In for review is the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER. This is a $599 USD graphics card, slotted right in-between the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4070 Ti.
Announced at CES 2024, the RTX 4070 SUPER arrives with 20% more cores over the RTX 4070, making it a faster card in comparison to the RTX 3090 at a fraction of its power consumption. Its lead may even stretch up to 1.5x faster compared to the last generation flagship via DLSS 3 support.
Disclosure: ASUS sent the Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER for the purpose of this review. The brand did not ask me to say anything particular about it.
|2475- 2505 MHz (Boost)
|Ada Lovelace (AD104)
|Memory Bus Width
|3x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x HDMI 2.1a
Packaging and Accessories
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER comes in a new to me packaging. The card is basically held by a film of plastic which is satisfying to release.
Scope of delivery are as follows:
- ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
- Dual 8-pin to 16-pin power adapter
- Collection Card
Pretty basic stuff we got here for the graphics card.
Design, Layout and Build Quality
Compared to the last graphics card we’ve tested, the Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is rather light at just under 950 grams. There’s definitely less metal here but regardless, build quality and design are top-notch. I particularly dig the translucent part of the fan shroud.
Compared to the Founders Edition model, the Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER had a smaller passthrough for ventilation. This makes sense since the PCB extends almost all the way to the end unlike the FE models. Additionally, ASUS added a dip switch to toggle the card’s from performance to quiet mode.
In true NVIDIA fashion, the card comes with a 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector.
Now connectivity options are plenty. We have 3x DisplayPort 1.4a here and a single HDMI 2.1a port.
Nothing to fault here so let us continue to the test results.
The RTX 4070 SUPER is off a good start with Blender, featuring good SPM on its three benchmarking presets.
Procyon’s AI inference benchmarks suggests that the machine learning models are indeed faster with the NVIDIA TensorRT comapred to Microsoft’s own Windows ML API.
Heading over to the feature test, the RTX 4070 SUPER showed good results for both Raytracing and assisted image scaling (DLSS).
3DMark performance with all benchmarks considered are at least 90% better compared to the results from other hardware setups submitted. This means our system running with the RTX 4070 SUPER is at the top 10% of the chain.
CS 2 is a walk in the park for the RTX 4070 SUPER, featuring excellent results from the resolutions tested. This means you could even play the game in 4K 240 Hz if you fancy doing it.
Cyberpunk on the other hand is only recommended to run at 1080p and 1440p with the settings used. Enabling DLSS is a requirement if you want to play this title at 2160p or if you want to reach the requirement of your gaming monitor.
Assetto Corsa ran great across all tested resolutions. The game should be playable on a 3440 x 1440 display too.
Forza Horizon is a bit more challenging for the card compared to Assetto Corsa but it does well even then. It also supports DLSS so it should be fine for ultrawide displays.
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV is clearly not the most optimized game out there even for the RTX 4070 SUPER. Game’s playable even at 2160p though.
Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 seems fine with the card at most resolutions – even at 2160p if all you want to achieve is anything above 60 FPS. The game supports DLSS so you still have the wiggle room for a smoother high resolution gameplay.
Civilization is yet another passing title for the RTX 4070 SUPER.
Total War: Warhammer III
Total War is pretty taxing at 2160p but it is still 100% playable.
The Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER averages at 38.56 ºC (idle) and 67.84 ºC (load). The card actually hit 69.63 ºC just after the fan turns itself on to manage the temps. Not bad I would say.
Now GPU power is pretty good with an average of 7.28 W (idle) and 217.63 W (load). Considering that most PSU models that could output 300 W of PCIe power is around 600 W or more, NVIDIA is spot on with their recommendation of 650 W.
As for noise levels, the card averages around 40 dBA which is already whisper quite in my book. Mind you, the ASUS Dual model could go even lower with its quiet mode enabled.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER serves as a compelling option at the $600 USD segment. Its gaming performance is generally pleasing at all resolutions tested – especially at 1080p and 1440p. As for 2160p, DLSS is required for some titles that could support it which is fair enough of a deal.
Thermal management is efficient, with the Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER averaging at 38.56 ºC on idle and 67.84 ºC under load. Power consumption aligns well with NVIDIA’s recommendations, averaging at 7.28 W on idle and 217.63 W under load. Noise level on the other hand is deemed pleasing, averaging around 40 dBA at full load. Gamers may further reduce it using the model’s quiet mode.
The physical attributes of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER are also noteworthy. Weighing in at just under 950 grams, it demonstrates a lighter build compared to some cards of the same caliber. Even with its lack of heft, the design, layout, and overall build quality remain top-notch which is expected from ASUS. The inclusion of a translucent fan shroud also adds an extra bit of aesthetic touch, while practical features like a passthrough for ventilation and a switch to toggle between performance and quiet modes does add up to its versatility.
Now connectivity options are more than enough, featuring 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1a port. While controversial, power is efficiently supplied through a 16-pin 12VHPWR connector, aligning well with NVIDIA’s standards.
Outside of real-world gaming results, the RTX 4070 SUPER exhibits commendable performance across various benchmarks, excelling in 3D rendering, AI inference, and feature tests for Raytracing and DLSS. 3DMark in particular, showcases performance levels in the top 10% tier when compared to other hardware setups.
In essence, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER emerges as a well-rounded graphics card, offering a blend of performance, power efficiency, and advanced features in and outside gaming. With its competitive pricing and performance, it stands as an appealing choice for both gamers and content creators seeking a robust GPU solution.
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER $599 USD
Product Name: Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
Product Description: ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB GDDR6X with two powerful Axial-tech fans and a 2.56-slot design for broad compatibility.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER, priced at $600 USD, stands out as a compelling option in its segment, delivering pleasing gaming performance followed by good thermals, low noise output and power efficiency.