Rumor mill: Following rumors earlier this week that Nvidia would rebrand its “unreleased” 12GB RTX 4080 as the RTX 4070 Ti and release it in January, another insider backed the claim by narrowing the launch date to January 5th.
The latest Nvidia RTX 4080 12GB renaming news comes from a trusted source. MEGAsizeGP. They backed Kopite7kimi’s claims earlier this week that Nvidia would be using the RTX 4070 Ti name, which is what we expected, and launching in January.
MEGAsizeGPU believes that the next Lovelace entry will appear on January 5th. Other sources claim that Nvidia will introduce the RTX 4070 Ti on January 3rd, lift the review embargo on January 4th, and launch a day later. We’ve been hearing for a while that the new card will be coming during CES 2023. The event will officially start on January 5th, so the dates are rumored to be the same.
MEGAsizeGPU has also included a screenshot supposedly showing an RTX 4070 Ti box design template. It only lists features we already know about, such as DLSS 3.0, and not any specs, but we expect them to be unchanged from RTX 4080 12GB: AD104 full-fat GPU, 12GB GDDR6X @ 21 Gb / s, 192-bit memory. memory bus width and bandwidth up to 504 GB / s.
Based on the charts posted by Nvidia ahead of the release of the 12GB RTX 4080, the card is about 30% slower than the 16GB version that will arrive on November 16th. Assuming the specs haven’t changed, the RTX 4070 Ti should offer the same performance.
How much Nvidia intends to charge for the RTX 4070 Ti is still unclear. The RTX 4080 12GB was supposed to have an MSRP of $899, which pissed people off so much in the first place, and the RTX 3070 Ti launched at $599, so we could see prices in between.
Nvidia will also know that AMD recently introduced the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, priced at $999 and $899, respectively. The green team knows it will have to price the RTX 4070 Ti competitively if it wants to win back former fans who have been disappointed with Lovelace’s launch so far.