In for review is the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition. This is the third in line, following the release of the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080 graphics cards. It is priced at $799 USD, with our model’s MSRP yet to be announced.

Now the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition comes with a core clock of 2790 MHz (Boost) which is definitely higher compared to factory specifications. Other notable features includes its custom design, complete with die-casted materials and triple axial fans.

Disclosure: ASUS sent ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition for the purpose of this review. The company did not ask me to say anything particular about it. All thoughts and opinion are of course my own.

Technical Specifications

GPU
Cores 7680 SP, 240 TMU, 60 SM
Core Clock 2790 MHz (Boost)
Architecture Ada Lovelace
Manufacturing Process 4 nm
TDP 285 W
Memory
Memory Clock 1313 MHz
Memory Bus Width 192-bit
Memory Capacity 12 GB
Memory Type GDDR6X
Connectivity
Display 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, 2x HDMI 2.1a
Power 12VHPWR HPC, 3x 8-pin via adapter
Dimensions
Length 336 mm
Width 150 mm
Height 63 mm
Weight 1814 g

Packaging and Accessories

The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition comes in a two part packaging.

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Here’s what you should expect inside the box:

  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition
  • 12VHPWR HPC to 3x 8-pin adapter
  • Velcro strap
  • Philips screw and graphics card holder combo
  • Quick setup guide
  • Warranty guide
  • Trading card

Design, Layout and Build Quality

Massive is a word fit to describe the ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC just like the RTX 3070 card we’ve tested before it, the ASUS RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition. It sports a different aura though, featuring die-casted parts that doesn’t look edgy at all, even opposing ASUS ROG’s design ethos of the yesteryears.

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The ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC is supported by a thick back plate and is also reinforced by an internal frame slash VRM heatsink. It contributes to the weight but not that so compared to the hulking heatsink that it needed to support.

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Connectivity options are excellent. We have three DisplayPorts here and dual HDMI ports along with some rectangular perforations to aid cooling.

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Nothing to scrutinize here except maybe for its sheer bulkiness. It truly is a well built graphics card with a weight to match at 1814 grams. Do note that this will eat three slots and is just a few centimeters away from the fourth. Do plan your build if you fancy this graphics card.

Test Setup and Methodology

Our test setup relies on the measurements taken with CapFrameX. It is important to note that we are testing the review sample after burn-in, with at least 24-hours of uptime. This is done so to negate the FOTB (fresh out the box) state of the DUT (device under test), yielding better benchmarking consistency.

Test System Specifications
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard BIOSTAR B550M-SILVER
Cooler Noctua NH-U12S Redux
Memory ADATA Premier 2666MHz 16 GB
GPU ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition 12 GB
Storage Plextor M9PE NVME 512 GB
Case Mechanical Library JXK-K3
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 850W
Display LG UF680T
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Selected game titles are tested at high settings with standard display resolutions. The following configurations are then applied to ensure a more level playing field between GPU manufacturers:

  • Render Scale: 100%
  • Anisotropic Filtering: x16
  • Motion Blur: Off, if possible
  • Depth of Field: Off, if possible
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: FXAA>TAA>Off
  • Nvidia Exclusive Features: Off
  • AMD Exclusive Features: Off

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a multi-player first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It runs on the AnvilNext 2.0 engine, utilizing the DirectX 11 and the Vulkan API.

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Right off the bat, the RTX 4070 Ti showed a peculiar performance output with the Rainbow Six Siege and its Vulkan API. I have tried both the Press and Game Ready Drivers, played with the configuration files and have slotted the RTX 4070 Ti onto a different test system but benchmarks made pointed out at similar results. For now, we’ll keep these results until the next patch or driver update comes in.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is a single-player first-person shooter developed by 4A Games. It runs on the 4A Engine engine, utilizing the DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 API.

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Metro Exodus performance is good, especially if we’re looking at the 1440P (+15.7%) and 2160P (+53.8%) results in comparison to the RTX 3070.

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is a multi-player simulation racing game developed by Kunos Simulazioni. It runs on an in-house game engine, utilizing the DirectX 11 API.

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Assetto Corsa performance at 1080P and 1440P are almost negligible with small gains – most likely due to my CPU and memory kit. At 2160P though, it pulls ahead with a 49.7% gain over the RTX 3070.

F1 2020

F1 2020 is a multi-player racing game developed by Codemasters. It runs on the Ego Engine 3.0, utilizing the DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 API.

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F1 2020 performance is just expected. Again, we’ve got minor performance bumps at 1080P and 1440P but we’ve got a 56.6% gain at 2160P.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is an MMORPG developed by Square Enix. It runs on the Crystal Tools engine, utilizing the DirectX 11 API.

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Now End Walker’s benchmark tool is capped at 120 FPS. Best we could analyze here are the higher resolution results as far as higher end cards goes which is similar with other results thus far but with an entirely different reason. Anyway at 2160P, we have a 35.2% gain over the RTX 3070. Not the best gain we’ve seen thus far but we’ll take it anyway.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is an single-player adventure developed by Guerrilla Games. It runs on the Decima engine, utilizing the DirectX 12 API.

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Horizon Zero Dawn is yet another capped title when it comes to its own benchmarking tool – I wonder why I even bother testing it. Anyway, we get an average of 93.2 FPS at 2160P which is technically 40.5% faster compared to the RTX 3070’s performance.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a strategy game developed by Firaxis Games. It runs on an in-house game engine, utilizing the DX11 and DX12 API.

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Civilization VI remains as an intensive benchmark and it shows. Still, our RTX 4070 Ti managed to output a 45% gain in average FPS performance versus the RTX 3070 at 2160P.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly. It runs one the WarScape engine, utilizing the DirectX 11 API.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms is yet another intensive title we got here – perhaps the most stringent out of all games tested. We got good to excellent performance results from this game for the RTX 4070 at all resolutions tested.

Thermals

Temperature is measured in degree Celcius (ºC) at system idle and load. This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its built-in System Stability Test.

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Thermal output is great but it could be better with a more aggressive fan curve – even with three axial fans in place. I am not complaining though since I am also a sucker for a good balance between thermals and noise.

Power

Power is measured in Watts (W) at system idle and load. This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its built-in System Stability Test.

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Power output at load is just 5.6% higher compared to the RTX 3070 which is a nice figure to see from the Ada Lovelace architecture.

Noise

Sound Pressure Level is measured in Decibels (dBA) at system idle and load. This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its built-in System Stability Test.

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This is why I said the fan curve could be a bit more aggressive, as the ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti is whisper quiet – almost as quiet as the Noctua Edition RTX 3070 model we’ve got on the bench.

Features

The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition is not exactly light on features and it has some pretty neat ones – GPU Tweak II support aside. That includes the dual BIOS selection via a switch and of course, its die-casted parts.

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Aside from those, the card also supports RGB lighting although minimal (nice) compared to what I’m used to see. ASUS also managed to add support for two 4-pin fan headers (ASUS FanConnect II).

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Final Thoughts

Now while the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti confirmed that my test system is highly inefficient (due to games, settings and components used) to show high end card performance at lower resolutions, it is undeniably a graphics card built for 2160P gaming.

On average, the RTX 4070 Ti is around 40-50% faster than the RTX 3070 we’ve got at the said resolution so if 4K gaming is what you’re after, then this is a card worthy of your attention – provided that you could get it at around the stated MSRP. I am guessing you wont based on what I saw online since the launch.

Anyway, high resolution performance is not the only thing the RTX 4070 Ti has to offer – as we also saw title wide improvements when it comes to its 1% percentile FPS performance. That said, the card is also appropriate for lower resolution gaming, avoiding stutters and or frame buffering which is important for fidelity and overall gaming experience.

Equipped with the Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 4070 Ti also comes with support for the latest GeForce technologies. That includes DLSS 3, enhanced ray tracing and support for AV1 encoding. It is also power efficient, so much so compared to the last generation  8 nm Ampere architecture.

In closing, the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition is a blazing fast card made for high end gaming PCs. Sadly, it is not easy to justify buying one above the designated street price.

TechPorn Awards 2018 (4)

ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition
8/10

Summary

The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition is the fastest graphics card I have tested to date. If you fancy getting one, make sure to get it as near as possible to its slated MSRP. Otherwise, it is better to check out the last generation offering at the same price point.

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