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  • Gigabyte RTX 4070 Super Windforce Overclock Video Card Review
  • Gigabyte RTX 4070 Super Windforce Overclock Video Card Review



    The Nvidia 2070 Super may be the worst kept secret since, well, the 2070Ti but traditionally these RTX cards have landed in the sweet spot for both price and performance. Fortunately, for those of us left battered by the Crypto Wars, this generation is both readily available and priced quite reasonably.

    Today we will be looking at Gigabyte’s factory overclocked offering; the Gigabyte RTX 4070 Super Windforce Overclock 12G. With a modest overclock and the always effective Windforce cooling system, this might be the right fourth generation graphics card for you.

    The 70 Series graphics cards have always been marketed as mid-range GPU offerings from NVIDIA and while the Super series is technically the third iteration and traditionally the final refresh of the series, the overall performance is still between the high-end 80 Series and mainstream 60-Series

    As a result, we have we have long suggested that the 70 Series be a starting point for your gaming build and from there you can start shopping around doing various price comparisons above and below to find the right fit for your build and budget.

    The real question is, “Which card should you get?”

    As a longtime owner of a MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X card and the MSI RTX 1070 Gaming X Twin Frozr VI before that, I am a poster child for the 70 Series builds!  But let’s not jump ahead.

    On to the specs!


    GeForce RTX 4070          

    • NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 7168
    • Boost Clock (GHz): 2.505 (Reference card: 2.475)
    • Base Clock (GHz): 1.98

    Memory Specs:

    • Standard Memory Config: 12 GB GDDR6X
    • Memory Interface Width: 192-bit

    Card Dimensions:            

    • Length: 10.27" (261 mm)
    • Width: 4.96" (126 mm)
    • Slots: 2.5-Slot

    Thermal and Power Specs:           

    • Maximum GPU Temperature (in C): 90
    • Idle Power (W): 11
    • Video Playback Power (W): 16
    • Average Gaming Power (W): 200
    • Total Graphics Power (W): 220
    • Required System Power (W): 650