All About New Nvidia’s Graphics Card

RTX 4080 Revealed

The Nvidia RTX 4080 is officially a thing, and could be the best graphics card money can buy.

While it won’t beat the flagship RTX 4090, the RTX 3080 successor should still offer enthusiast levels of performance that stretch beyond the boundaries of mid-tier options.

We now know two models are on the way, thanks to a GTC keynote reveal by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. While the 12GB model should appeal to gamers on a budget, a 16GB variant will help enthusiasts achieve higher resolutions using the best gaming monitor.

To help shallow Nvidia’s sea of announced specs, we’ve gathered everything we know about RTX 4080 release date, price, and specs.

Nvidia RTX 4080 Graphics Card specs

RTX 4080 16GB

  • 9,728 CUDA cores.
  • 2.51GHz boost clock.
  • 256-bit memory bus.
  • Third generation ray tracing cores.
  • 12-pin PCIe Gen 5 power connector, designed to receive 600W from PSUs over a single cable.

RTX 4080 12GB

  • 7,680 CUDA cores.
  • 192-bit bus.
  • 2.61 Boost Clock.
  • Third generation ray tracing cores.
  • 12-pin PCIe Gen 5 power connector, designed to receive 600W from PSUs over a single cable.

So, if you’re planning to switch out your current GPU, you might need to either upgrade your power supply or grab an adapter that converts 6+2 configurations.

Nvidia RTX 4080 price

  • RTX 4080 12GB starting at $899 USD / £949 GBP.
  • RTX 4080 16GB will set you back $1,199 USD / £1,269 GBP.

Nvidia RTX 4080 release date

The Nvidia RTX 4080 release date is scheduled for some time in November, a month after the flagship RTX 4000 GPU, the RTX 4090, makes its debut.

Pre-orders aren’t live yet, for the Founders Edition or AIB models, but there is a notification system available over on Nvidia’s official site.

Note:

Nvidia is now pausing the launch of the 12GB RTX 4080 model, but will still go ahead and launch the 16GB version on November 16th.

It now means that anyone hoping for a more reasonably priced RTX 40-series card is now going to have to wait longer. Also, RTX 4080 16GB model will debut next month, priced from $1,199.

Nvidia hasn’t revealed when it plans to relaunch the 12GB model under a different name.