A new leak has apparently confirmed the release date of Nvidia’s mid-range RTX 4070 Ti graphics card – the graphics processing unit (GPU) formerly known as the RTX 4080 12GB.
. 12GB model RTX4080 I was It wasn’t released in a hurry Less than two days after the release of the new flagship RTX 4090after complaints that Nvidia was misleading consumers by giving it the same name as the RTX 4080 16GB, even though it actually used a less powerful GPU chip, instead of having less 4GB of VRAM.
The new leak that comes from the well-known hardware leaker MEGAsizeGPU (Tweet embed (Opens in a new tab) on Twitter), what appears to be a bit of square art for the Founders version of the GPU, with a list of features. There’s nothing new to see here – all stuff that’s already packed into current RTX 4000 cards.
Most interestingly, MEGAsizeGPU states in a tweet that the renamed graphics card will be available (presumably for consumers to purchase) since January 5th. We don’t know where they got this information from, so take it with a pinch of salt. However, the date matches CES 2023As Nvidia is sure to attend, it looks like Nvidia may reveal and release the GPU on the same day.
Opinion: The release date is not as important as the price tag
There’s only one thing about this leak that bothers me: I don’t care. The release window is somewhat irrelevant at the moment – at least until we know the launch dates for AMD’s competing mid-range Radeon RX7000 cards. Nvidia and AMD are both ahead of revealing their flagship GPUs, which are quite expensive.
Yes, the price is the really important thing here. The The best graphics cards They can cost a pretty penny, so it’s hard to muster any enthusiasm for $1,000-plus GPUs when previous-generation mid-range cards are still perfectly fine for everyday gaming.
Until the official pricing for this RTX 4070 Ti (a more apt name, I’ll waive) is revealed by Nvidia, I won’t get excited. Team Green might be in an embarrassing situation 22 here; If it sticks to the original $899 price tag, it’s sure to be panned by critics and consumers alike, but the price cut could leave a wide gap between the new GPU and the $1,199 RTX 4080 — ripe soil for $899 and $999 AMD for dominance.
Speculation is already circulating about the possible price point of the RTX 4070 Ti, with people hoping to suggest a $699 list price in MEGAsizeGPU tweet responses. For reference, the last generation RTX 3070Ti It costs $599 at launch. This means that the price of $ 699 will be in line with the increase in the price of the generations RTX 4090 by one hundred dollars, although the increase in the price of the generations RTX 4080 16GB is $ 500.
Personally, I think we are likely to see a price near the $800 mark or just below. This would be a reasonable move for Nvidia, if not an outright win for consumers. I constantly recommend any of the Our favorite cheap GPUs On any card that costs more than $800, so if Nvidia can keep the price within that margin, the RTX 4070 Ti could be a great mid-range card for 4K gaming.