In an exciting turn of events for gaming enthusiasts and tech aficionados, leaked images of Asus’ highly anticipated GeForce RTX 4070 Super 12GB graphics card have surfaced, revealing a significant upgrade in power connectivity. The images suggest a departure from the conventional 8-pin power connector used in previous models, with the RTX 4070 Super showcasing a robust 16-pin power connector.
As we reported earlier, Nvidia has been generating buzz in the tech community with rumors of the imminent launch of the RTX 40 Super series graphics cards. The leaked images of the Asus RTX 4070 Super provide an intriguing glimpse into what could be a game-changing iteration in the realm of high-performance GPUs.
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The most striking revelation in the leaked images is the adoption of a 16-pin power connector for the RTX 4070 Super. While the predecessor, the RTX 4070 OC Edition, utilized an 8-pin connector for additional power, Asus seems to be taking a bold step forward by opting for the 16-pin 12VHPWR connector in the Super variant. This move aligns with the power connector configuration seen in the RTX 4070 Founder’s Edition, suggesting a standardized approach to power delivery in Nvidia’s Super series.
Our sources indicate that the decision to employ a 16-pin power connector may have implications for power efficiency and overall performance. The RTX 4070 Founder’s Edition, which also utilized the 16-pin standard, exhibited a peak average power draw of 203.8 watts during demanding gameplay, specifically noted in our reviews of titles like A Plague Tale: Requiem. This could hint at a strategic move by Nvidia and its partners to ensure ample power supply for the enhanced capabilities of the Super GPUs.
Digging deeper into the specifications, the RTX 4070 Super is expected to maintain the 12GB GDDR6X memory configuration seen in its predecessor. Rumors circulating in the tech community suggest that the graphics card will house an AD104-350 core with an impressive 7168 cores, positioning itself strategically between the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4070 Ti. While these details are still speculative, the leaked images provide a tantalizing preview of the hardware that could soon be powering the gaming rigs of enthusiasts worldwide.
Apart from the notable change in power connectivity, there are subtle design differences in the shroud of the RTX 4070 Super. The leaked images reveal a visible heatpipe on the side and additional cut-outs between the screws beneath the video output on the rear I/O plate. Interestingly, the heatsinks appear to be aligned to facilitate front-to-rear airflow, deviating from the sideways airflow design observed in the Asus RTX 4070 OC Edition.
If the leaked schedule holds true and Nvidia maintains its course, the official announcement of the RTX 4070 Super is anticipated on January 8, with retail availability expected on January 17. As the tech community eagerly awaits the unveiling of these Super GPUs, the leaked images have sparked discussions and speculations about the potential performance enhancements and innovations that Nvidia and its partners might bring to the gaming landscape.