Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti has been spotted in a multi-model online file from Gigabyte, indicating we may see the graphics card appear soon enough as previous rumors have suggested.
Gigabyte has filed the various RTX 4070 Ti models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), as stated by @harukaze5719, a regular leaker on Twitter (via video cardz (opens in new tab)), and this usually happens not long before products are launched.
Gigabyte RTX 4070 TIGV-N407TAORUS M-12GDGV-N407TAORUS E-12GD GV-N407TGAMing OC-12GDGV-N407TGV-N407TAERO OC 12GDGV-N407Taero-12GVGVTAGLE pic.twitter.com/HLcAa3ZiOeNovember 28, 2022
The submitted RTX 4070 Ti variants are as follows:
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Aorus Master (GV-N407TAORUS M-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Aorus Elite (GV-N407TAORUS E-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Gaming OC (GV-N407TGAMING OC-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Gaming (GV-N407TGAMING 12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Aero OC (GV-N407TAERO OC-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Aero (GV-N407TAERO-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Eagle OC (GV-N407TEAGLE OC-12GD)
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Eagle (GV-N407TEAGLE-12GD)
So, in theory, we should see those graphics cards appear in the near future, as mentioned. Interestingly, Gigabyte also submitted Radeon RX 7900 models to the EEC at the same time, but we know those are coming (on December 13, though we’re not sure if third-party cards will be on the shelves from the start). ).
Notably, Gigabyte is releasing some vanilla reference board models, so those could arrive first if the rumor mill is right (although the latest news on the vine is that some custom RX 7900 models may be available right out of the gate, and not just reference boards , which are built to AMD’s standard base specifications).
Analysis: Return of the lower end RTX 4080 – but how will it be priced?
This is another strong indication that Nvidia has an RTX 4070 Ti in the pipeline for the foreseeable future, and the fact that the filings were submitted at the same time as the RX 79000 models – due next month – suggests a release date that could well be marry what previously speculation pointed to: namely January 5th. Of course that would be a CES launch, so we’ll see…
Remember, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nvidia would have this GPU ready to go if you remember that the RTX 4080 12GB was canceled, and this would be the return of that GPU in a different guise (or at least that’s the theory ). In other words, everything was more or less there for this launch.
The key to the RTX 4070 Ti will of course be the price. How else will Nvidia present it to the canned RTX 4080 12GB, which had an MSRP of $899 in the US? Obviously it will have to be cheaper than this, but how much lower will Team Green go?
Will Nvidia consider the reaction to the expensive RTX 4080 16GB, which was clearly an unpopular GPU due to its price/performance ratio? (It makes the RTX 4090 look like the high-end graphics card to go for, in no uncertain terms, if you can afford it, which in some cases is just a small extra outlay, depending on what exact models you compare).
We might be hoping for a $699 MSRP in the US for the 4070 Ti, but the reality is given Nvidia’s earlier pricing form, it’s likely to arrive with a slightly higher recommended price tag than this; maybe $749, or even $799. Time will tell, but it would be nice to see Team Green give consumers a bit of a break in the more expensive GPU market right now.