NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 4080 starting at $1,199

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 is now available

The most expensive X80 class GPU thus far.

The RTX 4090 is no longer the only Ada Lovelace gaming card on the market. Starting from today, gamers will have a choice between $1,599 RTX 4090 model equipped with powerful AD102 GPU and $1,199 RTX 4080 featuring a smaller AD103 processor.

As shown by many reviews yesterday, RTX 4080 is a high-end graphics card and a worthy successor to RTX 3080 series. Except it costs significantly more, which is especially exaggerated by the ‘unlaunching’ of the 12GB variant. The RTX 4080 simply won’t cost less than $1,000 in the foreseeable future.

GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition, Source: NVIDIA

The RTX 4080 features 9728 CUDA cores, 16GB of GDDR6X memory and TGP at 320W. However, NVIDIA wants everyone to know that this is the maximum power target, typically not seen in any gaming benchmarks. In fact, the company has provided their own estimated figures indicating that on average, it does not go above 297W in games tested at 4K resolution.

GeForce RTX 4080 Power Consumption in Games, Source: NVIDIA

AMD is soon to launch its Radeon RX 7900 series targeting the sub-1000 USD GPU market. There should be many custom models that will still cost less than the cheapest RTX 4080 cards, so there is definitely something to wait for if RTX 4080 is simply too expensive for you.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 vs AMD Radeon RX 7900
VideoCardz.com Radeon RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XT GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4080
Architecture AMD RDNA3 AMD RDNA3 NVIDIA Ada Lovelace NVIDIA Ada Lovelace
GPUs Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 XT AD102-300 AD103-300
GPU Clusters
Base Clock
Boost Clock
Memory Bus
Memory Speed
Wide Cache
Board Power
Power Connectors 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 1 × 16-pin 1 × 16-pin
PCIe-Interface Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16
Launch Date December 13th, 2022 December 13th, 2022 October 12th, 2022 November 16th, 2022

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