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NVIDIA RTX 4070 to be on Par or Faster than the $1,999 RTX 3090 Ti, Likely to Cost $400-450 with TGP of 300W [Rumor]

NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 is going to be an absolute price-performance king. Based on the AD104 die, this upper midrange GPU will sport 7,168 FP32 cores paired with 10GB of GDDR6 memory across a 160-bit bus. The core will be clocked at a staggering 3GHz or above with a TGP of 300W, up from 220W on the RTX 3070. Compared to the RTX 4080 and 4090, it’ll get a much lower bandwidth but this shouldn’t be an issue at 1080p and 1440p.

GPUGA102AD102RTX 4090AD103RTX 4080AD104RTX 4070
ArchAmpereAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
ProcessSam 8nm LPPTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nm
GPC712117755
TPC42726442403030
SMs8414412884806060
Shaders10,75218,43216,38410,7529,7287,6807,680
TP37.6~100 TFLOPs?83 TFLOPs~50 TFLOPs47 TFLOPs?~35 TFLOPs35 TFLOPs?
Memory24GB GDDR6X48GB GDDR6X24GB GDDR6X16GB GDDR6X
12GB GDDR6X
L2 Cache6MB96MB72MB64MB48MB
Bus Width384-bit384-bit256-bit160/192-bit
TGP350W600W450W450W285-340W300W285W
LaunchSep 2020Sept 22?Sept 22?Q1 2023?

According to Kimi, the AD104 die powering the RTX 4070 will roughly offer the same level of performance as the GA102 which was the chip behind the RTX 3080, 3080 Ti, 3090, and the 3090 Ti. Considering that the RTX 3090 packs 10,496 cores and a boost clock of around 1.6-1.7GHz, this doesn’t sound far-fetched. The increased core count of 7,168, boost clocks of over 3GHz, 48MB L2 cache, and other architectural and process (5nm) improvements should easily propel the RTX 4070 ahead of the RTX 4090, most notably in ray-tracing workloads.

Of course, despite the superior process and architecture, the power consumption will also increase by around 50% compared to 300W (just 50W less than the RTX 3090) which means you’ll need a 700-750W power supply for optimal operation.

Areej

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