GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: Dealer wanted to deliver graphics card on January 5th

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An Italian online retailer has counted down the days until the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is released. Accordingly, the market launch will take place on January 5, 2023. This date had already been mentioned in the rumor mill and is now considered very likely.

Screenshots show the countdown that retailer Drako.it had on its website for the upcoming Asus GeForce RTX 4070 Ti TUF. In the meantime, however, the product page only bears the note “PRODOTTO DISABILITATO FUORI CATALOGO NON ORDINABILE”, which means that the product can no longer be ordered. It seems likely that the retailer acted prematurely and revealed the date, which was actually still a secret.

Retailer counting down to the RTX 4070 Ti (image: WCCFtech)

The website WCCFtech had previously brought January 5, 2023 as the alleged date for the market launch of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti into play. The merchant's countdown is now considered a confirmation. If this is the case, then the other dates mentioned for the RTX 4070 Ti could also be correct. Accordingly, the graphics card would first be officially presented on January 3, 2023. In line with this, Nvidia has already scheduled a keynote for CES in Las Vegas on January 3, 5 p.m. German time. Tests should be published from January 4th until the day after the start of sales.

An old acquaintance with 12 GB GDDR6X

The specification of 16 GB GDDR6X causes some confusion in the title of the retailer's now-vanished product page. But this can only be an error, because the description mentions 12 GB GDDR6X, as is the case with all of the now concrete references to the new GeForce graphics card.

Not yet clearly confirmed, but more of an open secret is that the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is a renamed GeForce RTX 4080 with 12 GB of memory. After criticism of the large equipment deficit of the small GeForce RTX 4080 compared to the GeForce RTX 4080 with 16 GB, Nvidia briefly discarded the graphics card. It was simply not worthy of the name RTX 4080. Now everything indicates that the small RTX 4080 will see the light of day as the RTX 4070 Ti.

While the GeForce RTX 4090 (test) is equipped with the AD102 graphics chip and the GeForce RTX 4080 (test) is equipped with the AD103, the smaller AD104 is expected for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Based on illustrations, the area of ​​the AD104 is estimated to be approximately 295mm². That would make it about half the size of the AD102 with its 608 mm² and also significantly smaller than the predecessor GA104 with 392 mm².

Price yet unknown

If the RTX 4070 Ti takes over the price of the small RTX 4080 variant in addition to the key data, then this would be 899 US dollars (MSRP before taxes) or 1,099 euros (RRP with taxes). It remains to be seen whether Nvidia will make an adjustment to the euro price here, as with the larger models. It also remains to be seen where the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT(X), which will be released in just over a week, will classify in terms of performance. These retail for $999 and $899 respectively. If both compete with the RTX 4080, as AMD intends, and thus beat the RTX 4070 Ti, a downward price correction would be expected.

RTX 4000 Series Specifications RTX 3090 Ti RTX 4090 RTX 3090 RTX 4080 16GB RTX 3080 RTX 4070 Ti* RTX 3070 Architecture Amp Ada Amp Ada Amp Ada Amp Manufacturing Samsung 8nm TSMC N4 Samsung 8nm TSMC N4 Samsung 8nm TSMC N4 Samsung 8 Nm GPU GA102 AD102 AD102 AD104 GA104 SM 84 128 82 76 68 60 46 FP32-Alus 10.752 16.384 10.728 8.704 7.6888 RT cores 84, 2nd Gen 82, 2nd gene 76, 3rd gen 68, 68, 2nd Gen 60, 3rd Gen 46, 2nd Gen Tensor Cores 336, 3rd Gen 512, 4th Gen 328, 3rd Gen 304, 4th Gen 272, 3rd Gen 240, 4th Gen 184, 3rd Gen Base Clock 1560MHz 2230MHz 1400MHz 2210MHz 1440MHz 2310MHz 1500MHz Boost Clock 1860MHz 2520MHz 1700MHz 2510MHz 1710MHz 2610MHz 1730MHz FP32 Compute Power 40.0 TFLOPS 82.6 TFLOPS 35.7 TFLOPS 48.8 TFLOPS 408 TFLOPS 408 1 TFLOPS 20.4 TFLOPS Memory 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 16 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 memory interface 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 256 bit 320 bit 192 bit t 256-bit Memory throughput 21 Gbps 21 Gbps 19.5 Gbps 22.4 Gbps 19 Gbps 21 Gbps 14 Gbps Memory bandwidth 1,008 GB/s 1,008 GB/s 936 GB/s 717 GB/s 760 GB/s 504 GB/s 448 GB/s TDP 450 watts 450 watts 350 watts 320 watts 320 watts 285 watts 220 watts Price €1,329 €1,949 €1,199 €1,469 €759 €1,099 €549 *Speculation