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Update 1-20-2024: More detailed fan tests were conducted in the thermals sections. Those test charts were added, and fan-speed normalized chart updated. These changes do not reflect a change in the overall recommendation of the card.
Update 1-21-2024: Added acoustic spectrum analysis. Added pictures confirming GPU width, fan diameter, and fan hub diameter.
 
Let’s not mince words: The GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is what the GeForce RTX 4070 should have been a year ago. It performs like a RTX 3090, uses only 220 watts, and doesn’t feel like a giant step backward in pricing compared to the generation before it. The reference model is $599, which is $100 less expensive than the $699 GeForce RTX 3080, while performing on par with the $1,499 GeForce...

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Does it measure 40.2mm wide this time? Looks thinner than the 4070 twin edge that was also supposed to be this width but measures about 45-46mm wide

Getting out the calipers!
 

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Does it measure 40.2mm wide this time? Looks thinner than the 4070 twin edge that was also supposed to be this width but measures about 45-46mm wide

Measured at the widest point.
 

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Does it measure 40.2mm wide this time? Looks thinner than the 4070 twin edge that was also supposed to be this width but measures about 45-46mm wide
Yeah that was a seriously dodgy move, the cooler is obviously way past the 40.2mm of the bracket.
Thankfully the 4070S very clearly has a cooler that's barely wider than the IO bracket. Thanks @Revenant for the caliper pics!
 
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Yeah that was a seriously dodgy move, the cooler is obviously way past the 40.2mm of the bracket.
Thankfully the 4070S very clearly has a cooler that's barely wider than the IO bracket. Thanks @Revenant for the caliper pics!


No problem.

I've got the card now in my Ghost S1 without any fitment issues. I'll be doing an upgrade article on it as soon as I reinstall the OS.
 

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As a Densium owner, I feel your pain.
I just purchased the Densium 4 plus v2. Would you recommend The 4070super or the 4070oc. atm I am leaning towards the 4070oc based on your report about needing 650w(for the super) and it uses the normal 8pin power. Do you think the supers power budget would handle 600w (Enhance ENP-7660B) using a 7600x?
 
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Thank you so much for this! If I get an adapter, which direction will it go? Towards fans or towards backplate?
 

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Thank you so much for this! If I get an adapter, which direction will it go? Towards fans or towards backplate?

Thank you for the feedback and THAT is something I will have to add to all future articles. I'm going to check for you tomorrow and add it to the article as well.
 
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I got this card last week and it hits 80-83C max in demanding titles (this is with the +10% power limit and +100 core). Hotspot reaches 95C and VRAM 94C. This should still be OK for long-term reliability right? I originally wanted the Inno3D Twin X2 since it seems to have the best thermals among the smaller 4070 Supers but it's sold out everywhere.
 
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I got this card last week and it hits 80-83C max in demanding titles (this is with the +10% power limit and +100 core). Hotspot reaches 95C and VRAM 94C. This should still be OK for long-term reliability right? I originally wanted the Inno3D Twin X2 since it seems to have the best thermals among the smaller 4070 Supers but it's sold out everywhere.

80-83C is within the temp envelope of the GPU. To put this into perspective, I've got multiple GPUs from Nvidia from multiple generations that have been sitting at 80 to 85C for their entire lives with thousands of hours of gaming each, and no issues. That said while the chip is capable the rest of the card components can wear out faster. If you start to see odd behavior such as crashes, artifacts, and other forms of instability than return the card to stock (or any GPU for that matter) to stock settings and retest.

What case are you running it in?
 

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80-83C is within the temp envelope of the GPU. To put this into perspective, I've got multiple GPUs from Nvidia from multiple generations that have been sitting at 80 to 85C for their entire lives with thousands of hours of gaming each, and no issues. That said while the chip is capable the rest of the card components can wear out faster. If you start to see odd behavior such as crashes, artifacts, and other forms of instability than return the card to stock (or any GPU for that matter) to stock settings and retest.

What case are you running it in?
It's in a Lian Li Q58 paired with my old Ryzen 5800X
 

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If I run at stock it's not too terrible - 78-80C max, 90C hotspot and 88C for memory junction temp


The ATX PSU takes up the space of a cooling fan. However the temps are still within spec. Have you tried undervolting at all?
 
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