Nvidia today announced the GeForce RTX 4070, the newest model in the 40-series of desktop graphics card and also the cheapest so far. The graphics card will go on sale starting April 13.
The RTX 4070 runs on a cut down version of the AD104 GPU based on the company’s latest Ada Lovelace architecture. Compared to the RTX 4070 Ti that uses the same GPU, the RTX 4070 has 5888 CUDA cores versus 7680 and can boost up to 2475MHz versus 2610MHz. Memory is the same on both; 12GB GDDR6X with a 192-bit bus, 21Gbps speed, and 504GBps bandwidth.
Like the other 40-series cards, the RTX 4070 includes the 3rd generation RT cores and 4th generation Tensor cores, which enables features such as shader execution reordering, and DLSS3 frame generation. There’s also the 8th generation NVENC encoder for encoding in AV1, although there’s just one of those on the RTX 4070 compared to two on the other 40-series cards.
The 4070 has a total graphics power of 200W, with a claimed average gaming power of 186W.
Nvidia claims the RTX 4070 offers the same level of performance as the RTX 3080 while running at half the power. The RTX 4070 also has 12GB of memory compared to the standard 3080’s 10GB. With frame generation, Nvidia claims the RTX 4070 is 1.4x faster than the 3080 and 2.6x faster than the 2070 Super, neither of which support this feature.
The RTX 4070 will be available tomorrow directly from Nvidia as well as board partners such as ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, GALAX, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, KFA2, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC for a starting price of $599. Customers of the 4070 and other 40-series cards will also receive the new Overwatch 2 Battle Pass Bundle with an additional OW2 coins until May 8, 2023.