It doesn’t feel like the current RTX 3080 has been around that long, but it will be two years in 2022. Maybe it’s the lack of stocks, but now let’s turn to the Nvidia RTX 4080.
Specifically, we bring you the latest rumors about the RTX 4080 specs, release date and price. What to look forward to in the latest best graphics cards.
We expect the 4080 to be just as popular as the 3080, probably being at the top of the more affordable range. If the 4090 were similar to the 3090, it would most likely be expensive for what it offers the average user.
RTX 4080 Spec Rumors
For the latest RTX 4080 specs, we’ll have to turn to the rumor mill. With some users offering fairly accurate and up-to-date information.
While this may be the latest news, it is subject to change. Nvidia is known for keeping things under wraps or letting people guess.
The last parts, which were unknown until the announcement, should primarily be the topic of price. However, we make sure to update this with the latest offers.
Nvidia card leaks and rumors are mostly spread by user kopite7kimi on Twitter. If you have suggestions, they have insider knowledge or connections to current events in the company.
The latest proposal for the RTX 3080 specs is July 4th. Offering the CUDA cores, VRAM type, speed and bus, and 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 storage solution, the latest spec is 16GB GDDR6X over a 256-bit bus clocked at 21Gbps. That would give 6GB more than its predecessor but with a lower bus and still clocked faster.
Since the 3080 had a 320-bit bus clocked at 19 Gbps. This would reduce bandwidth, but Nvidia may save costs with a smaller bus and don’t think it will be a bottleneck.
Finally, there is a number for the TDP of the card. That’s reportedly a whopping 420W. A 100W increase over the 3080.
This would put the card in the spec range of the 3090 Ti with a TDP of 450W. Which requires 3-4 slot cooling solutions. We may see the same with the 4080 as well.
From previous speculation rumors, we assume that the 4080 will be based on a TSMC 5nm process. Step back from previous use of Samsung’s 8nm fab.
In a nod to the 3090 Ti, the card will most likely also feature a 16-pin power connector. That would give up to 650W of power with data lines or 450W without. As you may need an adapter without having to upgrade your PSU.
But this solution means moving away from the three wired connectors we have in current maps. Help improve the aesthetics of your build.
The 40 series is also expected to continue using the same card bus interface. That’s PCIe 4.0 x16 while AMD Radeon RDNA 3 may be upgraded to 5th Gen.
Below is a handy comparison table. See what new upgrades the map brings over the old selection.
|graphic card||103-300 AD||GA102-200/220||Navi 21 XT|
|GPU process||5 nm TSMC||8nm Samsung||7 nm TSMC|
|memory||16GB GDDR6X||10/12GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6|
|memory clock||21 Gbps||19 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|memory bus||256-bit||320/384 bit||256-bit|
Nvidia RTX 4080 Release Rumors
If you’re excited to see when the new Ada cards hit the market, so are we. The first rumors about the RTX 40 series release date were for the early third quarter, possibly even July.
But things have changed. As the crypto crash and GPU demand dips alongside it, there is a large supply of 30-series cards. With an apparent hope for the end of the shortage.
While miners are selling their wares, Nvidia has an overstock of current cards. So much so that it wants to cut its order of next-gen chips from TSMC.
This may indicate that it believes it has too many lower demand cards overall. And along with any problems or problems, the release has been delayed.
VideoCardz reports 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 needs to launch the cards by at least 2022. With strong competition from AMD’s selection, they cannot lose market share.
These are not final dates and the rapid changes in the graphics card market may further change the situation. And while there are plans to sell 30-series stock, Nvidia hasn’t officially changed the base price of the GPUs.
Nvidia RTX 4080 price speculation – how expensive will the RTX 4080 be?
The price is pretty much the last thing to change as changes are possible up until the announcement. Therefore, there are usually very few leaks or rumors on the subject.
However, we can look back at what Nvidia previously priced in for its cards. Especially earlier XX80 models of previous generations.
There we have the RTX 3080 RRP for $699/£649 and RTX 2080 for the same price of $699/£649. While the GTX 1080 was lower at $599/£529 and the GTX 980 cost $549/£444.
Therefore, we can assume that the card will cost at least what the current 3080 costs. But there’s a chance the price will go up, as we’ve seen before, somewhere in the $100-$150 range.
Therefore, we can speculate that the RTX 4080 will cost in the $699-850 / £649-800 range. When it’s higher, the price range is quite high at the high end of what we’ve seen before.
Will there be an RTX 4080?
There are strong indications that there will indeed be an RTX 4080 graphics card. With a lot of rumors about the RTX 40 Ada series, Nvidia is likely to continue its naming trend with the new series.
One piece of evidence, not based on rumours, is HWinfo’s Pending Changes tab. Which lists that it will add support for the Nvidia AD103 GPU. This is what the 4080 is expected to be based on, along with the rest of the Ada Lovelace architecture cards.