What just happened? Colorful has confirmed the news we were expecting: The “unlaunched” RTX 4080 12GB is now the RTX 4070 Ti. The AIB partner posted a product listing for the next Lovelace entry that shows most of the specs, and they match the card that is controversial Nvidia decided ended up being confusingly called.
The listing for Colorful’s GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe reveals it features similar 295 sq. mm AD104 GPU that has been to run the RTX 4080 12GB. Other matching specifications are the 12GB of DDR6X memory clocked at 21 Gbps, 192-bit memory coach, and 504 GB/s of data transfer.
Elsewhere, the card is detailed by having a base time clock of 2,310 MHz. We understand the GPU can enhance to 2,610 MHz, but there is no reference to a factory overclock from the web page. It even offers a TDP.(* that is 285W spec missing from Colorful’s listing is the number of CUDA cores, but the 4070 Ti is expected to feature the full-fat AD104 die complete with 7,680 cores, as well as 240 Tensor cores, 60 ray tracing units, 30 billion transistors, and up to 160 ROPs.
Gamers are unlikely to be pleased to find that the RTX 4070 Ti features the same 16-pin power connector (12VHPWR) that has been causing issues for a few RTX 4090 owners. Nvidia is now facing a lawsuit that is class-action the melting adaptors, though Gamers Nexus states the fault lies with people that aren’t placing the cables firmly. The PCI consortium recently weighed in on the topic, insisting it absolutely wasn’t the culprit, often.
We’ve heard lots of statements that the RTX 4070 Ti will introduce on January 5. The essential little bit of information we nevertheless do not know may be the cost. The RTX 4080 12GB’s $899 MSRP led to Nvidia renaming the card, and so the RTX 4070 Ti will be cheaper, undoubtedly especially with AMD’s 7900 XTX and 7900 XT on the way. We’ve even heard rumors that team green could drop the price soon of this RTX 4080 16GB design, which was attempting to sell therefore defectively that scalpers can not move them—or get back the cards.