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  • Gigabyte RTX 4070 Super and the Sorted History of the RTX 40 Series


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 29:17

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    Originally recorded February 2024

    Show Notes

    While we love what NVIDIA has been doing to enhance gaming and their entire line of graphics cards there are some things that company does that really does not make sense.  We like to celebrate the launch of SLI and bash on them for how they originally marketed the new technology and then bash on their about face and subsequent restrictions and eventual removal of the feature.  On the surface it is the company reacting to internal discoveries, trends in the marketplace and likely the ultimate changes in direction.

    When the RTX 40 Series Ada Lovelace GPU was launched they announced the ultra-high-end cards first.  This included the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 (downsized 4080) and on paper it looked like every other product launch in their history.  However, there was a retraction of the RTX 4070 due to the board specifications being too close to the 4080. 

    This “unlaunched” card was later released as a RTX 4070 Ti and started a massive restructuring of the cards and how they were named, including a relaunch of the RTX 4070 name with a greatly reduced spec.

    At the end of it all we have a massive hodgepodge of product naming soup and a clear indication that NVIDIA is attempting to course correct their early mistake.

    Related Links
    NVIDIA RTX Spec Sheet
    NVIDIA RTX 4090 PowerGate Problem and the Unlaunch of the RTX 4080

    Episode 156 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)