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Nvidia’s RTX 40 Super GPUs deliver more power without price hikes

The $599.99 RTX 4070 Super ships first on Jan. 17

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super is shown outside of its box. Photo: Nvidia
Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

During CES 2024, Nvidia announced its mid-gen refresh of the GeForce RTX 40 series desktop graphics cards, titled the RTX 40 Super series. Three of its GPUs are getting super-fied: the RTX 4070, the 4070 Ti, and the 4080. Across the board, these GPUs are packed with more everything, from shader and ray tracing cores, to the Tensor AI cores that are integral to making its deep learning supersampling (DLSS) graphics feature work. Nvidia’s blog post covering this announcement goes deeper into the improvements, but here’s the quick version.

Each of the three come in at a price that is either the same or slightly cheaper than the original RTX 40 series versions. The lowest-end RTX 4070 Super with 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory is at the same $599.99 price (launching Jan. 17), but its core count puts it much closer to the performance of the RTX 4070 Ti, likely making it a stellar choice for people who want to play games without compromise at 1440p. While its total graphics power has risen to 220 W over the 200 in the RTX 4070, it still requires a 650 W power supply in your PC.

Moving up the rungs, the $799.99 RTX 4070 Ti Super is now much closer to the RTX 4080 in terms of performance (seeing a trend here?) than the original model was. That’s due to a boost in cores, plus a jump from 12 GB to 16 GB of video memory. Power requirements are virtually identical between the new and old 4070 Ti versions, requiring at least a 700 W power supply. It’s tough to imagine this card struggling to run anything in 1440p well — or in 4K, depending on the title. This one will debut on Jan. 24.

Finally, the RTX 4080 Super is as super as it gets, currently. It’s a similar story for this new $999.99 4K-ready graphics card, with more cores, a minor boost in clock speed, with minor power savings while gaming compared to the original RTX 4080. However, its price is $200 cheaper than the launch price for the RTX 4080. You’ll need a 750 W power supply to use this massive 3-slot GPU. This graphics card will launch on Jan. 31.

An image showing the various forms that Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards will ship in.
Nvidia’s new RTX 40 Super GPUs will come in all shapes and sizes.
Photo: Nvidia

As with all previous Nvidia GeForce GPU launches, expect to see more than just Nvidia’s own sleek Founders Edition variations hitting the market. More options from other manufacturers will find their way onto shelves, including ones with even higher clock speeds, cooler designs, and flashy RGB lighting. Stay tuned for more info on where and when you can buy the RTX 40 Super card that you’re after.

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