We have 1080p, 1440p, and 4K ultra benchmarks for this PNY review. Because it has a $599 MSRP, we feel that starting with 1440p ultra is most appropriate. We'll cover the 1080p results next, and finish with 4K gaming results (which are mostly academic, as you'd need DLSS to get good performance in many games at 4K ultra).
Here's the overview, first with the 15-game full suite, and then with separate rasterization-only and DXR-only (i.e. ray tracing) charts. We'll discuss the individual results further down the page.
There's very little to add to the RTX 4070 story when looking at the PNY card. It's effectively tied with the reference RTX 4070 Founders Edition, with all the results being within the expected margin of error.
Against other GPUs, the RTX 4070 and RX 6950 XT trade blows, with the 4070 leading in ray tracing games and mostly trailing in rasterization performance (Total War: Warhammer III being the sole exception on the latter). DLSS upscaling will generally favor Nvidia's new card, because it's both more widely available and it looks better, with Frame Generation being the potential smooth (as in, frame smoothing) cherry on top.
Across our 15-game test suite, the PNY and Founders Edition 4070 cards are within 2% of each other in every test. We'll need to look to other aspects to find some differentiating factors.
One interesting point is just how much the gap has grown between the various Nvidia GPUs this generation. The 4070 ends up being 33% faster than the 4060 Ti, while the 4070 Ti in turn delivers 24% higher performance. Compared to the previous generation, the RTX 3070 was only about 12% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti, while the RTX 3070 Ti tacked on just 7% more performance than the 3070.
That mostly applies to other 30-series versus 40-series comparisons as well, though the 4080 and 4070 Ti at least are about the same 20~25 percent difference as the previous generation. We'll have to see where the upcoming RTX 4060 and, eventually, RTX 4050 land. The 3060 Ti was 34% faster than the vanilla 3060, despite having less VRAM. On paper at least, the 4060 Ti has 46% more compute than the 4060.