After a real storm of criticism at NVIDIA regarding the designation of future GeForce RTX 4080 16/12 GB models, which we also joined, the developers cancel the release of the modification with 12 GB of memory. This news was published on the official website of the Californians.

NVIDIA cancels GeForce RTX 4080 12GB release

Not easy, but probably the only correct decision in this case. Indeed, the video card itself is interesting, but it should not belong to the RTX 4080 line. The difference in performance between the 12 GB and 16 GB versions is 25-30%, which is more than enough to classify the models into different lines.

NVIDIA cancels GeForce RTX 4080 12GB release
Source: VideoCardz, NVIDIA

In addition, the GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB was only 10-20% faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, while having a higher MSRP of $899 vs. $799. Apparently, this is not exactly what you expect from a next-generation video card. Fortunately, NVIDIA realized this even before the release of video cards and managed to press the “unlaunch” button in time.

At the same time, as we can see on the screenshot from the NVIDIA website, the sale of the GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB version will start on November 16 at a recommended price of $1199. As for the canceled 12GB version, hopefully we’ll see it soon with a proper name like GeForce RTX 4070 or RTX 4070 Ti and a more attractive price tag.