Nvidia on Tuesday officially rounded out its RTX 40 series GPU family with the introduction of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Nvidia's Ada Lovelace launch snafu has been well documented, but for those living under a rock for the last three and a half months, here's a quick recap: in mid-September, Nvidia announced three new RTX 40 series graphics cards – the flagship RTX 4090 and a pair of RTX 4080 GPUs.
The RTX 4080 was to be offered in two variants – one with 9,728 CUDA cores and 16GB of GDDR6X memory and a lower-tiered spec featuring 7,680 CUDA cores alongside 12GB of Micron GDDR6X memory – and launch in the middle of October starting at $1,199 and $899, respectively.
Public outcry regarding the lower-spec card prompted a rethink from Nvidia, and in November the company "unlaunched" the 12GB RTX 4080 before it was ever released because it "wasn't named right." That brings us to today and the formal introduction of the RTX 4070 Ti.
According to Nvidia's product page, the RTX 4070 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at nearly half the power. It will "max out your 1440p monitor" with frame rates north of 120 FPS in modern titles like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and A Plague Tale: Requiem
The card packs 7,680 CUDA cores and has 12GB of GDDR6X memory with a base clock of 2.31GHz and a boost clock of 2.61GHz. It also boasts a 192-bit memory interface. On average, you can expect the card to draw around 226W of power.
No surprises here – it's simply a rebranded RTX 4080 12GB.
What has changed is the cost – it now starts at $799. It'll be available starting January 5 from manufacturing partners including Asus, Gainward, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac, among others. It's unclear what retail availability will look like but given how much extra time Nvidia has had to prep the card, we can only hope there will be sufficient inventory to meet initial demand.