The Nvidia RTX 4070 is expected to be one of the first graphics cards announced as part of the upcoming Nvidia RTX 4000 generation.

That means it will be using the next-gen Lovelave architecture, which is said to use TSMC’s 5nm node in order to boost the performance.

Read on to find out everything we know about the Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU.

Release date

We’re expecting the Nvidia RTX 4070 to be unveiled during Nvidia’s upcoming ‘GeForce Beyond’ event on 20 September 2022, along with the rest of the Nvidia RTX 4000 range.

Don’t expect the Nvidia RTX 4070 to be available to buy right away though, with VideoCardz reporting that it could launch in November 2022.

Price

Nvidia has not released any information on the pricing for the Nvidia RTX 4070, though we can say that the Nvidia RTX 3070 launched at £469/$499, so we may see a similar price point this year.

It’s worth noting that Nvidia may hike up the prices to account for the ongoing silicon shortages, so don’t rule out a price increase.

Cards from third-party manufacturers will also be available, though we would expect those to have higher prices due to their likely design modifications.

Specs

The Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU will be built upon TSMC’s 5nm node, according to Chinese publications Digitimes, making it smaller than the 8nm node in the current crop of Nvidia graphics cards. This is a good thing, as a smaller node allows Nvidia to cram in more transistors to improve the performance.

According to TweakTown, the Nvidia RTX 4070 should offer another 10-30% performance over the existing RTX 3090, as well as up to three tiers better ray tracing performance. That’s a mighty big claim considering the RTX 3090 is one of the most powerful graphics cards you can currently buy.

Other reports are suggesting that Nvidia could opt for GDDR6X VRAM for its next-generation graphics cards. Nvidia has already used this memory standard for multiple graphics cards, although it’s currently only using GDDR6 for the RTX 3070, so it would still be a big upgrade.

TweakTown also suggests the RTX 4070 could feature 10,752 CUDA Cores, which is a big increase on the RTX 3070’s 5888 count.

The xx70 range of Nvidia GPUs have recently targeted at 1440p performance, although the touted specs here could potentially make it an ideal option for 4K gaming.

But of course, it’s important to note that all of this information has been provided by speculation and rumour so far, with Nvidia yet to unveil any concrete information. As a result, you should take all of these rumours with a pinch of salt.

While that’s everything we know about the Nvidia RTX 4070 right now, be sure to bookmark this page, as we will be updating this article as soon as more news breaks.

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