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GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB cancelled. Nvidia has changed its mind with the new models

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is probably one of the most ridiculed graphics cards in recent years. The manufacturer succumbed to the pressure and will not issue such a card. This does not mean that the design will not appear on the market at all.

It started with the premiere of GeForce RTX 4000 graphics cards. The manufacturer was supposed to present two versions of GeForce RTX 4080 – GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB and GeForce RTX 12 GB. It recently emerged that the second model was supposed to be much weaker than the regular one, which could cause confusion.

It’s no wonder the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB has been the subject of industry media ridicule (including us!). A card with this spec should never appear as a GeForce RTX 4080. It’s closer to a GeForce RTX 4070 (as the initial leaks show).

Model GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB GeForce RTX 4090
Generation Ada Lovelace
(TSMC N4)
Ada Lovelace
(TSMC N4)
Ada Lovelace
(TSMC N4)
Graphic layout AD104 AD103 AD102
Shading units 7680 9728 16384
Texturing units 240 304 512
Rasterization units 96 96 192
Tensor kernels 240 (4th generation) 304 (4th generation) 512 (4th generation)
RT units 60 (3rd generation) 76 (3rd generation) 128 (3rd generation)
Basic class 2310 MHz 2210 MHz 2230
Increase the time 2610 MHz 2510 MHz 2520
Video memory 12 GB GDDR6X 192-bit 16 GB GDDR6X 256-bit 24 GB GDDR6X 384-bit
Operating clock of video memory 21 000 MHz 22 500 MHz 21 000 MHz
Video memory bandwidth 504 GB/s 720 GB/s 1008 GB/s
TDP coefficient 285 W. 320 W. 450 W.
recommended price) 899 dollars 1199 dollars 1599 dollars

Nvidia ditches the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB – the card no one wanted

Today, official information from the manufacturer appeared – Nvidia is abandoning the presentation of the GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB graphics card. Plans to introduce the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB model remain unchanged, except that it will be called simply the GeForce RTX 4080 (16GB).

Nvidia says the reason for the decision is confusion over the release of two different models with similar markings – the manufacturer released the following announcement:

RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but its name is not correct. The release of two 4080 graphics cards is confusing. We press the “unlaunch” button on the 4080 12 GB. The RTX 4080 16GB is amazing and it’s on its way to wow gamers around the world on November 16th.

Will GeForce RTX 4080 12GB appear as GeForce RTX 4070? It is not known, but logic would suggest it (after all, the manufacturers probably already have the cards ready and need to sell them somehow). I wonder if the “new” model will also get a new price, worthy of the GeForce RTX 4070 model. Let’s face it, the proposed PLN 5299 is a bit too much for a card with such specifications.

Source: Nvidia

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