One of probably the most anticipated and most necessary graphics playing cards throughout the new graphics technology that can arrive on the finish of this yr is the GeForce-RTX 4080a mannequin that can succeed the GeForce RTX 3080 and that according to the latest information could be obtainable in two completely different configurations, one with 12 GB of graphics reminiscence and one with 16 GB.
It wouldn’t be the primary time that NVIDIA has launched a high-end graphics card with two reminiscence configurations, in truth if we pull reminiscence we notice that it has been a reasonably frequent apply. Remember, for instance, that the GeForce GTX 580 was obtainable in two versions, one with 1.5 GB and one with 3 GB, and the identical factor occurred with the GTX 680, which could be purchased in versions with 2 GB and 4 GB of graphics reminiscence. Within the present technology we have now additionally seen two versions of the GeForce RTX 3080, one with 10 GB and one other with 12 GB of VRAM.
The GeForce RTX 4080 with 12 GB of GDDR6X will use a 10 layer PCB and the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB GDDR6X can have a 12 layer PCB. For comparability functions, we remind you that in line with the latest rumors, the GeForce RTX 4090 can have a 14-layer PCB. We are all the time speaking concerning the reference fashions, that’s, the Founders Edition, so preserve that in thoughts, as it is rather necessary.
Although the rumors don’t agree, every part appears to point that the presentation of the Ada (*12*) structure will happen at this yr’s GTC, which can be held on the finish of September, and that the launch of the GeForce RTX 4080 would happen in October. Other data speaks of a delay and a attainable launch between November and December, however the reality is that there’s nothing definitive but.
(*16*) specs of the GeForce RTX 4080
- AD103 graphic core at 5nm node from TSMC.
- 9,728 shaders at 2,025-2,375 MHz.
- 304 texturing models.
- 304 tensor cores for AI.
- 96 raster models. There are rumors of an enormous bump as much as 214 raster models.
- 76 RT cores for ray tracing.
- 256 bit bus.
- 12 GB or 16 GB of 23 GHz GDDR6X graphics reminiscence (736 GB/s of bandwidth).
- 340 watt TGP.
The newest leaks point out that the GeForce RTX 4080 reaches a efficiency of 15,000 factors in 3DMark Spy Extremewhich implies that it might be fairly a bit extra highly effective than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which averages a rating near 11,000 factors. If that is confirmed, it’s clear that Ada (*12*) goes to characterize a major leap in efficiency towards Ampere.
However, it is very important do not forget that quite a few rumors have additionally taken with no consideration that this new technology will enormously enhance ray tracing efficiency, a lot in order that the GeForce RTX 40 could find yourself being twice as highly effective with that workload than the present technology. Sounds so good it is laborious to consider, however contemplating NVIDIA matured RT cores with Ampere it isn’t one thing we will rule out both.