Nvidia is pausing the launch of its upcoming 12GB RTX 4080 graphics card. After initially unveiling the 12GB RTX 4080 final month alongside a way more highly effective 16GB mannequin, Nvidia now admits it tousled with the naming. “The RTX 4080 12GB is a implausible graphics card, nevertheless it’s not named proper,” says Nvidia in a weblog put up. “Having two GPUs with the 4080 designation is complicated.”
Nvidia is now pausing the launch of the 12GB RTX 4080 mannequin however will nonetheless go forward and launch the 16GB model on November 16th.
Criticism had been constructing over Nvidia’s choice to label the 12GB mannequin as an RTX 4080, notably when the 16GB mannequin was so totally different. The RTX 4080 12GB Ti was supposed to begin at $899 and embody 7,680 CUDA Cores, a 2.31GHz base clock that enhances as much as 2.61GHz, 639 Tensor-TFLOPs, 92 RT-TFLOPs, and 40 Shader-TFLOPs. The 16GB RTX 4080 is way more highly effective, with 9,728 CUDA Cores, a base clock of two.21GHz that enhances as much as 2.51GHz, 780 Tensor-TFLOPs, 113 RT-TFLOPs, and 49 Shader-TFLOPs of energy.
It now implies that anybody hoping for a extra fairly priced RTX 40-series card is now going to have to attend longer. The RTX 4080 16GB mannequin will debut subsequent month, priced from $1,199, and Nvidia hasn’t revealed when it plans to relaunch the 12GB RTX 4080 underneath a unique title.