Next-Gen Nvidia GPU Leaked RTX 4070. expressed concern over
Some new information has emerged from the rumor mill on Nvidia’s next-gen RTX 4000 graphics card, with some people questioning how the RTX 4070 will shape up.
This comes courtesy of Kopite7kimi, a regular hardware leaker on Twitter, who dropped some new alleged details concerning the top three Lovelace GPUs, as well as a nugget of information about pricing – all with a general high sense of skepticism. Take it, mind.
some updates. RTX 4090, AD102-300, 16384FP32, 384bit 21Gbps 24G GDDR6X, RTX 4080, AD103-300, 10240FP32, 256bit (?18Gbps 16G GDDR6?), RTX 4070, AD104-275, 7168FP32, 160bit 18Gbps GDDR6 10G. And don’t expect low MSRP.23 June 2022
In line with what leakers told us just a week ago, the Spillz about flagship lines, namely the RTX 4090, will have a slightly increased CUDA core count of 16,384. Back when that detail was first dropped, leakers added a reference to the case “might”, so it would seem a suggestion that they are now sure of this configuration (the long-rumored 16,128 cores). Unlike the) )
The memory loadout of the flagship loveless graphics card will be 24GB GDDR6X (21Gbps, with 384-bit memory bus).
Kopite7kimi also informs us that the RTX 4080 will have 10,240 CUDA cores with 16GB of VRAM, though it’s not certain whether it will be GDDR6 or GDDR6X (and a 256-bit memory bus). And as for the RTX 4070, it will theoretically run with 7,168 CUDA cores and 10GB of video memory, which will be GDDR6, with a 160-bit bus (we’ll get back to that).
We’ve also been told sternly that we shouldn’t expect lower prices (recommended retail or MSRP) than with current-gen RTX 3000 graphics cards.
Finally, in a follow-up tweet, Kopite7kimi outlined the power consumption levels, with the RTX 4090 at 450W (as was the case before) and the RTX 4080 at 420W (with a question mark added here), With RTX 4070. Set to draw 300W.
Analysis: Pricing reality check — and concerns over the RTX 4070
Was anyone expecting a really low price tag? We certainly weren’t that, when these graphics cards first launched, they would be in great demand if they had anything to do with the kind of rumored performance. And just look at how demand is playing out for Nvidia’s current GPUs: In Newegg, there are the entire top 30 of the best-selling cards outright Nvidia models that don’t have an AMD board that matters when it comes to the competition around price. It’s a sad situation. , (And of course the price of Nvidia’s graphics cards isn’t dropping as fast as Team Red’s RX6000 GPU).
The second point regarding pricing is that the rumor mill believes that Nvidia will be the first to market with next-generation products as well, so looking at the overall demand situation, and getting their new GPUs first. Looking at a situation where Team Green would be going easy with MSRPs, it’s hard to imagine. In fact, if anything, we would expect a slight jump in prices, at least with some models at launch, due to all the above reasons.
Well, pricing aside, there are some big nuggets of specific info here, and that includes the RTX 4070 with only 160GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 6-bit bus, leading some to worry that it looks underpowered in that regard ( No) to speculate that 12GB of loadout is being reserved for the 4070 Ti in the future).
Honestly, though, we’d be particularly cautious about putting too much stock in this bit of rumor mongering, as it seems like an odd path to Nvidia with memory configurations. Time will tell, though the alleged power draw of 300W doesn’t point to the RTX 4070 being the weak sauce—it’s almost reaching RTX 3080 levels (320W).
As far as pitching the RTX 4090 and 4080 at 450W and 420W, the former seems to be somewhat of a recent consensus on the GPU grapevine, while the latter seems much closer to the flagship’s power draw. Again, this could of course be wrong – it’s telling that the leaker marks the 420W figure with a question mark, and that’s where someone shows up with the rumored TBP – but it’s possible. As we’ve discussed before, the RTX 3080 and 3090 had the same 30W difference (350W and 320W, respectively), so it’s not without precedent.
One thing to note, however, is that Kopite7kimi recently claimed a 99% confidence level in that 420W prediction for the RTX 4080, and yet added a question mark here – a step up from that previous confidence level. Looks like the back.
All of which just underscores how volatile and shifting these theories are on the rumor mill. In short, let’s sit tight for now and don’t jump to conclusions, because the RTX 4000 launch isn’t too far away, and we might even have an official reveal — or at least strong rumours — in relatively short order.