NVIDIA is gearing up for the upcoming release of their latest GeForce desktop GPU. A leaked slide has confirmed that the GPU will be priced at $599 and will be launched on April 13th. However, these details are no longer a secret as they have already been widely discussed. In the meantime, there have been many inquiries about what to expect from the new RTX 40 release, so let’s take a closer look at NVIDIA’s claims.
According to NVIDIA’s official information, the new GPU is specifically designed to provide an optimal gaming experience at 1440p resolution, aiming for a smooth 100 frames per second (FPS). However, it’s important to note that this performance target assumes the utilization of ray tracing and DLSS3, which NVIDIA is heavily promoting in their marketing efforts. In fact, there is limited mention of performance claims without DLSS or ray tracing, as NVIDIA is focusing on highlighting the benefits of these technologies in their marketing materials.
As per NVIDIA’s statements, the RTX 4070 is expected to deliver similar performance to the RTX 3080, with both cards not utilizing Frame Generation. When DLSS2 is enabled, the RTX 4070 is claimed to be 1.2 times faster than the RTX 3070 Ti and 1.3 times faster than the RTX 3070. Furthermore, NVIDIA asserts that with the use of DLSS3 and Frame Generation, the RTX 4070 could achieve performance gains of 1.4 times, 1.7 times, and 1.8 times, respectively, compared to the RTX 30 series GPUs.
NVIDIA’s gaming charts for 1440p resolution now feature a higher number of games that utilize Frame Generation compared to those that do not. This suggests that Frame Generation is becoming more prominent in NVIDIA’s marketing strategy. In addition, many reviewers are likely to focus on testing titles that do not have DLSS3 enabled, as this would showcase the performance improvements of the new generation compared to the previous one, demonstrating the generational leap in performance.
Putting aside official data, early review data suggests that the RTX 4070 may be approximately 15% slower on average than the RTX 4070 Ti in terms of gaming performance. Furthermore, this performance gap is expected to widen in favor of the RTX 4070 Ti when gaming at 4K resolution. However, it’s important to note that actual results may vary depending on factors such as resolution, game quality settings, and testing platforms. Additionally, the inclusion of DLSS2 or DLSS3 in testing may also impact the performance comparison between the two GPUs.
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