ASUS launches GeForce RTX 4070 Turbo GPU

In recent years, the high-end graphics cards in NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series have seldom featured turbo cooling designs. This shift is partly due to the considerable power consumption and significant heat generation of these cards, rendering the traditional single/double slot turbo cooling design insufficient for their cooling needs. Additionally, NVIDIA itself is not particularly fond of manufacturers adopting this cooling approach, to the extent that there have been instances where graphics cards with turbo cooling were announced and then subsequently withdrawn from release.

Recently, it was revealed that ASUS has developed a new turbo-cooling graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture for the GeForce RTX 4070. This model, dubbed “Turbo GeForce RTX 4070 12GB GDDR6X (TURBO-RTX4070-12G),” is particularly well-suited for server racks and compact Small Form Factor (SFF) systems.

Turbo GeForce RTX 4070

With the continued surge in Artificial Intelligence (AI) popularity, many users are looking to install multiple GPUs in a single system. High-end compute cards like the A100/H100 have maintained strong sales figures due to this demand. However, for users with relatively lower requirements, the consumer-grade GeForce RTX series graphics cards offer a more affordable solution, adequately meeting the needs of general AI applications.

The Turbo GeForce RTX 4070 12GB GDDR6X adheres to the dual-slot specifications of turbo cooling design. It measures 269mm in length and features a channel-type cooler made of aluminum and copper, paired with a single dual-ball bearing cooling fan. The card also includes a single 8Pin external power connector positioned at its tail end. In terms of core specifications and frequency, it follows the settings established for the standard edition. For display outputs, it offers the conventional three DisplayPort 1.4a interfaces and one HDMI 2.1 interface.

This graphics card is produced using fully automated process technology, which enables the completion of all soldering tasks in a single operation. Not only does this approach reduce the thermal strain on components, but it also avoids the use of highly acidic or alkaline cleaning chemicals. Employing this technology ultimately minimizes environmental impact, reduces power consumption during manufacturing, and results in a more reliable product.