Nvidia launched the 4000 series GPUs late last year with the RTX 4090 and two versions of the RTX 4080. Those two versions of the RTX 4080 with the same name but different configs ended up confusing the consumers so Nvidia “unlaunched” the less powerful 12GB version of the RTX 4080.
That GPU is now rebranded as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and was officially announced at the Nvidia CES 2023 presentation. Nvidia also announced the laptop versions of the RTX 4080 series at that same event which will surely start showing up in gaming laptops.
Pricing and Availability
Although you can consider the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti as a rebranded low-end RTX 4080, Nvidia did change one thing. In a welcome twist, the company slashed $100 off the price and made it available for US$799 (AED 2999).
The cards arrive on January 5 and will be available from manufacturers like ASUS, Colorful, GIGABYTE, MSI, Palit, ZOTAC, and others. Unfortunately, there will be no Founder’s Edition model from Nvidia.
RTX 4070 Ti Specs
Comparing the RTX 4070 Ti with the now unlaunched 12GB RTX 4080, you’ll notice that both come have almost identical specs: 12GB GDDR6X memory, 7,680 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor cores, 60 RT cores, and a max boost clock of 2.6GHz.
There are some significant differences compared to the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. For one, the RTX 4070 Ti does not use the 12-pin power connector that posed thermal issues on some cards. Instead, it will happily accept a dual 8-pin power connector.
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti|
|Process Size||4 nm||8 nm|
|Base Clock Speed||2310 MHz||1580 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||2610 MHz||1770 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1313 MHz||1188 MHz|
|Memory Size||12 GB||8 GB|
|Bandwidth||504.2 GB/s||608.3 GB/s|
|TDP||285 W||290 W|
|Recommended PSU||600 W||600 W|
Nvidia says that the performance of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is going to be faster than the previous-gen flagship GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti. Remember that this GPU launched with a $2,000 (AED 7,000) price tag, so Dirham-for-Dirham, the difference is staggering.
In addition to being faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, the RTX 4070 Ti also uses significantly less power during gaming by up to 43%. While it’s idle or doing light tasks like web browsing or watching content, the power usage should barely be noticeable.
The most exciting feature of the latest Nvidia 40-series cards is DLSS 3. The latest version of this graphics upscaling tech uses machine learning to generate new frames boosting performance for games that support it.
With the updated ray tracing performance of the Ada Lovelace architecture, together with DLSS 3 and other features, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is shaping up as an excellent gaming GPU for gamers that like to play at resolutions of 1440p.
It’s not just gamers that will enjoy this boost as creators working on 3D rendering or video encoding will also notice up to 70% performance boost in apps like Blender, Unreal Engine, Chaos V-Ray, and Unity.
Nvidia’s 40-series is starting to look more reasonable with the launch of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. It’s a card that mainstream gamers can afford, as the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 cost between AED 5,000 to AED 9,000.
Sure, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti does not have the pure graphics power of its other high-end siblings. However, games now at least have the option of using the latest DLSS tech at a more affordable price- especially if they don’t game in 4K.
FAQs – Frequently asked questions on the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
When will the RTX 4070 Ti be available in the UAE
Nvidia has set the date of 5th January for the global launch of the RTX 4070 Ti. Expect cards to be available within January 2023 in Middle East.
Which manufacturers will be releasing a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card?
Nvidia mentioned quite a few partners at the launch event of the RTX 4070 Ti such as ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, Colorful, MSI and others.
Is there a founders edition for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Unfortunately no. There is no funders edition of the RTX 4070 Ti available from Nvidia. You’ll have to buy the GPU from one of the partners.
Will there be an RTX 4090 TI?
While there is no official word from Nvidia, chances are that we will see an RTX 4090 Ti in the future.
Is an RTX 3070 Ti worth it?
The RTX 3070 Ti is still an excellent GPU and will now be available at a lower price due to the release of the RTX 4070 Ti.
Is RTX TI better than normal?
The Ti versions of Nvidia cards are faster in performance than the standard versions. Some are better than others when it comes to value.