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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 launches in October, RTX 4080 in November in 16GB 340W and 12GB 285W variants

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 launches in October, RTX 4080 in November in 16GB 340W and 12GB 285W variants
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New leaks and rumors about NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 series graphics cards, which will be launched in Q4 2022, have surfaced.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 16GB & 12GB graphics cards in November

The latest launch rumor comes from Chiphell’s senior editor, Napoleon, who notes that NVIDIA is actually ahead of schedule with its GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards. It is reported that the RTX4090 will actually be presented at GTC 2022 and that the map will be launched in October, which we announced back in June. Interestingly, the publisher also states that the RTX4080 will also launch a month after RTX 4090 in November, which is what we said too a few months ago in our exclusive.

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card – Introducing October 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card – launching in November 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card – Introducing December 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Graphics Card – January CES 2023 Reveal

But that’s not the only new information we have. Our sources also indicated that the GeForce RTX 4080 will receive two variants, one as a 16GB model and the other as a 12GB model. We have heard these rumours but based on the data provided to us, it looks like the 16GB model will have a reference TGP of 340W, while the 12GB model will have a reference TGP of 285W. This could mean that the specs will be very different between the two models, as we’re talking about a 20 percent difference in wattage alone.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB GDDR6X variant is expected to use a 12-layer PCB, while the other variant is said to feature a 12GB GDDR6X VRAM configuration and a 10-layer PCB design. The first card will primarily aim for an AIC and reference design, while the second model will only be an AIC variant.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is also rumored to use a different circuit board than the RTX 4080 16GB variant. Now if we compare this to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 lineup, we’ll see that the green team also had two variants of their previous card, one with a 10GB configuration that launched in 2020 and the other with 12 GB memory that was launched in 2020 2022. The second variant was only limited to AIC models and was never launched as a Founders Edition. AICs also dictated the card’s pricing, as NVIDIA didn’t mention an official MSRP at launch. But not only the memory equipment has changed between the two cards.

graphic card graphic card PCB variant SM units / cores memory / bus memory clock / bandwidth TBP power connections begin
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti AD102-350? open 144 / 18432? 24GB / 384bit 24Gbps / 1.15TB/s ~600W 1x 16-pin open
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 AD102-300? PG137/139 SKU330 128 / 16384? 24GB / 384bit 21Gbps / 1.00TB/s ~450W 1x 16-pin Q4 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 AD103-300? PG136/139-SKU360 76 / 9728? 16GB / 256bits 23Gbps / 760GB/s ~340W 1x 16-pin Q4 2022
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 103/104 AD? PG141-SKU340/341 open 12GB / 192bit 23Gbps / 552GB/s ~285W 1x 16-pin Q4 2022

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB and 12GB graphics cards will be among the first graphics cards to hit the market alongside the RTX 4090. So far, the RTX 4090 is expected to be released on October 22nd, but a reveal is still pending expected at NVIDIA’s GTC keynote later this month.

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