The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 is now out for everyone to provide the smoothest 1440p gaming experience to date through all the RTX sauces. In this post, we’ll summarize the models pushed out by AIB partners so you’ll know which one to get.
And yes, this is a WIP post where updates from new brands will be added accordingly. And there will be local prices where available.
Starting from ASUS, they’ll have 3 different models – ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Dual.
The ROG Strix continues the signature black shroud surrounded by a blue+red gradient accent with the other end packed with RGB LEDS blasting colors everywhere. At 338.9mm long and 3.12 slots thick, the MaxContact heatsink allows better thermal performance in general. The tri-set 11-blade Axial-Tech fans push 31% more air and 56.3% more static pressure with 0dB mode making it silent under idle or light workloads. The usual Dual BIOS, 2x FanConnect II headers, and ARGB tail-lights are present too.
The TUF Gaming also gets a share here with its grey metallic aesthetics while cutting the horizontal length by a significant portion but the vertical height is slightly taller. Want top-notch performance but less flair? Try this one.
Lastly, the Dual series now has 2 colors at launch which include the usual black and now the new white variant. With only 2 fans instead of 3, it will work fine under stock conditions just don’t go too overboard with the voltage and clock speed tuning.
- TUF Gaming RTX 4070 OC @ RM3,499
- TUF Gaming RTX 4070 @ RM3,399
- Dual RTX 4070 OC White @ RM3,099
- Dual RTX 4070 White @ RM3,099
- Dual RTX 4070 OC @ RM3,099
- Dual RTX 4070 @ RM3,099
For COLORFUL, they are pushing 5 completely different models from air-cooled models to the return of the liquid-cooled specialty.
The best-performing duo is the VULCAN and NEPTUNE models with the former rocking a chonky heatsink, 3x 100mm fan, and open back air vents meaning better heat control leading to slightly higher boost clock speeds yet it is designed to be at least stealthy (but it is so big anyway). The white liquid cooling has the advantage of being slim and compact for most builds that can spare some space for the 240mm GPU radiator. Both of them have a physical OC button to get things serious without relying on software.
Sliding the style slider up and you’ll get the ADVANCED and ULTRA W models that come with competing clock speeds against the above two while looking more awesome. The ADVANCED model rocks a red middle fan to create a black hole effect when spinning while the overall sturdy build reduces PCB flex. On the other hand, the ULTRA W goes for the bright and holographic effect for a sporty and futuristic look.
Last, but not least, the NB EX model is for those who just want a functional RTX 4070 that is up to its job 100% and not caring about looks. Simple is best sometimes.
- iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Neptune OC-V @ USD829
- iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Vulcan OC-V @ USD819.00
- iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Advanced OC-V @ USD709.00
- iGame GeForce RTX 4070 Ultra W OC-V @ USD659.00
- GeForce RTX 4070 NB EX-V @ USD599.00
Onto the eagle head, One AORUS model followed by four standard GIGABYTE variants are revealed.
The top-of-the-line model comes in the form of the AORUS MASTER as usual. Packing a new set of WINDFORCE bionic shark fans, it has more static pressure of up to 30% yet noise levels are down by 3dB. Big heatsinks with angular fins create more surface area while the vapor chamber, heat pipes, and screen cooling event all lead to better thermal headroom for higher boost clocks.
Its sturdy build quality comes from the aerospace-grade PCB while the signature RGB Halo is now better with more addressable lighting effects. The anti-sag bracket relieves the jobs of vertical support brackets. The Dual BIOS support is just the bread and butter for it.
Standard gamers can instead opt for the EAGLE or GAMING series with fewer flairs but the same performance and identical cooling for more bang-for-buck action thanks to WINDFORCE fans and metal backplate.
The final two models to wrap up are the WINDFORCE and AERO series and they are pretty straightforward – full black or full white. The latter surely will make any designer or white/snow theme builds pop.
- AORUS MASTER @ RM3,549
- EAGLE OC @ RM3,229
- GAMING OC @ RM3,349
- WINDFORCE OC @ RM3,039
- AERO OC @ RM3,439
MSI is not going too overboard this time as they are releasing only the GAMING TRIO and Ventus 3X/2X series. The GAMING TRIO stays the same with the TORX Fan 5.0 design incorporated into the TRI FROZR 3 cooling system consisting of up to 6 heat pipes and nickel-plated copper baseplate for better cooling performance while the Mystic Light RGB does it job as usual. The Ventus will be your run-of-the-mill average GPU model for a lower entry price.
The model we have here and tested is the XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB model with boost clock speeds of up to 2520MHz. Portrayed with the iconic X-shaped RGB design, the vertical height of the card isn’t as big as other brands but the horizontal length is definitely there. The card itself is also not bad.
From ZOTAC, they are offering the AMP Extreme AIRO variant and the overall design stays pretty much the same with other RTX 40 series prior to this with the side RGB strip, black/gold tri-fan, and whatnot. Thanks to its better clock settings out of the box against reference cards, it has more to offer.
- Founders Edition
- MSI Ventus 3X
- COLORFUL iGame ADVANCED
- PNY XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB
- ZOTAC AMP Extreme AIRO