Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Trinity Overview
With the RTX 40 Series Zotac has going with a completely different design of their card than what we’ve seen from them previously. The big change here is that we have rounded edges and a more curvy design. I feel like it is one of those designs that people will either hate or love. All of Zotac’s series of cards have sort of the same design. So here we have a triple-fan cooling solution with black fans and a dark grey and silver shroud.
These fans are part of Zotac’s IceStorm 2.0 cooling solution. The fans also support FREEZE Fan Stop, which will completely stop the fans when temperatures are low for no-noise operation.
Looking at the card from the side we can see a very large dual heatsink stack. There is one main heatsink over the GPU and PCB and another that extends past the PCB that makes up the rest of the card. These two heatsink stacks are connected by heatpipes. You can also see how the shroud of the card has a sort of aerodynamic design. The shroud of the card extends down the main side of the card and there is a Zotac Gaming logo in the center, this will light up with RGB lighting when you have your system powered on.
Right towards the end of the PCB you’ll find the newer 12VHPWR connector. This has been standard on all NVIDIA RTX 40 series graphics cards, but with our review of the MSI RTX 4070 Ventus 3X we saw MSI use the older 8-pin PCI-Express power connector. We did report last week that it seems some manufactures are using the older 8-pin PCI-Express power connector on their lower-end RTX 4070 SKUs that have reference clocks, while they will use the 12VHPWR connector on their higher-end overclocked SKUs. Zotac has informed us that they will be using the 12VHPWR across their entire RTX 4070 range.
Flipping the card over we can see that we have a full-coverage metal backplate. The backplate does have the Zotac gaming logo on it, says “Live to Game” and “GeForce RTX” on it. There is also openings towards the end of the card to allow for airflow through the second heatsink on the card.
Moving over to connections we have the standard three DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1. On the expansion slot cover you’ll find another Zotac Gaming logo. Now it does look upside down, but once you have the card installed in your case it will look right.