MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus and Gaming GPUs leaked ahead of launch

Published: Apr 7th 2023, 09:33 GMT   Comments

MSI RTX 4070 cards with 16-pin and 8-pin connectors have been pictured

Two of MSI’s upcoming RTX 4070 designs have been leaked.

As we have mentioned before, MSI is working on at least eight different models based on NVIDIA RTX 4070 non-Ti. This upcoming AD104-based card is set to launch next week. This will be the first card from NVIDIA based on the Ada Lovelace architecture to offer ‘standard’ power connectors.

Yesterday there was a leak from Gigabyte confirming that the company is also planning to split the lineup into two groups. The first group is to use an 8-pin power connector, while the other version of RTX 4070 is to feature a modern 16-pin design. Future RTX 40 models that are set to launch this quarter should follow suit by offering similar options.

MSI RTX 4070 Gaming/Ventus GPUs, Source: VideoCardz

The MSI lineup is to feature Ventus 2X, Ventus 3X, Gaming and SUPRIM models. Today we have pictures of the Ventus 3X and Gaming X Trio. The former is a budget-oriented SKU which uses one 8-pin power connector. The Gaming GPU considered higher tier will rely on one 16-pin connector instead.

  • MSI RTX 4070 SUPRIM X 12G
  • MSI RTX 4070 SUPRIM 12G
  • MSI RTX 4070 VENTUS 3X 12G OC
  • MSI RTX 4070 VENTUS 3X 12G
  • MSI RTX 4070 VENTUS 2X 12G OC
  • MSI RTX 4070 VENTUS 2X 12G

What one should immediately notice is that Gaming Trio is a 2.5 slot design, while Ventus 3X is MSI’s first RTX 40 card to be dual-slot. There are some minor changes to the design compared to RTX 4070 Ti, but the most apparent is the 8-pin power connector.

MSI RTX 4070 Gaming/Ventus GPUs, Source: VideoCardz

The MSI Gaming Trio GPU will also be visibly wider and longer. There is no doubt that this model is aiming at higher overclocking potential, but technically both cards are factory-overclocked (as confirmed by the packing). That said, even the 8-pin RTX 4070 cards are confirmed to offer some out-of-the-box boost from the factory.

MSI RTX 4070 Gaming/Ventus GPUs, Source: VideoCardz

The MSI RTX 4070 series will be released on April 13th. The Gaming X Trio is likely to be the second most expensive card from the MSI lineup (following Suprim series), while Ventus 3X and 2X (dual-fan) are likely aiming at NVIDIA MSRP at $599.

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