Leaked Nvidia RTX 4070 images point to GPU that could be a mid-range king

Nvidia RTX 4070 FE
(Image credit: VideoCardz)

If you’re in the market for a strong mid-range GPU, you’ll be pleased to learn Nvidia could launch the GeForce RTX 4070 Founder’s Edition this spring.

Leaked images (via VideoCardz) point to a GPU that looks almost identical to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Founder’s Edition. The rumored RTX 4070 seems to have a dual-slot design while it could also sport a 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector. If that last point proves to be true, the RTX 4070 FE may require a separate power adapter to work with certain PSUs.

The leaked shots suggest the RTX 4070 will sport the same premium metallic finish as its big brothers. As someone who couldn’t get his hands on a RTX 4090 Founder’s Edition — I’m currently rocking a kinda fugly Inno3D third-party card — I’m all about that premium metal. 

RTX 4070 Founders Edition rumored price and specs 

Nvidia RTX 4070 FE

(Image credit: Future)

It’s rumored the RTX 4070 FE could launch on April 13, with an MSRP of $599. For context, the RTX 4090 launched at a wallet-crippling $1,599… a price I definitely didn’t go above by quite some margin. No sir.  

While we don’t have confirmed specs as yet, the RTX 4070 FE will almost certainly be built on the same Ada Lovelace architecture as the RTX 4070 Ti. That card currently sells for $799/ £799, and like other 40-series GPUs it supports ray tracing and DLSS 3 frame insertion.

Nvidia RTX 4070 FE

(Image credit: Future)

While the RTX 4070 FE is likely to feature cut down specs next to the RTX 4070 Ti, we hope it launches with at least 10 GB of GRRD6X RAM. Memory issues have been an increasing problem with a number of disappointing PC ports of late, and there’s no sadder poster child for the current state of VRAM woes than The Last of Us Part 1.

The PC version of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece remains a poorly optimised mess at time of writing. If you want to use the game’s high textures — which broadly match the assets used in the PS5 version — you need a GPU with at least 10GB of VRAM. Considering the RTX 4070 Ti has 12GB of VRAM, we’d be disappointed if the rumored RTX 4070 FE launches with less than 10GB of VRAM.

If you want to put together one of the best gaming PCs but don’t want to obliterate your bank balance, the RTX 4070 looks like it could be a good fit for budget-conscious builds. Let’s just hope its specs are up to handling the likes of The Last of Us Part 1.

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Dave Meikleham
UK Computing Editor

Dave is a computing editor at Tom’s Guide and covers everything from cutting edge laptops to ultrawide monitors. When he’s not worrying about dead pixels, Dave enjoys regularly rebuilding his PC for absolutely no reason at all. In a previous life, he worked as a video game journalist for 15 years, with bylines across GamesRadar+, PC Gamer and TechRadar. Despite owning a graphics card that costs roughly the same as your average used car, he still enjoys gaming on the go and is regularly glued to his Switch. Away from tech, most of Dave’s time is taken up by walking his husky, buying new TVs at an embarrassing rate and obsessing over his beloved Arsenal.