A potential spec update for the Nvidia RTX 4080 has arrived, and the upcoming GeForce graphics card appears to have fewer CUDA cores than previously expected. The rest of the specs for the RTX 4000 GPU appear to be safe for now, but the tweaks suggest that the Green Team’s plans for a gaming PC are still undecided.
Like most other RTX 4000 leaks, the latest RTX 4080 leak comes from Kopite7kimi, who listed the revised specs based on insider information. Again, the AD102 configuration hasn’t changed completely, but it should now contain 9,728 CUDA cores instead of 10,240.
This isn’t the first downgrade for the RTX 4080, as early spec predictions point to a whopping 14,080 CUDA cores. However, the latest information retains the concept of having 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a 256-bit memory bus, and 420W of total power consumption.
It’s worth reiterating that Nvidia’s RTX 4000 ambitions are still subject to change, so we recommend waiting for an official announcement before sticking to specific specs. The RTX 4070 will also launch with revised specs, as it will now come with 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM, which is said to keep up with the RTX 3090 Ti.
The next best graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia are on the horizon, and both lineups are expected to launch in the coming months. While Lisa Su has confirmed that high-end Radeon cards will be available “later this year,” the rumor mill can’t decide on the next-gen GeForce ETA.
Industry insiders think the RTX 4090 will arrive first, but there’s reason to believe it will be the only RTX 4000 GPU in 2022. That means we’ll probably have to wait until next year for the RTX 4060, RTX 4070, and RTX 4080, but when you consider the mixed nature of current speculation, it’s best to wait for official word.