The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti has been confirmed as the next GPU in Nvidia’s next generation Lovelace, which premiered at January 5 with a starting price of $799. However, we are not as excited as usual. Why are we worried about this upcoming graphics card? Well, it was quite a saga.
You see, after Nvidia revealed its initial volley of Lovelace cards, with the flagship RTX 4090 leading the charge, people began to be suspicious of the two RTX 4080 models that were due to be released shortly thereafter. It turned out that the RTX 4080 16GB was a “true” 4080, while its 12GB cousin quietly used a weaker GPU in addition to less VRAM.
After much upsetting both gamers and journalists, Nvidia announced the return, saying it would “launch” the RTX 4080 12GB and rename it for re-release at a later date. Team Green has been surprisingly modest about the whole thing, pledging to reimburse their production partners for rebranding costs and generally admitting that the card was misnamed, which could mislead consumers.
Now we know that the 12GB 4080 will be back under a new name: RTX 4070 Ti, a more appropriate name for a graphics card that uses the AD104 GPU chip (instead of the AD103 chip found in the actual RTX 4080).
In the near future, we can also expect a regular RTX 4070, which will use a stripped down version of the same AD104 board. With Nvidia’s reveal at CES 2023, it looks like we’re not going to see the 4070 yet.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Get to the point
- What is this? Rebranded Nvidia RTX 4080 12GB graphics card
- When will it be available? January 5, 2023
- How much does it cost? $799
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Release Date
While many of us expected to see the RTX 4070 alongside its 4070 Ti sibling, we’re only getting the latter card this month. Recent speculation correctly pointed to a release date of January 5, which was confirmed during Nvidia’s presentation at CES 2023.
This show was planned before however, the failure of the RTX 4080 12GB, so Nvidia is no doubt trying to get the rebranded RTX 4070 Ti up and running!
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Price
The price of the RTX 4070 Ti has been confirmed at $799 / £799 (around AU$1,185) – a hundred dollars less than the once canceled RTX 4080 12GB card, which was supposed to retail for $899 / £899 (around AU$1,310). It’s a relief to see, even if $799 is still expensive for a seemingly average graphics card.
The release of AMD’s aggressively priced Radeon RX 7900 XTX may have prompted Nvidia to drop the price a bit, so we’re not overly shocked to see the 4070 Ti’s suggested retail price. However, it’s still $200 higher than the previous-gen RTX 3070 Ti’s starting price.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Specifications
The full specs of the RTX 4070 Ti have already been leaked, and Nvidia’s livestream confirmed those specs. As mentioned above, this card will run on an AD104 GPU which will have 7680 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores and 60 stream multiprocessors.
It comes as no surprise to anyone that this GPU will have the same 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM that the original 12GB RTX 4080 would have used, which has a speed of 21Gbps and a memory bandwidth of 504GBps. The RTX 4070 Ti’s boost clock is 2610MHz.
Finally, we need to consider our power requirements. Unlike existing Lovelace cards, the RTX 4070 Ti will have a (relatively!) reasonable TDP of 285W, which means you’ll hopefully not need to replace your PSU to use this graphics card.