The NVIDIA RTX 4070 was announced earlier today, and whilst our thoughts on performance are still a little while off (as our unit only arrived today), I was so, so happy to discover that it’s back to being a normal 2-slot GPU rather than the absolute behemoth that we saw with the RTX 4090 and 4080.
Coming in at 245mm x 101mm and only 42mm thick, next to the 4080 the RTX 4070 is honestly petite. It really compliments the gorgeous design of the 4000 series Founder’s Editions without needing to re-think your entire build to fit it in.
It’s still a hefty piece of tech, but it wasn’t until I whipped an RTX 4080 back out that I realised how small this thing is in comparison. You can actually pick it up in one hand without breaking a sweat for one. Particularly on the thickness side, the RTX 4080 is just on another level, and it’s going to make the RTX 4070 so much more accessible from a size factor for so many existing builds.
Obviously, I was expecting the RTX 4070 to be smaller than the 4080, but I was really surprised to see that it’s even marginally smaller than last year’s 3070 Ti Founder’s Edition, which is really impressive given the power jump (mostly due to DLSS 3.0).
The NVIDIA RTX 4070 is out on April 13th, and will set you back $1,109 AUD (for the Founder’s Edition) with partner cards likely to end up costing a bit more. You can read all about the specs HERE.
I’m super excited to pop it into a PC and see how it delivers on its promise of 1440p gaming at 100 FPS with ray-tracing turned on.