Phil Hayton >Updated Aug 5, 2022 >Gaming hardwareNvidiaThe upcoming Nvidia RTX4080 - or RTX5080 if the company skips ahead – could be the most expensive graphics card you can buy. This is especially true if you consider the potential price of RTX4090. Although it will not be the best in terms of spec, its successor the RTX 3080 should offer enthusiast levels performance that exceeds the limits of mid-tier options.
After the crypto bubble burst, and with both GPU and CPU shortages ending, it might be easier to grab an RTX4080 graphics card in 2016. Nvidia spent $10 billion to secure RTX 4000 series components in order to meet demand. However, it may be kicking its self now that it has a lot of RTX 4000 chips.
You're likely curious about Nvidia’s next-generation graphics card. We've compiled everything we know about the RTX4090 release date, price, possible specifications, and where it could benchmark.
We have everything to know about the Nvidia RTX4080 GPU.
Nvidia RTX4080 price speculation
The GeForce GTX 4080 doesn't have an official price yet. Current graphics card prices continue to fluctuate. Pricing predictions are difficult because the MSRP for Nvidia's RTX4000 GPU lineup may change from established trends. The RTX 4080 might cost $699 USD if the MSRP is maintained, which would be exactly what Nvidia's RTX 3080 was at launch.
Rumours about Nvidia's RTX 4080 Release Date
Although Nvidia has kept the official release date for the RTX 4000 close to its chest there are rumors. The RTX 4080 is rumored to be scheduled for October 2022. However, Moore's Law Is Dead sources have told Moore that Nvidia could delay the RTX 4000 GPU release until December 2022 due to an excess of next-generation chips. This would happen as it purges its stock.
The company typically launches next-generation graphics cards once every two years. In 2020, the company's current-gen RTX 3000 series made its debut. This bolsters the claims that Lovelace architecture will emerge this year. However, it is worth considering all of the GPU's announcements with caution.
In light of recent news, it seems that a hardware leaker Kopite7kimi's claim for a "mid July" reveal is more optimistic than the claims.
Rumours about Nvidia's RTX 4080 specs
The RTX 4080, just like the RTX 4090 has Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace architecture. Both cards also use the same AD102 GPU. According to harukaze5719 the chip has 71% more CUDA cores that the RTX 3000 series.
According to Kopite7kimi, the RTX 4080 may arrive with fewer CUDA Cores than initially anticipated. However, it will still come with the same GDDR6X VRAM that was on the RTX 4090.Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 specsVRAM (GDDR6X)16GBCUDA cores9,728Ray tracing cores144Tensor Cores440Bus Width256
Nvidia's high end graphics card comes with a 12-pin PCIe Gen 5 power connection. This connector can receive 600W from PSUs using one cable. If you plan to replace your GPU, you will need to upgrade your power supply.
Nvidia RTX 4080 benchmark rumours
Although the true capabilities of Nvidia's RTX 4000 series remain largely unknown, leaks give an indication of what we can expect from RTX 4080 benchmarks. According to Moore's Law is Dead, the AD102 GPU offers a 60-80% performance boost. This should allow us to increase fps at higher resolutions.It's a rumor. I have heard of 450/600/800W being charged for 80/80Ti/90. However, not everything has been confirmed.
-- kopite7kimi, @kopite7kimi, February 23, 2022
According to Kopite7kimi, the RTX 4080 has a power consumption of 450W. You won't have to replace a high-wattage power supply if you already have one. The graphics card's AD102 can consume an egregious 850W. This means that the GPU may be able to rival the RTX 4090 in terms of power consumption.