Nvidia is introducing three RTX 40-series Tremendous playing cards this month that provide extra efficiency at worth factors which can be related or higher than current playing cards. Pricing of the RTX 40-series has been a sticking level for avid gamers, significantly for the RTX 4080. Nvidia is changing this GPU with the RTX 4080 Tremendous and slicing the worth to $999 when it launches on January 31st.
The $200 worth minimize will put a variety of stress on AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XT ($899) and XTX ($999) playing cards. Earlier than the RTX 4080 Tremendous launches, there’s additionally the RTX 4070 Tremendous on January 17th priced at $599 and the RTX 4070 Ti Tremendous, with some fascinating adjustments, on January 24th at $799. Nvidia can be phasing out the RTX 4070 Ti however retaining the RTX 4070 round at a decrease $549 worth level.
The RTX 4080 Tremendous ships with Nvidia’s full AD103 chip, so it’s not minimize down just like the RTX 4080 earlier than it. There are extra CUDA cores and quicker reminiscence at 736GB/s of bandwidth, and it ships with the identical 16GB of G6X and might draw as much as 320 watts of energy.
RTX 4080 Tremendous specs. Picture: Nvidia
Nvidia is aiming the RTX 4080 Tremendous at current RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 2080 Tremendous house owners, reasonably than RTX 40-series adopters. The efficiency bump over an RTX 4080 needs to be between one and 5 p.c, relying on the video games, so basically, it’s RTX 4080-level efficiency (or higher) for $200 much less.
The RTX 4070 Ti Tremendous seems prefer it could possibly be essentially the most fascinating card out of the trio of RTX 40-series Tremendous GPUs. Nvidia is growing the reminiscence to 16GB of G6X, and it’s being upgraded to the 256-bit reminiscence bus discovered on the RTX 4080 / 4090 playing cards as a substitute of the 192-bit bus on the unique RTX 4070 Ti.
Mixed with extra CUDA cores, this looks like a much bigger improve than the RTX 4080 Tremendous adjustments. Whereas it can stay at $799, you’re getting extra reminiscence and efficiency. Nvidia says it’s best to see round 10 p.c extra efficiency with the RTX 4070 Ti Tremendous in comparison with the unique RTX 4070 Ti.
RTX 4070 Ti Tremendous specs. Picture: Nvidia
Nvidia hasn’t needed to sacrifice extra energy consumption to supply this improved efficiency, both. The RTX 4070 Ti Tremendous will ship with the identical as much as 285 watts of energy draw as the unique, however there received’t be a Founders Version variant of this card.
Nvidia claims the brand new RTX 4070 Tremendous will likely be quicker than an RTX 3090 whereas utilizing much less energy at as much as a 220-watt draw. That’s solely 20 watts greater than the unique RTX 4070, which was capable of supply related efficiency to the RTX 3080 at 1440p. Whereas it stays on the identical 192-bit reminiscence bus and 12GB of G6X reminiscence, Nvidia is bumping the CUDA core rely to provide it a efficiency enhance.
The RTX 4070 Tremendous will ship on January 17th on the similar $599 worth level as the unique, which could make it a extra tempting improve for current RTX 3070 or 2070 house owners. Nvidia additionally claims there will likely be round a 15 p.c efficiency enhance from the unique RTX 4070 to the RTX 4070 Tremendous.
Nvidia says the RTX 4070 Tremendous can beat the RTX 3090. Picture: Nvidia
Each the RTX 4080 Tremendous and RTX 4070 Tremendous will likely be accessible in Founders Version playing cards from Nvidia. They give the impression of being principally an identical to the unique variants, however Nvidia has opted for a barely darker shade of alloy body to make these playing cards stand out. Should you’re not concerned about Nvidia’s personal Founders Editions, then there will likely be loads of choices from third-party producers like Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, PNY, and plenty of extra.