Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 Ti May Arrive On January 5

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti (Image credit: MEGAsizeGPU/Twitter)

Hardware leaker MEGAsizeGPU (opens in new tab) claims that Nvidia will unleash the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti on January 5. Although the leaker has been pretty accurate on Ada Lovelace leaks, we recommend you cautiously approach the rumored launch date.

The leaker also shared an alleged screenshot of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti's features. Unfortunately, the information doesn't confirm the graphics card's specifications. However, according to kopite7kimi (opens in new tab), another reputable leaker, Nvidia will likely recycle the revoked GeForce RTX 4080 12GB into the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Despite Nvidia's efforts to justify the existence of the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB, consumers weren't buying into the chipmaker's marketing. The difference in specifications between the 16GB and 12GB SKUs was too substantial.

Assuming that the rumor is true and Nvidia doesn't make any modifications, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should wield the exact specifications as the late GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. We could be looking at 7,680 CUDA cores with a base clock of 2,310 MHz and a boost clock of up to 2,610 MHz. In addition, the AD104-powered graphics card will likely have 12GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 21 Gbps across a 192-bit memory interface for a memory bandwidth of up to 504 GBps. Nvidia's benchmarks showed that the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB was up to 30% slower than the 16GB SKU, so we may already know the performance of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti should be a 285W graphics card, barring any changes. Nonetheless, it'll likely sport the 16-pin power connector, which debuted on the GeForce RTX 4090. The connector has only gained a bad reputation. Thus far, 23 GeForce RTX 4090 owners have reported that their power adapters have melted, with a handful claiming that even native 16-pin power cables are also at fault. Although Nvidia is investigating the issue, the chipmaker hasn't provided any updates or when we can expect to see the results. Nvidia's silence on the matter is overwhelming.

With a general idea of the performance of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the only missing piece of information may be the price. Originally, Nvidia planned to charge $899 for the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. It'll be interesting to see whether the chipmaker will adjust the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti pricing, especially since AMD has announced the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon 7900 XT that retail for $999 and $899, respectively.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • PlaneInTheSky
    Nvidia planned to charge $899 for the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. It'll be interesting to see whether the chipmaker will adjust the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti pricing

    Nvidia is just bluffing with these prices. Their stock is down over 54%, the second-hand market is flooded with crypto GPU, their GPU cables are catching fire and they are under US export restrictions in China.

    Nvidia is under pressure and will be forced to lower these prices.
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  • thisisaname
    PlaneInTheSky said:
    Nvidia is just bluffing with these prices. Their stock is down over 54%, the second-hand market is flooded with crypto GPU, their GPU cables are catching fire and they are under US export restrictions in China.

    Nvidia is under pressure and will be forced to lower these prices.
    I hope the prices come down.
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  • Wisecracker
    PlaneInTheSky said:
    Nvidia is just bluffing with these prices. Their stock is down over 54%, the second-hand market is flooded with crypto GPU, their GPU cables are catching fire and they are under US export restrictions in China.
    Nvidia is under pressure and will be forced to lower these prices.
    Nvidia’s selling a nerfed GPU in China to get around export restrictionshttps://www.theverge.com/2022/11/8/23447886/nvidia-a800-china-chip-ai-research-slowed-down-restrictions
    The government limited how it could sell its top-tier chips meant for AI research, so Nvidia made a version that it says can be sold without the need for additional clearance
    By Mitchell Clark
    Nov 8, 2022
    Nvidia has released a cut-down version of its high-end A100 GPU as a way to get around restrictions the US government recently imposed to limit how companies can sell AI training equipment to countries like China and Russia.

    The card, known as the A800, should have the same massive computing capabilities as the original but can only communicate with other cards in a computing cluster at 400 gigabytes per second instead of 600GBps.
    . . . .
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  • artk2219
    PlaneInTheSky said:
    Nvidia is just bluffing with these prices. Their stock is down over 54%, the second-hand market is flooded with crypto GPU, their GPU cables are catching fire and they are under US export restrictions in China.

    Nvidia is under pressure and will be forced to lower these prices.
    Their arrogance has been catching up with them a bit recently, hopefully its good for a bit of introspection and adjustment. Who am I kidding, its Jensen Huang, thats not going to happen. Although Nvidia has been in a similar situation twice before with the FX 5000 series and GTX 400 series, and those ended paving the way for the GTX 8000 series and GTX 600 series. Granted that was also thanks to AMD pushing hard with the Radeon 9000 and HD 5000 series, so who knows.
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  • kal326
    So they are just going to skip the 4070 or is it because the Ti models sell for just a little more recently? Desperately trying to hold onto those crypto level average selling prices. Seems everything has changed, except Nvidia.

    Interesting to see how this plays out against a 7900XT which unless they adjust will be it’s competitor on pricing, but seemingly general purpose graphics superior.
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  • artk2219
    kal326 said:
    So they are just going to skip the 4070 or is it because the Ti models sell for just a little more recently? Desperately trying to hold onto those crypto level average selling prices. Seems everything has changed, except Nvidia.

    Interesting to see how this plays out against a 7900XT which unless they adjust will be it’s competitor on pricing, but seemingly general purpose graphics superior.
    Honestly with the performance difference between this and the 4080 it should be called the 4060 TI at best and a regular 4070 should have slotted into the slot between them, but Nvidia's trying to play it fast and loose with pricing and hoping it doesn't bite them in the butt. We'll see how the RX 7900's do, but it wouldn't surprise me if they don't mess with the pricing much, there are still far too many people that don't care about what anyone else has to offer even if they can get a better product for the same or less. If its not team green it doesn't exist for them unfortunately.
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  • 10tacle
    I posted this in the 4080 12GB "Unlaunching" story thread, but why is Nvidia choking down a xx70 series GPU with a 192-bit memory bus interface? From the 670 through the 3070 Ti they have all been 256-bit, and in the case of the 570 and 470, they were 320-bit. The 192-bit interface was always relegated to the xx60 series GPUs (exception being the 3060 Ti with 256). That matters at higher resolutions and quality settings with the size of memory GPUs are stacked with these days. It makes absolutely no sense from a historic nomenclature series perspective.
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  • daworstplaya
    Unfortnately, it seems Nvidia has a bigger "mindshare" with gamers and they're going to milk that as much as possible. Until people equate AMD GPUs to be of equal standing, this wallet raping will continue ...
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  • gamr
    guys, dont get it. perf is only =3080 12 gb

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/4080-12GB-benchmarks-confirm-nvidias-cancellation
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