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.
|GPU||GA102||AD102||RTX 4090||AD103||RTX 4080||AD104||RTX 4070|
|Arch||Ampere||Ada Lovelace||Ada Lovelace||Ada Lovelace|
|Process||Sam 8nm LPP||TSMC 5nm||TSMC 5nm||TSMC 5nm|
|TP||37.6||~100 TFLOPs?||83 TFLOPs||~50 TFLOPs||47 TFLOPs?||~35 TFLOPs||35 TFLOPs?|
|Memory||24GB GDDR6X||48GB GDDR6X||24GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X|
|Launch||Sep 2020||Sept 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:
- NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 70% Faster than the RTX 3060 in TimeSpy Extreme, Limited to PCIe x8 Lanes
- NVIDIA RTX 4090 >2x Faster than the RTX 3090 in Leaked Bench: 3GHz+ Boost Clocks, 21Gbps GDDR6X Memory
- NVIDIA RTX 4090 Ti May be 2.3x Faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, 2.6x Faster than the RTX 3090 in TimeSpy Extreme [Rumor]