Today marks the release of the GeForce RTX 4080, NVIDIA’s second-fastest Ada Lovelace graphics card for gamers featuring 9,728 CUDA Cores, 780 Tensor-TFLOPs, 113 RT-TFLOPs, 49 Shader-TFLOPs of power, GDDR6X memory, and support for newer technologies that include the latest iteration of green team’s upscaling technology, DLSS 3.
A benchmark shared by NVIDIA suggests that the graphics card can offer more than 3x the performance when paired with DLSS in select titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 versus the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but for a more intimate look at the capabilities of the GPU, be sure to check out our reviews for the Founders Edition and MSI’s GAMING X TRIO.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 starts at $1,199, with many custom models now available from the usual manufacturers, including ASUS, GIGABYTE, and PNY.
Here’s a roundup of what some other publications have said about the card:
- “…the RTX 4080 Founders Edition shows how ridiculously capable the Ada Lovelace architecture is at providing spectacular eye-candy at sky-high frame rates.” – OC3D
- “From a hardware and performance point of view, the GeForce RTX 4080 is downright fantastic.” – Guru3D
- “… I’m deeply in love with DLSS with Frame Generation.” – PCGamer
- “Indeed, the RTX 4080 solidifies itself as a true 4K gaming GPU, with almost every title we tested averaging above 60fps solidly with maximum settings.” – MMORPG.com
- “All in all, the RTX 4080 is exactly what I’d want from an RTX 3080 Ti successor. It’s faster and has plenty of new features to make it a demonstrable leap from the previous cards.” – Engadget
- “NVIDIA’s second outing of Ada Lovelace in the form of the GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition is another tour de force of GPU technology. Beats the RTX 3090 + RTX 3090 Ti, with less power and runs cooler… FTW. – TweakTown
An article regarding power consumption that NVIDIA shared yesterday suggests that the GeForce RTX 4080 uses around 251 watts on average during gaming:
The GeForce RTX 4080 has a TGP of 320W, but under most operating conditions, including many gaming workloads, it consumes significantly less power than the TGP. For average gaming (across 22 games at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K), the GeForce RTX 4080 uses only 251W on average, and on other day-to-day tasks like video playback, it uses as little as 14W.