According to Moore’s Law is Dead, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card could end up being more expensive than originally thought. Yesterday, reports surfaced that NVIDIA plans to release two separate reviews for the card: one for the reference MSRP version on April 12th and another for premium variants on April 13th. According to the rumor, NVIDIA has instructed AIBs to only include cards priced at $749.99 US or less in the April 12th review.
It is worth noting that the price of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card is expected to be only $50 US lower than the MSRP of the RTX 4070 Ti version. There are reports suggesting that premium models of the RTX 4070 might end up costing around $799 US, which is the same as the MSRP for the RTX 4070 Ti. If these rumors are true, the RTX 4070 would be priced $250 US higher than its predecessor, the RTX 3070, which is a significant 50% increase. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these prices are not final and could change before the launch, as we’re still about a month away from release.
The performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is rumored to be almost on par with the RTX 3090 Ti, while the RTX 4070 is a slightly downgraded version that’s expected to fall between the RTX 3080 Ti and the RTX 3080. This helps explain why the prices for these new graphics cards are so high, especially since the RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti are currently sold out and only available at prices ranging from $600-$850 US. It’s also worth noting that the competition has yet to offer a product priced below $900 US, with the cheapest RDNA 3 card still selling for around $849.99 US (though some versions have seen significant price drops to around $800 US).
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 is expected to come equipped with the AD104-250/251 GPU core, boasting 5888 CUDA cores and 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM clocked at 21 Gbps. With a TGP of 200W, it consumes 10% less power compared to the previous model’s 220W TGP. Interestingly, the RTX 4070’s core configuration is very similar to that of the RTX 3070, which also has 5888 cores, but the newer model features the Ada GPU core, which should deliver not only better performance but also higher efficiency. Additionally, the RTX 4070 is said to have base and boost clocks of 1920 MHz and 2475 MHz, respectively, resulting in around 30 TFLOPs of compute power.