Last month, NVIDIA suspended the launch of its GeForce RTX video card 4080 with 12GB of memory after the naming and price disagreements. Now, a well-known source says that the “unlaunched” graphics card will return as the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti next January, as NVIDIA tries to clear up the name confusion of the two RTX 4080 cards, which had completely different specifications.
The original RTX 4080 12GB will become RTX 4070 Ti instead.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) November 8, 2022
Twitter user kopite7kimi says “the original RTX 4080 12GB will become the RTX 4070 Ti” and confirmed the January 2023 launch date question. Previously, kopite7kimi correctly predicted the specs of the GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080, and that the RTX 4090 would require 450W of power.
|GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB||GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB||GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB???|
|GPU clock frequencies||2.24/2.52 GHz||2.21/2.51 GHz||2.31/2.61 GHz|
|Memory size||24 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X|
|Memory bus||384 bits||256 bits||192 bits|
|Effective memory frequency||21,000 MHz||23,000 MHz||21,000 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||736 GB/s||504 GB/s|
|Power consumption of video card (GCP)||450 W||320 W||285 W|
The return of the 12GB RTX 4080, renamed the RTX 4070 Ti, would make a lot of sense. NVIDIA was harshly criticized for labeling the 12GB model as an RTX 4080, especially when the 16GB model was so different. The RTX 4080 12GB was supposed to start at $899 and include 7,680 CUDA cores, a base clock of 2.31GHz that boosts to 2.61GHz, delivering up to 40 Shader-TFLOPs. While the RTX 4080 16GB is much more powerful: 9,728 CUDA cores, a base clock speed of 2.21 GHz, which goes up to 2.51 GHz. Computing power – up to 49 Shader-TFLOPs.
Now the attention will turn to the pricing policy, especially since the next-generation Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT video cards start at $899 and will be presented on December 13. It’s hard to imagine NVIDIA releasing an $899 RTX 4070 Ti if the last AMD cards will be able to get close to the more powerful 16-gigabyte version of the RTX 4080, which will go on sale next week at a price starting at $1,199.