It doesn’t feel like the current RTX 3080 has been around for that long but it will be two years in 2022. Maybe it’s due to the lack of stock but now we turn our eyes to the Nvidia RTX 4080.
Specifically, we bring you the latest rumors on the RTX 4080 specifications, release date, and price. With what we can look forward to in the latest best graphics cards.
We expect the 4080 to be as popular as the 3080 with it likely at the top of the more affordable selection. If the 4090 is anything like the 3090, it would most likely be expensive for what it offers to the average user.
RTX 4080 specification rumors
For the latest RTX 4080 specifications, we have to turn to the rumor mill. With a few users that offer fairly accurate and up-to-date information.
Although this may be what the latest news is, it can still change. Nvidia is known to keep things under wraps or keep people guessing.
The final parts unbeknownst until the announcement most likely especially the topic of price. But we do make sure to keep this updated with what the latest has to offer.
Nvidia cards leaks and rumors are predominantly offered by user kopite7kimi on Twitter. With suggestions, they have insider knowledge or connections to current happenings with the company.
The latest suggestion for the RTX 3080 specifications is from July 4th. With an offering of the CUDA cores, VRAM type, speed, and bus, as well as the TDP for the AD103-300-A1 GPU.
So for the 4080, Kopite suggests 10,240 CUDA cores an increase of 1,536 over the 3080. For the memory solution, the latest spec is 16 GB of GDDR6X, across a 256-bit bus clocked at 21 Gbps. Which would give 6 GB more over the previous, but with a lower bus and yet clocked faster.
As the 3080 had a 320-bit bus clocked at 19 Gbps. This would decrease the bandwidth but Nvidia may be saving costs with a smaller bus and not believe it will be bottlenecked.
Lastly, there is a number for the TDP of the card. Which is supposedly a whooping 420 W. An increase of 100 W over the 3080.
This would also put the card in the spec range of the 3090 Ti with a TDP of 450W. Which does require 3-4 slot cooling solutions. So we may see the same from the 4080.
From previous spec rumors, we have an idea that the 4080 will be based on a TSMC 5nm process. Moving on back from previously using Samsungs 8nm fab.
Following on from the 3090 Ti as well, the card will most likely feature a 16-pin power connector. Which would give it up to 650 W of power with data lines or 450 W without. As you may need an adapter without having to upgrade your power supply.
But this solution does mean we’ll be moving away from the three cabled connectors we have in current cards. Helping to improve the aesthetics of your build.
The 40 series is also expected to continue to use the same card bus interface. Which is PCIe 4.0 x16 while AMD Radeon RDNA 3 may upgrade to 5th gen.
Below you can find a handy table for comparison. Seeing what new upgrades the card brings over the old selection.
|RTX 4080||RTX 3080||RX 6800 XT|
|GPU||AD103-300||GA102-200/220||Navi 21 XT|
|GPU process||5nm TSMC||8nm Samsung||7nm TSMC|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6X||10/12 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6|
|Memory clock||21 Gbps||19 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|TDP||420 W||320/350 W||300 W|
Nvidia RTX 4080 release date rumors
If you’re eager about when the new Ada cards are to launch so are we. The initial rumors for the RTX 40 series release date were for early Q3 even potentially in July.
But things have changed. With the crypto crash and GPU demand falling beside it, there is plenty of stock of 30 series cards. With what may seem like hope for the end of the shortage.
As miners sell off their wares, Nvidia has an overstock of current cards. And so much so that it wants to cut its order of next-gen chips from TSMC.
This may indicate it thinks it will have too many cards overall with lowered demand. And along with any problems or issues has delayed the releases.
With VideoCardz reporting that the RTX 4080 release date has been pushed back from September to October 2022.
Although Moore’s Law is Dead on YouTube suggests that Nvidia has to launch the cards at least in 2022. With strong competition from AMDs selection, they can’t lose out on the market share.
These aren’t the final dates and the rapid changes in the graphics card market can further alter the situation. And even though the plan would be to sell off 30 series stock, Nvidia hasn’t officially altered the base price of the GPUs.
Nvidia RTX 4080 price speculation – how expensive will the RTX 4080 be?
Price is very much the last thing to get altered with changes possible right up until the announcement. Therefore there are usually very few leaks or rumors on the topic.
However, we can look back to what Nvidia has priced its cards at before. In particular previous XX80 models from previous generations.
There we have the RTX 3080 MSRP at $699USD/£649, and RTX 2080 at the same price of $699USD/£649. Whilst the GTX 1080 was lower at $599USD/£529 and the GTX 980 was $549USD/£444.
From that, we can assume that the card will cost at least what the current 3080 does. But there is a chance the price will increase as we’ve seen before somewhere in the range of $100-150USD.
Therefore we can speculate the RTX 4080 will cost in the range of $699-850USD/£649-800. If higher it does put the price range quite high into the top end of what we’ve seen previously.
Will there be a RTX 4080?
There are strong suggestions that there will in fact be a RTX 4080 graphics card. With a lot of rumors on the RTX 40 Ada lineup, Nvidia will likely continue its naming trend with the new series.
One piece of evidence not based on rumor is HWinfo’s upcoming changes tab. Which lists that it will be adding support to the Nvidia AD103 GPU. This is what the 4080 is expected to be based upon, along with the rest of the Ada Lovelace architecture cards.
How much VRAM does a 4080 have?
The RTX 4080 is rumored to contain 16GB of GDDR6X memory. Clocked in at 21 Gbps through a 256-bit bus. Which would provide a bandwidth of 678.4 GB/s.
Which would increase over the 3080 by 6/4 GB. With a bigger clock but a lower bus, it does lower the bandwidth over the previous card. Possibly to try to keep costs and power down in certain areas.
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