NVIDIA introduces GeForce RTX 4090/4080 series, RTX 4090 launches October 12th for 1599 USD

Published: 20th Sep 2022, 15:22 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA debuts “Ada” GeForce RTX 40 series

NVIDIA formally introduces three new graphics cards.

The new RTX 40 series are here. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has now officially introduced RTX 4090, RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4080 12GB models, the first SKUs from the next-generation of graphics series codenamed “Ada”.

The flagship NVIDIA RTX 40 GPU features 76 billion transistors and TSMC 4N process technology. New architecture introduces 3rd Gen RT core and 4th Gen Tensor Core. NVIDIA confirms Ada Lovelace supports DLSS 3 upscaling technology. For game streaming, NVIDIA RTX 40 GPUs have dual AV1 encoders supporting up to 8K 60 FPS recordings.

NVIDIA RTX 4090

The new flagship features AD102-300 GPU with 16384 CUDA cores and boost clock up to 2520 MHz. This means a single-precision performance of 82.6 TFLOPS, 2.3x more than its predecessor RTX 3090. The flagship SKU based on Ada architecture will be equipped with 24GB of GDDR6X memory, with peak bandwidth at 1 TB/s. This new card will require even more power than 3090 Ti, by at least 100W, with default TDP of 450W.

NVIDIA confirms this model will launch on October 12 at 1599 USD. The Founders Edition pictured below is a triple-slot design powered by one 16-pin power connector.

The company announced multiple designs from its board partners, including ZOTAC, Inno3D, Colorful, Palit, Gainward, Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS. Unsurprisingly, there is no EVGA card.

NVIDIA RTX 4080 series

Jensen Huang also announced two graphics cards sharing the same model number but different memory and GPU specs. The RTX 4080 16GB is to feature an AD103 GPU with 9728 CUDA cores, a total of 16GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 22.5 Gbps and TDP of 320W. This model is set to launch in November for at least 1199 USD.

What was supposed to be RTX 4070 is being introduced as RTX 4080 12GB. This SKU has AD104 GPU and 7680 CUDA cores. As the name suggests, there is 12GB GDDR6X memory on this model and TDP at 285W. NVIDIA has put a 899 USD price on this SKU.

None of the RTX 40 GPUs has NVLink and they are using PCIe Gen4 x16 interface.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Specs
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 4090 24GBGeForce RTX 4080 16GBGeForce RTX 4080 12GB
Board-SKUPG139-SKU330PG139-SKU360PG141-SKU331
ArchitectureAda (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)
GPUAD102-300AD103-300AD104-400
SMs
 
128
 
76
 
60
CUDA Cores
 
16384
 
9728
 
7680
Boost Clock
 
2520 MHz
 
2505 MHz
 
2610 MHz
Memory
 
24 GB G6X
 
16 GB G6X
 
12 GB G6X
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Speed
 
21 Gbps
 
23 Gbps
 
21 Gbps
Bandwidth
 
1008 GB/s
 
736 GB/s
 
504 GB/s
Default TGP
 
450W
 
320W
 
285W
MSRP
 
1599 USD
 
1199 USD
 
899 USD



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