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RTX 4070 release date: confirmed

Nvidia's RTX 4070 is highly sought after, yet little is known about when consumers can expect to pick up the card
Last Updated on April 13, 2023
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The RTX 4070 release has finally been confirmed. The latest addition to NVidia’s RTX-40 series will arrive on April 13th, and will be the first mid-range card proper for NVidia’s next-gen following the existence of the 4070 Ti. With the arrival of the 4070 there are clear considerations for users, and we’ll cover these below.

RTX 4070 Release Date

Now we know that the release date – confirmed by a tweet from the official NVidia account – Thursday, April 13th will need an alarm call for users wanting to grab the new card. In the same tweet, Team Green included a link to the official product page and RTX 4070 specs – now confirmed.

What is the performance of the 4070?

Early reports paint the RTX 4070 to be a powerful graphics card for where it sits. Capable of delivering high-end performance in demanding applications and games, it’s pitched for 1440p gaming. With 5,888 CUDA cores and 184 Tensor cores, it can deliver excellent performance for gaming, productivity and AI applications too.

The 12GB of GDDR6X video memory with a speed of 21 Gbps and a memory bus width of 192-bit will allow the card to handle complex textures and high-resolution displays with ease. That will provide a smooth and fluid gaming experience even at high resolutions for many AAA games

The Ray Tracing (RT) Core count of 46 should ensure excellent performance in ray tracing and real-time rendering applications. Meanwhile, the 64 Render Output Units (ROPs) and 184 Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) can ensure fast and efficient rendering of images and textures.

Overall, the RTX 4070 looks to be a high-performance graphics card suitable for demanding gaming, professional, and scientific applications. It should offer a significant performance boost compared to the previous generation RTX 30-series GPUs. Early public benchmarks show it outperforming the RTYX 3080 in some games – and at $100 less MSRP.

Where can I buy the RTX 4070?

If you’re keen to get your hands on one of the RTX 4070s, your best bet is to head to Amazon. The retailer is usually one of the first places to get brand-new GPUs and other PC components. For a more detailed breakdown head to our article about where to buy the RTX 4070.

How much is the RTX 4070 gonna cost?

The RTX 4070 will start at an MSRP of $599.99. This is more affordable than the 4070 Ti, which currently retails for around $799.00. The price makes the GPU a great option if you’re looking for something slightly more affordable. It’s $100 less than the RTX 3080 was at launch, and $100 more than the RTX 3070 was.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows

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