The basic specifications of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 (non-Ti) graphics card have been published by renowned hardware leaker @kopite7kimi. According to the leak, Team Green opted to utilize a significantly reduced AD104 GPU for the product, however, it remains to be seen how fast it will be in actual games and where it will rank on our list of the top graphics cards. Keep in mind that we’re dealing with unauthorized information, so take it with a grain of salt.
The vanilla GeForce RTX 4070, like the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, will be based on the AD104 graphics chip, as predicted. However, Nvidia drastically reduced the number of CUDA cores to 5888, a 23% reduction compared to the full-fat AD104. Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 4070 board will include 12GB of GDDR6X memory coupled to the GPU through a 192-bit interface, the same memory configuration as the GeForce RTX 4070.
In terms of power consumption, the RTX 4070 will be rated at 250W total board power, down from 285W on the RTX 4070 Ti.
Specifications for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40-Series
|Row 0 – Cell 0||GPU||FP32 CUDA Cores||Memory Configuration||TBP|
|GeForce RTX 4090||AD102||16384||24GB 384-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||450W|
|GeForce RTX 4080||AD103||9728||
16GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||AD104||7680||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||285W|
|GeForce RTX 4070||AD104||5888||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||250W|
The GeForce RTX 4070 will be much slower than the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti since the AD104 GPU arrangement has been reduced by about a fourth. Of course, Nvidia may raise the GPU clock to compensate for the ‘lost’ CUDA cores, which may be the case considering that the 4070 consumes just 35W less power than its older sibling.
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards are the finest money can buy today, but at $1199 and $1599, they are prohibitively pricey for most people. Even the next GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which appears to be fairly powerful, will not be cheap at its estimated $899 price tag.
This pricing structure raises the question of how much Nvidia will charge for subsequent Ada Lovelace goods and what they will deliver.