There’s been a lot of dispute bordering the lately disclosed Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12GB variation, and also it appears that the firm has actually lastly caved right into the typical stress and also made an unanticipated choice.
Nvidia (opens up in brand-new tab) introduced that it would certainly be ‘unlaunching’ the 12GB RTX 4080 According to the main article, the factor for the ‘unlaunching’ is that “the RTX 4080 12GB is a superb graphics card, however it’s not called right. Having 2 GPUs with the 4080 classification is perplexing.”
The 16GB variation of the graphics card is still tailoring for a November 16th launch, nevertheless, with the statement specifying that it’s “outstanding and also on course to joy players almost everywhere.”
What occurred with the RTX 4080 12GB?
There was much dispute bordering the the 12GB RTX 4080 and also its specifications, specifically taking into consideration the large beginning price of $899. When contrasted to the 16GB variation, we also located that the graphics cards utilized 2 various chips: the 16GB has the AD103 GPU chip while the 12GB utilizes the AD104 chip.
Not just that however the 4080 has 2,048 less CUDA cores, much less cache memory, and also a smaller sized bus size. Though we do not have the card to check now, this would certainly more than likely lead to an efficiency distinction of 20-25% in between the 12GB and also 16GB variations. That is a big distinction for versions with the very same 4080 branding. And there have actually been dripped criteria also from Overclock3D which sustain that recommended efficiency distinction.
This resulted in lots of thinking the 12GB 4080 to be a 4070 in camouflage, with an overinflated cost factor. Judging from both the dull efficiency and also the reality that Nvidia postponed its launch with a rebranding coming up, there is a lot of credit history to that concept. Hopefully, an error of this size will not be occurring once more.