Don’t Call Me An RTX 4080 Lite
The 12GB version of the RTX 4080 has arrived, in the form of the RTX 4070 Ti that bears the exact same specs as the retracted card. The other interesting thing about the launch of the RTX 4070 Ti is that there will be no Founders Edition cards, you will only see this card from third party vendors. That has an effect on pricing, the MSRP is $799 but vendors will charge a premium for overclocked versions such as the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti card that Sebastian reviewed.
The FPS Review offers a different look at the same card in their review, which should set you back $849.99. They are also planning on two STRIX versions, the STRIX 12G will retail for $949.99 and the STRIX O12G will be a painful and hard to justify $1,049.99. The FPS Review used a Ryzen 9 5900 and an ASUS ROG X670E Hero for their benchmarks, a slightly different setup that we used. They also focussed on 4K performance as opposed to 3440×1440.
You can see the performance hit from those extra pixels, however DLSS makes a huge difference which makes the RTX 4070 Ti a feasible 4K card. It is a fantastic 1440p card, which is what you should probably be aiming for, assuming you want to pay the steep price to try it out. Check out the full results here.
The specific video card we have for review today is the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC video card (TUF-RTX4070Ti-O12G-GAMING), which has an MSRP of $849.99. This video card is a custom build from ASUS, and sits below the STRIX version, but offers a factory overclock and customized cooling that is built for overclocking.