NVIDIA is expected to launch RTX 4000 series graphics cards by the end of 2022. These GPUs are more powerful and slightly more expensive than their predecessors. Now a new leak suggests that the upcoming mid-tier GPU — the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 will be as powerful as the flagship RTX 3090 Ti.
The upcoming RTX 4070 is known as PG141-SKU331 and uses an AD104 GPU chip with 7680 cores. The GPU offers 12GB of GDDR6X video memory with a memory bandwidth of 21Gbps. Similarly, the GPU also has 48MB of L2 cache along with a maximum of 160ROPs.
At the moment, there is no exact information on the RTX 4070’s clock speed and it is expected to be in the 2GHz to 3GHz range. Similarly, the GPU will be built using TSMCs 4nm processor, which makes the GPU more powerful when compared to the RTX 3000 series graphics cards.
The RTX 4070 has a TBP of 300W, which is said to be 100W less than the RTX 4070 Ti. When it comes to performance, the RTX 4070 is said to achieve over 11,000 points in the 3DMark Time Spy test, making it as powerful as the current flagship GPU RTX 3090 Ti from NVIDIA.
There is an update of the RTX 4070.
12G 21Gbps GDDR6X
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Should you wait for it?
If you’re thinking of buying a new high-end graphics card, it’s best to wait a few more months. Currently, the RTX 3090 Ti is the most powerful and most expensive consumer-grade graphics card. However, with the launch of the RTX 4000 series GPUs, the RTX 3090 Ti is also expected to get a price cut and the similarly powered RTX 4070 will be priced much lower than the RTX 3090 Ti.
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Article first published: Thursday, August 4, 2022, 14:50 [IST]