It does look like a very white Christmas, judging by the photos of Gigabyte’s brand new RTX 4070s. Spotted by VideoCardz (opens in new tab)does this confirm the release of new 4070 Ti GPUs that appear to have similar specs to the 12 GB 4080 (opens in new tab) which Nvidia was trying to launch, which no one really wanted.
If it comes at the right price point, the 4070 Ti could be a great compromise on the spectrum between value and performance. This is something we were looking for from Nvidia, especially after seeing the mediocre capabilities of the RTX 4060 (opens in new tab).
Gigabyte’s RTX 4070 Ti AERO features a three-fan configuration in what appears to be an all-white color scheme. Some of the plastic looks a bit yellow in pictures, kind of like 80s plastic toys and tech cases, but I suspect that’s more a lighting issue than how they look in real life. Those familiar with Gigabyte’s Vision line of cards will probably see the similarities in this new homage to the 4070 Ti.
In addition to showing off that cool white exterior, the images also give us a look at the new pin adapter cable. It’s a 2×8-pin to 1×16-pin adapter made by Nvidia to bridge the gap and hopefully save someone from having to replace their entire gear right away. It’s similar to the adapters we’ve seen for some of the higher range cards, so it’s nice to see it included for this range.
That three-fan solution is also accompanied by what appears to be quite a large heatsink that is largely visible thanks to the short PCB. This is a good sign, and the card looks like it should handle heat well. Heat can be one of the hardest things to manage in a build, especially if you live in a warmer climate, so it’s good to see Gigabyte taking the Aero name quite literally with this build.
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Nvidia will be announcing new GPUs on January 3, so we’ll likely hear more about these cards then. According to VideoCardz, we can expect to see the RTX 4070 Ti AERO at the company’s special address on January 3 and then on sale on January 5. we might just be stuck with Nvidia’s smell (opens in new tab) instead of using its GPUs.