We expect it to officially launch any time now, but it looks like pricing for the upcoming Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti has escaped the mothership, with the card reportedly available on Thursday, January 5. According to a slide obtained by video cardz (opens in new tab)we’re looking at $799. Yup, another big money GPU.
No doubt we should welcome the small mercy that the RTX 4070 Ti is expected to be below the $899 Nvidia for the unlaunched RTX 4080 12GB (opens in new tab). In fact, according to data that Nvidia itself has recently posted quickly removed from the website (opens in new tab)will indeed mirror the RTX 4070 Ti exactly the specs of the now-defunct RTX 4080 12GB.
Put another way, the RTX 4070 Ti is the RTX 4080 12GB rebadged and offered for $100 less money. An improvement for sure, and we suspect the RTX 4070 Ti will be extremely competitive. But it’s still a lot of money for a third-tier GPU.
Anyway, spec-wise, we’re talking about 7,680 CUDA cores, a 2.6 GHz boost clock, a 192-bit memory bus, and 12 GB of GDDR6X memory. The raw shader performance is 38.4 TFLOPS, less than half of the 81.9 TFLOPS of the RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and a fair distance of 48.6TFLOPS from the RTX 4080 16GB (opens in new tab).
On that accidentally posted specs page, Nvidia posted a few performance comparisons to the old RTX 3080, with improvements between 1.8x and 3.5x. Those are hand-picked numbers, of course, and no doubt make use of ideal scenarios with ray-tracing and various DLSS technologies. When it comes to pure grid performance, the RTX 4070 Ti won’t advance the game by that kind of margin.
For the record, VideoCardz reports that the RTX 4070 Ti will only be produced in the form of custom designs from various third-party board makers. In other words, Nvidia will not make its own Founders Edition version. Most likely we will have full official confirmation of this later today Nvidia’s CES 2023 event (opens in new tab).