming PCs than the Founders Edition. This is mainly due to the geometric engravings across the shroud and hint of RGB lighting.

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RTX 4070 SUPER Gaming Benchmarks

COD Warzone

Settings: 1440p, DLSS: On/Off, Texture Resolution High, Texture Filter Anisotropic High, Level of Detail High

In COD Warzone, there were a number of slight differences between the FPS for each of the SKUs, with Gigabyte’s claiming the best results by a whisker. With DLSS 3.0 disabled, the Giagabyte Windforce OC was the only card that managed to surpass the Founders Edition model, with the Dual duo dropping narrowly behind. However, the ASUS Dual performed much better with DLSS on, averaging 199FPS for the highest result.

Warzone - 1440p High AIB Head to Head

Alan Wake 2

Settings: 1440p, Post-Processing High, Texture Resolution High, Texture Filtering High, Volumetric Lighting High, Global Illumination Quality High, Shadow Detail High, Terrain Quality High, Ray-Tracing: Enabled, Ray Tracing Preset High, DLSS: EnabledFrame Generation: On

This sequel to the cult classic survival horror is the latest addition to our collection of benchmarking titles. In Alan Wake 2, the ASUS Dual came out on top overall, with Gigabyte’s Windforce OC not too far behind. Both cards averaged 97FPS with DLSS enabled, but the ASUS Dual gained the upper hand when DLSS was switched off. Again, the Palit Dual struggled to surpass the Founders Edition, narrowly being outperformed with DLSS enabled.

_Alan Wake 2 - 1440p High (RTX 4070 SUPER) AIB Head to Head

F1 2022

Settings: 1440p, Ray Tracing: On/Off, Lighting Quality Ultra High, Post Process High, Shadows Ultra High, Weather Effects Ultra High, Ambient Occlusion HBAO+, Asynchronous Compute On, Texture Streaming Ultra High, Anisotropic Filtering 8x, DLSS: On/Off

For a high-paced racing sim like F1 2022, high framerates can make all the difference between a win or a podium finish. The results in this title were quite surprising, as the Founders Edition model came out as the highest-performing card by the biggest margin yet. With DLSS 3.0 on, the Founders Edition managed 232FPS on average, which was 5 more than the second place Palit Dual. The lead dropped down to 2FPS with DLSS disabled, with the ASUS Dual picking up the runner-up spot with 189FPS compared to the Founders Editions 191FPS.

F1 2022 - 1440p High AIB Head to Head

Cyberpunk 2077

Settings: 1440p, Shadow Quality High, Indirect Lighting High, Reflections High, Crowd Density High, Particle Quality High, Volumetric Lighting High, Motion Blur off, GTAO Quality High, Grass Quality High, Contact Shadows High VSync Off, DLSS: On/Off, Ray Tracing: On/Off, Textures: High

Finally, in Cyberpunk 2077, there was little to separate these cards. With DLSS 3.0 enabled, the Palit Dual and Founders Edition were tied with 88FPS on average, and the ASUS Dual and Gigabyte were neck and neck with 89FPS. However, when DLSS was switched off, the ASUS Dual and Palit Dual gained the advantage, with the ASUS Dual hitting the best result of 105FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077- 1440p High AIB Head to Head

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Aled Wheeler is part of our technical writing and reviews team, focussing on PC components, console gaming and peripherals such as keyboards and monitors! With a degree in journalism and experience working for publications in the sports and gaming sectors. Aled is our in-house news and gaming writer, with his finger on the pulse of game devs around the world. Aled is currently rocking a solid mid-range gaming PC build, with a Ryzen 5000 processor and RTX 30 series graphics card.