Nvidia’s RTX 4070 may have lower power consumption levels than previous rumors, and more talk on the topic of this graphics card suggests some seriously fast clock speeds, meaning it could be a really powerful GPU.
All of this new information comes from a prolific source on Twitter, Kopite7kimi, who previously claimed that the RTX 4070 would draw 300W.
We can expect RTX 4080 with 320W and RTX 4070 with 285W.August 9, 2022
Based on some new tweets (apply liberal spice, naturally), Nvidia is trying to reduce this power usage – seeing it as problematic, apparently, and Team Green wasn’t the only one to think of it, which is perhaps part of the reasoning for it. move – and the target for the RTX 4070 was set to 285W, while the RTX 4080 dropped heavily from 420W to 320W, apparently.
in one more tweet (opens in new tab)Kopite7kimi tells us about the clock speeds of the RTX 4070, which are supposed to be set at a base clock of 2310MHz and a boost of 2610MHz, with maximum clocks set to be able to exceed 2.8GHz.
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With these clock speeds, which are a huge step up over the RTX 3070, this again suggests an RTX 4070 that will be equal to the RTX 3090 Ti – something we’ve heard from rumor before and a seriously promising leap in performance for a more affordable Lovelace GPU. . This is also possibly why we’ve recently seen huge price drops on the RTX 3090 Ti, which can look pretty dated when these high-end graphics cards arrive.
If the RTX 4070 manages this with 285W power usage – which is a big ol’ What if – that’s not a huge increase compared to the RTX 3070’s 220W, or at least not given the 3090 Ti’s supposed performance level. Particularly when you consider that the RTX 3090 Ti requires a whopping 450W – that puts things in perspective here.
The alleged drop to 320W for the 4080 is also great news, and Kopite7kimi assures us that it won’t lead to much in terms of slower performance for the GPU (adding that there will be plenty of room for overclocking for RTX 4080 buyers, which would make sense given this new power).
It’s entirely possible that Nvidia’s intention has always been to run at these more reasonable sound power numbers, and earlier rumors were picking up on earlier test setups (or maybe they were simply wrong or exaggerated). Either way, power consumption certainly seems like a more palatable subject with these Lovelace graphics cards – although 320W for the RTX 4080 sounds a little too good to be true, as that’s what the RTX 3080 demands. We’ll see.
Another interesting final point here is that VideoCardz, which located the above tweets (1 (opens in new tab), two (opens in new tab)), also flagged yet another tweet from KittyYYuko (opens in new tab) (the leaker formerly known as KittyCorgi) pointing to a potential new model of Lovelace. This is loaded with 14,848 CUDA cores and 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM and theoretically could be an early sighting of an RTX 4080 Ti (although it could be many things, including a workstation GPU – if anything).