Nvidia’s supposedly imminent RTX 4070 Ti appeared in a leaked benchmark on Twitter, showing the GPU edging out AMD’s RX 7900 XTX to the shock of many – but don’t get carried away with that idea (we’ll get to why in our review). ).
The Geekbench result for the graphics card was shared by Benchleaks (as spotted by VideoCardz (opens in a new tab)), and as always with pre-release leaks, we should keep in mind that they may not be authentic.
[GB5 GPU] Unknown GPUCPU: Intel Core i7-12700 (12C 20T)Min/Max/Avg: 4472/4812/4630 MHzCodename: Alder LakeCPUID: 90672 (GenuineIntel)GPU: GeForce RTX 4070 TiAPI: Open CLScore: 214654, +50.9% par compared to RTX 3070VRAM: 11.99 GBhttps://t.co/RorAyawLulDecember 15, 2022
We can see that the RTX 4070 Ti scores 214,654 for the OpenCL test in Geekbench 5. That’s 45% faster than its predecessor, as observed by VideoCardz, and 2% faster than the new RDNA flagship. 3 from AMD.
Additionally, some spec details are leaked that match previous leaks – the presence of 7,680 CUDA cores, notably, again emphasizing that this GPU should have the full core loadout for the AD104 chip – and we also get a glimpse of the boost speed here.
The latter is interesting because it’s different from the leaks we’ve seen before, being pegged at 2730 MHz rather than 2610 MHz.
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A generational increase of 45% is very impressive, of course, but there are a lot of caveats here. We can’t trust a benchmark too much, especially a leak, and in this case, Geekbench OpenCL is a compute test for GPUs. What we really need are game metrics, and more importantly, real-world benchmarks, and lots of them (because results can vary widely from game to game when comparing different graphics cards).
As for the RTX 4070 Ti outperforming AMD’s new RX 7900 XTX, that’s clearly not right. This is because Nvidia GPUs (and drivers) are simply better at this particular compute test than AMD cards, which underlines why you can’t put too much weight on a single benchmark result.
Besides the score itself, there’s also that acceleration speed to consider, which doesn’t match up with another recent rumor, as noted above. What we assume happened here is that although the RTX 4070 Ti had a 2610 MHz boost, it was overclocked in this test to 2730 MHz. In other words, we expect the 4070 Ti to have the same boost speed as the canceled RTX 4080 12GB (it would be very odd if it were faster, after all being a lower tier card in its new incarnation).
With more and more leaks popping up for the RTX 4070 Ti, it also suggests that CES launch speculation is on the money, and we’ll see this GPU introduced on stage during Nvidia’s keynote on the 3rd. January (followed by its shelving will come soon on January 5).
And regardless of the performance level, gamers won’t be scrutinizing the price/performance ratio so much, which is the most telling aspect – will the RTX 4070 Ti be good value for money? Unfortunately, we are not hoping for a good result on this point, but you never know…