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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Easily Matches 3090 Ti Says Leaker

Nvidia RTX 40
(Image credit: Nvidia)

More details about what will probably be marketed as Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series has seeped through the cracks. Serial leaker Kopite7kimi today shared some insight into the full-fat AD104 GPU. This GPU is probably destined for an upcoming RTX 4070 Ti graphics card. According to the leaker, with a good track record with regard to these things, this next gen 70 Ti product will “easily match RTX 3090 Ti.” As ever with leaks, take the news with a pinch of salt.

To see if Kopite7kimi’s assertions hold water, it is worth constructing a comparison table of the specs we know about the current gen champ, vs the purported specs of the upcoming RTX 4070 Ti. Who knows, the RTX 4070 Ti may just make be a future contender for our best GPUs.

Nvidia GeForce

RTX 3090 Ti

RTX 4070 Ti

Architecture

Ampere

Ada Lovelace

GPU

GA102-350-A1

AD104 full fat

Transistors

28.3 billion

30 billion

Node

Samsung 8nm

TSMC N4

CUDA cores

10,752

7,680

Memory quota

24GB GDDR6X

12GB GDDR6X

Memory speed

21Gbps

21Gbps

Memory bus

384-bit

192-bit

TDP

450W

400W

Most of the above AD104 specs have come from our ‘everything we know’ article about the Nvidia Ada Lovelace and GeForce RTX 40-Series. Of course the RTX 3090 Ti specs are common knowledge.

If you consider the table above, the upcoming Ada Lovelace GPU clearly has advantages in transistor count, and a big change in process node. It is also expected to be pushed to significantly higher clock speeds compared to the RTX 3090 Ti, which is why the 4070 Ti presumably gets such a high TDP. High TDP averse folk might look at the regular RTX 4070 with a purported TDP nearer to 300W. However, the purported GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should exceed or draw parity to the RTX 3090 Ti with a much lower bill of materials (e.g. smaller silicon die) and help bring 2022 flagship performance to much more affordable levels.

One area where the previous gen graphics card is much stronger, is in the memory department. They are both seemingly use GDDR6X at 21Gbps, but the expected configuration of the RTX 4070 Ti has half the memory and half the bus width, which again will help bring down costs. There will be a certain resolution and quality setting in every game where the greater memory bandwidth of the RTX 3090 Ti will make itself known, but we need thorough comparative testing in a host of games to find it.

In summary, it is exciting to think of Ampere flagship+ performance coming to the almost ‘midrange’, but we have some worries about power and cooling. AMD with its Radeon 7000 series and 5nm RDNA 3 GPUs, seems to be keeping a lid on power consumption – so the upcoming graphics card battle is going to be pretty interesting.

Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • -Fran-
    Just looking at the rumoured specs, that's what I'd expect... 2 extra billion transistors and about the same power implies those CUDA cores will be clocked high right off the gate to match or pass the 3090ti.

    Not saying that's a bad thing, but a xx70 part at 400W is hardly breath taking when saying it'll beat the previous flagship at about the same power draw. Then again, this was the same with the 3070 and the 2080ti? They have about the same power draw, no?

    Regards.
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  • colossusrage
    If this is a $500 card, it will be a great deal. The 3090TI averages about 10fps higher at 4K than a 3080 12 GB, which you can get from around $730-$800 right now.
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  • ezst036
    Admin said:
    take the news with a pinch of salt

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  • peachpuff
    Just buy it!
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  • Tom Sunday
    I am yet to meet someone that actually owns a 3090ti! Of course when folks like me representing the simple ‘man on the street’ fighting to put food on the table and halfway filling ones gas tank to get by…it’s no wonder. But its nice to continually scanning the tech-channels and dream about how it would feel to have deep pockets for this kind of tech!
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  • meroun
    with only 12GB of memory, its hard to take this seriously. If I wanted only 12GB memory I would just get the 3060 12GB version. The main reason to get the 3090 (ti) is for the 24GB of memory for use with memory-intensive workloads. Otherwise, who cares what the 4070 can do.
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  • meroun
    Tom Sunday said:
    I am yet to meet someone that actually owns a 3090ti!

    I am waiting to see what happens to the price tag once 4xxx comes out, otherwise I would have already bought one.
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  • cknobman
    -Fran- said:
    Just looking at the rumoured specs, that's what I'd expect... 2 extra billion transistors and about the same power implies those CUDA cores will be clocked high right off the gate to match or pass the 3090ti.

    Not saying that's a bad thing, but a xx70 part at 400W is hardly breath taking when saying it'll beat the previous flagship at about the same power draw. Then again, this was the same with the 3070 and the 2080ti? They have about the same power draw, no?

    Regards.

    Exactly. Not exactly impressive if its still pulling the same, or near, power as the 3090ti.
    Nvidia and Intel both just keep pumping in more and more power and calling it "progress".
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  • Blitz Hacker
    peachpuff said:
    Just buy it!
    Jensen has entered the thread..
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  • -Fran-
    Blitz Hacker said:
    Jensen has entered the thread..
    I see you're new around here. (edit: just in case; this is not literal and it is a famous quote)

    That's a reference to this: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-rtx-gpus-worth-the-money,37689.html
    Regards.
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