Today brings us bad news about the possible price of Nvidia’s next RTX 4070. According to Moore’s Law Is Dead, the GPU could be very expensive.
The GPU is rumored to cost at least $750, but custom models prepared by Nvidia’s board partners will cost close to $800 and up. For reference, the recommended list price of the RTX 4070 Ti is $800. Can these prices really be true?
Nvidia makes some of the best graphics cards around, but unfortunately, solid performance comes at an ever-increasing price. The company itself has yet to reveal any details, but it’s clear that the RTX 4070, an odd follow-up to the RTX 4070 Ti, is on the imminent horizon. Pricing is still up in the air, but Moore’s Law Is Dead is a prolific leaker in the GPU space, so the YouTuber might not be far behind.
The leaker says that Nvidia will set the MSRP (recommended retail price) of the RTX 4070 at $750. As always, Nvidia’s partners will make upgraded versions of the card, and they will likely cost around $800. This kind of price makes very little sense when you consider that most consumers could get an RTX 4070 Ti, which will undoubtedly offer better performance.
Nvidia has reportedly decided to split the GPU review embargo in two. The embargo on cards priced at $750 is said to be lifted on April 12, followed by more expensive cards on April 13. If this is true, could it be Nvidia’s way of trying to lead with cards that are slightly less expensive? Then again, $50 doesn’t make much of a difference when the GPU is already expensive. It’s hard to make sense of all this.
If the price checks out, it’s not just weird compared to current-gen offerings, but last-gen as well. Assuming the RTX 4070 launches at $750, this will make it cost $250 more than the RTX 3070 at launch ($500). The RTX 3080 launched at $700.
Nvidia’s RTX 4070 is said to be based on the AD 104-250/251 GPU. It may come with 5888 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR6X RAM, and a clock speed of up to 2475MHz. That’s a hefty downgrade from the RTX 4070 Ti, which comes with 7680 cores and can be boosted up to 2610MHz, although the VRAM size It remains the same. The core count is also the same as the RTX 3070, but upgrading to the Ada architecture should still deliver solid performance gains.
Many predict that Nvidia’s new GPU can even match the performance of the RTX 3080 Ti while offering upgrades to the RTX 40 series, such as access to DLSS 3. That might be true, but let’s hope the GPU is a bit more. at a reasonable price.