So that the card does not become cheaper and does not interfere with the RTX 4060 Ti
While one can only guess what sales of the RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti graphics cards will be due to the small increase in performance compared to the previous generation, but the RTX 4070 seems to be selling quite poorly, as it is reported that Nvidia has stopped production of adapters until June.
GeForce RTX 4070 graphics cards won’t be produced until June
This is done so that the warehouses do not accumulate excessive stocks of cards, and manufacturers do not reduce prices. Recall that the first reports of a production stop appeared back in April, and then it was said that this situation would last until May, but now it is clear that Nvidia has extended the deadlines.
We just found out that the RTX 4060 Ti with 16 GB of memory is really worth $500 , while the RTX 4070 is asking $600. Of course, we have yet to see benchmarks, but in terms of performance, the older card is noticeably better, despite the smaller amount of memory, that is, lowering the prices of the RTX 4070 will lead to the fact that the older version of the RTX 4060 Ti may not be needed by anyone.