Nvidia's RTX 40 Super GPUs might perform close to Ti models — RTX 4070 Super is just 5% slower than RTX 4070 Ti in Geekbench 6 benchmark

GeForce RTX 4070
(Image credit: Nvidia)

Nvidia's forthcoming GeForce RTX 4070 Super seems to have what it takes to rival the best graphics cards. A pair of RTX 4070 Super benchmark results were leaked onto the Geekbench browser, illuminating the GPU's potential performance. The benchmark results were published by Benchleaks, showing RTX 4070 Super results in Geekbench 6's CUDA and OpenCL benchmarks. The new GPU is swift, featuring benchmark scores close to Nvidia's outgoing RTX 4070 Ti. But being Geekbench 6, take the results with a pinch of salt and wait for the full review.

The RTX 4070 Super scored 195,384 points in Geekbench 6's OpenCL test and 219,237 in Geekbench 6's CUDA benchmark. Compared to its predecessor, the RTX 4070, the 4070 Super is 16% faster. Compared to the RTX 4070 Ti, the 4070 Super is just 5% slower than its Ti counterpart.

These results make a lot of sense; the alleged specifications of the RTX 4070 Super land its CUDA core count next to the RTX 4070 Ti. The RTX 4070 Ti features a CUDA core count of 7680, while the 4070 Super allegedly comes with 7168 CUDA cores, which is just 7.1% fewer than what the 4070 Ti comes with. By contrast, the RTX 4070 Super has 17.8% more cores than the RTX 4070.

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GPUOpenCL Performance
RTX 4070 Ti206,646
RTX 4070 Super195,384
RTX 4070168,268

Additionally, the RTX 4070 Super and RTX 4070 Ti allegedly come with identical L2 cache capacities (48 MB), further improving the RTX 4070 Super's performance. The RTX 4070 comes with 36MB of L2 cache. Memory capacity and bandwidth are identical on all three GPUs.

Suppose these results are indicative of real-world performance. In that case, the RTX 4070 Super will effectively be an RTX 4070 Ti clone, featuring performance so close to the 4070 Ti that you will be able to make up the difference with GPU overclocking. We saw this from the RTX 2060 Super, which performed practically identical to the RTX 2070.

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Header Cell - Column 0 GPUFP32 CUDA CoresMemory ConfigurationL2 CacheTBPMSRP
*GeForce RTX 4090 TiAD10218176 (?)24GB 384-bit 24 GT/s GDDR6X (?)96 MB (?)600W (?)Arm+Leg
GeForce RTX 4090AD1021638424GB 384-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X72 MB450W$1,599
*GeForce RTX 4080 SuperAD1031024016GB 256-bit 24 GT/s GDDR6X64 MB320W$999–$1,099
GeForce RTX 4080AD103972816GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X64 MB320W$1,199
*GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SuperAD103-275/AD102-175844816GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X48 MB285W$799–$849
GeForce RTX 4070 TiAD104768012GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X48 MB285W$799
*GeForce RTX 4070 SuperAD104-350/AD103-175716812GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X48 MB225W$599–$649
GeForce RTX 4070AD104588812GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X36 MB200W$599
GeForce RTX 4060 TiAD10643528GB/16GB 128-bit 18 GT/s GDDR632 MB160W$399/$499
GeForce RTX 4060AD10630728GB 128-bit 17 GT/s GDDR624 MB115W$299

At first glance, Nvidia's performance "tiering" makes no sense, with the 4070 Super so close to the 4070 Ti. But if Nvidia repeats its RTX 20 series Super formula to the tee, it will discontinue the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 in favor of their Super counterparts. This is inevitably why the RTX 4070 Super is so close to the RTX 4070 Ti in performance.

But we can't take these Geekbench benchmark results as complete truth. OpenCL is just one benchmark and won't tell us the whole story about the 4070 Super and its possible real-world performance. But we will know soon enough where the 4070 Super lays. Nvidia has hinted at new Ada Lovelace graphics cards at CES 2024.

Aaron Klotz
Contributing Writer

Aaron Klotz is a contributing writer for Tom’s Hardware, covering news related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • Pierce2623
    If the 4070 Super had enough vram, I’d pull my 7800xt out right now and swap.
  • Amdlova
    Pierce2623 said:
    If the 4070 Super had enough vram, I’d pull my 7800xt out right now and swap.
    You need to buy the 4070 ti super extreme model to get your desired amount of vram
    With some more money you can have the software to unlock moar cores hassle free.
  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Remember, the 4070 Ti only exists because of the immense blowback against what was to be called the "4080 12GB" despite having far fewer shaders.
  • hannibal
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Remember, the 4070 Ti only exists because of the immense blowback against what was to be called the "4080 12GB" despite having far fewer shaders.

    It would be really interesting to know what 4070 ti super would be if 4070ti would be the original 4080 12gb… 4080 16gb less super?
    Most likely 4080SE… and I still think that 4080 SE would be better nami than 4070 ti super…
  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    4080 GRE