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NVIDIA is rumored to be eyeing multiple versions for two of its upcoming GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards. The latest rumor involves the GeForce RTX 4080. This card is now said to be offered with both 12 Gb and 16 GB of memory. The former is also said to feature a 10-layer PCB while the latter will get a 12-layer PCB. If true this would at least in part follow the pattern seen with the Geforce RTX 3080. That card came in not one or two but four variants with 10 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, and 20 GB of memory. NVIDIA has been well known for designing multiple versions of its graphics cards going all the way back to its Maxwell line.

NVIDIA is also rumored to be considering two different versions of the GeForce RTX 4070 as well. These potential SKUs indicate not only different VRAM but also other different specifications.

  • SKU 340/341 – A fully enabled AD104 GPU (AD104-400) with 7680 CUDA cores and 12 GB of memory on a 192-bit bus with 285 W TDP.
  • SKU 336/337 – Possibly a cut-down version of the AD104 GPU with 7168 CUDA cores and 10 GB of memory on a 160-bit bus with 250 W TDP.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series launch imminent?

The countdown is on as NVIDIA is expected to begin officially revealing its RTX 40-series in the coming weeks and months. It is believed that NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will share more details on the ADA architecture used for the Ampere lineup on September 20. Previously it was thought that the first Ampere cards could launch this fall but other rumors painted a picture of retailers sitting on massive amounts of backstock of RTX 30 series cards needing to be sold first. Regardless of if true or not many cards have seen significant discounts in recent weeks. Perhaps the next generation will arrive soon.

Source: VideoCardz

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11 comments

  1. Ampere cards could launch this fall but other rumors painted a picture of retailers sitting on massive amounts of backstock of RTX 30 series cards needing to be sold first.
    This is what I'm curious about.
  2. This is what I'm curious about.
    Me too. If it wasn't for that we'd probably be getting an official announcement and possible release this month. We have seen NV cards launch in August and September before but it's not known if backstock will change that. Some of the last rumors pointed toward November but who knows what will happen.
  3. The marketing strategy is to subdivide your product line to get more shelf space than your competitor. Thus, your brand is seen more. Increased exposure leads to increased savings. The more you buy, the more you save.
  4. I really have a hard time believing that the 4080 and 4070 will come with such "small" bus. The gap between the 4080 and 4090 is huge just bandwidth wise. I would expect the 4080 to have at least the same bus as the RTX 3080 which would mean a 320bit bus and 20GB memory configuration and the RTX4070 having 16gb on a 256 bit bus.
  5. So does this mean we will have a 4080, 4080 Super, 4080 Super TI, 4080 HB (High bandwidth), 4080 Super HB, and 4080 TI HB? Asking for a friend.
    Don't forget mobile, ultramobile, 10GB, 20Gb, 16GB, LHR, SLHR, and Special Chinese Edition

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