After a turbulent journey that saw it first launched as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2090, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is finally here. Upon its arrival, it immediately puts itself on equal footing with the previous generation flagship and even beats it in some tests.
This is mostly down to the newer GPU using the 4nm Ada Lovelace architecture, which is far more efficient than the older 8nm Ampere architecture used by the RTX 3090. NVIDIA has also crammed in more processing cores and faster clock speeds, meaning the RTX 4070 Ti offers significantly better performance than its predecessor.
In our Fire Strike test, the RTX 4070 Ti is able to achieve higher frame rates at both 1920x1080 and 1080p resolutions. This means that you should be able to play most games at high or ultra settings, including those with ray tracing enabled.
Likewise, in the Cloud Gate test, the RTX 4070 Ti can easily keep up with the older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 at both 1920x1080 and 1080p. However, the RTX 4070 Ti has much more room to work with at 16GB of system memory, which is enough for most gamers.
Finally, in our Cyberpunk 2077 benchmark, the RTX 4070 Ti easily matches the NVIDIA flagship at 1440p resolution with ray tracing off. However, it will struggle to do the same at 4K with ray tracing enabled and DLSS enabled. It would be helpful if the 12GB limitation was not such a big issue at this resolution, but it isn’t.