If Nvidia skips ahead, the RTX 4080 or RTX 5080 might be the finest graphics card money can buy, especially if you find the potential price of the RTX 4090 offputting. However, the RTX 3080 successor should still offer enthusiast levels of performance that transcend mid-tier options.
After the crypto bubble burt and both GPU and CPU shortages are coming to an end, Nvidia may not be too troubled later this year. Although it might be kicking itself for having huge quantities of RTX 4000 chips, the company is likely to have spent $10 billion on hardware that will last longer than expected.
Despite chips' political and manufacturing mumbo-jumbo, you're likely to want to know more about Nvidia's next-gen graphics card. Weve gathered everything we know so far about RTX 4090's release dates, pricing, specs, and what it might be a benchmark for.
Here's all we know so far about the Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU:
Nvidia RTX 4080 price speculation
The GeForce RTX 4080 hasn't received an official price yet, and current graphics card costs across the board continue to fluctuate, making pricing predictions particularly difficult. The MSRP of Nvidias RTX 4000 GPU lineup might fall away from established trends, though the RTX 4080 might cost $699 USD, just as Nvidias RTX 3080 should have at launch.
Nvidia RTX 4080 release date rumours
Nvidia is holding the official RTX 4000 release date to its chest, although there are a few rumors that the RTX 4080 will be released in October, 2022, but sources say Moores Law Is Dead that an excess of next-generation chips might cause Nvidia to postpone the launch of the RTX 4000 GPU until December, 2022.
The current-gen RTX 3000 series will make its debut again in 2020, although you should take any word of the GPUs' arrival with a grain of salt.
In light of recent news, a mid-July revelation from hardware leaker Kopite7kimis appears to be more than a little optimistic.
Nvidia RTX 4080 specs rumours
The RTX 4080 may have the same AD102 GPU and GDDR6X VRAM as the RTX 4090, but it may have smaller specs elsewhere. That said, reports suggest that it will have 9,728 CUDA cores, or about 12% more than its predecessor.
The RTX 4080 may consume less power than previously assumed, while still providing the same memory speed and bandwidth as the RTX 3080. This may indicate that Nvidia is yet to finalize a final design.
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 specs|
|VRAM (GDDR6X)||12GB or 16GB|
|Ray tracing cores||144|
Nvidia's high-end graphics card also includes a new 12-pin PCIe Gen 5 power connector, which is designed to supply 600W from PSUs over a single cable. So, if youre planning to upgrade your current GPU, you may need to either upgrade your power supply or acquire an adapter that supports 6+2.
Nvidia RTX 4080 benchmark rumours
The true capabilities of the Nvidia RTX 4000 series are mostly obscure, but leaks provide an indication of what to expect from the RTX 4080 benchmarks. According to insiders, the AD102 GPU will boost fps at even higher resolutions.
It's just a rumor. I've heard 450/600/800W for 80/80Ti/90 before. Everything isn't yet proven.
kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) February 23, 2022
According to reports from Kopite7kimi, the RTX 4080 comes with a TDP of 450W. If you already have a high wattage power supply, you may not need to fork out for a replacement. However, the AD102 graphics cards may match the RTX 4090s' greed.