Palit RTX 4070 Ti GamingPro Review

Palit RTX 4070 Ti GamingPro Review


We know that there will be many of you who look at the Palit RTX 4070 Ti GamingPro and rejoice at the fact that it isn’t part of their extremely shiny and flashy GameRock range. In fact, by contrast, the GamingPro is a very simply designed card.

That isn’t to say that it hasn’t got a lot up its silver sleeves though. The design more closely resembles a lot of the current thinking in motherboard designs, with a tendency towards the silver and black colour scheme instead of an all-black design. The cooler, as you can see from the photo above, has a seriously chunky heatsink and highly polished heat pipes and these work beautifully in keeping the card cool.

The RTX 4070 Ti dispenses with much of the things we’ve expected from the early part of a new Nvidia release. For a start it’s a Ti card at launch, which is already a strange state of affairs. Secondly it’s priced much closer to what you’d expect an x080 card to be. Part of that is the global financial crisis and part the natural inflation of life. But the other thing it breaks, spoiler alert, is the performance metric. This is a card that costs what the RTX 3080 did at launch, but performs like a RTX 3090 or even the 3090 Ti.

What probably amazes us the most is how close to the RTX 3090 Ti they are. When that card first appeared we didn’t imagine that it would so quickly be bested by the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090, let alone that the next card down in the range would equally match the flagship of the preceding generation. Normally you skip a gen before a card equalises to the flagship of the one before, but such has been the upgrade to the Tensor and RT cores on the Ada Lovelace architecture, and so good is DLSS 3, that the RTX 4070 Ti manages to make everyone who splashed out on the flagship model in the Ampere range will be left feeling a little sick. Only a little of course because if you could afford one when they launched, money is less of a problem than the rest of us. And it’s not like the RTX 3090 Ti has stopped being brilliant. It’s just now anyone who only dreamt of one but had RTX 3080 money can enjoy that level of performance thanks to the RTX 4070 Ti.

Whilst all of the RTX 4070 Ti cards are closely matched in performance, the Palit just had the edge in average boost clock speed, even if that didn’t translate to a noticeable edge in performance. However, we’d be nit-picking to a level far beyond sanity to separate any of the three RTX 4070 Ti cards. RTX 3090 Ti performance for RTX 3080 money. It’s the perfect choice for those of you who don’t want to follow the crowd with your brand choice, and the Palit RTX 4070 Ti GamingPro wins our OC3D Approved Award.

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