There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the recently revealed Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12GB release, and it looks like the company has finally succumbed to the proverbial pressure and made an unexpected decision.
nvidia (Opens in a new tab) Announced that it will be a 12 GB Unrelease Unlock RTX4080. According to the official post, the reason for the “not working” is that “RTX 4080 12GB is a great graphics card, but it is not named correctly. Having two GPUs with the designation 4080 is confusing.”
The 16GB version of the graphics card is still gearing up for its November 16 release, however, with the announcement that it’s “amazing and on track to delight gamers everywhere.”
What happened with the RTX 4080 12GB?
there was a lot of controversy Surrounding the 12GB RTX 4080 and its specs, especially considering the hefty $899 starting price. When compared to the 16GB version, we found that the graphics cards use two different chips: 16GB has the AD103 GPU chip while 12GB uses the AD104 chip.
Not only that, but the 4080 has 2048 fewer CUDA cores, less cache, and a smaller bus width. Although we don’t have the card to test at the moment, this will likely result in a 20-25% performance difference between the 12GB and 16GB versions. This is a big difference for models with the same brand 4080. Reference standards from . have also been leaked overclock That support this difference in the proposed performance.
This has led many to believe the 12GB 4080 is a compelling 4070, with an exaggerated price point. Judging from the lackluster performance and the fact that Nvidia delayed its launch with a rebranding on the horizon, there’s a lot of credit for this theory. Hopefully an error of this magnitude will never happen again.