NVIDIA scrapped the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB after widespread criticism from the press and gamers alike. The same SKU is being prepped for re-launch in the form of the RTX 4070 Ti next month. After all the backlash, you’d think the 4070 Ti would be priced better than its predecessor. Except, no. According to a report from WCCFTech, the upper midrange Ada GPU will cost the same as the now canceled RTX 4080 12GB: $899.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Founders Edition will have an MSRP of $899, with AIB variants starting at $849. Most well-built partners should, however, cost the same as the reference design. As per the source, the pricing may change at the last moment, at least until the marketing materials are produced. However, multiple AIBs have confirmed to WCCFTech that $849 is the starting price point for the RTX 4070 Ti.
In terms of performance, we’re looking at an $899 GPU marginally faster than the $1,199 RTX 3080 Ti with support for DLSS 3. Unfortunately for NVIDIA, the latter can also be had for as low as $800 in the present market scenario. In most titles, we should see the RTX 4070 Ti beat the RTX 3080 Ti by 10-15%, with heavily ray-traced games like F1 2022 extending the lead to 25% or more.