31 August 2022
NVIDIA has officially debuted the GeForce RTX 40 series of GPUs at the annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC). There are two models: RTX 4090 and RTX 4080. Both of these are based on NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace architecture. The company is claiming significant performance upgrades with the new models which surely look intriguing on paper.
The GeForce RTX 4090 is the high-end flagship GPU in the lineup. It comes with 16,384 CUDA cores with a boost clock speed of 2.52GHz and a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X memory. It is claimed to be 2x-4x faster than the predecessor RTX 3090 Ti while consuming the same level of power. Its PSU requirement is listed to be 850W.
NVIDIA has priced the GeForce RTX 4090 at $1,599 for the base variant. It will become available for purchase starting October 12th.
The GeForce RTX 4080 is a relatively affordable GPU option for PC gamers. It is available in two variants, one featuring 16GB GDDR6X memory and another with 12GB GDDR6X memory. These come with 9,728 and 7,680 CUDA cores respectively. You will get boosted clocked speed at 2.51GHz and 2.61GHz respectively. It is also claimed to be 2x-4x faster than its predecessor RTX 3080 Ti from the last year.
NVIDIA says 12GB GeForce RTX 4080 variant will start at $899 and the 16GB variant will cost $1,199. Both of these will go on sale from November this year.