It is no secret that NVIDIA is planning to launch more cards in its GeForce RTX 40-series line of ADA-based GPUs but the company has largely been silent with details regarding them. Now, a month to the day following another leak, the cat is out of the bag as GIGABYTE revealed two upcoming graphics cards in its latest GIGABYTE Control Center list of supported cards. The app, used for system management of motherboard and graphics card features such as overclocking and lighting lists the GIGABYTE RTX 4070 AERO OC 12GB and the GIGABYTE RTX 4060 GAMING OC 8GB.
GIGABYTE Control Center screenshot (via VideoCardz)
GeForce RTX 4070 12 GB
The RTX 4070 AERO OC 12GB GIGABYTE revealed is not wholly unexpected as it was previously listed in last month’s leak and NVIDIA has officially announced the forthcoming release of the GeForce RTX 4070 on April 12. However, until now there have only been rumors regarding its memory configuration, although it was largely believed to have 12 GB of VRAM, and GIGABYTE had listed three different sizes previously but it was thought the other two could simply be placeholders until NVIDIA confirmed the final specs. It has also been suggested that the GeForce RTX 4070 will feature 5,888 CUDA cores with base/boost clocks of 1,920/2,475 MHz. Memory is expected to be the same as the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti with 12 GB GDDR6X on a 192-bit bus at 504 GB/s. Default TGP could be a modest 200W.
GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB
Meanwhile, rumors for what is often NVIDIA’s best-selling tier of graphics cards, the x60 line, are all that have surfaced, until now. NVIDIA has not formally announced the GeForce RTX 4060 yet but it is possible an announcement could be coming soon. GIGABYTE’s listing of an 8 GB model, the GIGABYTE RTX 4060 GAMING OC 8GB is plausible and aligns with other rumors regarding it and a possible RTX 4060 Ti. Photos of an alleged RTX 4060 Founders Edition recently surfaced, and if accurate, could mean its launch will be happening within months. Both cards are rumored to use GDDR6 on a 128-bit bus at 288 GB/s.
It should be noted that NVIDIA commonly releases different versions of its x60 and x70 tier graphics cards with alternate memory configurations so even if these cards do launch with their listed memory sizes, it doesn’t mean another version could happen down the road, especially since even 8 GB of VRAM can be a limiting factor with modern games with hi-res textures at 1080p or 1440p.