NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPUs to feature either 16-pin or 8-pin power connectors

Published: Mar 20th 2023, 19:42 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA will not mandate 12VHPWR connector on GeForce RTX 4070/4060 cards

According to Igor’sLAB, NVIDIA will not mandate 16-pin power connector on upcoming mid-range series.

NVIDIA is reportedly not requiring board partners to use the 12VHPWR connector on the upcoming RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 series. The company is said to allow custom cards to appear with the ‘old’ but proven 8-pin power connector, with some models even potentially featuring two.

According to Igor’s source, NVIDIA may launch two classes of RTX 4070 non-Ti model, either with 225W TDP, 12VHPWR connector and factory-overclocking and 200W 8-pin version with optional factory-overclocking. Our sources confirm that some RTX 4070 cards will indeed have 200W+ TDP and will have OC, but they are not using 12VHWPR connector.

  • RTX 4070 #1: 225W TDP, OC, 1x PCIe 16-pin (12VHPWR)
  • RTX 4070 #2: 200W TDP, OC optional, 1x/2x PCIe 8-pin

As we reported earlier, the RTX 4070 embargo will be split between MSRP and non-MSRP cards. As far as we know, the NVIDIA guideline is to use 12VHPWR on ‘premium’ models, so these cards would undoubtedly cost more.

What is important is that the RTX 4070 retail price has not yet been confirmed and there is no point in sharing rumors at this point. However, the fact that two RTX 4070 versions are planned may explain the confusion in some reports.

RUMORED NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Specs
VideoCardz.comRTX 4070 TiRTX 4070 ‘OC’RTX 4070 RTX 4060 TiRTX 4060
ArchitectureAda (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)
CUDA Cores
Boost Clock
2610 MHz
2475+ MHz
2475 MHz
12 GB G6X
12 GB G6X
12 GB G6X
8 GB G6
8 GB G6
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
504 GB/s
504 GB/s
504 GB/s
288 GB/s
288 GB/s
Default TGP
Power Connector1x 16-pin1x 16-pin1x 8-pin1x 8-pin (?)1x 8-pin (?)
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x16PCIe Gen4 x16PCIe Gen4 x16PCIe Gen4 x8PCIe Gen4 x8
Release DateJanuary 5th, 2023April 13, 2023April 13, 2023TBCTBC

Source: Igor’sLAB

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