Palit RTX 4070 Ti GamingPro Review
A lot of the recent Palit cards we’ve reviewed fall under their GameRock banner. Those are the cards with the crystal style fan surround that we love, but are aware can be divisive amongst those of you who prefer your cards to be a little understated. You’ll be pleased, therefore, to discover that the RTX 4070 Ti card we have from Palit today is their GamingPro model, which is more more of a regular design than their flagship GameRock models and thus looks a little more sane. It’s horses for courses of course.
For most of us the Nvidia graphics card line up runs as follows. The x060 is for those with tight budgets who play less demanding games or don’t mind running on medium settings. The x070 is found in the rigs of enthusiastic gamers still with fiscal limitations. The x080 is for the hardcore gamer and the x090 is designed for those who will accept nothing but the best. Then, six months later, the Ti models of those cards appear which refine everything to give extra performance just before the next generation appears. Usually that next generation moves everything up a level, so the RTX 3070 Ti matched the RTX 2080 Ti, and so on.
The RTX 4070 Ti, however, is priced around the same point as the launch RTX 3080 cards, but has a performance level that’s much nearer to the RTX 3090 models. If you’d saved hard for a 3000 series but missed out, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Despite having a lot less “numbers” than the flagship models in Nvidia’s previous generation of Ampere cards, the Ada Lovelace ones have already proven themselves to have a serious uptick in performance and the RTX 4070 Ti is no exception. The most important thing is the 4th Generation of Tensor Cores and the 3rd Generation of RT Cores, rather than the amount of them. Numerically the RTX 4070 Ti handles 1000 fewer GigaTexels a second than the RTX 3090 Ti but, as we’ll soon see, paper numbers aren’t everything.