According to GPU grapevine, Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti is said to be coming soon, with a retail price of $799.
graphics card (opens in a new tab) Multiple sources in China are reportedly claiming that the RTX 4070 Ti will cost at least 10% less than the canceled RTX 4080 12GB, both models being essentially the same graphics card (at least according to the leaked core specs) 4070 Ti, Anyway; we’ll come back to this as there are new leaks on this elsewhere).
If you recall, Nvidia quickly “rolled” the botched RTX 4080 12GB with an MSRP of $899 in the US. That’s a 10% price cut to $810, meaning the RTX 4070 Ti could have an MSRP of $799 (it’s odd to see it cost $10 more than $800).
To support this, world technology (opens in a new tab) claims that Nvidia has told its graphics card manufacturing partners that the MSRP will be $799, and the YouTube leaker Moore’s Law is dead (opens in a new tab) The same price was also mentioned in his rumors.
Elsewhere, the specs for the RTX 4070 Ti were once again rumored to be 7,680 CUDA cores with a boost clock of 2.61GHz, this time from a leak from Nvidia France, which accidentally put the specs on its webpage to get a head start ahead of its imminent launch ( according to tweet (opens in a new tab) via @momomo_us).
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The rumored MSRP seems correct to us – a round number always seems possible, although we really hope that Nvidia might go a little cheaper at $749 – and there are multiple Sources confirmed this, and it feels more likely that it was money, so to speak. You never know, though, the GPU might come at a more affordable price, as that’s just a rumor.
In any case, it’s unlikely that Nvidia will push the RTX 4070 Ti at a higher price, or at least that’s been our thinking, and launching it at the same or very similar price to the canceled RTX 4080 12GB would really move things forward. As we discussed in detail recently in Nvidia’s 2022 year round-up, Team Green has lost enough goodwill over the high pricing of its Lovelace GPUs.
Note that the fly in the ointment is that there is no Founders Edition for the RTX 4070 Ti, which means Nvidia doesn’t manufacture and sell the motherboard itself. Since all RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards will be manufactured by their partners, they will also be priced by those partners – which means the MSRP is very good, but third-party manufacturers will surpass it, perhaps by a considerable amount.
Granted, there will certainly be entry-level RTX 4070 Ti boards priced at that MSRP – more expensive are models with higher clock speeds and more expensive components and coolers to go with them – it’s just a matter of how much lower – End cards will be on the shelves. More importantly, if people are eager to buy a relatively affordable Lovelace action movie (and inevitably scalpers are involved too), how long will they remain available.