RTX 4080, updated specifications smile on consumption

RTX 4080, updated specifications smile on consumption

RTX 4080

Nvidia is now fully focused on preparing for the launch of the new RTX 4000 GPUs, which should take place by the end of the year. According to the latest news, the new generation of video cards should make use of VRAM memories made by Micron. Furthermore, due to the high consumption mentioned in the past, the company would have revised the power values ​​of some models, which could also lead to a lower processing power than expected.

The latest news comes from the usual kopite7kimi and concern the RTX 4080, a GPU that in the various rumors that have followed has often updated its specifications. According to what has recently been shared by the insider, the card would be equipped with a 23Gbps GDDR6X memory, faster than the previously rumored 21Gbps VRAM, as well as a sign that the top-of-the-range model RTX 4090 could also have a similar memory. . To change is also the TBP, or the total power of the graphics card, which would drop from 420W to 340W.

Let's make some updates.

RTX 4080

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16GB 23Gbps GDDR6X

total card power 340W

- kopite7kimi (@ kopite7kimi) August 23, 2022

Nothing changes, however, for the rest of the specifications, which confirm the AD103 graphics processor, equipped with 9728 CUDA cores, along with 16GB of VRAM accompanied by a 256-bit bus. Although this continuous update of the model features may make the info shared by the insider seem like pure inferences, it is not the first time that we see the specifications of the GPUs changed before the official launch. It has already happened in the past that some models, only discovered by rumors that shared launch plans and similar projects, have then been canceled or postponed, as happened with the RTX 3090 Ti or the GTX 1630, a very cheap card belonging to the old series. Pascal.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Rumors Point To Higher Memory Bandwidth And Lower Power

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU rumors continue to swirl, as we are still perhaps two months away from the official launch of the first products. Earlier today, an NVIDIA GPU leaker of some repute shared what he referred to as “some updates” on the GeForce RTX 4080 model. The key purported changes are that the memory chips appear to have been upgraded to 23 Gbps, and that the total card power is now a much more modest 340W.

It is easy to imagine NVIDIA engineers and marketers fervently finalizing the specs of the RTX 40 series of graphics cards, with so many factors to consider in the current landscape. In addition to considering the details of its own products, NVIDIA must also strategize in light of competing offerings that are coming down the pipeline. And all of this is happening at a time of great difficulty in the semiconductor industry, so it's no surprise that some rumored specs remain in flux.

The first change highlighted in this latest leak is that the RTX 4080's memory spec has been upgraded from 21 Gbps GDDR6X memory to 23 Gbps. It is odd to call this an upgrade because this is still a rumor after all, but if what has been Tweeted is true the newer memory configuration is nearly 10% faster than what was previously reported.

Another quite significant change comes to the power requirements for the RTX 4080 graphics card. According to the new data the “total board power” (TBP) has been set at 340W, for reference models at least. Before today, the TBP of the RTX 4080 was rumored to be nearly 25% higher, at 420W. If the power reduction is genuine, NVIDIA's engineers have done some worthwhile optimizing, or perhaps decided it is prudent to wind back the voltage / clocks to compete with what they reckon AMD is going to do with the Radeon 7000 family.Other key specs from Kopite7Kimi appear to have remained the same, from the GPU code name, to CUDA core count of 9,728, to the 16GB of memory connected via a 256-bit bus.This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on a purported specs change of the GeForce RTX 4080 and likely won't be the last. These things happen often in the run-up to finalizing a product in preparation for a consumer release.