PNY quietly announced their GeForce RTX 4070 blower graphics card, which, as the name suggests, uses a blower-type cooling system. The board is currently only available in China, but can be shipped anywhere in the world, and may eventually arrive in the US and Europe.
PNY’s GeForce RTX 4070 blower spotted by mega size GPU and JD.comshows the general specifications of the GeForce RTX 4070 board. An AD104 graphics processor with 5,888 CUDA cores running from 1,920 MHz to 2,475 MHz and connected to 12 GB of GDDR6X memory using a 192-bit interface. The card has four display outputs (three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b) and one 8-pin auxiliary PCIe power connector.
The main selling point of this graphics card isn’t its enhanced performance, but its dimensions (278.4mm x 119.4mm x 40mm) are more than enough to fit multiple cards on the motherboard thanks to the blower cooler. Being compact.
Blower-type coolers are not necessarily the quietest and most efficient cooling systems. However, these coolers are often good enough for cooling 200-300W heat-producing graphics cards in compact PCs. The blower expels warm air inside the case and works efficiently even if the internal air circulation is not ideal. Moreover, when multiple graphics cards are combined in one system, these coolers are the only air solution that can ensure adequate cooling in such confined spaces with limited air circulation. The only better option is liquid cooling.
Nvidia often does not allow their add-in board partners to use blowers in their consumer products. Perhaps this is because multiple cards can be installed more easily and have horsepower comparable to professional graphics cards. All of Nvidia’s RTX-branded Professional cards are equipped with blowers.
But PNY’s GeForce RTX 4070 blower isn’t cheap. The company officially calls it an “artificial intelligence turbo graphics card” with “a silent turbine fan suitable for multi-card environments” and positions it for AI developers rather than gamers. As such, the board costs ¥6,999 ($966 including tax, $855 excluding tax), which beats his GeForce RTX 4070’s recommended price in the US ($599).
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