MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X review

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MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X
12GB at MSRP - Triple Fans - Silent

Meet the MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X, advertised as a more affordable alternative in the RTX 4070 lineup that delivers top-notch performance. Classified by NVIDIA as a 12 GB MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) graphics card, this device ensures its benchmark performance is available at the competitive price of $599. NVIDIA has unveiled the GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, set to launch on April 13th. At a retail price of $599, the RTX 4070 is a more affordable option for gamers seeking high-end performance than its predecessor, the RTX 4070 Ti, which was initially priced at $899.The GeForce RTX 4070 boasts impressive features such as ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-powered assists, making it an attractive choice for gamers who demand optimal performance. With 5888 CUDA/Shader cores and 12GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface, the RTX 4070 delivers a maximum bandwidth of 504GB/s. It also includes 46 RT cores, 184 Tensor cores, 184 TMUs, and possibly 64 ROPs, using the same AD104 silicon as the RTX 4070 Ti, with 46 out of 60 streaming multiprocessors being enabled. The RTX 4070 provides a more affordable upgrade solution for gamers who want a high-end graphics card without competing with the cheapest RTX 4070 Ti. 

GeForceRTX 4070 TiRTX 4070RTX 3070 TiRTX 3070
GPU AD104-400 AD104-250 GA104-400 GA104-30X
Sgader Cores 7680 5888 6144 5888
Base Clock 2310 MHz 1920 MHz 1575 MHz 1500 MHz
Boost Clock 2610 MHz 2475 MHz 1770 MHz 1725 MHz
Memory 12 GB G6X 12 GB G6X 8 GB G6X 8 GB G6
Memory Bus 192-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 21 Gbps 21 Gbps 19 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 504 GB/s 504 GB/s 608 GB/s 448 GB/s
TDP 285W 200W 290W 220W
Interface PCIe Gen4 x16 PCIe Gen4 x16 PCIe Gen4 x16 PCIe Gen4 x16
MSRP 799 USD 599 USD 599 USD 499 USD
Release Date January 5, 2023 April 13, 2023 June 10, 2021 May 8, 2021

Introducing the latest addition from MSI, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X 12GB, which harnesses the power of the NVIDIA ADA104 GPU. This iteration is more restricted in terms of configuration, as it's available at the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). The card incorporates a standard 8-pin power connector and is equipped with a triple-fan cooling solution. With a robust 5888 shader cores, the ADA104 GPU fuels the GeForce RTX 4070, enabling it to generate rasterized visuals with an outstanding 29 FP32 Shader-TFLOPS. The card also integrates 184 Fourth Generation Tensor Cores for AI processing and DLSS, as well as 46 Third Generation Ada RT Cores, which support cutting-edge ray-tracing technology.

As a member of Nvidia's RTX 40 Series, the GeForce RTX 4070 comes outfitted with Ada innovations such as Shader Execution Reordering (SER), next-gen RT core engines, and DLSS 3. Operating at a reference boost clock frequency of 2475 MHz and a TGP of 200W, this graphics card provides nice performance in the 2560x1440 domain, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate a minimalist yet elegant aesthetic.

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