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GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition is dual-slot
Alleged photograph of NVIDIA upcoming mid-range GPU have been posted online.
Moore’s Law is Dead posted a single photograph showing an unreleased RTX 4070 class GPU. The design of the fan blade matches the RTX 4090/4080 series, and it looks to have supersized diameter extending into the frame, just like the higher-end series. Unlike the AD102/AD103 GPUs though, this card appears to be much thinner, supposedly only dual-slot.
NVIDIA announced that only RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 16GB will be available as Founders Edition, while the RTX 4080 12GB will be a board partner exclusive SKU. Interestingly, both the RTX 4080 12GB and RTX 4070 are expected to feature the same GPU, which is Ada AD104.
The design, possibly with V-shaped PCB, would be a new approach in comparison to Ampere RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3070 GPUs, which had a simple rectangular board design that was later used by multiple board partners.
It is definitely interesting that we see this leak right now because the RTX 4070 has been shelved until early Q1 2023 according to the most recent rumors. However, NVIDIA has changed the specs and timeline for its RTX GPUs many times already, so it would surprise anyone if a cut-down AD104 GPU made its debut already in late Q4.