The Nvidia RTX 4070 doesn't garner as much attention or attention as Nvidia's next-gen flagship card, the Nvidia RTX 4090, but it's perhaps the most important card in Nvidia's entire Lovelace launch lineup.

Although the Nvidia GTC 2022 event took place on September 20, there was no mid-range GPU news, especially since the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 is, in our expert opinion, could be one of the best graphics cards on the market for most. . people other than Nvidia RTX GeForce 3060 Ti.

And given the many rumors we've heard about the RTX 4070, we're expecting a remarkably powerful graphics card, perhaps even more powerful than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

The Nvidia RTX 4090 is out now, alongside the Nvidia RTX 4080, although the 12GB version of this card was released in a rush and should now return under a more appropriate name: the RTX 4070 Ti.

This is all just rumor and speculation at this point, so it remains to be seen how this card stacks up against the best Nvidia GeForce graphics cards on the market, but we've heard a lot of things that make this the only graphics card we have. they are most interested in seeing in the coming weeks and months.

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Nvidia RTX 4070: get straight to the point

  • What is it? Nvidia's next-generation "mid-range" graphics card.
  • When will it be available? Could launch from January 2023
  • How much will it cost? Taking inflation into account, probably a bit better than the RTX 3070

Nvidia RTX 4070: release date

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Most of the upcoming Lovelace series graphics cards, except for the already available GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080, could launch in January 2023.

Previously, the GeForce RTX 4070 was thought to launch in mid-November 2022 due to rumors by Kopite7kimi about the 4090 launching in July or August. But the most recent leaks have indicated January 5 as a possible release date for the RTX 4070 and 4070 Ti, something that would align nicely with Nvidia's planned January 3 showcase event at CES 2023.

Nvidia RTX 4070: price

Nvidia RTX 3070 vs RTX 2070 Super

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With the RTX 1,599's ridiculous €4090 starting price and the still-pricey €4080 RTX 1,199, it's unclear how much the RTX 4070 will cost. Since the canceled RTX 4080 12GB was originally scheduled to launch at €899, at least we can say that it will be cheaper than that, but almost certainly more expensive than the previous generation RTX 3070.

The main and most obvious reason is due to the improved specs of the 4070, which almost commands a higher price tag. Global inflation also plays an important role here.

The RTX 4070 Ti may not retain the price of the card it once was, but we'd be surprised to see it drop below $799, which means we can probably expect a price for this RTX 4070 somewhere between $599 and €699, unless Nvidia decides to opt for an all-encompassing price cut to combat AMD's very competitive pricing for the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX.

Nvidia RTX 4070: specifications

Thanks to a recent leak, we now have a concrete idea of ​​what the RTX 4070's specs will look like (though keep in mind that these details should be taken with a grain of salt, as Nvidia hasn't officially confirmed them yet). ).

The RTX 4070 is supposed to use the same AD104 GPU die as the RTX 4070 Ti (and the older RTX 4080 12GB), but it will be a slightly scaled-down version of the GPU found on this card. If the leak is accurate, the RTX 4070 will pack 5888 CUDA cores, 184 tensor cores, and 46 streaming multiprocessors.

The stripped-down AD104 chip will have the same 12GB of 6Gbps GDDR21X VRAM, along with the same 192-bit memory bus and 504GB/s bandwidth, though the L2 cache is slightly smaller at 36MB. , at a respectable 2.610 MHz. Fortunately, this card should have a TDP of 250 W, a nice change from the freakishly power-hungry flagship cards we're seeing right now.

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