Nvidia RTX 4070 box appears online, minus the actual GPU

We’re still waiting for the Nvidia RTX 4070, but the packaging for the next graphics card already exists. While the box in question doesn’t house a GPU inside, it may serve as proof that a Founder’s Edition is on the cards this time around.

Previous reports suggest that Nvidia is gearing up to make the RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti, with both cards apparently set to use a scaled-down AD104 GPU. While premium gaming PC enthusiasts already have access to the green team’s best graphics card in terms of power, the RTX 4090, regular gamers are still waiting for entry-level and mid-range options to step in.

Fortunately, the latest RTX 4070 leak provides visual evidence of the graphics card’s existence, as a video by YouTuber RedGamingTech includes photos of its packaging. The box looks almost identical to the one in our Nvidia RTX 4080 review, but a GPU doesn’t accompany the fancy cardboard in any of the snapshots.

The Founder’s Edition box lacks the Nvidia RTX 4070 specs, but confirms that it will use the same dual eight-pin power adapter as the RTX 4070 Ti. Sizing information is also available on the back, with the graphics card measuring 112mm wide, 40mm narrower than the RTX 4080.

As always, keep a saker close when consuming graphics card rumours, as Nvidia is notoriously indecisive about product releases. It’s more than likely that we’ll see an RTX 4070 Founder’s Edition, but the GPU giant hasn’t announced any plans beyond its currently available lineup. In any case, the leaked packaging serves as proof that it’s at least being considered, or was supposed to launch alongside its Lovelace siblings.

If you’re looking for a next-gen GeForce graphics card that costs less than the RTX 4080, check out our Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti review. The latest GPU still costs quite a bit, but offers impressive DLSS 3 capabilities for less than its premium counterpart.