Nvidia has notified its partners about its plans to launch its GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card in April, reports VideoCardz. The company has not set any exact dates. The only thing that is known is that it wants its performance mainstream product based on the Ada Lovelace microarchitecture to hit the market this April.
Just like the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the vanilla GeForce RTX 4070 is expected to be based on the AD104 graphics processor and carry 12GB of GDDR6X memory onboard. Meanwhile, Nvidia is expected to severely cut down the GPU and leave it with 5888 CUDA cores, operating at 1920 MHz – 2475 MHz.
As a result, the RTX 4070 will reportedly feature peak FP32 compute performance of up to 29 TFLOPS, down from 40 TFLOPS in the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Lower compute performance also means lower power consumption, and with a 200W total board power, the card will not require a very sophisticated and expensive cooling system. In any case, the GeForce RTX 4070 should be making a play for a spot on our best graphics cards list later this Spring.
By reducing the number of active stream processors by almost 2000 units compared to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, Nvidia guarantees that yields of the vanilla GeForce RTX 4070 will be close to 100%. Assuming that the green company ordered enough AD104, it should be able to fulfill demand for its performance mainstream offering easily.
|Row 0 - Cell 0||GPU||FP32 CUDA Cores||Memory Configuration||TBP||MSRP|
|GeForce RTX 4090 Ti||AD102||18176 (?)||24GB 384-bit 24 GT/s GDDR6X (?)||600W (?)||?|
|GeForce RTX 4090||AD102||16384||24GB 384-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||450W||$1,599|
|GeForce RTX 4080||AD103||9728||16GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X||320W||$1,199|
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||AD104||7680||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||285W||$799|
|GeForce RTX 4070||AD104||5888 (?)||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||250W (?)||?|
|GeForce RTX 4060 Ti||AD106||4352 (?)||8GB 128-bit 18 GT/s GDDR6||160W (?)||<$500?|
|GeForce RTX 3070||GA104||5888||8GB 256-bit 14 GT/s GDDR6||220W||$499|
While Nvidia is aiming to put the vanilla GeForce RTX 4070 on store shelves in April, it's unclear whether that will be early or late in the month. Perhaps, the company is now evaluating how much GeForce RTX 30-series inventory its partners have left, and will set the exact launch date accordingly.
What also remains to be seen is how much the company plans to charge for its GeForce RTX 4070. It's obvious that its MSRP will be lower than $799 — but just how much lower that is will be key to its appeal.
RTX 3090 MSRP: $1500
RTX 3090 Ti MSRP: $2000
RTX 4070 Ti MSRP: $800
RTX 4080 MSRP: $1200
RTX 4090 MSRP: $1600
Because, in today's monopoly healthy competitive market, technology performance is expected to increase linearly with pricing, regardless of product age or obsceneness.