The first photos of an alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 “Founders Edition” graphics card have been leaked by KittyYukko.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founder Edition graphics card pictured, dual slot but thicker design
The alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card is wrapped in plastic, so it’s quite difficult to make out the details, but if we compare the cooler with the GeForce RTX 3080 FE, then we can definitely see a big change . While the overall casing is very similar to the existing RTX 30 series Founders Edition, it appears that the RTX 4080 itself has this time received a larger cooler comparable to that of the RTX 3090.
The Founders Edition of FE cooler appears to have a dual-slot design, but it comes with a thicker package, with a wider cooler and shroud and much larger 7-blade fans, while the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 coolers had 9 blades on fans. . The card also seems to have a slightly different “RTX 4080” logo than the RTX 3080. It looks like NVIDIA is indeed planning to reuse its existing coolers and change them a bit like the RTX 4090 Ti case we previously for the Ada Lovelace saw GPUs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 ‘Expected’ Specs
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 is expected to use a cut-down AD103-300 GPU configuration with 9,728 cores or 76 SMs enabled out of the total 84 units, while the previous configuration offered 80 SMs or 10,240 cores. While the full GPU is packed with 64MB of L2 cache and up to 224 ROPs, the RTX 4080 may also end up with 48MB of L2 cache and lower ROPs due to its trimmed down design. The card is expected to be based on the PG136/139-SKU360 PCB.
As for the memory specs, the GeForce RTX 4080 is expected to rock 16GB of GDDR6X capacity which is said to be clocked at 23Gbps speeds over a 256-bit bus interface. It will provide up to 736 GB/s of bandwidth. This is still a bit slower than the 760 GB/s bandwidth offered by the RTX 3080, as it has a 320-bit interface, but a low capacity of 10 GB. To compensate for the lower bandwidth, NVIDIA may integrate a next-generation memory compression suite to make up for the 256-bit interface.
In terms of power, the TBP is now set at 340W, an increase of 20W from the previous 320W spec we got. This brings the TBP into the same ballpark as the existing RTX 3080 graphics card (up to 350W). Now, it is not known if the 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 GDDR6X memory modules, so they have to go somewhere.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 “Expected” TBP – 340W
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 “Official” TBP – 350W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Series Preliminary Specifications:
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080|
|GPU Name||Ada Lovelace AD102-250?||Ada Lovelace AD103-300?||Amps GA102-225||Amps GA102-200|
|Process Node||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||Samsung 8pm||Samsung 8pm|
|The Greatness||~450mm2||~450mm2||628.4 mm2||628.4 mm2|
|Transistors||TBD||TBD||28 billion||28 billion|
|TMUs / ROPs||TBD / 232?||TBD / 214?||320/112||272/96|
|Tensor / RT Cores||TBD / TBD||TBD / TBD||320/80||272/68|
|Base Clock||TBD||TBD||1365 MHz||1440 MHz|
|Boost Clock||~2600 MHz||~2500 MHz||1665 MHz||1710 MHz|
|FP32 Arithmetic||~55TFLOPs||~50 TFLOPs||34 TFLOPs||30 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||TBD||TBD||67 TFLOPs||58 TFLOPs|
|Tensor TOPs||TBD||TBD||273 TOPS||238 TOPS|
|Memory capacity||20 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||10 GB 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?||$1,199||$699 US|
|Start (Availability)||2023?||July 2022?||June 3, 2021||September 17, 2020|
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 graphics cards will be among the first graphics cards next to the RTX 4090 to be introduced to gamers, but we cannot say if the green team plans to introduce them to the RTX 4090 soon within this year. to set or wait until early next year. The RTX 4090 is so far expected to launch around October 2022.
News Source: Videocardz
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