The 12GB Nvidia RTX 4080s in November release has been canceled

The 12GB Nvidia RTX 4080s in November release has been canceled ...

Nvidia was planning to ship two more cards following the company''s announcement that the 12GB RTX 4080 graphics card was a troublesome product.

The RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but its not named right, according to the company''s brief 71-word blog post (opens in a new tab).

The fact that two GPUs with the 4080 designation are confusing, therefore, the post had remained focused on the 4080 12GB.

The RTX 4080 16GB smartphone is stunning and on course to delight gamers everywhere on November 16th, according to a posting, before boasting about the long-distance queues that the 4090 received during the launch.

Confusing, how?

Nvidia made a surprising but positive return. Despite the RAM and the $300 price difference, the cheaper model offered significantly less CPU cores, less memory bandwidth, and the AD104 chip instead of the AD103.

The following table shows the differing key specs between the three GPUs.

RTX 4080 12GB vs RTX 4080 16GB vs RTX 4090 24GB
RTX 4080 12GBRTX 4080 16GBRTX 4090 24GB
ProcessorAD104AD103AD102
CUDA Cores7,6809,72816,384
Memory Interface192-bit256-bit384-bit
Memory Bandwidth557GB/s742GB/s1,018GB/s
Total Graphics Power (TGP)285W320W450W
Price$899$1,199$1,499

As you may imagine, this would have resulted in significantly less performance, and Nvidias own benchmarks (opens in new tab) showed the 12GB model being 30% less costly than the 16GB version.

Nvidia has the right to release cut-back versions of its cards, but the company has clearly admitted that placing the same 4080 badge on both boxes was a recipe for underwhelmed gamers. This card is almost certainly possible at a later date with the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti written proudly on the packaging instead.

As soon as Nvidia gives whatever the 12GB RTX 4080 ends up as its debut, it may find the competition quite a bit more challenging. AMD will be revealing its RDNA 3-powered GPU at an event on November 3, but you cant discount Intel, even if its first Arc GPU hasn''t yet forced Nvidia to sweat.