RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November: these are the dates?

RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November: these are the dates?

RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November

The high-end of Nvidia's RTX 4000 GPU range seems to be on the home straight. New rumors released by nApoleon, Chipell's Senior Editor, say that the two video cards should be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022, specifically between the months of October and November, confirming the dates that had leaked earlier. The RTX 4090 is expected to be unveiled at the GTC 2022 event to be held on September 20, in less than 10 days, before launching in October. RTX 4080 will instead be launched a month later, or in November.

In addition to this, as anticipated in other recent rumors, the RTX 4080 could be available in two variants with different amount of video memory, namely 12GB and 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM. The first model would have a TGP of 285W, while the second would increase this value up to 340W. An increase in consumption of a good 20%, a sign that the difference between the two video cards could be more marked than it seems. In fact, the PCB of both GPUs is also different: 10 layers for the 12GB model and 12 layers for the 16GB one. The first should come only in AIC (Add-in Card) version, while the second would exist in both Founders Edition and AIC versions. Judging by the power difference, there's also a good chance the 16GB GPU could be an RTX 4080 Ti.

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According to Wccftech, the launch of the RTX 4090 could take place on October 22, but this will obviously have to be confirmed at the GTC event on September 20, so Nvidia has launched the hashtag #ProjectBeyond.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 + RTX 4070 in November

NVIDIA is gearing up to tease what should be the next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards at its Project Beyond event later this month... and now we have an updated release schedule.

The ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card


We are looking at an early/mid-October release for the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, while the GeForce RTX 4080 and the GeForce RTX 4070 (or RTX 4070 Ti) are launching in early/mid-November, according to leaker Moore's Law is Dead.

The last we heard was from old rumors from months ago, where NVIDIA was meant to launch the GeForce RTX 4090 by now... previous rumors had RTX 4090 launching in August and the RTX 4080 + RTX 4070 in September. Well, spoiler alert... it's now September and there are no cards, but we do have the 'Project Beyond' event and should expect the RTX 4090 in October, and RTX 4080 + RTX 4070 in November.

Tom from Moore's Law is Dead says that we should tune into his next Broken Silicon podcast, where we'll get the full leak. It'll be interesting to see what NVIDIA does from here, as it will need to be competing with AMD and its new RDNA 3-based Navi 31 GPU that will be fighting AD102 (the highest-end Ada Lovelace GPU).

AMD's new RDNA 3-based Navi 31 GPU is going to cause NVIDIA to only have a nanosecond to pause and assess the situation, responding with an even higher-end GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card... or if needed, a new TITAN-class Ada Lovelace monster GPU with 48GB of GDDR6X memory... or even next-gen GDDR7 memory that's right around the corner.

We recently saw some purported 'prototype' GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card coolers, with a new triple-fan cooler on the front that looks (at least in my opinion) like AMD's previous-gen Vega-based Radeon VII graphics card. There were also renders of the purported GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition, which looks like a slightly bigger GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition (and that's not a bad thing). There's more on these stories in the links above.