Nvidia RTX 4080 Graphics Card Rumor is Hard to Believe
Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card rumor
According to a recent leak, the Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics will come in two different variants. One will come with 16GB of GDDR6X memory while the other will have just 12GB. Both are likely to use different PCB designs. According to the leaker, the 12GB model will have a 10-layer PCB, while the 16GB version will use a 12-layer PCB.
This rumor was first reported by MEGAsizeGPU on Twitter. The user is quoted in an article on VideoCardz.
That said, Kopite7kimi, who is a more well-known leaker on that platform, has chimed in on this one, claiming(opens in new tab) that this is at least “possible”, and further that the RTX 4080 16GB variant mentioned might have previously been cast as an RTX 4090 version with an AD103 chip (rather than AD102).
Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card release date
The Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics cards are rumored to arrive in the first half of November, but we’re still a few months away from the actual release date. The 16GB version will sell for $1199, and the cheaper 12GB model is likely to retail for less than $799. In addition, Nvidia has registered several new GPUs with the ECC, or the Eurasian Economic Commission, which gives an idea of what GPUs will be released. For example, the RTX 4050 Ti is said to be a boosted version of the standard RTX 4050.
Nvidia’s decision to release two different variants of the RTX 4080 leaves a lot to be desired. For example, while the 12GB model might have a 12-layer PCB, the 16GB variant may only have a 10-layer PCB. As a result, both cards are likely to be made by third-party companies.
Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card power consumption
Nvidia’s RTX 4080 graphics card power consumption may seem like a joke. After all, the power consumption of the previous generation was 275W, while the RTX 3080 (12GB) required 350W. As with any major upgrade, power consumption is something that you should pay attention to, especially since the RTX 4080 has a TGP of 320W. But the reality is much more complicated.
Although the power consumption of the RTX 4080 is lower than its predecessor, the new model is still considerably faster. In fact, Nvidia claims that it’s 2-4x faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. As for price, the 12GB model is available for $899, while the 16GB model is set to start at $1,199. The 16GB version will need a 750W power supply and a power cord to operate.
Another possibility is that the lesser-spec purported RTX 4080 with 12GB could actually turn out to be a pepped-up RTX 4070 (the Ti spin, presumably). Again, that’d leave it some way off still, we’d assume.
Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card variants
Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics cards are expected to debut in November, with the 16GB model coming in at $1,199. While this is still a premium, it is a significant price drop from the RTX 3080 Ti, which cost $1,299 when it was first announced. The new cards will also come with more power than the previous generation, with up to 350W of power per card.
The RTX 4080 will come in two variants, with each having slightly different features. The 16GB version will feature a triple-fan cooling solution, while the 12GB model will feature a seven-heat-pipe heatsink and no vapor chamber.
Nvidia might be planning to launch a pair of different RTX 4080 graphics cards, supposedly equipped with 12GB and 16GB of video RAM, with both being released simultaneously if the latest from the rumor mill is to be believed.
This comes from MEGAsizeGPU on Twitter (via VideoCardz(opens in new tab)), a source we’d take with a pinch more skepticism than usual.