Nvidia Flip-Flopping Over GeForce RTX 4070 Specs, Says Leaker

We have lined a number of leaks and rumors concerning the specs of Nvidia RTX 40 sequence graphics playing cards over current weeks. In line with a distinguished leaker, as we attain the top of September 2022, Nvidia continues to be in two minds concerning the ultimate specs of the RTX 4070. At the moment, Twitter-based Kopite7Kimi has laid out his playing cards, saying there are two very totally different spec ranges Nvidia is flip-flopping between for its vital RTX 4070 SKU, poised to go up towards the perfect graphics playing cards.

To make issues clear for our readers, we have now tabulated Kopite7Kimi’s rumored specs for the RTX 4070 beneath. Within the first column are the specs the leaker shared practically three weeks in the past. That is the extra highly effective and power-hungry PG141-SKU340/341 talked about in at present’s Tweet. Within the second column you will notice the brand new different specification (PG141-SKU336/337), which some would describe as considerably cut-back.

Nvidia GeForce

RTX 4070


Board code



CUDA cores



Base/ Increase/Max (MHz)

2,310 / 2,610 / 2,800


Reminiscence config

12GB 21Gbps GDDR6X

10GB 21Gbps GDDR6X




Time Spy Excessive



Date spec first reported

Aug 4, 2022

Aug 29, 2022

The second SKU has toned down the GPU core rely, reduce the reminiscence quota, and is roughly 10% slower in artificial benchmarks. In his replace, Kopite7Kimi didn’t share any GPU clock velocity indicators, so we don’t have any clues whether or not GPU clocks have been adjusted as a part of the drive all the way down to 250W and a probably decrease entry worth.

If the above rumors of Nvidia dithering between the above somewhat totally different configurations for the RTX 4070 are true, it appears just like the inexperienced staff is discovering it exhausting to finalize its Ada Lovelace household. We assume Nvidia is juggling these specs to give you a product that can be agreeable within the face of what its main competitor AMD has brewing with its Radeon RX 7000 Collection.

(Picture credit score: Nvidia)

In the long term, Nvidia can fill out its RTX 40 vary with normal fashions after which complement these with Ti fashions, “Tremendous” variants, or no matter to achieve a really big selection of efficiency / worth factors. Nevertheless, it might be optimum to get the efficiency / worth positioning of the RTX 4070 proper from the beginning.

Nvidia’s xx70 playing cards are sometimes considered because the candy spot that balances worth and efficiency. Whereas the GTX 1060, RTX 2060, and RTX 3060 outsold the 1070, 2070, and 3070, the latter are usually quantified as “high-end” playing cards whereas the previous are merely “midrange” choices. Plus, we expect it is probably that Nvidia will not launch an RTX 4060 till subsequent 12 months, that means the RTX 4070 may very well be the least costly of the brand new Ada Lovelace choices we’ll see this 12 months — and present rumors counsel it ought to come near matching the outbound RTX 3090 Ti in efficiency.

The subsequent technology of video playing cards from each Nvidia and AMD are going to be a number of the most enjoyable we have seen, and in these final weeks forward of the primary launches we could also be witnessing some 4D chess shenanigans from the rivals. Is AMD is jebaiting the inexperienced staff once more? We should not have to attend for much longer to seek out out.