01/03/2023 at 17:49 by Andreas Link – The Geforce RTX 4070 Ti has now been officially announced and it should come as no surprise that it is technically the Geforce RTX 4080 12 GB that was withdrawn last year. Under the new name, it is now positioned more clearly in the portfolio and is 100 US dollars cheaper than originally planned.
As announced by the rumor mill, Nvidia presented the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti at CES in Las Vegas. Interested readers already know the card, because technically it is the Geforce RTX 4080 12 GB, which was part of the presentation late last autumn and was then withdrawn when there was resistance because of the rather opaque product strategy. The Geforce RTX 4080 12 GB not only had less memory than the Geforce RTX 4080 16 GB, but also fewer FP32 shader ALUs.
Now the card gets a second chance as Geforce RTX 4070 Ti: The technical data are unchanged and therefore known: Nvidia combines 7,680 shaders with 2.3/2.6 GHz and 12 GiB GDDR6X memory for a price of 799 US dollars MRSP. That’s 100 US dollars less than was set last year – presumably a reaction to the sales situation for the Geforce RTX 4080. In Germany, Nvidia is asking 899 euros including VAT – noticeably less than the 1,099 euros once set.
The cards will consistently come to market as custom designs by the board partners; Nvidia does not provide a reference design for the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti that would guarantee the MSRP. The first models had already been leaked and the price is slightly above the RRP, but they also have a higher clock rate and higher performance limits than the 285 watts in the reference. Our preview video for the map proves to be correspondingly accurate in its statements due to the facts that were already clear in advance.
Sales start for the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti is January 5th. Tests should therefore appear soon and of course PCGH will also be there with measured values and an assessment. It remains to be seen how good the availability will be at the start of sales.
In the presentation, performance values were also presented by marketing, but we won’t go into them any further. The bottom line is that the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti is faster than the Geforce RTX 3090 Ti while consuming half the power. Officially, 40 TFlops raster performance and 93 TFlops ray tracing performance are mentioned; and 619 TFlops of the tensor units.
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