NVIDIA might current the first RTX 40 at the finish of the month throughout a GTC, however that solely will increase every kind of rumors about them. In the case of the RTX 4080, apparently the firm might be preparing two variants, one with 12 GB of video reminiscence and one other with 16 GB. It will not be stated that they are going to be launched at the identical time, however merely that NVIDIA is engaged on them.
This will not be unusual, though rumors comply with actuality. The RTX 3080 has had two versions, the regular 10 GB and the different 12 GB, however as all the time the latter has been to launch chips that aren’t legitimate for the RTX 3080 Ti. The distinction between one and the different is a number of extra CUDA, however with a decrease base frequency in order that the efficiency stays related. Except, of course, in video games that want greater than 10 GB of VRAM and lower than 12 GB.
Whether or not NVIDIA is engaged on two variants of the RTX 4080 is tough to say proper now. For a future… possibly. It is claimed that the PCB is totally different in each instances, and that of the 12 GB mannequin can also be totally different from the one utilized in the RTX 4090. Otherwise, nicely, I would not be shocked however it’s one of these rumors that I have no idea. they’ll examine.