The first benchmarks of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4070 are starting to leak on the web. According to these statistics just made available to us, the new GPU of the green team will offer very good performance compared to its selling price.
Nvidia is preparing to release a really affordable graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4070. This will succeed the powerful RTX 4090, 4080 and 4070 Ti. The performance and the exorbitant prices of these GPUs place them beyond the reach of the general public, and Nvidia is well aware of this. The company therefore continues to release new models of its graphics card under Ada Lovelace architecture. Next on the list is the RTX 4070, a stripped-down version of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, a capable card at a decent price.
Price, components, release date: of the GeForce RTX 4070, we now know almost everything. Only missing, to give us a better idea of its capabilities compared to those of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Ti versions of Nvidia cards are known to be more powerful than the base models, but what gap are we talking about? The figures have leaked on Geekbench, and if they are true, RTX 4070 performance is pretty much as expected.
The RTX 4070 will be about 20% less efficient than the RTX 4070 Ti
Remember that the GeForce RTX 4070 will be equipped with the AD104-250/251 GPU. It will include 5888 CUDA cores, 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM clocked at 21 Gbps, 36 MB of L2 cache memory. On paper, therefore, it will be much better off than the RTX 3070. At equivalent performance, it will consume 8% less energy. That said, Nvidia has shaken up the nomenclature of its GPUsand in terms of pure performance, it’s more appropriate to compare the RTX 4070 to the RTX 3080.
In this context, the performance of the RTX 4070 on the OpenCL benchmark is more or less equivalent to those of the RTX 3080 (which still scores a few more points). The mainstream GPU scores 177,594 points. As expected therefore, it is notably less powerful than its counterpart, the RTX 4070 Ti (219,504 points), of the order of 16%. Note that the absolute reference, the GeForce RTX 4090, is a real monster, with 395,876 points.