The first images of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 “Founders Edition” graphics card have been leaked by KittyYukko.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founder’s Edition Graphics Card Pictured, Dual Slots But Thicker Design
The alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card is wrapped in plastic so it’s a bit difficult to go into details but if we compare the cooler to the GeForce RTX 3080 FE, then we can definitely see big changes. While the overall casing is very similar to the Founders Edition of the existing RTX 30 series, the RTX 4080 itself appears to have received a bigger cooler this time around that is comparable to the RTX 3090.
The Founders Edition or FE cooler appears to feature a dual slot design but comes in a thicker package, with a wider cooler and casing and a much larger fan consisting of 7 blades whereas the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 coolers feature 9 blades on the fan. . The card also seems to come with a slightly different “RTX 4080” logo from the RTX 3080. It looks like NVIDIA is indeed planning to reuse the existing cooler and modify it a bit like The RTX 4090 Ti shroud we saw earlier for GPU Ada Lovelace.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Specs ‘Expected’
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 It is expected to use the cut-down AD103-300 GPU configuration with 9,728 cores or 76 SM enabled out of a total of 84 units while the previous configuration offers 80 SM or 10,240 cores. While the full GPU comes with 64 MB of L2 cache and up to 224 ROP, the RTX 4080 might end up with a lower 48 MB of L2 cache and ROP too due to its cropped design. This card is expected to be based on the PG136/139-SKU360 PCB.
As for the memory specs, the GeForce RTX 4080 is expected to have a capacity of 16 GB GDDR6X which is said to be adjustable at 23 Gbps on the 256-bit bus interface. This will provide up to 736 GB/s of bandwidth. This is still slightly slower than the 760 GB/s bandwidth offered by the RTX 3080 as it comes with a 320-bit interface but a low 10 GB capacity. To compensate for the lower bandwidth, NVIDIA could integrate a next-generation memory compression suite to replace the 256-bit interface.
For power, the TBP is now set to 340W, a 20W increase from the previous 320W spec we got. This brings TBP to the same ballpark as existing RTX 3080 graphics cards (up to 350W). It is currently unknown if other RTX 40 series graphics cards will also get the faster GDDR6X memory treatment but we do know that Micron has. started full mass production of up to 24 Gbps of GDDR6X memory modules so they have to go somewhere.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 TBP “Expected” – 340W
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 “Official” TBP – 350W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Series Initial Specifications:
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080|
|GPU name||Do you have a Lovelace AD102-250?||Is there a Lovelace AD103-300?||Ampere GA102-225||Ampere GA102-200|
|Process Node||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|transistor||TBD||TBD||28 Billion||28 Billion|
|TMU / ROP||TBD / 232?||TBD/214?||320 / 112||272 / 96|
|Tensor Core / RT||TBD / TBD||TBD / TBD||320/80||272 / 68|
|Base Clock||TBD||TBD||1365 MHz||1440 MHz|
|Increase Clock||~2600MHz||~2500MHz||1665 MHz||1710 MHz|
|Calculate FP32||~55TFLOP||~50 TFLOP||34 TFLOP||30 TFLOP|
|RT TFLOP||TBD||TBD||67 TFLOP||58 TFLOP|
|Tensor-TOP||TBD||TBD||273 TOP||238 TOP|
|Memory capacity||20GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Speed||21.0 Gbps?||21.0 Gbps?||19 Gbps||19 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||840 GB/s||736 2GB/s||912 Gbps||760 Gbps|
|Price (MSRP/FE)||$1199 US?||$699 US?||$1199||$699 US|
|Launch (Availability)||2023?||July 2022?||June 3, 2021||17 September 2020|
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 graphics cards will be among the first graphics cards other than the RTX 4090 to launch for gamers, but we can’t say for sure if the green team plans to launch them within the year immediately after the RTX 4090 or wait until early next year. The RTX 4090 is so far expected to launch sometime in October 2022.
News Source: Videocardz
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