Review: GALAX GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EX Gamer

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Introduction and Analysis

The GALAX GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EX Gamer features a distinctive design that is likely to attract attention. This graphics card provides superior visual quality and seamless gameplay at high resolutions, supporting real-time ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-enhanced technologies. The EX Gamer variant of the RTX 4070 SUPER includes a more advanced PCB and a triple-fan cooling system. This cooling system is 32 cm long, takes up three PCIe slots, and uses advanced Wings 2.0 fans for up to more airflow than previous models. It is equipped with three fans: two 92mm fans on the sides and a larger 102mm fan in the center. The card is slightly overclocked, resulting in an increase in overall performance. Priced at an MSRP of $599, the EX Gamer edition offers significant performance, especially for applications involving ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-powered enhancements. The card comes equipped with 12 GB of graphics memory and an advanced cooling system with three fans. It demonstrates a performance improvement of approximately 4~5% over the Founder's Edition while maintaining a notably quiet operation. The GPU employs a semi-passive cooling approach, activating the fans to efficiently manage heat as temperatures rise. Additionally, ASUS has reinforced the card with a support bracket, designed to prevent any sagging issues. Targeted at ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-powered assists, the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER offers quite a bit of performance. At 599 USD, it is in reach for a lot more people as opposed to the previous high-end products At a retail price of $599, the RTX 4070 is a somewhat more affordable option for gamers seeking high-end performance compared to its predecessor, the RTX 4070 Ti, which was initially priced at $899.The GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER boasts impressive features such as ray tracing, DLSS3, and AI-powered assists, making it an attractive choice for gamers who demand optimal performance. With 7168 (was 5888) shader cores and 12GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface, the graphics card delivers a maximum bandwidth of 504GB/s. It also includes 56 RT cores, 224 Tensor cores, 224 TMUs, and 80 ROPs, using 35.8 Billion transistors counting AD104 silicon as the RTX 4070 Ti, with 56 out of 60 streaming multiprocessors being enabled. The RTX 4070 SUPER provides a more affordable upgrade solution for gamers who want a high-end graphics card. 

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GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
4080
4070 Ti SUPER
4070 Ti4070 SUPER
40703070 Ti
GPUAD-103-400
AD-103-300AD-103-275AD104-400AD104-300
AD104-250GA104-400
Shader Cores10240
972884487680716858886144
Base Clock2295 MHz2205 MHz2340 MHz2310 MHz1980 MHz1920 MHz1575 MHz
Boost Clock2550 MHz
2505 MHz2610 MHz2610 MHz2475 MHz2475 MHz1770 MHz
FP32 Compute52 TFLOPS49 TFLOPS44 TFLOPS40 TFLOPS36 TFLOPS29 TFLOPS22 TFLOPS
Memory16 GB G6X
16 GB G6X
16 GB G6X12 GB G6X12 GB G6X12 GB G6X8 GB G6X
Memory Bus256-Bit
256-Bit
256-Bit192-Bit192-Bit192-Bit256-Bit
Memory Speed23 Gbps
22.4 Gbps
21 Gbps21 Gbps21 Gbps21 Gbps19 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth736 GB/S
717 GB/S
672 GB/S504 GB/S504 GB/S504 GB/S608 GB/S
TDP320W
320W
285W285W220W200W290W
InterfaceGen4 X16
Gen4 X16
PCIe Gen4 X16
PCIe Gen4 X16PCIe Gen4 X16
PCIe Gen4 X16PCIe Gen4 X16
MSRP999 USD1199 USD799 USD
799 USD599 USD
599 USD599 USD
Release DateJanuary 2024
November 2022January 2024
January 2023January 2024April 2023June 2021


The AD104 GPU powers the GeForce RTX 4070 7168 shader cores, which can generate an impressive 36 FP32 Shader TFLOPS rendering rasterized graphics, 224 Fourth Generation Tensor Cores for AI processing and DLSS, 56 Third Generation Ada RT Cores for driving next-generation ray-tracing The GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER like the rest of the GPUs in Nvidia's RTX 40 Series, features Ada technologies like Shader Execution Reordering (SER), the new RT core engines, and DLSS 3. This graphics card, when compared to the founder's edition model, provides a performance increase of around 4-5% GALAX has introduced the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EX Gamer Edition, equipped with 12GB and powered by NVIDIA's ADA104 GPU. This version is available at the suggested retail price and features a somewhat reduced configuration. It incorporates the latest 12V power connector and employs a triple-fan cooling setup for effective heat dissipation. The graphics card is pre-tuned to a 2565 MHz clock speed, with minor modifications to the Total Graphics Power (TGP). It is designed with RGB fans for lighting, appealing to those who prefer a simple aesthetic. In testing, further overclocking achieved frequencies in the range of 2.9 to 3.0 GHz. Given these performance levels and their compatibility with premium components, a power supply unit of at least 650-700 Watts is recommended, though the final decision is up to the user.  Let's start this review, shall we?

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