The embargo for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER graphics cards reviews finally lifts and first out our non-founders edition GPUs is the Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2. The Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 is one of the few MSRP cards available in the market, priced locally at Php 41,550. Let’s see if Inno3D’s entry-level RTX 4070 SUPER card keeps up with the highly regarded Founders Edition variant.
Nvidia RTX 40 SERIES SPECS
|RTX 40 SERIES SPECS
|RTX 4080 SUPER
|RTX 4070 Ti SUPER
|RTX 4070 Ti
|RTX 4070 SUPER
|Boost Clock (GHz)
|Base Clock (GHz)
|Min Required PSU
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
The Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER has the same $599 launch price as its non-SUPER counterpart, meaning that we’re getting an upgrade in terms of specs and of course, performance. The RTX 4070 SUPER gets a 20% increase in CUDA, RT, and Tensor core count resulting in 10% higher TGP from 200W on the RTX 4070 to 220W on the RTX 4070 SUPER. Nvidia also managed to increase the boost clock, albeit minimal to 2480 MHz from 2470 MHz but considering the higher core count, it’s still a welcomed improvement.
Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 – Unboxing and Overview
Nvidia’s Founder Edition boxes and cards of its RTX 40 SUPER series have a totally darker shade to distinguish themselves from their non-super counterparts. Inno3D did a similar approach with its RTX 40 SUPER series cards as the box is noticeably warmer in tone compared to the Inno3D RTX 4070 Twin X2 we reviewed last year.
Package contents have not changed on the RTX 4070 SUPER as you still have the same PSU guide card and warranty card. There’s an included 12VHPWR to 2x 8-pin PCI-E adapter as the RTX 4070 SUPER has a TGP of 220W.
The Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPWER Twin X2 has the same Twin X2 cooling shroud design as its predecessors. Unlike the Nvidia RTX 40 SUPER FE Series, there’s no hue or shade change on the brushed aluminum plate.
Compared to the RTX 4070 Twin X2 OC White Stealth that we reviewed, the RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 seems to have a higher fin density based on looking at the side of the GPU.
The back shows the same metal backplate with a cutout on the right side installed on the RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2.
The Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 sports the standard IO configurations: one HDMI 2.1a port, and three DisplayPort 1.4a ports.
The Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 measures 250mm x 118mm x 42mm which is slightly larger than Nvidia’s RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition card. It’s an ideal card for most ITX builds due to its compact nature.
Benchmark Setup and Test Methodology
Gadget Pilipinas’ testing philosophy is to provide detail-oriented results as accurately as possible so that our readers can replicate our tests given that these conditions are met. Different benchmarking apps and sequences are used depending on the component or device being tested.
|Intel Core i9 14900K
|ASUS ROG RYUJIN II 360mm V2 – Noctua NT-H2 Thermal Paste
|ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming
|Kingston Fury Beast RGB 32GB(2x16GB) 6000 MHz DDR5
|Gigabyte RTX 4070 Ti AERO | Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 | RTX 4070 SUPER FE | RTX 4070 FE 546.52 driver | AMD RX 7800 XT
|Kingston Renegade 2TB PCI-E Gen4 NVMe SSDD
|FSP HYDRO GT PRO 1000W Gold ATX 3.0
|Windows 11 Pro Build 22H2
We use CapFrameX 1.7.2 Beta as our primary FPS capture and analysis tool for all our gaming benchmarks. The latest build version of Windows 11 Pro and WHQL-certified drivers are used for our benchmarks. Readings such as temperatures and power draws are recorded using HWINFO64, and other relevant software for cross-checking.
For more information read our Benchmark Methodology article.
Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 Synthetic and Productivity Benchmarks
3DMark Firestrike and TimeSpy
3DMark is the go-to benchmark for gamers because of the ability to share and compare results online. We test GPUs both in DX11 Firestike and DX12 Timespy to get a gauge of the performance.
Blender is a widely used, free, open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the whole 3D pipeline process from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, and even motion tracking. Blender has become a standard for CPU benchmarks with the BMW27 and Classroom Scene most used. This prompted the company to release Blender Open Data Benchmark in 2018, a benchmark-specific version allowing users to run a preset benchmark and share the results online like 3DMark.
V-Ray Benchmark is a stand-alone version of V-Ray developed by Chaos Group. It is designed to test the CPU and GPU by rendering sample scenes at a fixed amount of time. V-Ray is a plug-in mostly utilized by 3D computer graphics software applications mainly for industrial design, product design, architecture, film, and video game production. V-Ray is not limited to 64-threads as it supports multi and mega-threading.
Geekbench is a multi-platform benchmark used to gauge CPU performance and compare them across Windows, Mac, and Mobile. Geekbench 6 is the latest version and test are done in both OpenCL and Vulkan to gauge a CPU’s compute performance.
Maxon’s Cinebench benchmark is one of the most iconic benchmark applications used by reviewers and enthusiasts. The latest Cinebench 2024 now supports GPU rendering benchmarks which is why added Cinebench 2024 in our GPU benchmark suite.
Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 Benchmarks
Returnal is one of the most technologically advanced game since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Released last April 2021 on PS5 and February 2023 on PC, it uses Unreal Engine 4 and supports multiple technologies such as Ray Tracing, DLSS, VSR, and FSR.
CounterStrike 2 or CS2 is a the successor to the now retired CSGO and now uses the Source 2 Engine – the same engine used on DOTA 2. CS2 is a great FPS game to test out CPU performance. Our benchmark process uses a the replay function of the game.
Dota 2 is a good repesentation among F2P titles especially MOBAs and RTS as it lands on the demanding side of the spectrum. Its gameplay and quality of life updates are far more frequently than most F2P titles thanks to its vast popularity. Our benchmark sequence is based on a replay of OG vs. Gaimin Gladiators in the ESL ONE Berlin Major Finals Game 4 from the team fight that happened from 23:00 to 24:00.
SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony is one of the most popular PC port titles last 2022. It’s one of the few modern game titles that support upscaling technologies FSR, DLSS, and XeSS making it a great title to use for benchmarks.
F1 23 is the official video game of the 2023 Formula One and Formula 2 championships developed by Codemasters. F1 2023 is the sixteenth installment in the franchise and uses the Ego Engine 4.0. F1 233 is a good representation of racing games thanks to its realistic graphics and fairly demanding spec requirements as well as support for Ray Tracing and the latest upscaling technologies such as DLSS, XeSS, and FSR.
ASSASSIN’S CREED: MIRAGE
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the latest Assassin’s Creed game from Ubisoft making it the thirteenth major installment in the franchise. It uses the AnvilNext 2.0 game engine and is the very first AC game to support the latest upscaling technology such as XeSS, FSR, and DLSS.
Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most hyped game of 2020. Developed by CD Projekt Red, the dystopian open-world, action-adventure RPG sports is one of the most demanding titles to date. Cyberpunk 2077 also supports three Ray Tracing settings as well as DLSS which makes the game a great tool to measure Ray tracing performance for both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.
CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE II
The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise is a sequel to the much-loved Modern Warfare game that launched in 2019. Call of Duty Modern Warfare II is one of the most demanding titles to date, pushing the latest hardware from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia. CODMW2 is one of the few games that comes with the DLSS feature without Ray Tracing.
Far Cry 6
FarCry 6 is an FPS game published by Ubisoft and uses the Dunia engine. It heavily relies on and takes advantage of DirectX 12 to render a realistic environment that makes it taxing to both the CPU and GPU. It’s also the first game of the franchise to support Ray Tracing.
Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Seige is one of the few popular AAA games that’s still popular in 2021 due to its competitive gameplay mechanics. R6S uses the AnvilNext game engine, which the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, developed. As of writing, Rainbow Six Siege is currently the most popular Tom Clancy title beating out Wildlands, Breakpoint, and even Division 2.
Shadow of The Tomb Raider
Shadow of The Tomb Raider or SOTR is the latest installment of the Lara Croft Tomb Raider franchise. Developed by Square Enix, SOTR uses the Foundation engine and is further enhanced by Eidos Montreal. SOTR is also one of the first games to come out with Ray Tracing and DLSS support.
Metro Exodus is the third Metro game trilogy based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. The game is a first-person shooter with survival horror and stealth elements. The post-apocalyptic game uses 4A Engine by 4A games. Released last 2019, Metro Exodus remains to be one of the most graphically pleasing and demanding games that’s popular to date.
HORIZON ZERO DAWN
Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most popular console-port RPG developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Horizon Zero Dawn is a multi-award-winning action RPG, and its popularity resulted in an exclusive Complete Edition game bundle on Steam.
Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 Temperatures and Power Draw
As mentioned in our Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER FE review, the increased core count over the non-super translates to having a higher power consumption and temperatures which also reflected in our testing with the Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2. We recorded a peak temp of 72.7°C throughout our testing in comparison to the RTX 4070 Twin X2 White OC that we tested which peaked at 68.2°C. And while we don’t have the Twin X2 white GPU for this benchmark suite, I’d still say that the RTX 4070 Super Twin X2 is still on the cool side as far as temps go considering its dual-fan and compact form factor.
Moving to the power draw, the Inno3D RTX 4070 Twin X2 sports a similar power draw to that of the RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition card – well within the 220W TGP.
Performance Summary Conclusion
Performance-wise, the RTX 4070 SUPER keeps up with our RTX 4070 Founders Edition card and in some cases outputs a more stable framerate as represented by our 1% FPS in our benchmarks. Of course, this comes at a cost of slightly higher temperatures but 72.7°C isn’t something alarming as you clearly have room to tweak the card’s fan profile if you want to go under 70°C and considering that it’s the same shroud that cools the RTX 4070, the 20% increase in core count on the RTX 4070 SUPER to scale from the 4070 Twin X2 OC White’s 68°C is a welcomed tradeoff thanks to the parallel increase in performance.
The Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 graphics card is a great example of the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” We’ve reviewed the “Twin X2 cooling shroud design” from the previous RTX 30 series to the RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, and even on an OC version with the RTX 4070, and the story is still consistent even up to the newest RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 graphics card. It’s a very minimal compromise GPU despite being a reference or MSRP card – not unless RGB lighting is an influencing factor in your purchase.
So, if you’re in the market for an RTX 4070 SUPER at MSRP, the Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 doesn’t disappoint with its cooling, performance, and form factor – that is if you also don’t mind the card not having any sort of RGB lighting.
Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.