BEST LEAKAGE AND INFORMATION RTX 4080
– There is only one variant of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080: the 16GB GDDR6X version
– The RTX 4080 will be equipped with 9,728 CUDA cores and a memory speed of 23 Gb / s
– Baseline TGP is 285W / 240W, less than previous predictions
– Maximum power consumption is expected to be 516W
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 was officially announced at the Nvidia GTC 2022 presentation on September 20. We initially saw the three GPUs presented, with two variants of the RTX 4080, alongside the RTX 4090, though unfortunately it did not include the RTX 4070.
Nvidia has since announced that it plans to “release” the 12GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 model, citing that “having two GPUs labeled 4080 is confusing.” You can read more about it here, but the most important thing is we only get the RTX 4080 16GB.
We now know that the starting price of the 16GB RTX 4080 will be $ 1,199 (around £ 1,050 / AU $ 1,790) and third-party cards are likely to be much higher. The card will go on sale in November, just in time for the holiday season, but we wouldn’t expect too many Black Friday graphics card deals for a new card.
We have high hopes for the RTX 4080, especially considering the level of performance we’ve seen with the RTX 4090. As for us, it has the potential to be one of the best Nvidia graphics cards on the market, although its prices are definitely a big downside right away.
But there’s a lot under the hood to justify the price, and since the RTX 4090 has a surprisingly excellent price-performance ratio, perhaps the RTX 4080 will be even better in this regard. With all we know, we have a real reason to hope that it will.
To the point
- What is this? Another 40-serial Nvidia graphics card
- When will this end? It will go on sale on November 16, 2022.
- How much does it cost? Nvidia’s suggested retail price is $ 1,199 (around £ 1,050 / AU $ 1,790), although third-party cards will cost more
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 release date
It has been rumored for months that the RTX 4080 will arrive in late fall or even early 2023. VideoCardzthe first, which predicted a bit after the RTX 4090, and the second nailing the release window, were on the counter.
The RTX 4080 will go on sale on November 16, about a month after the RTX 4090 and about two years after the launch of its predecessor, the RTX 3080.
Either way, this was normal as most generations of graphics cards last roughly two years before being replaced. For example, the RTX 2080 was launched in September 2018, just over two years after the GTX 1080 launched in May 2016. And of course the RTX 3080 was launched in September 2020, which is almost two years with a dot.
Since the “unleashed” RTX 4080 12 GB is no longer available, we only have the 16 GB card we are waiting for, but at least it is the more powerful of the two “variants”. As Nvidia states that the RTX 4080 12GB was “misnamed” when it was launched, it is highly questionable whether we will see another RTX 4080 variant other than the Ti or Super card version as we’ve seen in previous generations.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 price
- The RTX 4080 16GB will have an official MSRP of $ 1,199 (around £ 1,050 / AU $ 1,790) and third-party cards will be higher than this
The RTX 4080 16GB has an initial MSRP of $ 1,199 (around £ 1,050 / AU $ 1,790), which is well above the original suggested retail price of the RTX 3080 which started at $ 699 (£ 649). In fact, the RTX 4080 16GB is actually priced the same as the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, which went on sale for $ 1,199 / £ 1,049 / AU $ 1,949 at launch.
Hence, it would make more sense for Nvidia to sell the RTX 4080 16GB as the RTX 4080 Ti and 12GB as the actual RTX 4080, but we haven’t been consulted prior to the announcement so the prices and names are what they are.
When we originally reviewed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, we praised it for such a huge performance boost at a much lower price point than the RTX 2080 Super. Of course, the rise in cryptocurrency mining has made GPU prices hit, frankly, certain obscene prices, so in retrospect this point seems a bit double-edged.
However, there has been a cryptocurrency crash: massive mining platforms with multiple graphics cards are being sold out massively as the value of cryptocurrencies has plummeted and the great Ethereum “merge” made conventional mining redundant. Most current-generation GPUs are now available again in (or close to) MSRP as the market stabilizes.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 specification
- RTX 4080 will be equipped with 9,728 CUDA cores, 2505 MHz boost clock, 256-bit memory bus and 736 GB / s memory bandwidth
- The government’s demands will not be as serious as initially feared
The unreleased 12GB RTX 4080 model was actually what many leaks had previously labeled the RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti, as it is believed to use a slightly different central GPU (although it’s still produced on Nvidia’s 4nm Ada Lovelace process) . .
Given that it was mistaken for a lower-tier card before, it’s no surprise that it sits under the RTX 4080 16GB in almost every area, not just VRAM. Not only is there less memory; it is also less efficient, with a smaller bus and 504 GB / s bandwidth as opposed to the 16 GB 736 GB / s model.
The 16GB 4080 also has faster memory than even the RTX 4090, at 23Gbps compared to 21Gbps for the other two cards. It’s worth noting that the RTX 4080 actually has slightly less memory bandwidth than the original RTX 3080, but the memory is faster and that card only had 10GB of VRAM at the start.
The previous generation Ampere architecture also did not allow for that many CUDA cores, but thanks to Lovelace we get 9,728 cores. of course, the more the better.
Regarding power requirements, there have been concerns that the Nvidia Lovelace cards are severely energy intensive. Older leaks indicated a power requirement of over 650W, but now it looks like the 16GB RTX 4080 will have a much more sensible base TGP of 340W. As for overclocking, the ceiling appears to be 516W.
Speaking of overclocking: the factory boost clock will be 2505 MHz. Surprisingly, a non-running RTX 4080 12GB would actually be a faster card, although this is likely as the remaining 16GB model will need to throttle faster to avoid overheating. Either way, they are much higher than the original 1710 MHz RTX 3080 boost clock.