Review and Testing of the ASUS ProArt Buil: ASUS ProArt B760-CREATOR and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC
In our review we will look at the assembly of ASUS ProArt B760-CREATOR and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition. We'll explore the main features and capabilities of this motherboard, as well as test performance in several popular applications.
|APPEARANCE AND CHARACTERISTICS
This subsection of our review identifies the main aspects of the ASUS ProArt B760-CREATOR and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition, such as appearance and hardware configuration.
|APPEARANCE AND CHARACTERISTICS ProArt B760-CREATOR
ProArt B760-CREATOR is a motherboard designed with the needs of professional users and creative professionals in mind. Its configuration is optimized for high-performance components and supports a variety of creative capabilities.
ProArt B760-CREATOR has two processor power connectors, which ensures stable power even under high loads. This is especially important for professional tasks and intensive work.
The board provides support for high-speed DDR5 memory with optimized layout for better timings and RAM frequencies.
PCIe 4.0 x16 slots provide high bandwidth for compatible devices. They are also reinforced with metal fasteners to securely hold the video cards. The convenient Q-Release button makes removing the video card easy.
The ProArt B760-CREATOR has a variety of connectivity and power options, including SATA ports for HDDs and SSDs. An additional six-pin power connector ensures reliable system power, especially during intensive use.
There are no standard PS/2 ports on the back panel of the board; everything is pretty standard, as for modern motherboards.
Three M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots provide efficient cooling for high-performance drives, ensuring stable operation even under prolonged workloads.
UEFI BIOS is a modern motherboard firmware standard that replaces the legacy BIOS. It provides an improved graphical interface, making system setup more intuitive and convenient.
Key UEFI BIOS features for the ProArt B760-CREATOR motherboard include:
Overclocking: UEFI BIOS provides a wide range of options for overclocking the processor, RAM and graphics card. This includes changing multipliers, voltages and frequencies to optimize performance.
System health monitoring: UEFI BIOS allows you to monitor component temperatures, fan speeds and voltage in real time. You can also customize fan curves and set temperature limits.
Download Settings: You can flexibly customize your download settings by selecting the device to download and determining the download priority.
Save and load profiles: UEFI BIOS allows you to save and load profiles with BIOS settings, making it easier to switch between different system configurations.
Secure Boot Support: UEFI BIOS supports Secure Boot, which provides increased system security by protecting against malware during the operating system boot phase.
Firmware Update: You can update the BIOS firmware via a flash drive or over the network, allowing you to make corrections and improvements to the motherboard's performance.
Integration with utilities and programs: UEFI BIOS integrates with various utilities and programs such as ASUS AI Suite and ASUS Armory Crate, making it easy to optimize and configure the system from the operating system.
Supports motherboard-specific features: UEFI BIOS supports unique features specific to the ProArt B760-CREATOR motherboard, such as customizing RGB lighting, managing USB connectors and other interfaces, as well as enabling or disabling individual controllers and devices.
Lighting and RGB Control: You can customize the RGB lighting of your ASUS devices, create custom color schemes and effects to give your gaming device a unique look.
Profiles for games and applications: Armory Crate allows you to create settings profiles for each game or application. You can customize keys, mouse buttons, and other settings for specific games, making it easier to switch between them.
System Monitoring and Management: The app provides information about your system performance, temperature, CPU load, GPU load and other parameters. You can also manage system resources and cooling.
Driver and BIOS Update: Armory Crate automatically checks for driver and BIOS updates on your ASUS device, helping to keep your system up to date.
App Store Integration: You can access games and apps through the ASUS App Store, making it easy to install and manage games.
Network Management: Armory Crate can optimize network performance, such as giving priority to your game data to minimize lag in games.
Device Sync: If you have multiple ASUS gaming devices, you can sync them for a consistent look and feel.
Armory Crate is a useful tool for gamers and enthusiasts working with ASUS products, providing convenient management and configuration of their gaming hardware. This application facilitates the setup and optimization process, allowing users to get the most out of their gaming devices.
Calibration Technology: ProArt software includes tools to accurately calibrate your monitor, ensuring accurate and consistent color displays and ensuring color profiles meet professional standards.
Color Accuracy: Users can achieve high color accuracy, which is important when working on design, photography, video and other creative tasks.
Color Management: ProArt software provides color management capabilities, including selecting color profiles, adjusting color tones, and managing shades.
Professional Tools: Software includes image editing and processing tools and applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud, for creative needs.
HDR Support: ProArt software supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), allowing you to work with HDR content and deliver stunning color depth and contrast.
Monitor Control: Users can easily control monitor settings, including brightness, contrast and color balance, to fine-tune the display.
Workflow Optimization: ProArt software is designed with professionals in mind to simplify and streamline workflow and increase productivity.
ASUS Exclusive Features: The software also includes exclusive ASUS features such as ASUS Smart HDR, which optimizes image quality in real time.
ProArt software is designed to help creative professionals achieve outstanding results in their work by providing precision, color control, and creative tools.
|APPEARANCE AND CHARACTERISTICS ProArt GeForce RTXTM 4070 Ti OC edition
The ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition graphics card comes in a compact and neat package, in which all accessories and components are beautifully laid out.
The ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition package includes the video card itself, a power adapter, a hybrid screwdriver, which can also be used as a support for the video card, as well as branded goodies.
This ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition graphics card occupies 2 PCI-E slots.
On the side of the video card there is a 12-pin power connector, which is standard for modern video cards.
The video card is equipped with 5 video outputs - 2 HDMI and 3 DisplayPort, all of which support 8K resolution.
On the back of the ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition graphics card there is a cutout to ensure better airflow through the heatsink. Also on the reverse side you can see the presence of a BIOS switch, which allows you to switch between quiet and performance modes.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is based on the AD104 GPU and features 7,680 CUDA cores delivering 40 FP32-precision shader teraflops for graphics rendering, 240 fourth-generation Tensor Cores offering 641 trillion sparse matrix operations for AI and DLSS processing, 60 third-generation RT cores generation Ada architecture with 93 RT-TFLOPS performance for next-generation ray-traced graphics acceleration and 12 GB of GDDR6X memory. Like all GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the RTX 4070 Ti features Ada innovations including Shader Execution Reordering (SER), a new optical flow engine, new RT cores, and DLSS 3.
NVIDIA Ada Architecture
The NVIDIA Ada architecture is a giant leap in performance. Numerous improvements make it the fastest and most advanced. The RTX 4070 Ti is manufactured using TSMC's custom 4N process and contains 35.8 billion transistors and 7680 CUDA cores. Hardware-accelerated tracing, fourth-generation Tensor Cores for improved AI performance, eighth-generation encoders with support for AV1 encoding and decoding, and DLSS enhancements that deliver high frame rates in competitive gaming and at ultra settings with ray tracing enabled.
NVIDIA Ada streaming multiprocessor
RTX video cards have three main processors: programmable universal CUDA cores on which shaders and general-purpose CUDA applications are processed, RT cores for accelerating calculations of intersections of rays with triangles and bounding volumes, in the RT cores of the Ada architecture they doubled the rate of calculation of intersections with triangles, the latter processor type - artificial intelligence processing pipeline called tensor cores.
Ada Improves All Three RTX Processors
Programmable Shaders: 40 shader teraflops compared to 21.7 teraflops on the RTX 3070 Ti. The Ada shader processor includes an important new technology called Shader Execution Reordering (SER), which reorders work on the fly, providing up to 2x speedup for ray tracing shaders. SER is as big a innovation for GPUs as out-of-order execution once was for CPUs.
4th Generation Tensor Cores: The new Tensor Core in Ada includes the NVIDIA Hopper FP8 Transformer Engine, delivering up to 641 tensor teraflops with FP8 precision on sparse matrices in the RTX 4070 Ti for AI training and inference, up from 174 tensor teraflops on sparse matrices in the RTX 3070 Ti. Compared to FP16, FP8 halves memory requirements and doubles AI performance.
Gen 3 RT Cores: The new Opacity Micromap Engine speeds up intersection calculations on average by half for texture transparency test surfaces when developers use this feature, and the new Micro-Mesh Engine increases geometric detail without the cost of assembly and BVH storage. Ada's throughput on intersection tests is 93 RT-TFLOPS, compared to 42.5 RT-TFLOPS for the 3070 Ti.
4th Generation Tensor Cores
Tensor cores are high-performance computing cores specialized and adapted for matrix multiplication and addition operations, used in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing applications. Tensor cores provide breakthrough performance for matrix computations, which are critical for training multilayer neural networks and inference of already trained networks. Examples of inference applications include NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology for gamers, in which a separate neural network is responsible for generating high-quality frames, all powered by NVIDIA's Tensor Core. DLSS has become so popular that there are already more than 250 games that support this technology, in which gamers can double their performance with one click. In addition, many creative apps have begun to use artificial intelligence features to help artists create content faster and with better quality. Today, more than 110 popular creative applications use acceleration on the Tensor and RT cores of RTX graphics cards. And exclusive NVIDIA apps like Broadcast and Canvas offer tools for removing noise, creating virtual backgrounds, and many other AI-powered effects for video streaming and conferencing.
The fourth-generation Ada tensor core builds on the capabilities of previous Ampere GPUs, which supported many new data types and added structured sparsity acceleration to double the throughput of previous Turing cores. Generation Ada Tensor Cores support the new FP8 data format, first introduced in the NVIDIA Hopper GPU architecture. Compared to FP16, FP8 halves storage requirements and doubles AI performance. With the new FP8 format and sparsity feature, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti delivers 641 TFLOPS of performance for AI workloads.
3rd generation RT cores
Ada's third-generation RT cores are specialized hardware units for accelerating BVH traversal and ray-triangle intersection calculations, which are critical to accelerating ray tracing. The RT cores of RTX graphics cards are completely independent, they perform all BVH traversal and intersection calculations, thereby offloading SM streaming multiprocessors with CUDA cores and freeing them up to perform other tasks such as pixel shading, vertex shading and general purpose calculations.
Ada's RT cores deliver up to 2x faster ray-triangle intersection testing compared to NVIDIA Ampere GPUs, allowing developers to add more detail to their virtual worlds. Ada's RT cores also include new Opacity Micromap Engine blocks that speed up geometry tracing with alpha testing by up to 2x, helping developers speed up tracing-intensive scenes with vegetation and particle effects by up to 2x. The new RT cores also include Displaced MicroMesh Engine blocks, which generate micro meshes on the fly to create additional geometry.
All of these technologies to improve ray tracing performance give the Ada architecture a lot of room for the future. As new games come out that use Ada technologies to increase performance, RTX 40 series graphics cards will undoubtedly become faster and further break away from the previous generation of RTX 30 series graphics cards. An example is the latest remaster of Portal with RTX based on RTX Remix, in which NVIDIA uses new features of the Ada architecture, such as the OMM and SER engines (by the way, they can be disabled in the settings), together they allow the RTX 4090 to be up to 3 times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti without using DLSS, and with the use of the DLSS 3 frame generator the advantage can be up to 5 times.
|GPU Tweak III OPERATING MODES|
Featuring a ProArt B760-CREATOR motherboard, ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition graphics card, Intel Core i9-13900K processor, and DDR5 6400 RAM, the build delivers maximum performance for creative professionals, gamers, and anyone who needs high-power and system stability. Here is a description of the assembly components:
ProArt B760-CREATOR Motherboard: This motherboard features rich overclocking and customization options, making it an ideal choice for creative users. It provides reliable and stable power to all system components.
ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition Graphics Card: This graphics card provides maximum graphics performance for demanding graphics applications and games. It supports high resolution and frame rates for stunning visual impact.
Intel Core i9-13900K Processor: This 13th generation processor from Intel delivers powerful performance and multitasking capabilities. It's ideal for demanding tasks including video editing, 3D modeling and gaming.
DDR5 6400 RAM: With such high frequency RAM, your system will provide fast access to data and ensure smooth multitasking. DDR5 also has greater bandwidth, which significantly speeds up data operations.
We don’t see any backlighting on ProArt components; everything is done as conservatively as possible.
The modern art of processor overclocking requires in-depth knowledge and experience, given that modern processors already ship at the highest possible operating frequencies. However, some users may be looking to increase the processor frequency to achieve even better performance. However, improper overclocking can damage the hardware and degrade the performance of the entire system.
Thanks to the powerful overclocking capabilities of the ProArt B760-CREATOR motherboard, we were able to successfully boost the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 7200 RAM clock to an impressive 6400 MHz.
To demonstrate the impact of different RAM frequencies on system performance, we conducted testing using the AIDA64 utility.
Thus, the ProArt B760-CREATOR motherboard not only provides outstanding design, but also improved performance, making our system more efficient and powerful.
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO
Cooling system: DeepCool LS720 WH
Housing: DeepCool CH510 WH
|operating system||Windows 10 21H2/ Windows 11(Alder Lake)
Nvidia GeForce/ION Driver Release 545.84 WHQL
|Assassin's Creed Mirage|
|Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty|
The ProArt B760-CREATOR and ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition are a powerful, high-performance combination designed for creative professionals, gamers, and anyone who requires outstanding performance and graphics power.
ProArt B760-CREATOR Motherboard: This motherboard offers extensive customization and overclocking options, making it an ideal choice for those involved in video editing, 3D modeling, audio production and other creative tasks. It provides stable and reliable power to all system components.
ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition Graphics Card: This graphics card has outstanding graphics power and supports high resolution and frame rates. It's ideal for professional video editing, graphics, and high-definition gaming.
Who are these components for:
Creative Professionals: The motherboard and graphics card are ideal for video editors, animators, 3D artists, audio engineers and other professionals working with demanding applications.
Gamers: This combination of components delivers outstanding gaming performance and allows you to enjoy games in high resolution and maximum graphics settings.
PC Enthusiasts and Builders: If you need a system with high performance and overclocking capabilities, these components provide extensive customization and system optimization options.
Overall, the ProArt B760-CREATOR and ProArt GeForce RTX 4070 Ti OC edition components provide a solid foundation for a powerful and productive system that meets the needs of creative professionals and gamers, as well as enthusiasts, while delivering outstanding performance and stability.