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Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics Card Specs, Performance, Price & Availability (300W + 36TF performance)

tusharngf

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 will be the next-generation high-end gaming graphics card, offering the latest graphics architecture based on Ada Lovelace GPUs. The graphics card will be replacing the RTX 3070, a very popular gaming graphics card in the $500-$600 US segment.

RTX 4070 series graphics cards will be designed around the $500 US segment which is a high-end price range that still offers lots of performance at hand. It's simple, the RTX 4090 series will be aimed at users who want the best of the best without worrying about the amount of money they are spending while the RTX 4080 series is aimed at users who want the best gaming performance at the best possible price. The RTX 4070 will be the sweet spot for high-end gaming, offering a buttery smooth 2K game experience.

The previous GeForce RTX 3070 was touted to offer a huge improvement over the RTX 2070 and was said to offer performance faster than the RTX 2080 Ti but ended up mostly on par with the Turing flagship with only the RTX 3070 Ti exceeding the performance of the previous Turing GPU flagship. It looks like the RTX 4070 will be placed in a similar position where it might offer graphics performance on par or close to the RTX 3080 Ti but a 'Ti' variant going further ahead in graphics performance.


NVIDIA's AD104 'Ada Lovelace' GPU - The Next-Gen Powerhouse​

Starting with the GPU configuration, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 series graphics cards are said to utilize the AD104 GPU core. The GPU is said to measure around 300mm2 and will utilize the TSMC 4N process node which is an optimized version of TSMC's 5nm (N5) node designed for the green team.

The NVIDIA Ada Lovelace AD104 GPU is expected to feature up to 5 GPC (Graphics Processing Clusters). This is the one less GPC than the GA104 GPU. Each GPU will consist of 6 TPCs and 2 SMs which is the same configuration as the existing chip. Each SM (Streaming Multiprocessor) will house four sub-cores which is also the same as the GA102 GPU. What's changed is the FP32 & the INT32 core configuration. Each sub-core will include 128 FP32 units but combined FP32+INT32 units will go up to 192. This is because the FP32 units don't share the same sub-core as the IN32 units. The 128 FP32 cores are separate from the 64 INT32 cores.

So in total, each sub-core will consist of 32 FP32 plus 16 INT32 units for a total of 48 units. Each SM will have a total of 128 FP32 units plus 64 INT32 units for a total of 192 units. And since there are a total of 60 SM units (12 per GPC), we are looking at 7,680 FP32 Units and 3,840 INT32 units for a total of 11,520 cores. Each SM will also include two Wrap Schedules (32 thread/CLK) for 64 wraps per SM. This is a 50% increase on the cores (FP32+INT32) and a 33% increase in Wraps/Threads vs the GA102 GPU.

NVIDIA AD103 'Ada Lovelace' Gaming GPU 'SM' Block Diagram (Image Credits: Kopite7kimi):




  • 5 GPCs vs 6 GPCs on GA104
  • +25% Cores vs GA104 GPU
  • 50% More L1 Cache (Versus Ampere GA104)
  • Twice More L2 Cache (Versus Ampere GA104)
  • +66% ROPs (Versus Ampere GA104)
  • 4th Gen Tensor & 3rd Gen RT Cores


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Series Preliminary Specs:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
GPU NameAD104-400?AD104-300?Ampere GA104-400Ampere GA104-300
Process NodeTSMC 4NTSMC 4NSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Die Size~300mm2~300mm2395.2mm2395.2mm2
TransistorsTBDTBD17.4 Billion17.4 Billion
CUDA Cores~7680~704061445888
TMUs / ROPsTBD / 160TBD / 144192/ 96184 / 96
Tensor / RT CoresTBD / TBDTBD / TBD192/ 48184 / 46
Base ClockTBDTBD1575 MHz1500 MHz
Boost ClockTBDTBD1770 MHz1730 MHz
FP32 Compute~38 TFLOPs~36 TFLOPs22 TFLOPs20 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPsTBDTBD42 TFLOPs40 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPsTBDTBD174 TOPs163 TOPs
Memory Capacity12 GB GDDR6X?12 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6X8 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Speed21 Gbps18 Gbps19 Gbps14 Gbps
Bandwidth504 GB/s432 GB/s608 Gbps448 Gbps
TGP~330W~300W290W220W
Price (MSRP / FE)$599 US?$499 US?$599 US$499 US
Launch (Availability)2022202210th June 202129th October 2020


Just for comparison's sake:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti: ~103 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 2.8 GHz clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: ~90 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 2.8 GHz clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080: ~50 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 2.5 GHz clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: 40 TFLOPs (FP32) (1.86 GHz Boost clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: ~38 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 2.5 GHz clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: ~36 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 2.5 GHz clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090: 36 TFLOPs (FP32) (1.69 GHz Boost clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080: 30 TFLOPs (FP32) (1.71 GHz Boost clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti: 22 TFLOPs (FP32) (1.77 GHz Boost clock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070: 20 TFLOPs (FP32) (1.72 GHz Boost clock)

Full article:https://wccftech.com/roundup/nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070/
 

Corndog

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Would be highly surprised if nvidia keep the prices the same as ampere. These will be 600-700 and the 4080 will be 900-999. Would like to be wrong but the last couple of years will have set a precedent Nvidia will "explore".
Depends on their costs. These new chips are considerably smaller. But wafers probably cost more.
 

//DEVIL//

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I have a 3080 and I am happy with it. seeing no next-gen game only game coming this year, buying any card really higher than 3080 is pointless. once next-gen only games are out that will use the GPU power needed, I will probably upgrade then. I need a card that will run unreal engine 5 games at ultra-wide 2k with 120 frames everything ultra. and from the look of it, not even the new-gen cards will do such a thing. (if the matrix demo is anything to go by)

The main game I actually play the most is Call of duty. and MW2 is a cross-gen game. meaning even the 3070 is more than fine for 2k gaming.

Software isn't really keeping up with the hardware advancement sadly. we are 2 years behind when it comes to software to hardware ratio.. Yet when the heavy unreal engine 5 games hit, not even next-gen GPUs coming this year will max it. Might as well wait for the real next-gen architecture.


I do love owning next-gen GPUs, but I am honestly not excited one bit for some reason. I am not feeling the hype. Maybe that will change when the cards are in the market and I can actually grab one.
 
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clarky

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Pretty much what Devil says. Got a 3080 can' t get excited about these cards when theres nothing mind-blowing to run on it. Can't see me upgrading until the year after at the earliest simply no need.

Although will be upgrading my laptop once these 240hz oleds drop, but thats a different thread.
 

BigBooper

Member
I thought there would be more memory than is rumored. Doesn't seem like an incredible step up.

Seems like I might be just as well buying a current 3000 series if I find one at a good price.
 

hlm666

Member
Depends on their costs. These new chips are considerably smaller. But wafers probably cost more.
Yeh a few months back there were articles going around about 5nm wafers costing almost double 7nm ones, was something like ~9k for a 7nm one vs ~16k for 5nm.

I thought there would be more memory than is rumored. Doesn't seem like an incredible step up.

Seems like I might be just as well buying a current 3000 series if I find one at a good price.
There is alot more cache in these than ampere. If the int32 isn't shared with fp32 anymore that will also bring more real world results than amperes shared setup. Wait and see some performance metrics first (3rd party ones obviously).
 

Black_Stride

do not tempt fate do not contrain Wonder Woman's thighs do not do not
3090 performance for 500 - 600 dollars.
Sweet.
Feel bad for people that got 3090tis......well not really if they can afford a 3090ti in this climate they are probably getting a 4090ti easy work.....som im jealous.

Ill wait for benchmarks before deciding if the 4080 is worth the upgrade or if I can skip a generation as usual.
 

Kenpachii

Gold Member
I expect the 4080 to sit around 3090 performance level and the 4070 around the 3080.

Tflops don't mean much between different architectures, we know that leaker said the 4090ti is basically 2x the 3090, which is 36 tflops. So yea.

I will be sitting this out with a 3080 for another generation.

Why should i buy new rtx series when everyhing is adequate to run atm on rtx 3080?
Maybe miners will be interested, but gamers dont have reason to buy it

I am sure nvidia will sponsor some performance murder features in new games like witcher 3 remake to validate those gpu's. However as a 3080 owner, i barely use the GPU in games already so yea its kinda useless to care for new cards at this point.
 
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gundalf

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Why should i buy new rtx series when everyhing is adequate to run atm on rtx 3080?
Maybe miners will be interested, but gamers dont have reason to buy it

I think there are still a good amount of Gamers out there holding on their GTX 970/1070 wanting to upgrade without paying scalper prices. With crypto going down, maybe this GPU gen it will be finally possible 🤔
 

Kenpachii

Gold Member
I really doubt there will be that huge difference in TF between RTX 4080 and 4090(50tf vs 90tf).

I also think, even though RTX 4080 will be beast, its still better choice to have 1440p/144hz monitor than 4k/60hz..

4k is only useful if you use tv's really as a gaming monitor, other then that buying 4k desktop screen is just you wasting a gigantic amounts of performance for no reason at all. 1440p is indeed the sweet spot.
 

DukeNukem00

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I expect the 4080 to sit around 3090 performance level and the 4070 around the 3080.

Wuuut ? You expect a new gen of cards to be the same thing as the old one ? A 3090 is 10% faster at 1080p and 15% at 4k than a 3080. What you posted here has never happened since graphics cards were invented on this planet. Not once, in the entire history of dedicated graphics cards.
 

Kenpachii

Gold Member
Wuuut ? You expect a new gen of cards to be the same thing as the old one ? A 3090 is 10% faster at 1080p and 15% at 4k than a 3080. What you posted here has never happened since graphics cards were invented on this planet. Not once, in the entire history of dedicated graphics cards.

The 4080 is basically half the performance of a 4090ti even less, its a far cry from what a 4080 stands for really. The rumor from the eastern guy that stated teh 103 tflop gpu is about 2x 3090 performance also could easily mean that the tflops are ballooned over ampere when it comes to rast performance. The 4090ti is really just 72 tflops ampere at that point. So half of that is about 3090 performance.

So yes i expect a 4080 to be around 3090 performance, and a 4070 being lower then 3080 performance as result or around that performance with improved architectures etc.

Edit



well it seems to be the 4090 he was talking about. so it will probably outperform the 3090ti somewhat and the 4070 the 3080.
 
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Klik

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4k is only useful if you use tv's really as a gaming monitor, other then that buying 4k desktop screen is just you wasting a gigantic amounts of performance for no reason at all. 1440p is indeed the sweet spot.
Yeah,on console and bigger TV (43"+) higher res is better but on 27" monitor honestly not that big difference because pixel density is really high.

Going from 60hz to 144hz, ohh the difference is gigantic. Thats why i can't play on console anymore(after 5 years of being console player), im too scared i will have to play again on 30fps on newer games on UE5.
 

DukeNukem00

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The 4080 is basically half the performance of a 4090ti even less, its a far cry from what a 4080 stands for really. The rumor from the eastern guy that stated teh 103 tflop gpu is about 2x 3090 performance also could easily mean that the tflops are ballooned over ampere when it comes to rast performance. The 4090ti is really just 72 tflops ampere at that point. So half of that is about 3090 performance.

So yes i expect a 4080 to be around 3090 performance, and a 4070 being lower then 3080 performance as result or around that performance with improved architectures etc.

Edit



well it seems to be the 4090 he was talking about. so it will probably outperform the 3090ti somewhat and the 4070 the 3080.


Its literally not possible for a 4080 to be the same as a 3090. Why even launch a new gen then ? For 10% more than a 3080 ? When they're competing with a rejuvenated AMD ? The details outside of the leaked 4090 seem to be mostly bullshit and changing how the wind blows. What you can be certain of is that a 4080 is not gonna be an OC'd 3080, lol. That would be like launching the same card and calling it different.
 

Bojji

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The 4080 is basically half the performance of a 4090ti even less, its a far cry from what a 4080 stands for really. The rumor from the eastern guy that stated teh 103 tflop gpu is about 2x 3090 performance also could easily mean that the tflops are ballooned over ampere when it comes to rast performance. The 4090ti is really just 72 tflops ampere at that point. So half of that is about 3090 performance.

So yes i expect a 4080 to be around 3090 performance, and a 4070 being lower then 3080 performance as result or around that performance with improved architectures etc.

Edit



well it seems to be the 4090 he was talking about. so it will probably outperform the 3090ti somewhat and the 4070 the 3080.

Based on this rumors in first post 4070 parts will be ~3090 or 3090ti just like what nvidia did in pascal and ampere series (to match previus top dog with xx70 card).
 

winjer

Member
The only question I have, is how much will nvidia raise the prices this time.
After 2 years of inflated prices and record profits, I doubt nVidia will be happy to go back to just normal profits.
Even if they no longer have the mining market to inflate demand.
 

Bojji

Member
The only question I have, is how much will nvidia raise the prices this time.
After 2 years of inflated prices and record profits, I doubt nVidia will be happy to go back to just normal profits.
Even if they no longer have the mining market to inflate demand.

I think every tier will be ~50% more expensive.
 

SantaC

Member
Everytime i post a Wccftech article i get a hard time for it but lately lots of users here have posted from that site with no problem.

Protip, it is not a reliable source and they make up stuff.
 
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I'm sure Ada Lovelace GPUs will offer massive performance increase over Ampere, but more and more people predicts world wide crysis and shortages 10 weeks from now, so it's probably a good idea to buy GPU right now rather than wait for Ada Lovelace.
 

SF Kosmo

...please disperse...
The gap between the 70 and 90 tier here is the biggest we've ever seen. While the 4070 still feels like a good deal at that price, the fact that the 4090Ti offers damn near triple the performance makes it a lot harder to guess.where the price to performance sweet spot is.
 

Rickyiez

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Its literally not possible for a 4080 to be the same as a 3090. Why even launch a new gen then ? For 10% more than a 3080 ? When they're competing with a rejuvenated AMD ? The details outside of the leaked 4090 seem to be mostly bullshit and changing how the wind blows. What you can be certain of is that a 4080 is not gonna be an OC'd 3080, lol. That would be like launching the same card and calling it different.
100% agreed on this. Unless we are getting another Turing situation , this isn’t possible. RT performance should at least double
 

Rickyiez

Member
I plan on using a LG C1 at 1440p. You don’t absolutely need 4k at all. Hell, a 1080p game on a 1080p TV still looks good.
I have a 48 C1 here sitting on my desk , you will want 4k anytime possible at the optimal viewing distance.
 

Kenpachii

Gold Member
Its literally not possible for a 4080 to be the same as a 3090. Why even launch a new gen then ? For 10% more than a 3080 ? When they're competing with a rejuvenated AMD ? The details outside of the leaked 4090 seem to be mostly bullshit and changing how the wind blows. What you can be certain of is that a 4080 is not gonna be an OC'd 3080, lol. That would be like launching the same card and calling it different.

Pascal to turing was exactly that. That 2080ti could have been probably a ton faster if AMD was pushing and they sold it for insane prices like almost double that of 1080ti

Nvidia cares about being the top dog, and being the one that profits the most. The whole 4080 having less then 2x tflops over the 4090ti is basically just screaming to me, that amd simple doesn't have much going on for them with RDNA3, even that guy in my post stated RDNA3 was disappointing performance wise.

This could very well mean they made the 4080 to sit around the 3090/3090ti performance, and the 4070 around the 3080 performance, becuase there isn't much reason for them to push it forwards. There halo product the 4090ti will basically cull amd out of the top end again in benchmarks. Big chance AMD will also have lots of yield issue's or other problems with there new architecture.

So yea i can see why it would happen. The only reason the 3080 is so close to 3090 performance wise is because AMD was pushing a 6800xt so they had to counter it, if that card didn't exist u would have seen a 3070 being sold as 3080 and if the 6900xt didn't exist they would have called the 3080 probably there TI product and the 3090 wouldn't even exist.

But we will see tho.
 
Pascal to turing was exactly that. That 2080ti could have been probably a ton faster if AMD was pushing and they sold it for insane prices like almost double that of 1080ti

Nvidia cares about being the top dog, and being the one that profits the most. The whole 4080 having less then 2x tflops over the 4090ti is basically just screaming to me, that amd simple doesn't have much going on for them with RDNA3, even that guy in my post stated RDNA3 was disappointing performance wise.

This could very well mean they made the 4080 to sit around the 3090/3090ti performance, and the 4070 around the 3080 performance, becuase there isn't much reason for them to push it forwards. There halo product the 4090ti will basically cull amd out of the top end again in benchmarks. Big chance AMD will also have lots of yield issue's or other problems with there new architecture.

So yea i can see why it would happen. The only reason the 3080 is so close to 3090 performance wise is because AMD was pushing a 6800xt so they had to counter it, if that card didn't exist u would have seen a 3070 being sold as 3080 and if the 6900xt didn't exist they would have called the 3080 probably there TI product and the 3090 wouldn't even exist.

But we will see tho.
All of this

AMD pushing NVidia was great for us but these next cards feel like AMD is falling behind again and NVidia just doesn't need to flex

People with 3080s are golden for quite awhile
 

dave_d

Member
The only question I have, is how much will nvidia raise the prices this time.
After 2 years of inflated prices and record profits, I doubt nVidia will be happy to go back to just normal profits.
Even if they no longer have the mining market to inflate demand.
Price is always subjective. Given how much the enthusiast market paid for 3080's, etc would tell them that of course they could charge more. (And of course keep other stuff like the 1660 for the non enthusiast)
 

Sanepar

Member
The 4080 is basically half the performance of a 4090ti even less, its a far cry from what a 4080 stands for really. The rumor from the eastern guy that stated teh 103 tflop gpu is about 2x 3090 performance also could easily mean that the tflops are ballooned over ampere when it comes to rast performance. The 4090ti is really just 72 tflops ampere at that point. So half of that is about 3090 performance.

So yes i expect a 4080 to be around 3090 performance, and a 4070 being lower then 3080 performance as result or around that performance with improved architectures etc.

Edit



well it seems to be the 4090 he was talking about. so it will probably outperform the 3090ti somewhat and the 4070 the 3080.
4080 will be at least 20% faster than a 3090 ti and 4070 will probably be on par with a 3090 ti.

But 4070 will be a really bad choice because of 12gb vram. The only choice for series 4000 is 4080.
 

KungFucius

Member
Pascal to turing was exactly that. That 2080ti could have been probably a ton faster if AMD was pushing and they sold it for insane prices like almost double that of 1080ti

Nvidia cares about being the top dog, and being the one that profits the most. The whole 4080 having less then 2x tflops over the 4090ti is basically just screaming to me, that amd simple doesn't have much going on for them with RDNA3, even that guy in my post stated RDNA3 was disappointing performance wise.

This could very well mean they made the 4080 to sit around the 3090/3090ti performance, and the 4070 around the 3080 performance, becuase there isn't much reason for them to push it forwards. There halo product the 4090ti will basically cull amd out of the top end again in benchmarks. Big chance AMD will also have lots of yield issue's or other problems with there new architecture.

So yea i can see why it would happen. The only reason the 3080 is so close to 3090 performance wise is because AMD was pushing a 6800xt so they had to counter it, if that card didn't exist u would have seen a 3070 being sold as 3080 and if the 6900xt didn't exist they would have called the 3080 probably there TI product and the 3090 wouldn't even exist.

But we will see tho.
? Nvidia did not have concrete knowledge of AMD's performance when they launched their RTX 30XX cards. AMD revealed the specs nearly a month and a half after the RTX cards launched and to get everything ready Nvidia had to lock these products in several months before they revealed them. You are suggesting that they have deep inside knowledge of their competitor which is nuts. Nvidia launched the lineup they thought would do best based on their understanding of the market and risks, not because they knew what AMD was planning.
 

Sanepar

Member
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Pascal to turing was exactly that. That 2080ti could have been probably a ton faster if AMD was pushing and they sold it for insane prices like almost double that of 1080ti

Nvidia cares about being the top dog, and being the one that profits the most. The whole 4080 having less then 2x tflops over the 4090ti is basically just screaming to me, that amd simple doesn't have much going on for them with RDNA3, even that guy in my post stated RDNA3 was disappointing performance wise.

This could very well mean they made the 4080 to sit around the 3090/3090ti performance, and the 4070 around the 3080 performance, becuase there isn't much reason for them to push it forwards. There halo product the 4090ti will basically cull amd out of the top end again in benchmarks. Big chance AMD will also have lots of yield issue's or other problems with there new architecture.

So yea i can see why it would happen. The only reason the 3080 is so close to 3090 performance wise is because AMD was pushing a 6800xt so they had to counter it, if that card didn't exist u would have seen a 3070 being sold as 3080 and if the 6900xt didn't exist they would have called the 3080 probably there TI product and the 3090 wouldn't even exist.

But we will see tho.
This doesn't make any sense.
A 3070 ti is 5% slower than a 3080 so u think a 4070 new gen will be on par with a 3080? Come on!

4070 will be on par with a 3090 ti, probably a bit faster 5%

4080 will be 20-30% faster than a 3090 ti

3090 ti is 40 tflops gpu. 4080 is 50. So just for that will be probably 20% faster besides there is the new arch features.
 

Anchovie123

Member
4k is only useful if you use tv's really as a gaming monitor, other then that buying 4k desktop screen is just you wasting a gigantic amounts of performance for no reason at all. 1440p is indeed the sweet spot.
Just because you have a 4k display doesnt mean you have to play nativley at 4k. This is where DLSS and FSR2.0 are really going to shine. I see little reason to not get a 4k display unless you want refresh rates over 120/144 for some reason.
 

MikeM

Member
I have a 48 C1 here sitting on my desk , you will want 4k anytime possible at the optimal viewing distance.
Agreed. I value frames over resolution. I’m happy with the consoles right now and their resolution output but I want the console+ experience at 120 fps. If it takes 1440p, then meh.
 

Kataploom

Member
I plan on using a LG C1 at 1440p. You don’t absolutely need 4k at all. Hell, a 1080p game on a 1080p TV still looks good.
Offtopik: I'm planning to get the C2 48" since GAF told me it's the best tv for gaming, will 1440p be enough at 1.5 meters?
 

ClosBSAS

Member
My 3080tinis enough till at least pro consoles come out...I'll upgrade after that if only pro consoles can match or go beyond that
 
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