The NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti is the new kid on the block. This GPU was initially launched as a slightly weaker version of the RTX 3080, but NVIDIA took all the feedback they received and re-released it as a full-fledged mid-range RTX card. Despite having half the VRAM of its bigger cousin, it still manages to put up a fight in many games at 1440p and can even hold its own in some more demanding 4K scenarios thanks to DLSS 3.0. It's also far more efficient than the 450W TDP RTX 3080, meaning you can get better gaming performance out of a much smaller package!
In our Hitman benchmark, the RTX 4070 Ti was able to outpace its older sibling by around 2 FPS. This was largely due to the fact that it can run DLSS 3 and has more RT cores. Additionally, the RTX 4070 Ti has a higher base clock speed and boost clock. As such, it is able to achieve a better performance per TFLOPS.
However, the RTX 4070 Ti's lower memory specs do become a problem at times when gaming at higher resolutions and with high-res textures. It's not a big deal, but it is something to keep in mind when deciding between these two cards. With that being said, the RTX 4070 Ti is definitely the winner in terms of architecture and specifications.