The RTX 4080 comes in two different configurations: the 16GB GDDR6X and the 12GB GDDR6X. The ‘full-fat’ 16GB model will have 9728 CUDA cores and a memory speed of 23Gbps.
– The base TGP is 285W/240W, which is less than what was predicted previously – The maximum power draw is anticipated to be 516W – The 12GB model in fact has a slightly faster clock speed
The official introduction of the RTX 4080 was announced during Nvidia’s GTC webcast, and the starting price of the 12GB version of the RTX 4080 was revealed to be $899, while the starting price of the 16GB version was $1,199.
Both versions will be available for purchase in November, exactly one month after the RTX 4090 goes on sale.
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There are reports that Nvidia’s ‘Lovelace’ RTX 4000 graphics cards could be shown off during the keynote GTC 2022 presentation on September 20 – which is today! If these rumors are true, then the official introduction of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 could be just a few hours away. As of right now, we anticipate seeing three GPUs adequately demonstrated, including two variants of the RTX 4080, in addition to the RTX 4090; however, this does not include the RTX 4070.
It appears that there are two distinct variations of the RTX 4080: one with 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM and a full-fat version that packs a more potent 16GB.
We have great hopes for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 because the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 was such an excellent graphics processing unit (GPU) and brought 4K gaming to the mainstream PC arena. In our opinion, it possesses the potential to become one of the most powerful Nvidia graphics cards currently available on the market.
Make sure you check out our Nvidia RTX 4090 launch live blog for all the most recent news, including any clues about the RTX 4080, and also make sure you check out our instructions on how to watch the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 reveal at GTC 2022. Both of these resources can be found on our website.
The majority of what we consider to be common knowledge is, in fact, based on leaks, rumors, and acceptable logical extrapolation until Nvidia makes an official announcement regarding the RTX 4080. It is possible that the information presented in this article is accurate, but it is also possible that the information is wholly inaccurate. At least we won’t be kept waiting for too long…
Get straight to the point.
What exactly is it? When will Nvidia release the next graphics card in their 40-series lineup? November 2022
How much will it set you back? The 12GB version costs $899, while the 16GB version costs $1,199.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 release date
The event hosted by Nvidia revealed that both models are scheduled to go on sale in November 2022.
It has been speculated for a considerable amount of time that the RTX 4080 will become available sometime in the late Fall or maybe the early part of 2023. However, it would appear that some individuals, such as the well-known Twitter leaker @kopite7kimi and VideoCardz, were correct. The former anticipated a little while after the RTX 4090, and the latter got the release window just right.
According to the event that was held by Nvidia, both versions of the RTX 4080 graphics card will become available sometime in November 2022. This places it roughly two years after the first release of its predecessor, the RTX 3080.
In either case, this was to be expected given that the average lifespan of a graphics card generation is approximately two years until it is replaced. For example, the debut of the RTX 2080 occurred in September 2018, a little over two years after the introduction of the GTX 1080 in May 2016. In addition, the RTX 3080 was released in September 2020, which was almost exactly two years to the day after its predecessor
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 pricing
The base price for the RTX 4080 12GB model will be $899.
The price of the 16GB variant is currently $1,199.
It has been announced that the initial MSRP for the RTX 4080 will be $899 (£849) This MSRP is quite similar to the starting MSRP for the RTX 3080, which was $699 (£649). Our original projections of the 12GB model being $699 were true, but our predictions of the 16GB version being about $800 were wildly off the mark. The 16GB version costs a whopping $1,199, which means our initial predictions of the 12GB model being $699 were accurate.
When we first got our hands on and tested the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, we were impressed with how much of a performance boost it offered at a price point that was significantly more affordable than the RTX 2080 Super. Obviously, the rise of cryptocurrency mining caused GPU prices to reach what can only be described as ridiculous levels, so this claim feels a little bit contradictory in hindsight.
The value of cryptocurrencies has dropped, and conventional mining methods have become obsolete as a result of Ethereum’s great “Merge.” Chunky mining rigs with several graphics cards are being auctioned off in enormous quantities as a result of the crash in the cryptocurrency market. As a result of the market’s recent stabilization, the vast majority of GPUs from the most recent generation is once again available at or very close to their MSRP.
Specifications for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080
The 16GB variant will be equipped with 9728 CUDA cores, a boost frequency of 2,505MHz, a 256-bit memory bus, and a memory bandwidth of 736GB/s.
The 12GB variant will come equipped with 7680 CUDA cores, a boost frequency of 2,610MHz, a 192-bit memory bus, and a memory bandwidth of 504GB/s.
The requirements for power won’t be quite as harsh as was initially expected.
Since it is believed to use a slightly different central GPU (though it is still manufactured on Nvidia’s 4nm Ada Lovelace process), many leakers had previously referred to the 12GB model of the RTX 4080 as the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti. In actuality, the 12GB model of the RTX 4080 was what many leakers had previously referred to as the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti.
As a result of the fact that it was previously thought to be a card of a lesser tier, it is not surprising that it ranks worse than the 16GB version in virtually every category, not just VRAM. It does not just have less memory; it also has less power, with a smaller bus and a bandwidth of 504GB/s as opposed to the 16GB model’s 736GB/s. This is because the bus is physically smaller.
The memory on the 16GB 4080 is also quicker than the memory on the RTX 4090, clocking in at 23Gbps compared to 21Gbps for the other two cards in the series. It is important to note that both of the leaked models of the RTX 4080 actually have a somewhat lower memory bandwidth than the original RTX 3080. On the other hand, the memory is faster across the board, and that card only had 10GB of VRAM, to begin with.
In the Ampere design of the previous generation, there was a limit on the number of CUDA cores that could be used. We will receive 9728 cores as a result of Lovelace (and 7680 for the slimmed-down 12GB model). This indicates that the RTX 4080 model with 16GB of memory has more than the RTX 3080 did, while the variant with 12GB of memory does not. For those who aren’t familiar, ‘CUDA cores’ is merely Nvidia’s moniker for the cores of the graphics processor; obviously, the more you have, the better.
Concerns have been raised regarding the power requirements of these cards, with many people expressing concern that they will require an excessive amount of power. Older leaks suggested power requirements of up to 650W, however, it now appears that the 16GB RTX 4080 will have a much more acceptable base TGP of 340W. [C] Concerning the power requirements of the 16GB RTX 4080, Nvidia has not yet commented (285W for the 12GB model). When it comes to overclocking, it seems that 516W is the absolute limit that can be reached.
With regard to the process of overclocking, the factory boost clock for these two GPUs will be set at 2,505MHz and 2,610MHz respectively. Surprisingly, the version with 12 gigabytes of storage is the one that performs the best, but this is probably due to the fact that the model with 16 gigabytes will have to reduce its performance sooner in order to prevent it from overheating. In either case, these values are significantly higher than the 1710MHz boost clock that came standard with the RTX 3080.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 design features a quad-slot cooling arrangement with three fans as the default configuration.
There have not been any uncovered photographs of the Founder’s Edition cards as of yet.
It is anticipated to be larger and heavier than everything else that we have encountered up to this point.
At this point, it is impossible to determine which image leaks of supposed graphics processing units (GPUs) in the RTX 4000 series are true, and thus far, they have all been centered on the flagship RTX 4090. John, who is in charge of computing in the United States, saw that the alleged Zotac Gaming RTX 4090 package employed fonts that he found to be pretty suspect.
In spite of this, it is likely that the RTX 4080 will be quite large, and it is likely that it will use the same new quad-slot design that was seen in photos of the RTX 4090. A Galax RTX 4090 that has been leaked online is said to have four fans—a typical three-fan design plus an additional fan added to the back of the card—along with a substantial heat sink.
Due to the fact that we have not yet seen Founder’s Edition (FE) versions of these cards leak in the correct manner, their precise design of them is still unknown (although various renders have been circulating).
Naturally, each third-party manufacturer will have their own design when it comes to the outside casing of the card, so if you believe that GPUs manufactured by Gigabyte look better than those manufactured by MSI, you should go with your instinct. Whatever the case may be, the fact that these new GPUs will be larger, heavier, and more cumbersome than anything that has come before is going to be a problem for those who build personal computers.
It is important to keep in mind that everything that has been discussed up to this point is purely speculative at this point. Although we have compiled the leaks that we believe to be the most credible and trustworthy in order to form this report, there is no way to verify which pieces of information are genuine and which are complete fabrications. After we have received all of the latest information from Nvidia, we will return to this page on September 20 to make the necessary updates.