The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super 12GB will have a 16-pin connector

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super 12GB will have a 16-pin connector

Nvidia is rumored to be launching new GeForce RTX 40 Super GPUs in early January, but the closeness of that date hasn’t stopped leaks from coming. The latest leaked image seems to show that the GeForce RTX 4070 12GB GDDR6X Dual OC will come with a 16-pin power connector, rather than an 8-pin power connector.

In some ways this isn’t surprising at all. After all, the Founders Edition of the RTX 4070 also used a 16-pin connector, so using the same for the RTX 4070 Super isn’t an enormous surprise. However, this particular leak shows an Asus-made RTX 4070 Super OC, and Asus had previously opted to use an 8-pin connector for the RTX 4070 OC Edition. Upgrading to a 16-pin connector will give the more powerful card more power to play with, and seems like a wise choice.

There are some other changes between the original RTX 4070 OC and the Super version to be seen in the leaked imagery. There’s now a visible heatpipe on the side and some changes in the cutouts, and most notably, it looks as if the heatsinks will now funnel airflow from the front to the back of the card, rather than sideways.

As mentioned in the name above, it looks as if the card will be using 12GB of GDDR6X memory. Power-wise, rumors say it will come equipped with an AD104-350 core with 7168 cores, though we won’t know this for sure until the card is launched. If those specs turn out to be true, it will place the card between the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti.

We don’t have long to wait before we know one way or the other. Nvidia is holding a Special Address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8, and it’s quite likely it will take to that stage and announce a number of new Super cards for the RTX 40 series. A previously leaked schedule shows that Nvidia is planning on revealing the GeForce RTX 4070 Super, 4070 Ti Super, and 4080 Super, with a full release date coming on January 17.