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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 leak confirms 5,888 CUDA cores and 12GB memory

Price, performance and release date of the mid-range Nvidia RTX 4000-series graphics card also revealed, in run up to its imminent launch.


The latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 leak has seemingly confirmed the upcoming graphics card will include 5,888 CUDA cores and 12GB of G6X memory clocked at 12Gbps. The former figure compares to 7,680 CUDA cores for the RTX 4070 Ti, 9,728 CUDA cores for the RTX 4080, and 16,384 CUDA cores for the RTX 4090.

Also recently revealed is that the RTX 4070 price will be $599, making it $100 more expensive than the launch price of the RTX 3070 that it replaces. However, it’s still $200 cheaper than the launch price of the RTX 4070 Ti so is by far the most affordable Nvidia 4000-series card yet.

As for the RTX 4070 release date, leaks also suggest this will be April 13th 2023, so we’ve less than two weeks to go until launch. UPDATE: As of 13 April, you can also now read our full Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 review to see how it performs in our benchmarks.

Other details from the leaks, which come via Videocardz.com, reveal the RTX 4070 will include a 192-bit memory interface delivering 504GB/s of memory bandwidth. That’s also down on the RTX 4070 Ti, which hits 608GB/s, despite both cards using the same AD104 GPU – the RTX 4070 will have more portions of the chip disabled. This is also reflected in a lower L2 cache measure of 36MB for the RTX 4070 compared to 48MB on the Ti variant.

GPU clock speeds haven’t yet been revealed so it’s not known if the lower-tier card will compensate somewhat for its lower feature count with higher clock speeds.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 specs

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 specs list as we currently know it is:

GPU AD104-250
CUDA cores 5,888
Base clock TBD
Boost clock TBD
Memory  12GB G6X
Memory bus 192-bit
Memory bandwidth 504GB/s
TDP / TGP 200W
Price / MSRP $599

What we do know, though, is that RTX 4070 performance should be around 20% lower than the RTX 4070 Ti, again thanks to other leaks, this time from the Geekbench benchmarking browser. The test suite shows a figure of 177,594 OpenCL score for an RTX 4070-equipped test setup, which compares to 214,654 for an RTX 4070 Ti system. The two systems aren’t identical but it gives us a rough indication of relative power.

With a price that’s now starting to approach what we’d consider sensible for a mid-range card, the RTX 4070 could finally mark the start of a climb-down from the sky-high graphics card prices we’ve seen over the last several years. Will you be finally taking the plunge on a current-generation graphics card when the RTX 4070 launches, or will it be the even cheaper upcoming RTX 4060 that finally tempts you? Whatever your budget, you can find our current recommendations in our best graphics card list.