GeForce RTX 4070: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 4070 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 69.84% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 4070 sales 13 April 2023 at a recommended price of $599 . This is a high-end Ada Lovelace architecture desktop card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 21 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 504.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 240 mm. 1x 16-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 200 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 4070: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking17
Place by popularity26
Cost-effectiveness evaluation26.54
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
GPU code nameAD104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date13 April 2023 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$599
Current price$791 (1.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 4070's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 4070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores5888of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1920 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2475 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors35,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)200 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate455.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 4070 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length240 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 16-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 4070: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed21000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth504.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 4070. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 4070, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.9

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 4070. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 4070 69.84

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 4070 27025

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4070 128530

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4070 59969

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4070 43824

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4070 193559

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 4070 773592

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 4070 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD212
1440p120
4K72

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 216

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 120−130
Battlefield 5 150−160
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 174
Far Cry 5 210
Far Cry New Dawn 174
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 200−210
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 274
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 120−130
Battlefield 5 150−160
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 143
Far Cry 5 204
Far Cry New Dawn 168
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
Hitman 3 200−210
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Metro Exodus 168
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 248
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 351
Watch Dogs: Legion 164

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 100−110
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 120−130
Battlefield 5 150−160
Cyberpunk 2077 128
Far Cry 5 189
Far Cry New Dawn 152
Forza Horizon 4 190−200
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 170
Watch Dogs: Legion 124

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Hitman 3 150−160
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Metro Exodus 104
Red Dead Redemption 2 65−70
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 162

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 81
Far Cry 5 171
Far Cry New Dawn 143
Forza Horizon 4 160−170
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 120−130
Watch Dogs: Legion 93

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Hitman 3 85−90
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
Metro Exodus 65
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 84
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 115

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 90−95
Cyberpunk 2077 36
Far Cry 5 93
Far Cry New Dawn 96
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Watch Dogs: Legion 50

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 4070's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 4070 is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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