NVIDIA RTX 4090 Launching in Oct, RTX 4080 in Nov, RTX 4070 in December, RTX 4060 in Jan [Report]

The release dates of the next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards have yet again churned out of the rumor mill. The top-end RTX 4090 will be the first to launch somewhere between early to mid-October with an announcement slated for next Monday. Based on the AD102 core, it will feature a partially disabled die with 16,384 FP32 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory across a 384-bit bus and 72MB of L2 cache.

The RTX 4080, on the other hand, will come in two variants: One with 12GB of GDDR6X memory and the other with 16GB. The former will utilize a 10-layer PCB and the latter will have a 12-layer PCB. Both will leverage the AD103 die alongside a 256-bit bus and 64MB of L2 cache.

The 12GB SKU is expected to have a TGP of 285W and the 16GB part will raise it all the way to 340W. As such, the performance delta between them could very well be over 20%. This is notably larger than the delta between the two variants of the RTX 3080, pretty much putting the latter on a separate price/performance slab.

GPU GA102 AD102 RTX 4090 AD103 RTX 4080 RTX 4070 Ti (AD104) RTX 4070
Arch Ampere Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace
Process Sam 8nm LPP TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm
GPC 7 12 11 7 7 5 5
TPC 42 72 64 42 40 30 30
SMs 84 144 128 84 80 60 60
Shaders 10,752 18,432 16,384 10,752 9,728 7,680 7,680
TP 37.6 ~100 TFLOPs? 83 TFLOPs ~50 TFLOPs 47 TFLOPs? ~35 TFLOPs 35 TFLOPs?
L2 Cache 6MB 96MB 72MB 64MB 48MB
Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 192-bit
TGP 350W 600W 450W 450W 285-340W 300W 285W
Launch Sep 2020 Sept 22? Sept 22? Q1 2023?

The RTX 4070 will be based on the AD104 core with 7,680 shaders across 60 SMs paired with 12GB of GDDR6X memory via a 160 or 192-bit bus. It will come with 48MB of L2 cache and a TGP of up to 300W.

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: October 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080: November 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: December 2022
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: January (CES 2023)

The RTX 4060 is planned for an early 2023 release/unveil. It’ll offer a more conservative uplift than its brethren but should be one of the more popular parts, nonetheless. You can read more about the RTX 40 series GPUs below:

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