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NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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The Computex of 2024 as well as the world stock market demonstrated this year the great superiority of NVIDIA, with regard to the field of artificial intelligence. Building on its economic success in this environment, the Santa Clara company does not forget the general public, by offering ever more powerful graphics cards. Current titles and the democratization of 4K screens require solid and sophisticated components.

For the few remaining “PC master race” players, have machines that allow them to play the most demanding titles in the best possible conditions is essential. This is how the question of changing graphics cards from one generation to another regularly arises.

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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In order to answer it, I am therefore went from a 3070 Ti Founders Edition (or FE, a model from NVIDIA, without retouching from a third party manufacturer) to a 4070 SUPER FE. The main use of this type of machine is video games, so I chose to carry out representative tests on a competitive FPS, a game requiring large resources, then the latest gem from Sony studios released recently on PC.

Comparison of Counter Strike 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima on 3070 Ti and 4070 SUPER in 1080p

The Screens with a definition of 1920 x 1080 pixels are still commonplace despite advances in the field in recent years. What interests us here is to see what number of images per second – more commonly called FPS – it is possible to obtain by switching from an older generation graphics card to a current generation model.

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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A high number of FPS is essential for the fluidity, responsiveness and precision of a better gaming experience. For this comparison, we used strictly the same game settings from one graphics card to another (changing the resolution of course), being those recommended by the NVIDIA App application. These tests were carried out with the latest drivers released to date (555.99).

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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Here are the average FPS comparisons in 1080p, between the 3070 Ti and the 4070 SUPER:

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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We see with Counter Strike 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima a respective increase in performance of 15, 25 and 39%! The leap forward made by the FPS average in Ghost of Tsushima is clearly not negligible on Full HD.

Comparison of Counter Strike 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima on 3070 Ti and 4070 SUPER in 4K

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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L The increase in performance in 4K with between Counter Strike 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima is at 4, 25, and 33%. Rather similar results with Full HD benchmarks. However, these results highlight the fact that it is possible to achieve the Holy Grail of over 60 FPS in 4K using the 4070 SUPER.

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The 4070 SUPER is a real progression compared to the 3070 Ti. This starts with its completely black appearance, which looks great and its reduced size, which offers a particularly successful aesthetic to the case in which it fits. We then appreciate its reduced consumptiongiven current electricity prices, also leading to a reduction in heating, but also noise. Finally, the performance gain, particularly in Ghost of Tsushima, is substantial, thus making it possible to pass the 60 FPS mark in 4K even on demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077.

NVIDIA graphics cards: I upgraded from a 3070 Ti to a 4070 SUPER, and here are my conclusions

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Knowing that le The price of the 4070 SUPER is only 30 euros higher (€659), it represents an obvious choice compared to the 3070 Ti. It is currently difficult to know whether the new generation of NVIDIA graphics cards based on the Blackwellwill arrive very soon or not. According to rumors, the entire 5000 series is not expected to arrive until the year 2025. So, my opinion is that an update between a 3070 Ti and a 4070 SUPER is a wise initiative at this very moment, we still need to succeed in buy one when they are in stock.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116