GIGABYTE will release NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 EAGLE and WINDFORCE models that feature an 8-pin power connector, as well as GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING and AERO models that feature the newer, 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector, according to a photo shared by leaker @momomo_us. The leak seems to add credence to a report from Igor Wallossek last month that suggested there would be two versions of the GeForce RTX 4070: 1) a standard, MSRP model with 200-watt TBP and 8-pin power connector, and 2) a premium, more expensive version with 225-watt TBP and 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector. There’s no word yet on how much more expensive the 225-watt version of the GeForce RTX 4070 might be, but the standard version has seemingly been confirmed to cost $599.
From an Igor’s Lab report:
According to my information from manufacturers, there will be two TBP classes for the upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 (without Ti), which is supposed to be launched in April. The more expensive models or OC cards with a TBP of up to 225 watts should continue to use the familiar 12VHPWR connector (or alternatively up to 2x 8-pin), but the models with a TBP of 200 watts (so mainly the so-called MSRP cards) should be equipped with a conventional 8-pin connector.
The 8-pin is also supposed to be used for the smaller models, i.e. the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060, which are expected a bit later and are more likely to be used by upgraders who do not want to or cannot buy a new power supply within their already limited budget. In addition, the slightly narrower cases in the lower mid-range could definitely lead to space problems because often enough only installation heights of around 16 cm remain.
Eagle— 188号 (@momomo_us) April 6, 2023