NVIDIA is planning to rebrand its canceled GeForce RTX 4080 (12 GB) graphics card to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, according to the latest rumors from leaker kopite7kimi, who tweeted last night that “the original RTX 4080 12GB will become RTX 4070 Ti.” Kopite7kimi didn’t have much else to share (e.g., potential changes to its specifications, pricing), but the claim has prompted various comments from NVIDIA critics, many of whom continue to insist that the GeForce RTX 4080 (12 GB) was originally intended to be a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti anyway. The GeForce RTX 4080 (16 GB), its more powerful sibling with 9,728 CUDA cores and boost clock of 2.51 GHz for the reference model, is slated for release on November 16.
The original RTX 4080 12GB will become RTX 4070 Ti instead.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) November 8, 2022
NVIDIA announced that it would be “unlaunching” the GeForce RTX 4080 (12 GB) on October 14 to reduce confusion:
The RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but it’s not named right. Having two GPUs with the 4080 designation is confusing.
So, we’re pressing the “unlaunch” button on the 4080 12GB. The RTX 4080 16GB is amazing and on track to delight gamers everywhere on November 16th.
If the lines around the block and enthusiasm for the 4090 is any indication, the reception for the 4080 will be awesome.