- A now-deleted listing showed the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti with a countdown timer to its release
- The newest GPU from Nvidia might release as soon as January 5
- Nvidia is still not revealing much information about the upcoming GPU
A now-deleted listing from an Italian retailer showed the anticipated Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti will start selling on January 5.
Leak Suggest 4070 Release Date
Passionate PC gamers are always on the look for the newest tech they can add to their configurations and video cards play a crucial part in that. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX series has been one of the most south after brands of video cards, and the upcoming 4000 models are no exception to that. The RTX 4080 specifically has been anticipated for months, but Nvidia has not even told a time when the component will release.
However, a recent mistake made by an Italian retailer might have leaked the date when the new graphics card will be released. According to a now-deleted listing by Italian retailer Drako.it, the RTX 4070 Ti is set to arrive on January 5, 2023. Before being taken down, the page even included a count-down timer to drum up hype, accompanied by an inaccurate description, claiming the card would boast 16GB VRAM.
But the listing was quickly pulled down, with the page simply reading “product disabled, out of catalog, not orderable”. It’s possible the retailer simply made a mistake, listing the GPU before it was officially released, or alternatively, it was a deliberate ploy to drum up hype.
Nvidia Is Not Sharing Details
The speculations about the upcoming graphics card are not helped by the fact that Nvidia has revealed much detail about it. Previous rumors also stated that Nvidia was abandoning its original vision for the GeForce RTX 4070, as it seemingly won’t use an AD104-275 GPU.
Of course, there is the possibility that we will see different graphics card variations compared to what was originally planned. Some of the limited information Nvidia has given us is that the RTX 4070 will have 12GB of GDDR6X RAM, as well as three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports.
Unfortunately, Nvidia has been keeping quiet about any other details. Technical specifications such as CUDA core count and boost/base clocks have been left blank, but according to some rumors, the GPU will be almost identical to the canceled RTX 4080 12GB.
The future of the GPU market seems somewhat unknown. Whatever and whenever Nvidia releases will most likely still compete with the recently launched Radeon RX 7900 XT, which offers premium specs for a potentially lower price than the upcoming RTX 4080. Additionally, Nvidia has stated that its last-gen RTX 3000 lineup is still part of its current family, so it’s unknown how exactly the upcoming GPU will fit into the company’s roster.