ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Dual OC Spotted with a New 16-Pin Connector Replacing the Previous 8-Pin Connector

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It’s only a short amount of time until NVIDIA is expected to officially announce its RTX 40 SUPER series of GPUs and images of one board partner’s new card have now been leaked online via @momomo_us. The ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Dual OC is nearly identical to its non-SUPER counterpart but with one noticeable hardware difference, its power connector. While the card seemingly appears to use the same stylings of its predecessor the 8-pin power connector has been replaced with a 16-pin connector. What is not discernable from the leaked image is if the 16-pin connector is the revised 12VHPWR connector, aka 12V-2×6 but it would be more of a surprise if it wasn’t given the reputation for its first iteration. The two cards can seen below with the older one on the right.

Power connector:

Other changes on the cosmetic front include a revision to the rear grille-I/O shield and missing highlights on the shroud cover along with some changes in its molding and branding on the side of the shroud. The HDMI port has moved to the bottom on the new card and now all three display ports reside above it. For those trying to avoid RGB, it looks like ASUS continues to omit it with these DUAL OC cards. There also appears to be vapor-chamber tubing running along the edge of both sides of the card’s shrouding. At a glance, both may still have a thickness of 2.56 slots. The backplate has also had various subtle changes made to it. Again, the old non-SUPER RTX 4070 DUAL OC is on the right.


Hardware-wise the view of the backplate also looks to be very similar but the GPU die is notably covered on the new card. The heatsink also may have had some changes and the BIOS switch has been moved to the middle of the card. Aesthetically the ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Dual OC backplate looks nearly identical to the previous version. Packaging for both also remains nearly the same so those looking to buy off-the-shelf need to pay close attention to what they grab.


Now while these leaked images could be fake they do appear to fit the bill and with NVIDIA expected to debut its RTX 40 SUPER series at CES 2024, technically the day before, it only becomes more likely that these are real. Odds are probable there will be many more such leaked product images for other board partners getting posted online soon. The GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER sits at the bottom of the ADA refresh with an increased processor count of 7,168 and bumped-up TGP of 225 Watts. It is rumored to launch with an MSRP of $599, if true it remains to be seen what board partner pricing will be, but ASUS has just dropped the price of its non-SUPER version to $579.99 from $609.99.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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