The eagerly awaited RTX 40-series GPUs from Nvidia have now been made available on the market. During its live debut event on Tuesday, Nvidia declared the RTX 40-series to be a reality. Just as predicted, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs have been made available on the market. Both have incredible power and perform noticeably better than their forerunners.
Specifications for the Nvidia RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 graphics cards
The new Ada Lovelace generation, which is rumoured to be 50% quicker than the Ampere generation, includes the Nvidia RTX 40-series GPUs. The top-of-the-line card, the RTX 4090, is reported to be four times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti and features 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM.
It has a base clock speed of 2.23GHz and 16,384 CUDA Cores. The card’s maximum overclocking speed is 2.52GHz. In total, there are 83 Shader-TFLOPs, 191 RT-TFLOPs, and 1,321 Tensor-TFLOPs.
For instance, the RTX 3090 Ti features 10,752 CUDA Cores and a 1.86GHz boost clock. Surprisingly, it won’t use much power despite the promised performance. The new RTX 4090 will use roughly the same amount of electricity as the prior model. On the other hand, Nvidia has made the numbers public and suggests a minimum 850W power supply.
Nvidia RTX 2080
The RTX 4080 is a new GPU that offers two VRAM configurations. Customers will have the option of 12GB or 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM. But each has unique interior structures.
7,680 CUDA Cores and a 2.31GHz base clock speed are features of the 12GB RTX 4080 GPU. 2.61GHz is the boost clock speed. The card has 40 Shader-TFLOPs, 92 RT-TFLOPs, and 639 Tensor-TFLOPs.
The 16GB RTX 4080 GPU, on the other hand, features 9,728 CUDA Cores, 2.21GHz for its base clock and 2.51GHz for its boost clock. There are 112 RT-TFLOPs, 49 Shader-TFLOPs, and 780 Tensor-TFLOPs in total. The 12GB model needs a power supply of 700W, while the 16GB model needs one of 750W.
In addition, the cards have a Dual Axial Flow Through System that has been improved. With more curves around the borders, the Founders Edition card’s design has also been enhanced. The 40-series cards can be connected via the PCIe Gen-5 16-pin connector. Additionally, Ray Tracking has been enhanced, and DLSS 3.0 is now supported by the cards.
Cost and availability of Nvidia’s RTX 4090 and RTX 4080
In October, the Nvidia RTX 4090 will cost $1,599. (approximately Rs 1,27,483). On the other hand, the RTX 4080 will cost $899 (about Rs 71,674) for the 12GB VRAM variant and $1,199 (approximately Rs 95,647) for the 16GB VRAM option starting in November. Only the Founders Edition will be offered at first, but later this year, GPUs from other companies including Gigabyte, Asus, Zotac, and others are anticipated to become available.
Unfortunately, due to EVGA’s recent breakup with the chipmaker, it will not be offering RTX GPUs.