Originally Planned NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Allegedly Scrapped

NVIDIA has allegedly scrapped the original variant of the GeForce RTX 4070. Like the RTX 4070 Ti (formerly the RTX 4080 12GB), it is based on the AD104 core. It will feature 7,160 FP32 FP32 cores across 56 SMs and will be paired with 12GB of GDDR6X memory across a 192-bit bus. The graphics core will be clocked around 2.3GHz with a boost of 2.6GHz. The memory will run at 21Gbps with a 48MB L2 cache buffer, resulting in an external bandwidth of 504 GB/s and a much higher internal throughput.

GPUGeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 4080 16GGeForce RTX 4080 12G-> RTX 4070 TiRTX 4070GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
GPU NameAD102AD103AD104AD104GA102
FP32 Cores1638497287680588810240
TMUs/ROPs512 / 176320 / 112240 / 80184/64320 / 112
Tensor/RT Cores512 / 128304 / 76240 / 60184/46320 / 80
Base Clock2230 MHz2210 MHz2310 MHz1365 MHz
Boost Clock2520 MHz2510 MHz2610 MHz1665 MHz
Memory Buffer24 GB G6X16 GB G6X12 GB G6X12GB G6X24 GB G6X
Memory Speed21Gbps23Gbps21Gbps21Gbps19Gbps
Bandwidth1008 GB/s736 GB/s504 GB/s504GB/s912 Gbps
L2 Cache72MB64MB48MB36MB6MB
LaunchOct 2022Nov 20225th Jan 20233rd June 2021

According to Kopite7kimi, the original RTX 4070 was based on the AD104-275 core but has been scrapped. I’d say we’re getting a wider GPU based on the AD104 die with the same 12GB GDDR6X memory and 192-bit bus, but it’ll all be up in the air now.

Anyway, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will be announced at CES next month, followed by a Jan 5th launch. The RTX 4070 should land a month or two after, most likely in early March, with a price of $799.

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