Nvidia “unlaunched” its 12GB RTX 4080 Ti late final 12 months, amidst backlash over its basically totally different specs than the full-fat RTX 4080, and its $899 value. However after rebadging and repackaging, that card is returning to retailer cabinets on January fifth because the RTX 4070 Ti, with a $799 beginning value that is not less than barely simpler to abdomen.
Introduced earlier at this time at Nvidia’s CES keynote kickoff, the complete specs of the RTX 4070 Ti have but to be formally revealed. However simply days in the past, Nvidia unintentionally listed the cardboard by itself website, earlier than pulling it. So we all know the cardboard will sport 7,680 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and a lift clock of two.61 GHz — identical to the graphics card previously generally known as the 4080 12GB.
For its half, Nvidia has now re-launched a product web page for the (opens in new tab) RTX 4070 Ti, the place it emphasizes its better-than RTX 3090 Ti efficiency at not way more than half the ability consumption. Sorry to any of the poor souls who purchased an RTX 3090 Ti when it was promoting for $2,000 or extra simply 10 months in the past! The corporate says the RTX 4070 Ti idles at 12W, and pulls a mean of 226W whereas gaming, in comparison with 398W on the RTX 2090 Ti.
After all, DLSS 3 help additionally comes alongside for the experience, which is able to turn into way more essential as extra video games launch that help it. Based on Nvidia’s newest depend, DLSS 3 help for current and upcoming video games sits at 50 (opens in new tab). Nvidia additionally says the 4070 Ti ought to ship as much as a 70% efficiency enhance over the RTX 3070 Ti in apps like Blender, Unity, and Unreal Engine.
Nvidia has lined up its companions to hold this card’s launch, and hyperlinks to RTX 4070 Ti playing cards from Asus (opens in new tab), Colourful, Galax, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, Zotac and others. We’ll want to check the cardboard to see if it has what it takes to make our Finest Graphics Playing cards web page. However even when it performs effectively at $799, the actual query goes to be what number of playing cards can be out there at that value, or if the overwhelming majority of fashions will promote at or above the unique $899 asking value of the now re-branded RTX 4080 12GB.
There’s additionally nonetheless the query of how the RTX 4070 Ti performs with out DLSS 3, which is an enormous a part of the “sooner than 3090 Ti” story to date. Whereas 50 launched and upcoming video games may characteristic help for the brand new body doubling expertise, it isn’t with out critics and at instances creates artifacts. We additionally examined Portal RTX and located that, as anticipated, you want a base efficiency effectively above 30 fps earlier than Body Era kicks in if you do not need a recreation to really feel sluggish.
$799 may be extra palatable than the $899 value initially introduced for the RTX 4080 12GB, nevertheless it’s additionally $200 greater than the beginning value for the outgoing RTX 3070 Ti. The Ada Lovelace structure has loads of new options, and we should always see an enormous bounce in efficiency relative to the previous 3070 Ti — and 50% extra reminiscence can be useful as effectively, even when it sits on a 192-bit interface, because the bigger L2 cache dimension comes into play. Nonetheless, it is unhappy to see such a large improve in generational pricing.