The highly anticipated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12 GB graphics card has made an unexpected appearance, thanks to leaked images circulating online. The leaked pictures, posted by the reliable source Momomo_US, reveal ASUS’s custom dual-fan design, shedding light on the compact and powerful features of the upcoming graphics card.
ho-ho- pic.twitter.com/i13OUuPhBh— 188号 (@momomo_us) December 25, 2023
The ASUS RTX 4070 SUPER Dual, as showcased in the leaked images, boasts a sleek and compact 2.46 slot form factor. This design choice not only enhances the aesthetics but also positions the graphics card as an ideal choice for small form factor PCs and cases. The compact nature of the card doesn’t compromise on performance, promising faster graphics capabilities compared to the standard RTX 4070.
A notable comparison can be drawn with the existing ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Dual OC, revealing that the RTX 4070 SUPER Dual is considerably shorter in size. The standard 4070 Dual OC measures 267.01 x 133.94 x 51.13 mm, making the new RTX 4070 SUPER a more space-efficient option for users. The graphics card will utilize the new CEM 5.1 interface, incorporating the 12VHPWR connector with the new ATX 3.1 standard and 12V-2×6 design.
One distinctive feature of the ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Dual is the inclusion of a backplate that extends beyond the PCB. This design choice not only adds to the overall aesthetics of the card but also hints at a focus on thermal management and durability. The backplate features a BIOS switch, allowing users to toggle between Performance and Quiet mode profiles, offering flexibility in usage scenarios.
Despite its smaller form factor, the RTX 4070 SUPER Dual is expected to feature a very compact PCB, challenging the conventional notion that smaller graphics cards compromise on internal space. This is particularly noteworthy given the expected retail price exceeding $500, making it an attractive option for users seeking powerful performance in a limited space.
The ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Dual will be available in both overclocked (OC) and non-overclocked versions, catering to a range of user preferences. Additionally, TUF Gaming models are in the lineup, providing further options for consumers:
– TUF-RTX4070S-O12G-GAMING (90YV0K80-M0NA00)
– TUF-RTX4070S-12G-GAMING (90YV0K81-M0NA00)
The upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is anticipated to be offered in AD104-350 or AD103-175 SKU (PG141 SKU 335) configurations, boasting a consistent 7,168 cores across both variants. The GPU is expected to feature 48 MB of L2 cache, and the 12 GB GDDR6X memory will be maintained across the 192-bit bus interface. The RTX 4070 SUPER will utilize the new CEM 5.1 Gen5 power connector, resulting in a 20W higher Total Board Power (TBP) compared to the existing RTX 4070 at 220W.
In terms of performance, the RTX 4070 SUPER is projected to deliver approximately 14% faster results than the non-SUPER RTX 4070. The graphics card is set to introduce the new CEM 5.1 Gen5 power connector, distinguishing it from current RTX 4070 graphics cards, which are equipped with either an 8-pin or a 12-pin power connector (with an adapter).
Projected performance figures for NVIDIA’s RTX 40 SUPER GPUs, based on reference specs, include:
– RTX 4080 SUPER vs RTX 4080: +3-5% Faster On Average
– RTX 4070 Ti SUPER vs RTX 4070 Ti: +15% Faster On Average
– RTX 4070 SUPER vs RTX 4070: +14% Faster On Average
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 SUPER GPU family is expected to be officially unveiled at CES 2024, with the launch anticipated in the same month. While prices have not been confirmed with any retailer or partner, consumers can expect finalization closer to the official release, creating an air of excitement and anticipation in the gaming community.