Colorful GeForce RTX 4070 Vulcan OC-V review

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The premium graphics card comes equipped with a triple fan setup, occupying 3.5 slots, and significantly surpassing the dimensions of the Founders Edition at 348.2 x 160 x 72.6 mm. This meticulously crafted behemoth warrants a compatibility check with your PC case before purchasing. The cooler design takes inspiration from the Founders Edition, as the shroud accounts for a minimal portion of the card's total volume, while the aluminum fin-stacks designated for heat dissipation extend to the outer edges.


NVIDIA Releases Affordable GeForce RTX 4070 (12GB) Graphics Card with Impressive Performance Capabilities NVIDIA has finally released its latest graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4070, which promises to deliver high performance for users who want to upgrade their gaming and creative experiences. With features like ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-powered assists, this graphics card is sure to appeal to a wide range of users looking for a powerful and affordable solution. The card uses the same AD104 silicon as the RTX 4070 Ti, with just 46 out of 60 streaming multiprocessors enabled, resulting in 5,888 CUDA cores, compared to the 7,680 on the Ti. It also has 46 RT cores, 184 Tensor cores, 184 TMUs, and possibly 64 ROPs. Despite a narrower memory bus, the RTX 4070 features 12GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface, providing 504GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is even higher than its Ti counterpart.



Weighing in at a mere 2000 grams, this card boasts a lightweight design for today's standards. With dimensions of approximately 33 centimeters in length, the compact dual-slot construction ensures a perfect fit in your device. The card's open backplate design on both sides enhances its signature aesthetic, present in their products over the past year. Furthermore, a vented backplate offers improved air circulation. As NVIDIA plans to retire the Ampere series, the ADA lineup emerges as its successor, providing faster and competitively priced cards. The GeForce RTX 4070 Founder Edition, with its 5888 shading cores, outperforms its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. 


A distinctive feature of the RTX 40-series graphics cards is that NVIDIA exclusively supplies the included power adapters, whether for Founders Edition or custom-designed boards by partners. The card opts for the 12VHPWR connector, which has recently faced criticism due to isolated instances of overheating and melting. The issue may be attributed to cable bending near the connector, user installation errors, and possibly inadequate quality control for these power connectors. However, we find it challenging to heat these connectors.


Although adhering to PCIe Gen 5 specifications, the GeForce RTX 4000 series maintains a PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 host interface. The GeForce RTX 4070 is outfitted with 12GB of GDDR6X memory and a 192-bit wide memory bus. While a minimum 500W power supply is advised for its 200W TGP, the Founder Edition card typically consumes only 150-200W. However, the card's wattage may increase due to the additional TGP allowance granted to board partners.


This Colorful iGame model wouldn't be complete without innovative features, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The card offers a variety of unique elements, such as a height-adjustable reinforcement rod to prevent PCB bending over time, and the iGame Status Monitor—a vibrant 480 x 128-pixel LCD display customizable to exhibit real-time monitoring or a range of other information. The package also includes a microfiber cloth, anti-static gloves, and an attachable LCD panel compatible with horizontal, vertical, or docked placements. Oh and a screw driver a well


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