ZOTAC RTX 4070 TI SUPER SOLID With AD102 GPU Revealed For US Market

NVIDIA has not officially introduced the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER graphics card yet. However, it’s not entirely a new product, as it employs a non-standard AD102 GPU rather than the AD103. To align with the 4070 Ti SUPER specifications, which include 8448 CUDA cores, NVIDIA must disable more than half of the GPU’s capacity. Because the AD102 and AD103 GPUs are pin-compatible, this change is straightforward for board partners.
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Graphics cards with unofficial GPU configurations are usually launched in limited regions, often in China. This is due to factors such as consumer laws that restrict modifications to certified products or limited availability of these graphics cards. NVIDIA is essentially selling partially disabled GPUs that don’t meet the RTX 4090D specifications, the lowest gaming model using the AD102 GPU. It seems NVIDIA had a significant stock of these GPUs, as another company has recently introduced a new model.
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ZOTAC is launching its SUPER SOLID series of RTX 4070 Ti SUPER models. Interestingly, the use of an AD102 GPU in this model can only be discovered by inspecting the back of the graphics card, where the capacitor layout differs from that of the AD103. It appears that NVIDIA will allow board partners to sell these cards outside of China, as evidenced by ZOTAC featuring these models on their global website.
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The SUPER SOLID models mark a departure from ZOTAC’s distinctive ‘shoe’ design, known for its rounded shape. Instead of opting for a design that balances between square and rounded, ZOTAC has created a blocky, brick-like design. These SUPER SOLID cards are large, featuring a 3.5-slot design and a length of over 33.6 cm. Both models have a TDP set at 295W, which is common for AD102-based 4070 Ti SUPER cards, suggesting this may be their standard TDP, which is 10 watts higher than the AD103-based cards.
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The ZOTAC RTX 4070 Ti SUPER SOLID will be available in North America. Although the price has not yet been announced, this makes it another western country, after Germany, to offer the AD102 model. It’s notable that NVIDIA has not publicly announced this model or mentioned the possibility of such a variant. Therefore, if your 4070 Ti SUPER has an AD102, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Source: ZOTAC