What to look forward to: Almost all of the basic information about Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling. This week, one Nvidia partner officially listed the GPU (and one of AMD’s new models) and someone tweeted a photo.
Reliable insider MEGAsizeGPU has tweeted a picture of a full-fledged Nvidia AD104 GPU. The chip will be part of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which is expected to launch in early January.
The area of AD104 is about 295 sq. mm, which is half the size of the AD102, which houses the RTX 4090 Ti, 4090 and 4080 Ti. Previous reports have indicated that the AD104 uses the TSMC N4 technology node with 7680 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor cores, 60 ray tracing units, 30 billion transistors, and up to 160 ROPs.
We already have a good idea of the 4070 Ti’s specs because it was originally a 12GB RTX 4080 before Nvidia “launched” it. This choice seemed to confirm the widely held suspicion that it was always meant to be 4070.
— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) November 30, 2022
Whatever the name, the 4070 Ti should perform on par with the 3090 Ti. The upcoming card will likely feature a full-size AD104 GPU, 12GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X RAM, a 192-bit memory bus, 48MB of L2 cache, a TDP of 400W, and up to 504GB/s bandwidth.
The 4070 Ti is rumored to arrive sometime in the first week of January. No indication of its price has surfaced, but it will certainly be below the 12GB 4080’s original $899 target – Nvidia’s original reason for the rebrand.
Gigabyte was the first manufacturer to officially confirm the existence of the 4070 Ti. registered several GPU models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) last week. The listings show that Gigabyte is considering releasing Aorus, Aorus Elite, Gaming OC, Gaming, Aero OC, Aero, Eagle OC, and Eagle cards. There was no mention of water-cooled models.
The company also listed AMD Radeon RX 7900 GPU options with EEC. Gigabyte has confirmed the availability of the Reference, Gaming OC, and Gaming models for the 7900 XTX, 7900 XT, and Aorus Elite XTX.
Both new AMD cards will go on sale on December 13, the 7900 XTX for $999 and the XT for $899. The XTX has 96 CUs, 24GB of 384-bit GDDR6 RAM, a 2.3GHz gaming clock, and a TDP of 355W. The XT returns to 84 CU, 2GHz clock speed, 20GB of 320-bit GDDR6 RAM, and a 300W TDP.