The Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti is expected to be the next Lovelace GPU released from Nvidia’s RTX 4000 range, and we’re eager to see more details on it. Why are we worried about the next graphics card? Well, it was an epic story.
See, after Nvidia revealed its inaugural launch of its Lovelace cards, with the RTX 4090 leading the way, people began to suspect the two RTX 4080 models that were due to launch soon after. It turns out that the RTX 4080 16GB was a ‘real’ 4080, while its 12G cousin was quietly using a less powerful GPU chip as well as having less VRAM.
After a small amount of upset from gamers and journalists alike, Nvidia announced a U-turn, saying it would ‘release’ the RTX 4080 12GB and rebrand it for a later re-release. Team Green has been surprisingly modest about the whole thing, committing to refunding its manufacturing partners for rebranding costs and generally acknowledging that the card has a bad name, something that could confuse a consumer.
We now know that the 12GB 4080 will make a return under a new name: RTX 4070 Ti, a more appropriate title for a graphics card with an AD104 GPU chip (instead of the AD103 chip found in the actual RTX 4080).
The specifications of this card have since been leaked, and current rumors point to a January release, but we’re still in the dark when it comes to pricing. We can also expect to see a regular RTX 4070 in the near future, which will use a shortened version of the same AD104 board. Two xx70 cards may launch simultaneously in 2023.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Stop chasing it
- What is that? The rebranded 12GB RTX 4080 graphics card from Nvidia
- When will it be available? It may be launched as soon as January 2023
- What will it cost? At most $899—and hopefully less
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti release date
Multiple sources have indicated that the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will launch in January 2023, possibly alongside its less powerful sibling, the RTX 4070. Recent speculation has put the exact date at January 5, based on several separate leaks.
This could align closely with Nvidia’s planned show at CES 2023 on January 3, where many have claimed that new Lovelace cards will be unveiled. This show has been scheduled Before The RTX 4080 12GB is an absolute disaster, though, so we should treat all leaks with a pinch of salt: renaming mode will likely be a wrench in the works for Nvidia.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Price
It’s hard to gauge the expected price of the RTX 4070 Ti; The canceled card that used to be, the RTX 4080 12GB, was due to retail at $899 / £899 (around AU$1,310). We’d be surprised — and, frankly, disappointed — if Nvidia sticks to that price after the renaming.
AMD’s release of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX may spur Nvidia to lower the price somewhat, so we wouldn’t be shocked to see $799 MSRP for the 4070 Ti. However, that would still be $200 steeper than the previous-generation RTX 3070 Ti’s launch price.
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti: Specifications
The full specs of the RTX 4070 Ti have been leaked, so while you shouldn’t treat these numbers as gospel, we have a good idea of how well it will perform. As mentioned above, this card is expected to run on an AD104 GPU die, which will contain 7,680 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores, and 60 multiprocessors.
To no one’s surprise, this GPU will have the same 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM that the original RTX 4080 12GB would have used, which has a speed of 21Gbps and a memory bandwidth of 504GB/s. The RTX 4070 Ti’s boost clock is believed to be 2610MHz.
Finally, we have our energy requirements to consider. Unlike existing Lovelace cards, the RTX 4070 Ti will have a 285W TDP response (relatively speaking), which means you won’t need to upgrade your PSU to use this graphics card.