NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 & RTX 4060 Ti GPU Mass Production Could Begin Next Month, Using Reduced AD104 ‘Ada’ GPUs
According to our sources, NVIDIA will produce two brand new GPU SKUs for its upcoming GeForce RTX 40 Desktop lineup. These SKUs are based on the AD104 die, the same die that powers the recently released GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, and while that uses the fully enabled chip, these new dies will be significantly reduced.
To begin with, we have the NVIDIA AD104-250 and AD104-251 chips. The RTX 4070 Ti die is the AD104-400-A1, so you can guess how much of a cut-down chip we might be getting. It’s worth noting that the chip designation 251/250 suggests that both will be very similarly configured, though this remains to be seen.
Full NVIDIA AD104 GPU Block Diagram:
The AD104-250 GPU will use the PG14 SKU 343 PCB, whereas the AD104-251 GPU will use the PG141 SKU 345 PCB. The NVIDIA Geforce RTX 4070 Ti is also based on the PG141 (SKU 331) PCB, which means AIB partners won’t have to put in a lot of effort to develop the new chips.
Furthermore, both GPUs are said to have a 200W TGP, but that could change. In terms of production, the AD104-250 GPU SKU will be the first to go into mass production in the second half of February, followed by the AD104-251 SKU in the second half of March. There is no current shelf date for each card, but it is expected to be in the second half of 2023, around Computex 2023.
Previous leaks have suggested that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 will have 5888 CUDA cores, 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM clocked at 21 Gbps, 36 MB of L2 cache, and a 250W TGP, while the RTX 4060 Ti was suggested to have the AD106 GPU, which may or may not happen. The information we received was very recent, so it’s possible that the older specs were also correct, but a lot has happened since then, including the discontinuation of the RTX 4080 12 GB. It has been renamed the 4070 Ti. I recommend that our readers treat this information as a rumour for the time being, but we’ll do our best to get more information in the coming weeks once production on the new AD104 GPUs begins.