One consensus that can be reached is the notable rise in the preference for white graphics cards among board partners. Even though more than a year has elapsed since the RTX 40 series was launched, new graphics cards continue to surface nearly every week. The ASUS TUF GAMING model stands out for two distinct reasons. It’s the first white TUF Gaming model from ASUS in the RTX 40 series, and it also marks the introduction of the very first TUF White model in ASUS’s entire history of GeForce series releases.
However, it’s important to mention that the Radeon RX 7800/7700 XT models, featuring this particular design, actually made their debut almost two months prior. It’s quite unusual to see new Radeon cards adopting a design that wasn’t previously used by NVIDIA, but in this case, Radeon took the lead.
When we compare the RTX 4070 Ti TUF White to the original black design, there are minimal differences, in fact. Both cards maintain identical specifications and design. The only noticeable change is the color of the shroud, fans, and backplate. ASUS has not made any adjustments to the I/O bracket or introduced a white PCB for these cards, so the core technology remains consistent.
The TUF RTX 4070 Ti introduces several changes when compared to the NVIDIA Founders Edition. These alterations involve the power connector moving to a standard 8-pin design and a shift in the number of display outputs. This card now provides five connectors, which consist of two HDMI 2.1 ports and three DisplayPort 1.4a connectors. In essence, this means there is now an additional HDMI connector available.
The card is equipped with a full AD104 GPU featuring 7680 CUDA cores, accompanied by 12GB of GDDR6X memory across a 192-bit memory bus. These specifications are, of course, identical to the RTX 4080 12GB, which NVIDIA didn’t officially release. ASUS has improved these specifications by raising the maximum boost clock to 2760 MHz (a 5.7% overclock), and this can be adjusted using the GPU Tweak software, although it’s not the default frequency.
As of now, the card is not available in stock at any retail outlets, so pricing has yet to be confirmed.