NVIDIA RTX 4080 16GB & 12GB Models To Launch At the Same Time

Yesterday, we covered the 2 possible specifications for NVIDIA’s RTX 4080. In short, two models with 16GB and 12GB of VRAM were spotted. We initially thought that the 12GB variant might have been mistaken for the RTX 4070, however, today’s leaks give us a lot of information regarding the possible Lovelace lineup.

Two 4080s

Zed__Wang on Twitter mentioned that the RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4080 12GB variants will launch side by side akin to the GTX 1060 3GB and 6GB from Pascal

Now this may sound new to many, however, Ampere never saw such treatment due to the then ongoing shortages. The GTX 1060 from its time was a beast, powering the most demanding games back then. Of course, 6GB of VRAM was not a necessity. Those that needed a ‘powerful enough’ enough GPU to play e-sports titles opted for the 3GB variant.

NVIDIA is probably looking to target every price category this time to leave no loose ends. If the 16GB variants costs you $799 (Expected), then the 12GB version may retail at around $729$749.

RTX 4080 Downgraded

This information may be speculative, although kopite mentions that the PG141-SKU340/341 board will be used for the RTX 4080 12GB

Now what exactly are the specs for this 340/341 board? As per kopite, it features 7680 Cuda cores, 12GB of 21Gbps G6X VRAM and a TDP of 285W. In short, this puts the 4080 12GB’s specs as follows:

  • RTX 4080 12GB variant (As per Kopite) = 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM at 21Gbps with 7680 Cuda cores 
  • RTX 4080 12GB variant (Initial Leaks) = 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM at 23Gbps with 9728 Cuda cores

To top it off, the ‘New’ 4080 12GB is powered by AD104 (Instead of AD103). This is a massive downgrade because AD104 was initially planned for the -70 series, but is now being featured on the -80 series. 

NVIDIA Sandbagging

Team green would never handicap their flagship GPUs by such an amount. We believe that NVIDIA is possibly sandbagging, effectively forcing people to buy Ampere in order to clear out the remaining -3000 series inventory. All in all, we will know for sure when NVIDIA makes an announcement. A GTC Keynote is set to take place on the 20th of September where Jensen Huang will show off Lovelace.

SKUChipFP32/CUDAMax ClockCacheMemory BusVRAMMemory SpecSpeed (Gbps)TDP
RTX 4000 TitanAD102-450181763.0GHz+?96MB?384/382-bit48GBGDDR6X24~800W
RTX 4090 TiAD102-350184323.0 GHz?96MB382-bit24GBGDDR6X24600W?
RTX 4090AD102-300163842.8 GHz96MB382-bit24GBGDDR6X23450W
RTX 4080 TiAD10214848?2.7 GHz?80MB?320-bit20GBGDDR6X23420W
RTX 4080 (16GB)AD103-300-A197283.1GHz?48MB256-bit16GBGDDR6X23320W

RTX 4080 (12GB)

AD103-30097283.1GHz?48MB?256-bit/192-bit12GBGDDR6X23
RTX 4080 (12GB By Kopite)AD104-400?76803.0GHz+??256-bit/192-bit12GBGDDR6X21285W
RTX 4070 TiAD104-400?76803.0GHz??192-bit12GBGDDR6X21300W?
RTX 4070 (Original)AD104-275?76802800)MHz”}”>2.8GHz?192-bit12GBGDDR6X21285W
RTX 4070 (New)AD104-275?7168 2.8GHz??160-bit10GBGDDR6X21250W
RTX 4060 TiAD10466563.2 GHz?40MB?160-bit10GBGDDR6X (?)18275W
RTX 4060AD10643523.0 GHz?32MB128-bit8GBGDDR6X (?)18240W

 

Abdullah Faisal
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