Nvidia’s extremely anticipated GeForce RTX 4070 desktop graphics card will launch at $599, in accordance with VideoCardz. It asserts that three separate sources have confirmed this worth, which was apparently revealed throughout a briefing. Nonetheless, we’re warned that pricing may very well be topic to adjustments proper as much as the final minute.
Allow us to attempt to put this worth into perspective, assuming it’s appropriate. In October 2020, Nvidia launched the GeForce RTX 3070 at $499, so the Lovelace-based card is ‘simply’ $100 extra, which isn’t so dangerous given present inflationary pressures. Should you will need to have a direct $599 comparability, the RTX 3070 Ti turned out there round this worth vary in late 2022, and the 4070 ought to ship an enormous increase in efficiency over equally priced last-gen choices.
Maybe probably the most pertinent GeForce RTX 4070 comparability is in opposition to its Ti suffixed steady mate. There’s going to be a substantial $200 hole between the RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti (which launched at $799). Anybody frightened that Nvidia was solely going to knock $50 and even $100 off the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti worth whereas reducing the GPU shader depend by 20% ought to discover just a little reduction right here.
On paper a minimum of, reducing a fifth of the shaders whereas lowering the value by 25%, seems like an attractive prospect for PC players and fans. The newest info we’ve got means that the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4070 will share the similar reminiscence specs, with 12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X. So this facet of the RTX 4070 isn’t going to tug it down. The one different discount we may in all probability see are diminished GPU clocks – however fans (in addition to board companions) will tweak these to a minimum of get nearer to the stepped-up Ti various.
|Row 0 – Cell 0||GPU||FP32 CUDA Cores||Reminiscence Configuration||TBP||MSRP|
|GeForce RTX 4090 Ti||AD102||18176 (?)||24GB 384-bit 24 GT/s GDDR6X (?)||600W (?)||$????|
|GeForce RTX 4090||AD102||16384||24GB 384-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||450W||$1,599|
|GeForce RTX 4080||AD103||9728||16GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X||320W||$1,199|
|GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||AD104||7680||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||285W||$799|
|GeForce RTX 4070||AD104||5888 (?)||12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X||200W (?)||$599 (?)|
|GeForce RTX 4060 Ti||AD106||4352 (?)||8GB 128-bit 18 GT/s GDDR6||160W (?)||$???|
|GeForce RTX 3070||GA104||5888||8GB 256-bit 14 GT/s GDDR6||220W||$499|
Nvidia and its graphics card companions are anticipated to start out promoting GeForce RTX 4070 graphics playing cards beginning from April 13, 2023. With the decrease TDP of approx 200W, down from 285W for the Ti mannequin, one of many benefits of the RTX 4070 ought to be smaller playing cards which might be simpler to slot in compact instances. We would see among the first twin-fan Ada Lovelace graphics playing cards with this new crop, which may assist the RTX 4070 earn its place on our checklist. However in fact we’ll have to check a number of to search out out.
Pricing of the 4070 apart, if its $599 pricing is appropriate, that additionally makes us really feel higher concerning the pricing prospects of the inevitable RTX 4060 / Ti and RTX 4050 / Ti fashions. Extra inexpensive new playing cards cannot come quickly sufficient.