GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will be a surprise to nobody when it finally arrives as the third-tier Ada Lovelace offering. Just in case you needed further confirmation, Twitter leaker @momomo_us managed to track down a leaked listing on Nvidia’s own French website, complete with full specifications.
The details have since been removed, yet the brief appearance has put to bed any speculation regarding the GPU’s composition; it is, as expected, the much-maligned GeForce RTX 3080 12GB going by a new name.
Designed around a purpose-built AD104 die, RTX 4070 Ti is a full implementation of 60 Ada Lovelace SMs, resulting in 7,680 cores with Nvidia maintaining the same 2,610MHz boost clock originally purported for RTX 4080 12GB. A reduced pool of memory is aligned to a narrow 192-bit bus, and card power shrinks to a mere 285W.
|GeForce||RTX 4090||RTX 4080||RTX 4070 TI|
|Launch date||Oct 2022||Nov 2022||Jan 2023|
|Die size (mm2)||608.5||378.6||294.5|
|SMs||128 of 144||76 of 80||60 of 60|
|Boost clock (MHz)||2,520||2,505||2,610|
|Memory size (GB)||24||16||12|
|Memory bus (bits)||384||256||192|
|Launch MSRP ($)||1,599||1,199||799 (TBC)|
Specifications come as no surprise – these numbers have been available ever since RTX 4080 12GB was announced back in September – but word on the grapevine is that a new lower price could be in the offing. Whereas the cancelled RTX 4080 12GB was expected to fetch $899, RTX 3070 Ti is now rumoured to be starting at $799.
An 11 per cent price cut would be significant, and could be interpreted multiple ways. Is Nvidia attempting to make amends after the RTX 4080 12GB backlash, or has the $899 Radeon RX 7900 XT delivered more punch than Team Green had anticipated? It’s too soon to say, yet early third-party leaks suggest RTX 4070 Ti will benchmark close to a previous-generation RTX 3090 Ti when it comes to pure rasterisation.
$799 would surely put the Radeon in a tight spot just weeks after launch, but remember, there will be no RTX 4070 Ti Founders Edition. That means actual pricing will be in the hands of AIB partners and retailers, so only time will tell whether or not any cards manage to hit that fabled figure.