Nvidia RTX 4080 is on the horizon and may come out later this year. Is it the RTX 3080 successor? That looks like the case. It’s going to be the flagship model for the RTX 4000 series. A lot of the product information is still in the shadows.

NVIDIA has reportedly invested $10 billion in purchasing components for the RTX 4000 series, so there should be no issues. The recent crypto crash should keep those miners from scooping all the GPUs up before anybody else can get one.  

Quick Facts

Release Date
01/10/2022
Original price
$699
Units Sold
N/A

Before we get too far in this article, we’d like to clarify that we do not have the complete information on this card. NVIDIA has kept much of this information close to the chest, and we might even see these cards released under the RTX 5000 name instead. So, we will cover all the information we have currently. 

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We do not have exact pricing yet, but we can make a good guess by looking at the launch prices of the previous generation of cards. Remember, GPU prices have not fully stabilized with the rising inflation rates. With that all playing into my estimate, I would say it could launch for around $699-$800. Only time will tell with the pricing. We will update this as we get more information. 

RTX 4080: Overview

NVIDIA video chip on a motherboard
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 will be a high-end GPU with 16GB GDDR6 memory.

Release date and price

The gaming community expects NVidia RTX 4080 to come out in October 2022. However, that depends on whether NVIDIA can get rid of their RTX 3000 stock. We might see the 4000 series come out in early 2023. 

Price is a matter of speculation as well. However, compared to other releases, we might see the RTX 4080 with an MSRP of $699-$800. Don’t take our word for it. With growing inflation rates, it is hard to give an estimate for something that may come out 4-6 months from now. 

Features

For now, the features of the RTX 4080 are all speculation and rumors. Reports indicate that the RTX 4080 might have a TDP of 420W or more. This GPU continues NVIDIA’s trend of increasing the TDP with each new release. 

This new generation card will likely feature a brand new Ada Lovelace or AD10 GPU processor. For the AD10 chip, we do have some information I can give you. You can expect at least a 20% increase in performance compared to the RTX 3080. 

Specifications

GPU DieAD103
ProcessTSMC 5nm
CUDA Cores10,240
Memory 16 GBs VRAM 
Memory TypeGDDR6X

Data in the table above comes from a recent leak, so all of these numbers are speculative. However, we should expect to see something at least close to these numbers. 

RTX 4080 Review

We will need to wait a bit for a proper review of the RTX 4080, but for now, we can speculate on some benchmarks given the limited specifications we know.

Power will be a significant concern for anyone planning to build a new PC with the RTX 4080. Its TDP is rumored to be around 420W or more. Considering every component in a PC is seemingly getting more and more power hungry, you will want to look at a high-quality power supply of at least 1000W.

If the rumored specs and performance of the RTX 4080 are something to go by, it should handle absolutely anything you can throw. Of course, that is until the next generation of GPUs comes out again. 

Whenever the RTX 4080 is actually released, we will be able to fact-check all these rumors and leaks. For now, all we can do is keep looking out for more information and hope that when we get the RTX 4080 in our hands, it lives up to our expectations. 

RTX 4080 Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • It should be widely available upon release
  • Unbeatable performance 
  • 20% better performance than the previous RTX 3080

Cons:

  • A high TDP at 420W or more
  • A high estimated price 

RTX 4080: Is It a Buy?

RTX 4080 is possibly 4-6 months away, and all of our information on it so far is from leaks and speculation. So, it is hard to give a definitive answer to buy or not buy. Having said that, I am pretty excited to see the RTX 4080 and 4000 series launch for many reasons. 

For one, these cards promise to be extremely powerful and another colossal jump in GPU technology. NVIDIA always talks big with the new product releases, but this time, it seems like it might be true. We were all blown away by the RTX 3000 lineup and its jump in power, so right now, I have no reason to doubt NVIDIA’s engineers

Secondly, this release will most likely drive the prices for the 3000 series down, making it more accessible for more people to have highly powered GPUs to game and work on. As a self-proclaimed PC egalitarian, this concept excites me. 

Speculations and rumors aside, the RTX 4080 seems to be an excellent card. If the card is released at the estimated price, it will be pretty much unbeatable. So now, all we can do is wait and hope for a release date where the cards are widely available and the performance lives up to our expectations. 

Nvidia RTX 4080: Specs, Price, and More FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How much will the 4080 GPU cost?

The RTX 4080’s MSRP will probably be around $699-$800. Based on previous releases, it is hard to give a definitive number right now. We can expect to be around that price point.

Is there a 4080 graphics card?

RTX 4080 is yet to launch, but NVIDIA is expected to release the GPU around October to December 2022.

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