NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Confirmed To Feature Full 48 MB L2 Cache On AD104 Chip

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Confirmed To Feature Full 48 MB L2 Cache On AD104 Chip

NVIDIA has confirmed that the upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU comes equipped with the full 48 MB L2 cache for AD104 chips.

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Packs 48 MB of L2 Cache In Its AD104 GPU, The Same As The RTX 4070 Ti

When NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER graphics card last week, the specifications sheet listed a 20% upgrade to the core count for the AD104 GPU over the RTX 4070 however its L2 cache was listed as the same 36 MB. Now, NVIDIA has confirmed that the 36 MB number was listed by mistake and has updated its product pages with the correct cache amount which is 48 MB, the same as the RTX 4070 Ti GPU.

Having a higher L2 cache is very important for a GPU like the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER. It comes with a 192-bit memory bus interface and is aimed at high-refresh-rate 1080p and 1440p gaming PCs. Extra details such as higher-res textures and higher resolution itself can lead to bottlenecks within the memory subsystem and while the RTX 4070 SUPER comes equipped with the latest G6X memory, there are still certain scenarios where the memory can become strained and cause slow-downs in gaming. Having a large L2 cache near the GPU provides a high-speed interconnect across all GPCs to send data through and forth.

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As such, having 48 MB of L2 cache on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU is certainly a very good decision and would mark a nice improvement over the Non-SUPER variant.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Specifications: Upgraded AD104 GPU With 20% More Cores

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER will feature AD104-350 or AD103-175 GPU (PG141 SKU 335) configurations with the same 7,168 cores across both variants. The GPU is expected to get 36 MB of L2 cache. The card will stick with the 12 GB GDDR6X memory across the same 192-bit bus interface. For the RTX 4070 SUPER, the card will have a 20W higher TBP than the existing 4070 at 220W.

Updated specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU listing the full 48 MB L2 cache. Image Source: NVIDIA

The card offers 36 Shader TFLOPs, 82 RT TFLOPs, and 568 AI TOPs while supporting all the latest NV encode technologies such as AV1 and H.264. All of these combined put the RTX 4070 within 95% of the performance of the 4070 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Performance: Faster Than An RTX 3090 & Just 5% Slower Than A 4070 Ti On Average

In terms of gaming performance, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is said to be around 15% faster than the RTX 4070 Non-SUPER, marking the biggest uplifts in the SUPER lineup. The card is also stated to be faster than an RTX 3090 without frame-generation though the performance is going to vary on a game-to-game basis. NVIDIA also confirms that the card is just 5% slower than an RTX 4070 Ti which retailed for $799 US. That too has been replaced by the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER.

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AI is a major talking point for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER and the RTX 40 SUPER series in general, delivering up to 2x faster performance with DLSS 3.5, 70% faster image generation & 50% faster video generation speeds using ML optimizations through the Tensor-RT and Tensor-RT LLM stack that has been available on Windows and is being updated on the go.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Power Efficiency: Absolutely Shattering Perf/Watt

Another talking point for the NVIDIA GeForce RT 40 SUPER GPUs such as the RTX 4070 SUPER is its class-leading performance efficiency. While the GPU is rated at 220W, the actual gaming wattage is around 200W on average which is less than half the TGP of the RTX 4090 and much lower than what the Radeon RX 7900 series consumes. Even the 7800 XT is rated at a much higher 263W TBP. The video playback power is also 16W out of the box while idle power is 11W, something that the AMD RDNA 3 GPUs had trouble fixing during launch.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU Pricing & Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER GPU will be available on the 17th of January in both Founders Edition and custom variants, starting at $599 US. There are plenty of custom models to select from such as the ones shown below:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition Gallery:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Desktop GPU Family:

Graphics Card GPU SKU GPU Cores TMUs / ROPs Clock Speed (Boost) VRAM / Bus Bandwidth TGP Price (MSRP) Launch
GeForce RTX 4090 AD102-300 16384 512 / 176 2520 MHz 24 GB GDDR6X / 384-bit 1008 GB/s 450W $1599 US October 2022
GeForce rTX 4090D AD102-250 14592 456 / 176 2520 MHz 24 GB GDDR6X / 384-bit 1008 GB/s 425W 12999 RMB January 2024
GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER AD103-400 10240 320 / 112 2550 MHz 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit 736 GB/s 320W $999 US January 2024
GeForce RTX 4080 AD103-300 9728 320 / 112 2510 MHz 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit 716 GB/s 320W $1199 US November 2022
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER AD103-275/AD102-175 8448 TBD 2610 MHz 16 GB GDDR6X / 256-bit 672 GB/s 285W $799 US January 2024
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AD104-400 7680 240 / 80 2610 MHz 12 GB GDDR6X /192-bit 504 GB/s 285W $799 US January 2023
GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER AD104-350/AD103-175 7168 TBD 2475 MHz 12 GB GDDR6X / 192-bit 504 GB/s 220W $599 US January 2024
GeForce RTX 4070 AD104-250 5888 184 / 64 2475 MHz 12 GB GDDR6X / 192-bit 504 GB/s 200W $549 US April 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16 GB AD106-350 4352 136 / 48 2535 MHz 16 GB GDDR6 /128-bit 288 GB/s 165W $449 US July 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB AD106-350 4352 136 / 48 2535 MHz 8 GB GDDR6 / 128-bit 288 GB/s 160W $399 US May 2023
GeForce RTX 4060 AD107-400 3072 96 / 48 2460 MHz 8 GB GDDR6 / 128-bit 272 GB/s 115W $299 US June 2023

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