If the RTX 4070 leaks are to be believed, then Nvidia has learned nothing from the RTX 4080 controversy. The company has once again set the price of its newest RTX 4070 GPU way higher than anyone’s expectations. Read more to find out the leaked price and release date for the RTX 4070 graphic cards.
RTX 4070 Release Date
According to a previously leaked review embargo, Nvidia planned to release the GPU in April. The leak also showcased how Nvidia plans to lift the embargo for cheaper RTX 4070 GPU a day earlier than the premium models of the graphic card.
This seems to be the company’s attempt to get more views and exposure to cheaper GPUs. The review embargo is set to take place on April 12. RTX 4070 will most likely start shipping soon after the review cycle. The GPU will come in a 12GB version, but due to the cut cores, it will still be weaker than its Ti counterpart.
RTX 4070 Price Leak
The information comes from prominent YouTuber and leaker ‘Moore’s Law Is Dead‘ which has many sources in the industry. According to his sources, the RTX 4070 is priced at $749. They also confirmed that there’s also a founder edition for the GPU. They also claim there are plans for models up to $799, but there’s still time for Nvidia to adjust the pricing.
“Nvidia notified us [AIB] that cards getting revieved on April 12th can’t cost more than $749. They [Nvidia] confirmed there’s a Founder too. Cards getting revieved on April 13th or later can cost more, and we have plans for models up to $799. There’s still time for Nvidia to adjust down the pricing but for now $749 is the plan”Moore’s Law Is Dead Sources
For context, the RTX 4070 Ti was launched at $799. According to the leaked specs of the RTX 4070, the card seems more or less 10-15% less powerful than the RTX 4070 Ti. Nvidia is likely pricing the card at a suitable range in respect of its performance.
Fortunately, the sources also suggest that the pricing could change before the launch. Previously, Nvidia did something similar with the RTX 4070 Ti. They were considering an $899 launch price for the 4070 Ti but ultimately went with $799.
It should be noted that the RTX 4070 would end up $250 higher than the RTX 3070, which launched at $499. However, since the RTX 4070 is a downgraded version of the RTX 4070 Ti, its performance could drop somewhere between an RTX 3080 Ti and an RTX 3080.
According to the leaks, the RTX 4070 is based on the AD104-250/251 GPU core. It will feature 5888 CUDA cores and 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM clocked at 21 Gbps. The GPU is also expected to have a 200W TGP. That’s a 10% decrease in power consumption from its predecessor.
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