The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series Founders Edition has been leaked, revealing the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4060 Ti models

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series is one of the most eagerly anticipated graphics card lineups among users, gamers, and tech enthusiasts. This series will feature some of the most powerful and cutting-edge GPUs available in the market, including the top-tier RTX 40 series graphics cards: the RTX 4080, RTX 4070, and RTX 4060. Recently, two unreleased NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Founders Edition graphics cards have been pictured, namely the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4060 Ti. Below is a detailed breakdown of what we know so far.

There is currently a lack of a Founders Edition for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

You may recall that when the GeForce RTX 3070 was launched, it did not receive the FE (Founders Edition) treatment, as the manufacturer decided to focus on custom variants instead. However, following the sudden renaming of the card to the RTX 3070 Ti, NVIDIA had a limited amount of time to make enough Founders Edition coolers for the release. As a result, the RTX 3070 Ti was only released as a custom variant.

There is speculation about the potential existence of an unreleased Founders Edition model for the RTX 4070 Ti

Although NVIDIA did not produce Founders Edition models for the initial release, it does not necessarily mean that an RTX 4070 Ti Founders Edition model was not created. Leaks revealed by KittyYYuko on Twitter confirm the existence of an unreleased RTX 4070 Ti Founders Edition model. The leaker shared two images of the variant, which exhibits design similarities to the rest of the Founders Edition lineup. Unfortunately, this model was not made available to the public by NVIDIA.

In addition to the RTX 4070 Ti, KittyYYuko also shared images of an unreleased graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. However, only images of the cooler were provided for this variant. It should be noted that the graphics card is labeled as the GeForce RTX 4060, but the leaker is confident that this is actually the 4060 Ti.

There’s a possibility that the model depicted in the picture could be a prototype Finite Element (FE) model

Based on the available information, there is much speculation that the card pictured is a prototype of the Founders Edition model, designed to be compatible with both the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 graphics cards. It’s important to note that the final product may look different from the image provided, but it is likely that the overall design language will remain consistent.

The RTX 4060 (Ti) graphics card features a dual-slot form factor and a flow-through design

Based on the images shared, we can confirm that the RTX 4060 (Ti) graphics card has a dual-slot form factor and a flow-through design. This design enables the expulsion of heated air through the rear, aiding in keeping the graphics card cool during periods of heavy use.

The expected specifications for the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti are as follows: it will have an AD106-350-A1 core, 4352 CUDA cores, 8 GB GDDR6 memory, and a 128-bit bus interface.

According to rumors, the upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is expected to feature the AD106-350-A1 GPU core, which is a slightly trimmed-down version of the full AD106 graphics chip. The card is anticipated to have 34 SMs or 4352 CUDA cores and an 8 GB GDDR6 memory operating at 18 Gbps via a 128-bit bus interface, delivering 288 GB/s of bandwidth. While these specifications are subject to change leading up to the release date, it appears that this graphics card will be quite powerful.

The use of a PCIe Gen5 12VHPWR connector is being considered for the RTX 4060 Ti

Like the RTX 4070, the RTX 4060 Ti will also utilize the PCIe Gen5 12VHPWR connector. NVIDIA aims to establish this connector as the standard across the entire lineup, making it easier for consumers to identify which connector to use, regardless of the graphics card they own.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series is expected to be a powerhouse of graphics cards that can handle anything thrown their way. The RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4060 Ti are likely to be high-end models, with the former possibly being the most potent in the series. It remains to be seen if NVIDIA will release an official Founders Edition model for the RTX 4070 Ti. However, leaked information about the RTX 4060 Ti gives us a glimpse of what to expect from NVIDIA’s highly anticipated graphics card lineup. It’s important to note that these leaks are not yet confirmed by NVIDIA, so we should look forward to official announcements from the company.

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