RTX 4080 12GB To Relaunch As The RTX 4070 Ti In January
Last month NVIDIA canceled their upcoming RTX 4080 12GB which came as a sigh of relief for many. The sudden change of plans was a shock and many if not all enthusiasts considered it merely a satirical post. You can read more about that here. Back then, we at Appuals speculated that this SKU may relaunch but as an RTX 4070 Ti. Despite a few conflicting rumors, Kopite seemingly has confirmed this rebranding of the RTX 4080 12GB.
Meet The RTX 4070 Ti
The RTX 4080 12GB termed the ‘imposter GPU‘ was apparently slower than the RTX 3090 Ti while costing the same. Today, Kopite on Twitter tweeted:
The original RTX 4080 12GB will become RTX 4070 Ti instead.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) November 8, 2022
With almost every leak, there is a certain aspect of uncertainty defined by the choice of words. However, Kopite is really sure that the RTX 4080 12GB will launch again as an RTX 4070 Ti. This begs the question, where is the RTX 4070 then? Moore’s Law Is Dead shared some valuable information from insiders a while back along with a render of the RTX 4070. Read about there here.
Well, what about the pricing? Gamer’s Nexus talking to some AIBs some time ago answered this question. When commenting on whether a price reduction for the 4080 12GB (Now 4070 Ti) is expected, one partner company told Gamer’s Nexus;
They’re (NVIDIA) not that stupid.
~Partner To Gamer’s Nexus
So we have a few options here. It will be lower than the initial $899 price point which is a no-brainer. Although, the actual price of the RTX 4070 Ti (Cancelled RTX 4080) will heavily vary depending on AMD’s next move. In any case, a reasonable price point would be $649–$749. This is still on the higher side of things, but then again NVIDIA has nothing to fill the gap between the $749 (4070 Ti) – $1199 (4080 16GB) territory. That’s $450, or a huge chunk of NVIDIA’s market share which AMD will devour if team green doesn’t react.
Not NVIDIA’s Best Generation
Ada is undoubtedly really powerful, although it has been the victim of controversy citing various technical and last-minute decisions. Take the 12VHPWR power connector as an example. In addition, EVGA leaving NVIDIA didn’t do them any good as well. The initial upset gamers received after seeing the high pricing made matters worse. Basically, NVIDIA has left too many loose ends this time around which without a doubt gives AMD the upper hand.
RDNA3 offers a massive uplift as compared to Ada in the price-to-performance category. Sure, it is 20-30% slower than the RTX 4090 but at the same time, it is 60% cheaper.
Kopite also mentioned that NVIDIA will release/announce this GPU sometime in January next year. It is quite safe to assume that NVIDIA is aiming at CES 2023 to unveil their mid-ranged Ada GPUs. Although, it would be quite weird seeing the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4070 Ti being announced at the same time. Anyhow, it is still possible that NVIDIA pushes 4080 12GB out as an RTX 4070 (what it was intended to be) instead of an RTX 4070 Ti. That’ll surely spicen things up.
|SKU||Chip||FP32/CUDA||SMs||Max Clock||Cache||Memory Bus||VRAM||Memory Spec||Speed (Gbps)||TDP|
|RTX 4000 Titan||AD102-450||18432||144||3.0GHz+?||96MB?||384/382-bit||48GB||GDDR6X||24||~800W|
|RTX 4090 Ti||AD102-350||18176||142||3.0 GHz?||96MB||382-bit||24GB||GDDR6X||24||600W?|
450W+ (TGP) / 660W (Max TGP)
|RTX 4080 Ti||AD102||14848||116||2.7 GHz?||80MB?||320-bit||20GB||GDDR6X||23||420W|
320W(TGP)/ 516W (Max TGP)
|RTX 4070 Ti (4080 12GB Revamped)||AD104-400-A1||7680||60||2.61GHz||48MB||192-bit||12GB||GDDR6X||21|
285W (TGP) /366W (Max TGP)?
|RTX 4060 Ti||AD104||6656||52||3.2 GHz?||40MB?||160-bit||10GB||GDDR6X (?)||18||200W|
|RTX 4060||AD106||4352||34||3.0 GHz?||32MB||128-bit||8GB||GDDR6X (?)||18||180W|