Alongside the RTX 4090 graphics card, Nvidia has also announced the new GeForce RTX 4080. As expected, it is among the first card based on Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace architecture. So let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 in Nepal.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Overview:
Fabricated on TSMC’s 4nm architecture, Nvidia will sell RTX 4080 in two memory variants: 12GB and 16GB. Despite sharing the RTX 4080 moniker, these two pairs have significant differences.
The RTX 4080 12GB has 7,680 CUDA cores, a base clock speed of 2.31GHz that can be boosted to 2.61GHz, 639 Tensor-TFLOPs, 92 RT-TFLOPs, and 40 Shader-TFLOPs. The 16GB RTX 4080, on the other hand, has 9,728 CUDA Cores, a base clock speed of 2.21GHz, a boost clock speed of 2.51GHz, 780 Tensor-TFLOPs, 113 RT-TFLOPs, and 49 Shader-TFLOPs of power.
Because of the significant difference in their core hardware, Nvidia recommends a different power supply for the 12GB and 16GB models. The former will require a power supply of at least 700W, whereas the latter will require at least 750W.
Furthermore, while Nvidia hasn’t revealed many details about the RTX 4080 in terms of its performance gains, the company claims that it’s two to four times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. That is already 10% to 15% faster than the RTX 3080. This increase in performance can be attributed to two factors in particular: DLSS 3 and Shader Execution Reordering (SER).
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New and improved Ray Tracing, DLSS
The RTX 4080 include fourth-generation Tensor cores and an Ada Optical Flow Accelerator to enable DLSS 3. Deep Learning Super Sampling neural graphics technology in its third generation can generate entire frames for a better gaming experience. It is especially useful when CPU performance is limited because the GPU generates entire frames independently.
Similarly, the new third-generation RT cores combined with SER can significantly improve ray tracing performance. The third generation RT cores, according to Nvidia, provide 2x faster ray-triangle intersection testing and include two significant new hardware units. Whereas the SER improves ray tracing performance by prioritizing ray tracing operations based on available computational power.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Specifications:
- Architecture: Ada Lovelace
- VRAM Memory: 16GB GDDR6X / 12GB GDDR6X
- CUDA Cores:
- 16GB: 9728
- 12GB: 7680
- Base Clock:
- 16GB: 2.21GHz
- 12GB: 2.31GHz
- Boost Clock:
- 16GB: 2.51GHz
- 12GB: 2.61GHz
- Memory Bus:
- 16GB: 256-bit
- 12GB: 192-bit
- Ray Tracing Cores: 3rd-gen
- Tensor Cores: 4th-gen
- PCIe: Gen 5
- HDMI: 2.1
- HDCP: 2.3
- Display Connectors: 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4
- Power Supply:
- 16GB: 750W (recommended)
- 12GB: 700W (recommended)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Price in Nepal and Availability
The RTX 4080 12GB is priced at USD 899, while the 16GB model will retail at USD 1,199. While Nvidia has not specified a specific availability date for these cards, they are scheduled to be released in November. We expect the price of the Nvidia RTX 4080 to start at NPR 150,000 when it launches in Nepal.
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|12GB||USD 899||NPR 150,000|
|16GB||USD 1,199||NPR 200,000|
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