NVIDIA RTX 4090 Launching in Oct, RTX 4080 in Nov, RTX 4070 in December, RTX 4060 in Jan [Report]

The release dates of the next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards have yet again churned out of the rumor mill. The top-end RTX 4090 will be the first to launch somewhere between early to mid-October with an announcement slated for next Monday. Based on the AD102 core, it will feature a partially disabled die with 16,384 FP32 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory across a 384-bit bus and 72MB of L2 cache.

The RTX 4080, on the other hand, will come in two variants: One with 12GB of GDDR6X memory and the other with 16GB. The former will utilize a 10-layer PCB and the latter will have a 12-layer PCB. Both will leverage the AD103 die alongside a 256-bit bus and 64MB of L2 cache.

The 12GB SKU is expected to have a TGP of 285W and the 16GB part will raise it all the way to 340W. As such, the performance delta between them could very well be over 20%. This is notably larger than the delta between the two variants of the RTX 3080, pretty much putting the latter on a separate price/performance slab.

GPUGA102AD102RTX 4090AD103RTX 4080RTX 4070 Ti (AD104)RTX 4070
ArchAmpereAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
ProcessSam 8nm LPPTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nm
TP37.6~100 TFLOPs?83 TFLOPs~50 TFLOPs47 TFLOPs?~35 TFLOPs35 TFLOPs?
L2 Cache6MB96MB72MB64MB48MB
Bus Width384-bit384-bit256-bit192-bit
LaunchSep 2020Sept 22?Sept 22?Q1 2023?

The RTX 4070 will be based on the AD104 core with 7,680 shaders across 60 SMs paired with 12GB of GDDR6X memory via a 160 or 192-bit bus. It will come with 48MB of L2 cache and a TGP of up to 300W.

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: October 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080: November 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: December 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: January (CES 2023)

The RTX 4060 is planned for an early 2023 release/unveil. It’ll offer a more conservative uplift than its brethren but should be one of the more popular parts, nonetheless. You can read more about the RTX 40 series GPUs below:


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