For home workstation owners and AI enthusiasts, ASUS has released the GeForce RTX 4070 Turbo graphics card, which is equipped with a cooling system with a tangential fan, popularly called “turbine”. The accelerator is designed for installation in cases with limited internal space where several such graphics cards are required.
ASUS Turbo graphics cards were widespread in the era of GeForce RTX 20 and RTX 30 series accelerators. However, their appearance on the market was due to the boom in cryptocurrencies. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3070 Turbo and RTX 3080 Turbo models appeared on the market, equipped with similar coolers. And the same ASUS even decided to release a flagship GeForce RTX 3090 in the same version, but proved not to be as popular as younger and cheaper models. The GeForce RTX 4070 Turbo model continues the basic idea, but now in line with the new trend – the general AI boom.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Turbo is powered by an AD104 GPU with 7680 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6 memory, which should be enough to run AI generative language models. The manufacturer also included a monthly subscription to the Adobe Creative Suite with the card, which can only be interpreted as a gesture towards the community of digital content creators.
The card itself is two expansion slots thick. It is equipped with a standard 8-pin power connector, which is located in an unusual location for gaming graphics cards – on the back. This simplifies cable management when multiple of these accelerators are used simultaneously as part of a workstation. The power consumption of the card is 200 W.
Unlike most regular gaming versions of the GeForce RTX 4070, which tend to be significantly larger, the Turbo model is just 10.5 inches long. Obviously, the efficiency of the cooling system used is significantly lower than traditional coolers, which also means that the card does not have a factory overclocked GPU. The manufacturer also does not reveal whether the new product has an additional power reserve, which would be useful if you still want to overclock it.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Turbo is not yet commercially available, so its price remains unknown.