NVIDIA claims GeForce RTX 4070 consumes 186W on average in gaming

As previously reported, NVIDIA has set the recommended retail price of the GeForce RTX 4070 at $599, a $200 decrease from the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Compared to the previous generation Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3070, the price is $100 higher, equal to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

According to VideoCardz, through a leaked NVIDIA presentation, not only was the RTX 4070’s official recommended retail price of $599 confirmed, but further information regarding the specifications of the fourth desktop GPU based on the Ada Lovelace architecture was also revealed. The presentation did not mention the number of CUDA cores for the RTX 4070 but showed an L2 cache of 36MB, 12GB of GDDR6X memory, a 192-bit memory bus width, and a memory speed of 21 Gbps. However, due to the reduced memory bus width, the memory bandwidth has decreased from the RTX 3070 Ti’s 608 GB/s to 504 GB/s but still surpasses the RTX 3070’s 448 GB/s.

GeForce RTX 4070 specs and pricing, Source: NVIDIA

The graphics card’s total power consumption is slightly lower than in typical gaming scenarios, and the GeForce RTX 4070 is no exception, with a total power consumption of 200W and an average gaming power consumption of 186W. These figures are lower than the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3070’s 240W and 215W, respectively. Moreover, according to previous information, the GeForce RTX 4070 is equipped with AD104-250/251, featuring 46 SMs, equating to 5,888 CUDA cores, and a PCB design of PG141-SKU336/337.

In other words, compared to the previous generation GeForce RTX 3070, the recommended retail price of the GeForce RTX 4070 has increased by $100, and players will obtain higher performance under the new architecture, an additional 4GB of memory capacity, support for DLSS 3 technology, and more advanced video encoding technology (AV1), while reducing the total power consumption.

As previously reported, NVIDIA is set to release the GeForce RTX 4070 on April 12th, with the product launching on April 13th. The embargo on reviews for the GeForce RTX 4070, which is priced at the same recommended retail price, will lift on April 12th, while the embargo on reviews for higher-priced and higher-frequency non-public products will lift on April 13th.