Igor’sLAB reports that the upcoming mid-range series from NVIDIA will not require a 16-pin power connector, contrary to previous speculation. It has been reported that NVIDIA will not be making it mandatory for board partners to include the 12VHPWR connector on their upcoming RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 series. Instead, the company is said to be permitting custom cards to come equipped with the tried and tested 8-pin power connector, with the possibility of some models even featuring two.
Igor’s source suggests that NVIDIA may release two different versions of the non-Ti model of the RTX 4070: one with a 225W TDP, 12VHPWR connector, and factory-overclocking, and the other with a 200W 8-pin version with optional factory-overclocking. Our sources also confirm that certain RTX 4070 cards will have a TDP of over 200W and will feature overclocking, but they will not be utilizing the 12VHPWR connector.
The embargo on the RTX 4070 will be divided between MSRP and non-MSRP cards. NVIDIA’s current guideline is to use the 12VHPWR connector on “premium” models, which may result in a higher price point.
At present, the retail price of the RTX 4070 has not been officially confirmed, so any rumors about its price should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the fact that two versions of the RTX 4070 are in the works may explain why some reports are causing confusion.
Via Igor’s Lab