Soon after Nvidia released the RTX 4070 Ti, ASUS has launched their own aftermarket card to the market with the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB OC Edition. The TUF brand is the company’s entry-level gaming brand, but do not let this branding fool you as this GPU is much more than what it looks.
While the GPU packs a lot of features under the hood, we have shortlisted five features that we love the most.
Powerful Ada Lovelace Architecture
The RTX 4070 Ti is powered by Nvidia’s latest Ada Lovelace architecture. This means you get the latest DLSS3, which uses AI super resolution and Tensor Cores on RTX GPUs to boost frame rates, while maintaining high quality visuals that is indiscernible when compared to native resolution.
It also packs more ray-tracing cores than the predecessor, delivering ray-tracing performance comparable to last generation’s flagship when combined with DLSS3.
Livestreamers will appreciate the updated Nvidia Encoder (NVENC) which now supports up to 8K 10-bit 60 FPS AV1 encoding.
Overclocked Out Of The Box
As with other OC Edition ASUS GPUs, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition is factory overclocked to 2,760Mhz boost clock, up from 2,610Mhz in the reference RTX 4070 Ti. Combine that with the large 12GB VRAM, ASUS managed to squeeze out more graphical performance without the need of additional tinkering on the users’ end.
Built With Cooling To Match
The RTX 4070 Ti is a powerful GPU, with the power consumption to boot. With that much power, you are going to need sufficient cooling. The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition delivers that with a smart and effective cooling solution.
First, the GPU incorporated axial-tech fans that spin on dual-ball bearings, capable of propelling 21% more air through the card. The fans do not spin when the GPU is under 50°C so gamers can game in silence. Complementing the fans is a hefty 3.25 slot heatsink and vapour chamber, designed to soak up all that heat generated during intense gaming.
At the back of the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition, you will find a chunky aluminium backplate that aids in further heat dissipation.
Aura Sync Personalises Your PC
RGB is a staple to the gaming PC aesthetic, and thankfully the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition has implemented it tastefully. You get to customise the RGB element — the TUF Gaming logo using the Armoury Crate app. You get to choose between popular presets, or customise each and every component to your liking through Aura Creator.
Combine that with other supported ARGB devices, you can compose and coordinate an ARGB PC build that is not only eye-pleasing, but unique to you.
Even if you do not like ARGB, the TUF Gaming logo will still look sleek and striking with a mirror chrome finish, perfect for clean gaming PC builds.
Triple fan GPUs tend to sag when mounted, negatively affecting the aesthetics of your build. Luckily, ASUS has included a minimalist GPU holder with a TUG Gaming emblem to hold that weight. It is magnetic so there is no assembly required. It also contains a screwdriver head, so you can easily install your GPU without digging through your tool box.
While power supply unit manufacturers are slow adopt the latest ATX 3.0 standard, ASUS has provided an adaptor that works with power supply units from the previous generation as long as it has sufficient wattage to power the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Simply plug the adaptor into two 8-pin PCI-e connectors, and you can jump straight into your game without having to worry about upgrading your power supply unit.
That wraps up our top five features of the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition. While it retains the entry level TUF Gaming branding, this GPU does not skimp on the essentials that make a good GPU — great performance and effective cooling, while providing some extra features to boot.
For more information on the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC Edition, please visit the official product page here.