Amid a torrent of reviews from around the world, new NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards are available now in New Zealand!
The RTX SUPER is a new graphics option that joins the NVIDIA 40 Series range, the cooler designs from brand partners look to be very similar to previous versions, with some variations in thickness but otherwise they don't look to sport any new NVIDIA SUPER style branding. Unlike the previous RTX 4070 range there is no 8-Pin option to be seen yet, with all new models using the 12+4 Pin PCIe power input which is now native on many ATX 3.0 power supplies, there is also an multi 8-pin to 16-Pin adaptor included in the box with all new RTX SUPER graphics cards. Wattage wise it varies from card to card, with options such as the GALAX RTX 4070 SUPER 1-CLICK OC X2 recommending a 600W PSU, MSI VENTUS 2X recommending a 650W PSU, Gigabyte EAGLE OC recommending a 700W PSU and ASUS TUF Gaming PC recommending a 750W PSU. The highest wattage in the RTX 4080 SUPER looks to be the ASUS ROG RTX 4080 SUPER with 850W recommended.
The new RTX 4070 SUPER sports 20% more CUDA Cores than the original GeForce RTX 4070, and is the great for gaming in the latest and greatest titles. In the most graphically intensive games, NVIDIA claim the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 while using less power, with DLSS 3 it’s apparently 1.5x faster.For gamers and designers looking to upgrade from using a prior generation GeForce RTX 3070 or RTX 2070, this looks to offer a solid performance boost - when paired with a nice CPU, some fast RAM and SSD storage, the new RTX 4070 SUPER is set to blast past the 100 FPS mark in many of today’s best and most demanding games at high resolutions.
Looking first at the ASUS TUF 750W version as that's likely a very good match for a new RTX 4070 SUPER based gaming pc build in terms of wattage. ASUS have embraced the new TUF logo with this one, inside and out, and it's looking great, somewhat military looking with various embossed and indented detail that give it a real premium vibe.
Inside we get to enjoy ASUS flagship fan design, with low-ESR Japanese capacitors to ensure efficient operation and PCB protection for efficient, durable power delivery, with an 80+ GOLD rating too. The range does include higher wattage options, so no matter which RTX you settle on, a new TUF ATX 3.0 PSU will be ready to reliably fuel your rig for years to come.
Cooler Master was the first to release a range of 16-Pin ready options, and the most recent is the eye-catching Cooler Master V850(i) Gold which not only sports the 80+ GOLD rating, but also includes some gold metallics in the shroud design.
Compliant with ATX 3.0 standard and with the 12VHPWR (16-Pin) connector, this V Series Gold can support peak power up to 200% more than rated power and it does it with minimal noise thanks to the use of a Cooler Master 135mm silent fan for quiet performance in both high & low fan-speed scenarios.
The new Corsair power supply is named SHIFT, but it's not quite so easy to fit for some because of the way they side-mounted the cables, but if you have the clearance this one is pretty neat! Unlike the ASUS & Cooler Master PSU options above, this one doesn't actually have a 16-Pin direct modular connection, instead, Corsair has opted to include their own 2x8-Pin to 16-Pin adaptor.
This power supply is perfectly suited for those using the Corsair 7000D chassis, but the power supply cables should fit in any ATX PSU savvy PC case that's 210mm wide.
Rounding off with a massive new power supply option from NZXT, and with 1200w to play with, this one is good for monster gaming builds. Much like the Cooler Master gold above this NZXT C- Series PSU uses a 135mm fan for lower noise under load, and it can stop the fan completely for zero noise when the system is just sipping power.
Constructed with all Japanese 105C-rated capacitors for the highest standard in performance, reliability, and longevity, it's built to handle everything that a 40-Series system can push.
It's great to see all the new graphics card options, se sure to keep your eyes on Hardwired News for more of the latest & best!