Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti, which is allegedly nearing launch, could cost $799, according to the latest GPU information.
VideoCardz (opens in a new tab) reports that multiple sources in China claim the RTX 4070 Ti will be at least 10% cheaper than the canceled RTX 4080 12GB, with both of these models being essentially the same graphics card (at least according to the leaked core specs for the 4070 Ti anyway ; we will return to this as there are new leaks elsewhere on this front).
If you remember, the botched RTX 4080 12GB that was quickly “unleashed” by Nvidia retailed for a recommended price of $899 in the US. Knocking down 10% to $810, which means the RTX 4070 Ti’s MSRP is likely to be $799 (it would be weird if it were $10 above $800).
To support this, Wccftech (opens in a new tab) claims that Nvidia told its graphics card partners that the suggested retail price is $799, and YouTube leaked Moore’s law is dead (opens in a new tab) he also mentions the same price in his rumors.
Elsewhere, the specs of the RTX 4070 Ti are once again said to be 7,680 CUDA cores, with a boost clock of 2.61GHz, and this time that information comes from a leak by Nvidia France, which accidentally posted the specs on its website, jumping the gun before the upcoming start (according to tweet (opens in a new tab) from @momomo_us).
Analysis: predictable turn of price events
Allegedly, the suggested retail price seems appropriate to us – a round number that always seemed likely, although we were really hoping Nvidia could drop a bit cheaper to $749 – and with multiple sources boosting so close to the launch of the RTX 4070 Ti, it seems more likely it’s about for money, so to speak. Still, you never know a GPU might turn out to be more affordable as it’s just a rumor.
In any case, it’s rather unlikely that Nvidia will offer the RTX 4070 Ti at a higher price point, or at least we’ve always thought that putting it at the same or very similar price point to the canceled RTX 4080 12GB would really push things. Team Green has already lost enough goodwill with the high prices of Lovelace GPUs, something we recently discussed at length in our 2022 Nvidia year roundup.
Note that the potential fly in the ointment is that there is no Founders Edition with the RTX 4070 Ti, which means neither board is manufactured and sold by Nvidia. Since all RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards will be made by partners, they will also be priced by those partners – which means the suggested retail price is fine and good, but third-party manufacturers will exceed it, perhaps quite significantly.
It’s true that there are entry-level RTX 4070 Ti boards priced at this suggested retail price – there are more expensive models with higher clock speeds and more expensive components and coolers to go with them – it’s just a matter of how low-end cards will be on the shelves. And as long as they remain available, more to the point if people are rushing to get a relatively inexpensive piece of Lovelace stock (and inevitably scalpers are also involved).