Rumor mill: That’s a matter for another day, another RTX 4000 rumor. Assuming this turns out to be accurate, the latest statement from the usual insider is great news for those with one eye on the RTX 4070, a supposedly mid-range card that could potentially compete with the RTX. 3090 Ti.

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Just earlier this week, active insider Kopite7kimi claimed that the upcoming RTX 4070 Ti with a full-sized AD104 GPU will be able to “easy” matches RTX 3090 Ti. Now Kopite has updated the specs of the non-Ti version of the card, and it looks like the RTX 4070 has replaced the RTX 4070 Ti in specs, with the only difference being that the TDP is much lower.

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The RTX 4070 is said to be using the PG141-SKU331 which was previously thought to be in the RTX 4070 Ti. It also contains 7680 CUDA cores or 60 streaming multiprocessors (SMs), 30 billion transistors and up to 160 ROPs. There is 48MB of L2 cache and 12GB of 21Gb/s GDDR6X memory on a 192-bit bus for a maximum throughput of 504GB/s.

But the critical difference between the new RTX 4070 specs and the previous RTX 4070 Ti specs is TDP. As with other Lovelace leaks, Kopite thinks the Ti card will have a fairly high TDP of 400W, which is close to the RTX 3090 Ti’s 450W TDP. However, the RTX 4070 is 100W lower at 300W, which may refer to custom designs rather than Founders Editions. That’s pretty much the same as the RTX 3070 Ti, which Nvidia says has a TDP of 290W.

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The rumored new specs are a big improvement over the previously announced RTX 4070. They had a card running PG141-SKU341 with 10GB of VRAM @ 18Gbps and a 160-bit memory bus for 360GB/s bandwidth.

Another exciting part of the tweet is the alleged estimate of Save Time Spy Extreme. They claim that the RTX 4070 can now score over 11,000 points compared to the previous 10,000, bringing it closer to that of the RTX 3090 Ti (Founders Edition).

Like all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt. This also leaves the question of what Nvidia has planned for the RTX 4070 Ti – the stripped down version of the AD103 found in the RTX 4080 is one possibility.