One question I have to answer for myself before activating this new purchase is: will there be any benefit to upgrading my graphics card? Especially since my Founders 3070 card can play pretty much anything I’ve thrown at it and still get an acceptable frame rate at 1440p. Now that I know I’ve probably seen comments come up calling me about this ridiculous upgrade, and yes, I support it, what I did was pretty ridiculous as the price of the new card is still completely towering, but I have to say I really love my new upgrade and wanted to create a bit of content that showcases the kind of performance I’ve gotten from games. And yes, in the eyes of some, it may not be much, but the numbers I think are actually quite surprising. But before that, let’s talk about the card itself.
So why am I upgrading? Well… I can. Coming from a modest 3070 Founders Edition card, I had the opportunity to buy a 4070Ti and I chose the Gigabyte Aero OC 12G, you know, the white one looks fancy, and to be honest with you, I think that looks pretty neat in my O11 Dynamic Mini. I also got myself a custom extension from Cable Mod, they certified themselves when I contacted them and touched the wood, still no flaws. I particularly don’t want to use the horrible 12-pin adapter that Gigabyte provides because it looks absolutely lousy, so a custom adapter is definitely the cherry on top and well worth the price. the overall beauty that it brings. I really need some cable combs to really tidy up the cables, as you can see I’ve used a few, but it could certainly get neater. It’s definitely the next thing on the card, trust me.
So installing the new 4070Ti is very easy, I won’t go over that part, but I will mention the included anti-reflection bracket that needs to be screwed into your motherboard header. This is a heavy card, so be aware that you will need some kind of hammock stand on it. Or you know, you can get creative with it. So when it comes to game performance, the card actually performs very well. Check it out, I’ll run through each game and the performance differences between each card. For both tests, I used a Ryzen 7 5800X processor, 64 GB of RAM and all the games installed on the M2 drive. Check out what we found.
So you see, performance increases between the 3070 Founders Edition and the 4070Ti. I’ve been surprised with some games, like Doom Eternal and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, giving me huge performance gains. But when it comes to things like Hogwarts Legacy and GTA V, between the two cards, there’s not much of a difference. Although GTA V is known to rely on your processor more. There are, of course, more in-depth looks at these two cards, and if you’re looking to upgrade yourself, I recommend you watch these videos for yourself. This is just a little fun. And just to let you know, I’ve just been playing Grounded for a few hours and yes, I know it’s not the most demanding game, but the card’s temperature went up to 38 degrees. I haven’t seen this extreme heat when playing more intensive titles, which is really good. The cooling on this card is definitely possible. But of course, I have three fans underneath that suck in cool air, so different cases may differ in temperature performance. But I have to say that, overall, I’m very pleased with my new upgrade, albeit a bit dumbfounded to do it.