Review: ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC


The last word:

The price?

Let’s get straight to the point, since we’ve received MSRP prices from ASUS. As a reminder, NVIDIA sells its Founders Edition models at an MSRP of €659 and ASUS informs us of an MSRP of €844.99 for this ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC Edition model. Unfortunately, this is far too expensive for the NVIDIA model. The difference of almost €185 is hard to justify. We suspected that the partner cards would be higher than the MSRP price of €659, but we never imagined such a difference.

ASUS has a DUAL model in its range, which will be priced at €719.99. As we pointed out in yesterday’s review, we’ll have to look at the price difference for an identical model between an RTX 4070 SUPER and an RX 7800 XT.


Rasterization to 1440p definition gives our RTX 4070 a narrow lead over the RX 7800 XT. This means it can take back the crown of the best-performing card in QHD. Compared with the Founders Edition model we tested yesterday, the difference in performance is insignificant, despite the fact that we’re using a factory-pre-overclocked model. We’ll come back to this in our next article, but the new RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and its 16 GB, seems to have plenty of power to titillate 2160p definition.

What about the price difference between an RTX 4070 SUPER and an RX 7800 XT on a similar model, i.e. in the TUF Gaming version, for example? Without looking for the best price, LDLC lists the ASUS TUF Gaming RX 7800 XT OC Edition at €639, i.e. €200 less than the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC Edition.

With this price difference, it’s very difficult for us to recommend NVIDIA’s model over AMD’s for an ASUS card. Even if NVIDIA can count on DLSS version 3 combined with frame generation and a number of games compatible with this technology, it’s very difficult to recommend the card at this price.

The card?

As we hinted in our presentation of the card, we’re becoming increasingly attached to this TUF Gaming series. It boasts a rudely efficient cooling system, a sober design and a perfect finish. We were also inclined to see it benefit from a lower price than the STRIX models. What we don’t understand is ASUS’ pricing policy. There’s nothing wrong with the card itself, but it’s the excessive price tag that does it a disservice.

What’s next?

As you know, NVIDIA isn’t stopping there, and will be launching the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER on January 24, and the RTX 4080 SUPER on January 31. We can already tell you that we’re looking forward to the “Ti SUPER” version, which, behind its long name, could well be the most interesting model in the SUPER range. In the meantime, we’ll be back tomorrow to test our RTX 4070 SUPER partners, with a model from ASUS and Gigabyte.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC Edition

As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to come to a conclusion about this ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC Edition model. On the one hand, the card performs well and features a quiet, efficient cooling system, but on the other hand, it’s hard for us not to bear in mind the price announced by ASUS. We hope to see things change in the coming weeks and see this price drop significantly. The RTX 4070 SUPER chip gets the job done, the cooling system performs well, but the price remains the only concern with this model. Many thanks to ASUS France for making this copy of the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC Edition available.