Review: Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER Gaming OC


Synthetic and application benchmarks:

Our first series of tests will be dedicated to synthetic benchmarks. These are often used for overclocking competitions, but are also very interesting for comparing different GPUs. We’ll be focusing on benchmarks from the 3DMark series. Our scores may sometimes appear slightly lower, but that’s because we’re testing them with a native definition of 2160p on our ROG PG27UQ screen. If we change our screen definition to 1080p for the 3DMark tests, the GPU score is better.

As we said in the introduction, we’re busy re-screening all our graphics cards, and our table should be complete again for the release of the other SUPER models. In the meantime, you can find our latest chart with our graphics card panel here.

We’ll be testing the following benchmarks:

  • Fire Strike (1080p)
  • Fire Strike Ultra (2160p)
  • Time Spy (1440p)
  • Time Spy Extreme (2160p)
  • 3DMark Speed Way
  • 3DMark Port Royal

3DMark Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra :

Let’s start with 3DMark Fire Strike, one of today’s most widely used benchmarks. It consists of two graphics tests, a CPU test and a fourth test that combines GPU and CPU. Don’t forget to deactivate the demo, which makes no contribution to the final score and prolongs the benchmark’s duration (unnecessarily). The version used for these tests is, of course, the latest.

This is our first benchmark with the Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER Gaming OC, and the least we can say is that it’s right where we expected it to be, behind the RTX 4070 Ti and ahead of the RTX 4070. We can already see that it’s much closer to the “Ti” model, with a score of 41779 points.

Under Fire Strike Ultra, the results are identical, but let’s not forget that the Fire Strike series of benchmarks is well in favor of AMD cards.

3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme:

The second test is 3DMark Time Spy. Although this one is performed in 1440p, its main feature is that it uses DirectX 12. It consists of two graphics tests and a CPU test. As with Fire Strike, don’t forget to disable the demo. These first two benchmarks are provided by UL Benchmark.

The performance obtained in Time Spy is often representative of what we’ll get in games. Here, our sample of the day scores 21271 points, putting us ahead of the RTX 4070. This represents an increase of 3282 points, or 18.2%. We’ll see if we get the same differences in rasterization and 1440p definition.

Under 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, we achieved a good score of 10072 points, representing an 18% performance gain over NVIDIA’s RTX 4070. On the other hand, it lags behind the RTX 4070 Ti by just 669 points.

3DMark Speed Way :

Ulbenchmark’s latest benchmark, and it’s nice to be able to say we’re going to benchmark this Speed Way. It uses DirectX 12 and defaults to 1440p. We haven’t modified anything, so we’re using the original benchmark.

Here, too, our Gigabyte RTX 4070 SUPER Gaming OC scores 5315 points and is therefore still in second place. In this benchmark, NVIDIA cards fare best.

3DMark Port Royal :

Here’s a benchmark we left out last year, but which you may have wanted to see again in our tests. It’s still widely used, especially in the overclocking community. So we’ve decided to add it to our tests.

There were no surprises in this latest benchmark in the 3DMark series, with a score of 13402 points and second place in our graph. Next month sees the arrival of a new benchmark, Steel Nomad, which we will of course be adding to our tests.

Blender” application test:

We’re planning to add a few new application benchmarks, starting today with Blender version 4.0. Don’t hesitate to leave us a comment to let us know which benchmarks you’d like to see in this section.

We’ve used the three tests of Blender version 4.0.0, which in the end produce virtually identical graphics. The performance of our RTX 4070 SUPER is almost identical to that of the RTX 4070 Ti, and far superior to that of the RTX 4070. Don’t hesitate to recommend any application tests you’d like to see included in our tests.