Will the green team’s mid-tier graphics card outperform the RTX 3090? Here’s everything we know about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU.
The Nvidia RTX 4070 isn’t the best graphics card in specs, but it could be a good compromise between price and performance. The green team’s next-gen GPU, like the GeForce RTX 3070, should pair well with mid-range gaming PCs, and it may even transform your rig into a ray tracing powerhouse without costing as much as the RTX 4080.
The prospect of obtaining an Nvidia RTX 4070 when it is released may appear daunting. Still, component shortages that hampered the cost and availability of the current-gen RTX 3070 may finally be over.
On the other hand, Nvidia has reportedly invested $10 billion in securing RTX 4000 components to help combat stock scarcity and has ended up with a slew of chips it may not even need. The computing behemoth is also working to improve its manufacturing processes, as TSMC, rather than Samsung, will manufacture the green team’s next-generation GPUs.
If your system still has a GeForce GTX graphics card or you’ve been waiting for an RTX refresh, you’re probably considering upgrading to Nvidia’s next-gen contender. We’ve compiled everything we know about RTX 4070 release date rumors, potential specs, and what we think it’ll benchmark before the GPU arrives, courtesy of Moore’s Law Is Dead and Digitimes, to help you make your next gaming machine move.
Here’s everything we know about the Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU:
Nvidia RTX 4070 Price Speculation
The RTX 4070 does not yet have a price, but it should be less expensive than Nvidia’s RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards. It’s difficult to forecast next-generation RTX prices, especially after two years of rising production costs and inflation. However, GPUs are becoming more affordable again, so the RTX 4070 could cost $499 USD, matching the MSRP of the RTX 3070 and RTX 2070.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Release Date Rumors
Nvidia, as usual, is keeping the RTX 4000 release date under wraps, but a few rumors point to an October 2022 launch. We’d be lucky not to see a delay, as Moore’s Law Is Dead reports that Nvidia may delay the RTX 4070 until December 2022 to focus on clearing out its RTX 3000 GPU stock.
While you should take any next-generation GPU arrival predictions with a grain of salt, the company releases a new graphics card every two years. The RTX 3000 series debuted in 2020, so if the company is still following its own release schedule, we might see a successor appear soon.
Compared to the previously estimated release date of “mid-July,” hardware leaker Kopite7kimi’s sources may have been slightly too optimistic. However, things are constantly changing behind the scenes, and nothing is set in stone.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Specs
Nvidia is keeping its next-generation GPU under wraps, but the RTX 4070 specifications have leaked. According to Digitimes leaks, the RTX 4000 GPU will use a TSMC 5nm process rather than 8nm nodes. This should allow Nvidia to improve its graphics card capabilities tenfold because it allows the company to use more transistors than the RTX 3070.
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RTX 4000 dependable leaker According to Kopite7kimi, the specifications aren’t set in stone, as two potential SKUs are still being considered. This could result in a scaled-down version of the mid-tier AD104 GPU, with 10GB VRAM, 7,168 CUDA cores, and a 160-bit memory bus.
According to additional spec leaks, it will have performance comparable to the RTX 3090 Ti and faster clock speeds than the RTX 4090. Furthermore, the mid-range RTX 4000 card now appears to have GDDR6X VRAM, similar to the RTX 4080.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is also rumored to exist, and the “full fat” AD104 chip is said to be capable of competing with an RTX 3090 Ti. The variant also has 12GB GDDR6X memory but will require up to 400W of power. Read Also; Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Release Date, Price, And Specs
Nvidia RTX 4070 Benchmark
Expect RTX 4070 benchmarks and reviews to reveal the graphics card’s capabilities eventually, but for now, we’ll have to settle for leaks and whispers. According to Moore’s Law is Dead, the RTX 4070’s AD103 GPU is 10-30% faster than the RTX 3090 and up to 50% faster when dealing with intensive workloads such as ray tracing. This means that the mid-tier chip could outperform current high-end cards, but keep in mind that these figures are speculative and based on preliminary data.
The RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 have high power requirements, but the RTX 4070 may be easier to satisfy. The graphics card will almost certainly retain the same 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector, but its RTX 3090 performance may be matched with a 350W TDP. So, if your rig uses one of the best power supplies for RTX 3000 cards, your RTX 4070 upgrade will most likely not necessitate a new PSU. Read Also; Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti to launch with 450W TDP