A reader over at VideoCardz provided a tip that GIGABYTE has, at one point, listed nine different SKUs for NVIDIA’s upcoming mid-tier video card. A leaked image from a GIGABYTE promotional game bundle page shows 10 GB, 12 GB, and 16 GB GeForce RTX 4070 models. Those wishing to see the page, assuming it hasn’t already been updated to remove the alternate SKUs, would need to log into a GIGABYTE account in order to view it.
It is believed that alternate memory offerings were being considered for production but then dropped as NVIDIA committed to 12 GB for the GeForce RTX 4070 and as such these alternates should be thought of as essentially nothing more than placeholders. However, although a leaked image is by no means enough to believe these cards have ever been manufactured NVIDIA is well known for making multiple versions of its mid and lower-tier video cards so it’s not completely off the table that a different version could be released at a later date if NVIDIA feels there’s a spot in the market to fill it with. GIGABYTE is also known for creating placeholders for many models of each card, regardless of whether or not they ever get released, and these are often spotted in EEC listings.
RTX 4070 SKUs spotted in the screenshot
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING OC 10GB (GV-N4070GAMING OC-10GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 AERO OC 12 GB (GV-N407TAERO OC-12GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 AORUS Master 12GB (GV-N4070AORUS M-12GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 AORUS Master 12GB (GV-N407TAORUS M-12GB)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 AORUS Eagle 12GB (GV-N407TAORUS E-12GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 EAGLE OC 12GB (GV-N4070EAGLE OC-12GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING OC 12GB (GV-N4070GAMING OC-12GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 AORUS Master 16GB (GV-N4070AORUS M-16GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING OC 16GB (GV-N4070GAMING OC-16GD)
Rumored specifications and release date
NVIDIA is expected to launch the GeForce RTX 4070 sometime in April (also when NVIDIA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary). Ongoing rumors state that it will use an AD104-250/251 GPU with 5888 CUDA cores and a base/boost clock of 1920/2475 MHz with a max FP32 compute of 29 TFLOPS. VRAM is expected to be 12 GB/GDDR6X on a 192-bit bus and a bandwidth equal to the RTX 4070 Ti at 504 GB/s. Default TGP is expected to be 200W.