Nvidia Unveils Details for the Impressive GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU
Nvidia is kickstarting 2023 with a surprise graphics card upgrade right out the gate. Mere days before its January 17 launch, the tech giant quietly boosted the specs on its incoming GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU.
Originally announced at CES 2023, the RTX 4070 SUPER will headline Nvidia’s new RTX 40 SUPER series – more powerful versions of existing RTX 40 cards. It will sell for $599 alongside the non-SUPER RTX 4070 models, which see a simultaneous price drop to $549.
On paper, the two GPUs looked nearly identical, with 12GB GDDR6X memory and a 192-bit bus. But Nvidia has now clarified the SUPER version will include 48MB of L2 cache – 12MB more than the standard RTX 4070’s 36MB.
This pool of onboard memory may seem insignificant next to the overall 12GB VRAM. But even a little extra cache can provide a healthy performance lift when gaming. And early leaks suggest the bonus memory, plus a higher core count, will push the 4070 SUPER around 15-20% faster than its non-SUPER sibling.