NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 4080 starting at $1,199

Published: 16th Nov 2022, 14:13 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 is now available

The most expensive X80 class GPU thus far. 

The RTX 4090 is no longer the only Ada Lovelace gaming card on the market. Starting from today, gamers will have a choice between $1,599 RTX 4090 model equipped with the powerful AD102 GPU and $1,199 RTX 4080 featuring a smaller AD103 processor.

As shown by many reviews yesterday, RTX 4080 is a high-end graphics card and a worthy successor to RTX 3080 series. Except it costs significantly more, which is especially exaggerated by the ‘unlaunching’ of the 12GB variant. The RTX 4080 simply won’t cost less than $1,000 in the foreseeable future.

GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition, Source: NVIDIA

The RTX 4080 features 9728 CUDA cores, 16GB of GDDR6X memory and TGP at 320W. However, NVIDIA wants everyone to know that this is the maximum power target, typically not seen in any gaming benchmarks. In fact, the company has provided their own estimated figures indicating that, on average, it does not go above 297W in games tested at 4K resolution.

GeForce RTX 4080 Power Consumption in Games, Source: NVIDIA

AMD is soon to launch its Radeon RX 7900 series targeting the sub-1000 USD GPU market. There should be many custom models that will still cost less than the cheapest RTX 4080 cards, so there is definitely something to wait for if RTX 4080 is simply too expensive for you.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 vs AMD Radeon RX 7900
VideoCardz.comRadeon RX 7900 XTXRadeon RX 7900 XTGeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 4080
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ArchitectureAMD RDNA3AMD RDNA3NVIDIA Ada LovelaceNVIDIA Ada Lovelace
GPUNavi 31 XTXNavi 31 XTAD102-300AD103-300
GPU Clusters
 
96 CUs
 
84 CUs
 
128 SMs
 
76 SMs
Cores
 
12288/6144SP
 
10752/5376SP
 
16384 CUDAs
 
9728 CUDAs
Base Clock
 
1.9 GHz
 
1.5 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
Game Clock
 
2.3 GHz
 
2.0 GHz
Boost Clock
 
2.5 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
Memory
 
24GB G6
 
20GB G6
 
24GB G6X
 
16GB G6X
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
 
384-bit
 
256-bit
Memory Speed
 
20 Gbps
 
20 Gbps
 
21 Gbps
 
22.4 Gbps
Large Cache
 
96 MB
 
80 MB
 
72 MB
 
64 MB
Bandwidth
 
960 GB/s
 
800 GB/s
 
1008 GB/s
 
717 GB/s
Board Power
 
355W
 
300W
 
450W
 
320W
Power Connectors2 × 8-pin2 × 8-pin1 × 16-pin1 × 16-pin
PCIe InterfaceGen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16
MSRP
 
$999
 
$899
 
$1,599
 
$1,199
Launch DateDecember 13th, 2022December 13th, 2022October 12th, 2022November 16th, 2022



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