Vendor Confirms RTX 4070 Ti is a Resurrected RTX 4080 12GB

GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe (Image credit: Colorful)

Colorful (via VideoCardz (opens in new tab)) has uploaded the product page for the brand's GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe (opens in new tab) graphics card. The new listing confirms that the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is indeed Nvidia's "unlaunched" GeForce RTX 4080 12GB, poised to be one of the best graphics cards.

According to the specification sheet, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti uses the AD104 (Ada Lovelace) silicon, the same die at the heart of the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. The die, which measures 295 mm², houses up to 7,680 CUDA cores. Although Colorful didn't confirm the number of CUDA cores, we don't think Nvidia will cut the die down. So instead, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will likely feature the entire die, meaning that it'll also have 240 Tensor cores and 60 RT cores at its disposal in addition to the 7,680 CUDA cores.

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti has a base clock of 2,310 MHz and a boost clock that climbs to 2,610 MHz. Unfortunately, Colorful didn't share the boost clock for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe, so it's unknown whether it'll feature a factory overclock. However, Nvidia's benchmarks showed that the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB was up to 30% slower than the GeForce RTX 4080 or GeForce RTX 4080 16GB as it was initially called. Therefore, we already have a good idea of how the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti would perform.

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti retains the memory subsystem from the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. In addition, the graphics card will sport 12GB of high-speed GDDR6X memory clocked at 21 Gbps. With a generous 192-bit memory interface, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti would offer a memory bandwidth of up to 504 GBps, approximately 30% lower than the regular GeForce RTX 4080.

(Image credit: Colorful)

Similar to the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will stick to a 285W TDP. Unfortunately, the graphics card still uses the problematic 16-pin power connector (12VHPWR), which has damaged multiple GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards. Given the more modest TDP, a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is more than happy with two 8-pin PCIe power connectors or even three for heavily factory-overclocked models. However, given the whole meltdown fiasco associated with the connector, it doesn't make sense to use the 16-pin power connector on the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. As for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe, Colorful opted to use the 16-pin power connector; however, it'd be interesting to see whether other vendors follow suit.

Dimension-wise, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti may be equally as large as the GeForce RTX 4080 or GeForce RTX 4090. Coming back to Colorful's example, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe still boasts a triple-slot design with a length that reaches 326.5mm (12.85 inches). The graphics card weighs in at 1.52kg (3.35 lbs).

Hardware leaker MEGAsizeGPU, who has a solid track record with Ada Lovelace leaks, claims that Nvidia will launch the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti on January 5. The pricing, however, remains a mystery. Nvidia was originally asking $899 for the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB. However, logic would say that the chipmaker will likely have to lower the price tag given that AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon 7900 XT, which rival the GeForce RTX 4080, will soon hit the market for $999 and $899, respectively. In addition, many rumors have suggested that AMD is reportedly facing a supply issue; therefore, RDNA 3 stock may be limited at launch, and maintaining MSRP will be challenging.

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.

  • Giroro
    It's still built like a RTX 3060 replacement. It's a cut down 12GB/192-bit card.
    Even the measly 3060 Ti had a 256-bit memory interface.
    The naming doesn't matter. At the end of the day, any MSRP above $329 will show Nvidia's wholesale rejection of gamers as a mainstream customer base.

    Gamers' paychecks didn't triple over the last 2 years. Cost of living didn't decrease. Comcast didn't send me an email today about how they are going to lower their prices and improve their internet service. So why should we triple our entertainment budget?

    Nvidia doesn't make gaming products anymore. I'll live with it. If they want to restructure their business around selling 200 luxury cards per year to celebrities and billionaires, then whatever. It's not my problem anymore. I'll care about Nvidia in the same way I care about whatever Rolls Royce watch Tom Cruise was paid to wear to the Oscars, or whatever.
    They think they're too good for us. They don't want our dirty peasant money, so I'll happily spend it elsewhere.
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  • -Fran-
    I can see this in my mind: "we're sorry we named it 4080 12GB, so it is now named 4070ti; we're keeping the same $900 MSRP, though! teehee".

    Regards xD
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  • Mandark
    Most people be like: Please sir…… may I have some…. m-more?
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  • btmedic04
    I'd hardly call a 192 bit memory interface "generous" on a -70 class part, let alone a -70 Ti part. Realistically, this should be a 4070 at best with the performance it offers. Toms needs to quit fondling Nvidias marketing drivel and consumers need to quit funding Jensens leather jacket fetish with these outlandish prices
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  • Phaaze88
    Some were suggesting it was a 4060 because of the 192bit memory bus; the last 3 gens were xx60.
    Just like how the 4080 is a 4070/Ti at best, because... you guessed it: over 5 generations of 70 tier were 256bit bus.
    But memory bus isn't everything, now is it...
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  • PEnns
    "..With a generous 192-bit memory interface "
    This must be the most ridiculous, unintended joke of the year!! It's a 4070 TI, for the sake of Pete!!!!
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  • emike09
    I don't know what Nvidia employees are smoking, but I want some of that. This card should be a 4060, not a 4070 Neck Tie.
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  • thisisaname
    Phaaze88 said:
    Some were suggesting it was a 4060 because of the 192bit memory bus; the last 3 gens were xx60.
    Just like how the 4080 is a 4070/Ti at best, because... you guessed it: over 5 generations of 70 tier were 256bit bus.
    But memory bus isn't everything, now is it...
    It is not just the bus that is cut down.
    The specs alone show the RTX 4080 12GB only has 7680 CUDA cores and 192-bit memory interface, down from the 9728 CUDA cores and the 256-bit interface in the 16GB model.
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  • oofdragon
    Who cares? We want AMD!
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  • oofdragon
    Now everyone complaining it's 192bit, I get you, but, it's still on pair with a 3090Ti people :p Yeah we were expecting the 4070 base to cost $500ish and deliver this, maybe $550 cause of reasons, but not $900 yeah. And to be honest.. I smell super scam with the Portal RTX running a 4090 at 20fps. Like.. this all RTX4000 series smells super scam! Go AMD!
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